On the Calendar 


Hustle Statement: A "Work on Purpose"Lunch Workshop

3/20 12:30 PM

Richardson Building 310


Public Service Internships Information Session

3/20 5:30

LBC Race Conference Room 

Stand With Me Screening

3/20 7:00 PM

LBC Kendall Cram


COMEFAIL Idea Competition

3/20 7:00 PM

Uptown Campus


FINAL Community Market

3/23 12PM-2PM

Tulane Hillel

Girl Rising Screening
3/24 7PM
McAlister Auditorium
Panel to Follow   
Evening at CELT
3/24 6:00PM
CELT Office

NewDay Speaker Liz Ogbu 
3/26 6-7 PM
Freeman Auditorium, Woldenberg Art Center 

Vagina Monologues
LBC Kendall Cram 

Sustainable Solutions: Demonstrations for Creative Low Impact Living
Urban Farmstead and Hillel

Know someone who deserves to be recognized as changemaker of the week? Email your nominations to tuchangemakers@wave.tulane.edu

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Using Advocacy to Inspire CHANGE

SPECIAL NOTE: Don't forget that the NewDay Challenge Application is due TODAY, March 19, at 11:59 PM CDT. Tulane students with social venture ideas can win up to $20,000!

Happy Wednesday, Changemakers!

Sometimes the issues we are most passionate about are not ones we can be directly involved in. Whether time, distance, or personal safety issues stand in your way, advocacy can be a useful tool to campaign for CHANGE without when you otherwise could not. Holding events on campus, petitioning governments and companies, or blogging are all useful means of advocating for your cause.

This week marks the beginning of Tulane and Loyola's Human Trafficking Awareness Week. Slavery is not a thing of the past-there are an estimated 27 million slaves in the world TODAY. That's a $32 billion a year industry-more than Nike, Starbucks, and Google COMBINED. 2.2 million children are sold into sex slavery every year. In India, child slaves cost less than cattle. 

Shocked by these statistics? Attend some of the events this week to learn what is being done to combat human trafficking today, and what you can do to help. Featured speakers include professors, activists, and law enforcement officials from Louisiana. Get educated, and get inspired!

Also, get a sneak peak at next week's featured event, NewDay Speaker Liz Ogbu. Check out her website to see how design can create social change.
Have a CHANGE-filled week, 
Angela & the Student Media Team 
Changemaker of the Week
Kelsey Reynolds
BSU, Roots of Music, Newcomb Scholars

Kelsey Reynolds, a freshman from Los Angeles, CA chose to attend Tulane because of the immense opportunities Tulane and New Orleans has to offer when it comes to Education and Prison Reform. As a Posse Scholar, Kelsey was chosen to attend Tulane with 10 other individuals. The posse scholarship is a full tuition scholarship awarded to students that exemplify academic and leadership qualities.

Since being on Tulane's campus Kelsey has attempted to immerse herself into the culture of New Orleans by first taking a course "Black Music and Performance in New Orleans," and then going to second lines and other events. Additionally, she has involved herself with many organizations on campus. This past fall semester she was selected as a Newcomb Scholar. She also tutors at The Roots of Music and Upward Bound. Finally, she served on the planning committee for the Black Arts Festival, which brought together both Tulane and local black artists,from all different mediums, together to share and celebrate Black Art.

Kelsey is planning on running for a senate position on SLAG because she wants to make a difference on an institutional level. She is strong believer of not only diversity but accountability of USG and the Administration. Furthermore, this summer she will be staying in New Orleans to work with a group of kids located in the 7th ward and to intern for the Eden House project, a rehabilitation center for former sex workers in New Orleans.

One of her inspirations is Jackie Summel, an artist/activist focused on prison reform, who is located in New Orleans. 
Human Trafficking Awareness Week: Tulane and Loyola
Check out the amazing events being hosted on both campuses in the coming week! 
Thursday (3/20)-
Stand With Me Screening
Tulane, University, LBC Kendall Cram, 7PM
Monday (3/24) - 
"Trafficking, Social Justice, and the Justice System" - Discussion with Judge Joy Lobrano, Attorney Elaine Carr, FBI Special Agent Jennifer Terry, and Louisiana State Police Trooper Justin Berry
Loyola University New Orleans, Miller Hall, Room 114, 6:30PM

Tuesday (3/25) - 
"Survivors of Slavery" presentation by Dr. Laura Murphy
Loyola University New Orleans, Women's Resource Center, 12:30PM

"Cocoa Initiative: Chocolate and Slavery" presentation
Tulane University, Newcomb Hall, Room 120, 7:00PM

Wednesday (3/26) - 
Sugar Babies documentary screening
Loyola University New Orleans, Miller Hall, Room 114, 6:30PM

Thursday (3/27) -
"What is Human Trafficking?" - Discussion with Research Analyst Leah Trammell from Trafficking Hope in Baton Rouge
Tulane University, Jones Hall, Room 204, 7:00PM

Friday (3/28) -
Wear red!
What does freedom mean to you? Pictures of students at Fridays at the Quad at Tulane University 
END IT Movement :: Awareness in Atlanta, GA
END IT Movement :: Awareness in Atlanta, GA

Stand With Me Screening: A Documentary About Ending Child
Presented by the Global Service League of Tulane 
Thursday March 20, 7PM
LBC Kendall Cram
Light refreshments provided
Vivienne Harr is a 9-year-old girl who saw an arresting photograph of two enslaved children in Nepal and decided to take a stand. She set up her lemonade stand for 365 days in a row, asking customers to "pay what's in your heart," sending proceeds to organizations that liberate and rehabilitate slaves all over the world. 
Diversity and Equity in Higher Education
After Fisher v. University of Texas: A Panel Discussion
3/19 7:30PM LBC Qatar Ballroom

In the wake of almost a century of desegregation decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court, we have invited three scholars to explore how various legal concerns continue to affect the policies and practices of universities today in the quest to achieve racial, thnic, and other forms of diversity in their student populations. 

Panelists include:
Sumi Cho, Professor of Law, DePaul University College of Law
Stella Flores, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Higher Education, Vanderbilt University
Cheryl Harris, Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Chair in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, UCLA School of Law

Moderated by Deborah Love, Vice President for Institutional Equity and Diversity, Tulane University
Final Green Wave Community Market of the Year!
Sunday  3/23  12-2PM
Community vendors will sell produce boxes, homemade nut butters, organic soaps, local strawberries, heirloom tomatoes, local ice cream, homemade bread and more!Student vendors include Challah for Hunger, Harambee, Veggie Club, DOC Kombucha, EMily's ENtourage, Earthbench Project, The Well, and more!

Entertainment will be provided by Central City Dance Team, Katie Pearlman, and Lily & Annie. A yoga session will commence at 2. Bike Repair and NOLA TimeBANK will also be on hand. 
Girl Rising Screening
3/24 7PM McAlister Auditorium

TUCP, CELT, the Black Student Union, and the Newcomb College Institute are proud to present a screening of Girl Rising, followed by a panel of speakers.

Girl Rising is a groundbreaking feature film about the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to transform societies. The film presents the remarkable stories of nine girls around the world, told by celebrated writers (including Edwidge Danticat) and voiced by renowned actors (including Meryl Streep, Kerry Washington, Salma Hayek and Liam Neeson) revealing a critical truth: educate girls and change the world.

Our panel following the film will feature three speakers:

-Ashana Bigard, local education activist who focuses on the school to prison pipeline
-Ruth Idakula, freelance writer and social justice advocate
-Derek Knowles, production assistant for Girl Rising  
Evenings at CELT
CELT is hosting its second Evenings at CELT workshop on March 24! The theme of the workshop is "Getting engaged with your education while pursuing an exploratory major!" The Career Center will give a presentation on finding an internship that maximizes your skillset and helps you figure out the field that is best for you. Refreshments will be provided. The workshop will be in the CELT Office.
For more information, visit the Facebook page. You can RSVP by sending an email to celt@tulane.edu.

NewDay Speaker Liz Ogbu
Designer, Urbanist, Social Innovator
Wednesday, March 26 6-7 PM
Freeman Auditorium, Woldenberg Art Center

Liz is an expert on sustainable design and spatial innovation in challenged urban environments globally. From designing shelters for immigrant day laborers in the U.S. to a water and health social enterprise for low-income Kenyans, Liz has a long history of working with communities to tackle wicked social problems through design. Currently, she has her own multidisciplinary design and consulting practice and is on faculty at UC Berkeley and Stanford's d.school. Previous roles include first-ever Scholar-in-Residence at the Center for Art & Public Life at California College of the Arts, Innovator-in-Residence through the inaugural IDEO.org Fellowship, and Design Director at the nonprofit Public Architecture. Her projects have been featured in museum exhibitions and received numerous design awards globally. She has also written for and been profiled in publications such as Metropolis, Core 77, and the Journal of Urban Design. Named as one of Public Interest Design's Top 100, Liz is also a Senior Fellow of the Design Futures Council and one of the 2012 Next City Vanguard. She earned architecture degrees from Wellesley College and Harvard University
Tulane Vagina Monologues 
Tickets are on sale from 9-2 in the LBC.
 The Vagina Monologues is a stage production based on different women's experiences and connections to womanhood that is part of the larger VDay movement.

V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. It is a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money, and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. V-Day generates broader attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation (FGM), and sex slavery.

Through V-Day campaigns, local volunteers and college students produce annual benefit performances of The Vagina Monologues, A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer, Any One Of Us: Words From Prison, screenings of V-Day's documentary Until The Violence Stops, and the PBS documentary What I Want My Words To Do To You, Spotlight Teach-Ins and V-Men workshops, to raise awareness and funds for anti-violence groups within their own communities. In 2012, over 5,800 V-Day benefit events took place produced by volunteer activists in the U.S. and around the world, educating millions of people about the reality of violence against women and girls.

Sustainable Solutions: Demonstrations for Creative Low Impact Living

On March 29 and 30, Tulane Green Club, Hillel, and the Hope Gardens Project will sponsor a series of workshops teaching students and community members the skills needed to live a more low-impact life.

March 29 @Urban Farmstead
(at the intersection of Baronne st. & Clio St.) 
9:30-10:45- Yoga @ Divine Yoga
11-11:45: Mushroom cultivation
11:45-12:30: Vermicomposting
& backyard gardening/ seeding
12:30-1:15: Backyard chickens
1:45-3: Building a Bee hive
3-3:45: Herbalism

March 30 @Tulane Hillel
11-11:45: Brewing kombucha 
11:45-12:30: Brewing beer
12:30-1:15: Homemade Housecleaners
& personal care
1:45-2:30: Aquaponics
2:30-3:30: Urban Foraging
10 Principles for Creating a Meaningful Career
Thursdays, 12:30-1:45 PM at CELT (310 Richardson Building)
Lunch provided, register here at least 24 hours in advance.
For more information, please contact Rebecca at rotten@tulane.edu

Over the past twenty-five years, 
Echoing Green has uncovered the common experiences that led young emerging professionals to meaningful, high-impact work. These workshops, offered by trained "Work on Purpose" facilitators and based on scholarship from the world's top research institutions, will help students explore and practice these principles. Workshops are filling up fast, so sign up ASAP. Upcoming topics include: 

Call for Student Speakers: IGNITE Tulane


On Tuesday April 22nd from 6:30 to 7:30, Tulane will host an IGNITE event, similar to a TED Talk. We are looking for three students  who have had experience in the professional world through internships or jobs, and who believe sharing what they have learned would be valuable to their peers, to speak at the even. Each student's presentation would only last for five minutes and would follow the guidelines of an IGNITE (details here).


If interested, please respond to the following question in a Microsoft Word document and email your response toahaverla@tulane.edu and nkuchari@tulane.edu.:


In 300 words or less, describe the experiences you would discuss in your presentation.

Tulane Trash to Treasure 
Interested in helping out with the new move-out waste reduction program "Tulane Trash to Treasure" that saves lightly used dorm items from a dark fate in the landfill while also saving students money?
We are looking for students of all years and majors to fill leadership as well as general volunteer positions on this completely student-run initiative 


General volunteers:
Spring: We are looking for individuals to help move the donated items out of the dorm collection areas to the storage units. It doesn't matter if you can stay  just one day after your final or two weeks, we want you!  Everything has been arranged with housing, all you have to do is book a later trip home. Volunteers will maintain the collection areas during the three-week collection period as well as assist with advertizing. Individuals with access to trucks or large cars will be INCREDIBLY  useful.
Summer: are you staying in the city over break or live nearby? Come help with "summer sorting days" where we will organize the items. Food is likely,  great company will be found, music is guaranteed and some crazy, fun, whacky items will arise in our piles!
Fall: Get clearance to move in early and help with the final sorting! looking for volunteers who can help move items from the storage areas to the sale areas as well as individuals who can help run the sale and assist in clean-up
Potential volunteers should add their info on this google doc. Leadership positions are also available. Email Anne Bevis (abevis@tulane.edu) or visit the Facebook page for more information.

Job Opportunity: Tulane AmeriCorps Fellows Program

Tulane just released the information about this new program to launch this summer.  Building on its role as a national leader in public service, Tulane University has partnered with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and the Aspen Institute's Franklin Project to launch a pilot program that will give recent graduates an opportunity to spend a year of service making a tangible difference within communities in  New Orleans.

The Tulane AmeriCorps Fellows Program, which will begin this summer, will support eight fellows who will live on campus as they work full time with nonprofits in high-need neighborhoods throughout the city. The two-year pilot program includes free housing and a monthly stipend for living expenses. Upon completion, participants will earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award to cover student loans or to further their education.
Tulane AmeriCorps Fellows Program applications are due by April 1. To apply, visit the website.
The application is a two fold process, and internal Tulane application and the VISTA application.  Students must be eligible for an AmeriCorps VISTA placement in order to participate. 

Please direct all questions to Katie Houck at khouck@tulane.edu 
Job Opportunity: TeachNOLA
TeachNOLA's next deadline is March 31. Visit the website for more information.

TNTP has been a passionate leader in New Orleans' education reform movement since 2001, helping re-open the city's schools after Hurricane Katrina. While there's still a lot of ground to cover, teachNOLA Fellows have been instrumental in the rebirth of the school system and the extraordinary gains of its students.


New Orleans is the first city in the country where most students attend charter schools, so Teaching Fellows can choose from dozens of high-performing charters. Most Fellows teach in and around New Orleans, with several opting to work in the state capitol of Baton Rouge and Jefferson Parish.


Both Teaching Fellows and local Teach For America corps members complete the same acclaimed TNTP Academy certification training, which has earned top ratings for effectiveness five years in a row. With thousands of TNTP-trained teachers throughout the city, Fellows are likely to have helpful alumni in their schools.

Summer Internship Opportunity: Moxie Leadership Academy
June 13-July 25 8:30AM to 3:30PM
Applications due April 1

This summer, two former middle school teachers will pilot their first summer program, providing young girls with hands-on leadership  opportunities. Ideal candidates are students passionate about equal education for students of all income levels. Lab Leaders are teachers, coaches, mentors, and role models who go above and beyond to help our kids push through the barriers that stand between them and their future successes. STEM majors/minors are preferred. To apply, send your resume and cover letter to vdouyon@moxieleadership.org. Visit the website for more information. 
Summer Venture in Management Program 
sponsored by Harvard Business School   

SVMP is a one-week management training program for rising college seniors designed to increase diversity and opportunity in business education. Participants are members of groups typically underrepresented in business schools and corporate America (e.g., African American, Latino, Native American, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender). HBS covers on-site expenses, and corporate sponsors typically cover other costs associated with participating in the program.

SVMP 2014 will take place from June 21 - June 27, 2014.  The application deadline is Monday, May 12, 2014. Learn more about SVMP by visiting the program's website.
Fall Semester Study Program: Watson University

Watson is a semester long accelerator in Boulder, Colorado for student innovators, leaders, and entrepreneurs that includes mentorship and short courses from some of the world's foremost practitioners including a leader of the Nobel Peace Prize winning international campaign to ban Landmines, seasoned entrepreneurs, and a Time Magazine Hero of the Planet; award winning training inspired by Transformative Action Institute in the skills of empathy, creativity, resilience, fundraising, team-building, human centered design, and social aikido; the Watson Lab in which Scholars receive personalized coaching and connections to world-class mentors, partners and funders to pilot, prototype, and scale their ideas to shape the future.

Watson is in the middle of our second semester and it's been absolutely wonderful so far.  I wanted to reach out about your help spreading the word to strong prospects for our next class.  Our applications are currently open and it will take less than 5 mins. 
We are searching the globe for the 15 most promising young changemakers we can find to join Watson in the Fall... 
Do you know incredible changemakers aged 18-23?  Well, it's a pleasure to let you know that applications for Watson's Fall Visit the website to learn more and applyThe early deadline (with preferred admission) is March 31, 2014.  Final deadline: April 15, 2014.
PitchNOLA: Living Well Competition

If you haven't heard, it's Propeller's newest social innovation competition. Sponsored by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, this competition offers $10,000 in total start-up funding for solutions that will encourage a healthier, more active and better nourished New Orleans.
  • Application Deadline: March 27, 2014 (11:59pm CST)
  • Competition Date: April 24, 2014
    Although we are open to all viable solutions that promote health for underserved New Orleanians, we encourage financially sustainable ideas that tackle inefficiencies, opportunities and bottlenecks in six main areas:
    1. Nutritious, Affordable and Easy-to-Access Food: e.g. food supply chains, food deserts, summer feeding, etc.
    2. Diseases: e.g. diabetes, hypertension, STDs/HIV, obesity, etc.
    3. Physical Activity: e.g. recreation, active transportation, etc.
    4. Service Delivery Coordination: e.g. transportation, patient data tracking, mobile health apps, etc.
    5. Maternal Child Health: e.g. breastfeeding, C-section rates, low birth weight, child care centers,etc.
    6. Health Insurance Utilization and Access
    Click here to learn more and access the application.
    Funding Opportunity: Biomedical Engineering Idea Competitions  
    NCIIA organizes two annual biomedical engineering competitions for university students. The competitions are meant to identify and recognize innovative, commercially promising medical devices and technologies developed by entrepreneurial student teams.

    • Next BMEStart competition deadline: rolling deadline, with May 23, 2014 cut-off date
    • Open to undergraduate student teams only
    • Read the guidelines and apply 
    New Business Idea Competition: COMEFAIL

    Starting March 10th and ending March 21st,  COMEFAIL is asking people to share their ideas on their Facebook page and to grill others' ideas. It will be a battlefield. Members will talk smack, and give others a tough time, offering their constructive criticism. Students will defend their ideas, grow their ideas, and gain momentum. The person who handles the criticism the best and accrues the largest following, measure by Facebook "likes," will take home a $500 prize. The competition will culminate in a campus-wide event where the Top 5 ideas are pitched in front of a small panel of judges, with 3 ideas taking home monetary awards.
    COMEFAIL is a new platform that offers a space for students to fail safely and generate ideas, with the hopes of evolving them into socially impactful organizations.  (Previously Launchange, COMEFAIL has the same mission but a different strategy for achievement.)

    Facebook competition: Monday March 10-Tuesday, March 18

    Final Countdown: March 18 Mayer T2 (Common Room)

    Panel Event+ Selection: Thursday March 20

    Funding Opportunity: Newcomb -Tulane College Grant 
    Apply now to fund your academic pursuits, summer internships,
     conferences, and more.. The remaining application deadline for the spring semester is April 15. Applications for summer grant programs are reviewed in February, March, and April. For more information, visit the website, email donuts@tulane.edu, call Allison Cruz at 504-314-2801, or visit Cudd Hall, room 204.
    Funding Opportunity: CELT Fund for Summer Student/Faculty
     Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities 
    CELT funding will support projects and initiatives that promote faculty and undergraduate student scholarly engagement, consistent with Tulane's mission of outstanding undergraduate education in a research university. In recognition of the fact that students often have limited resources for engaging in research on campus during the summer, CELT is calling for proposals that promote scholarly and intellectual relationships between Tulane faculty and undergraduate students during the summer months. This call for proposals is broad in scope and includes all fields and disciplines at Tulane University. 
    Please email Dr. Gary Talarchek at talarch@tulane.edu for more information and to apply.
    Call for Submissions: The Tulane Undergraduate Research Journal
    The new Tulane Undergraduate Research Journal is seeking research articles from undergraduate students in any major, even in the arts and humanities. As of this date we have two submissions by Tulane student authors and we are looking for at least ten more for our 2014 issue. Even if you have never thought about publishing, it may be easier than you think!
    Email Dylan Sargent, the Editorial Assistant and Liaison for more information and advice at dsargent@tulane.edu.
    CELT-SI Engaged Learning Awards Now Available
    CELT-SI Engaged Learning Awards will be available to students exhibiting financial need to participate in engaged learning experiences that build your skills in the fields of social innovation, social entrepreneurship, and changemaking. Funds can be used for accommodations, travel, registration fees, project supplies, etc. The award is presented with the following expectations: 
    • Involvement in programming related to CELT-SI, TUchangemakers, or the SISE Minor. 
    • A series of blog entries that share your experience, including a critical analysis of the experience and its role in your academic studies and professional aspirations. 
    • Completion of an evaluation form. 
    Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until April 18, 2014. Please e-mail your completed application to Rebecca at rotten@tulane.edu or hand deliver the application to CELT, 310 Richardson Building. Apply today!
    Small Steps, Big Wins Campus Challenge is Back!

    Small Steps, Big Wins Campus Challenge makes it easy to make positive social and environmental impact in this fun, competitive, university-focused national competition. Tulane students are entering the competition again this semester and are hoping to make it to the leader boards! 

    Compete against other undergraduates while taking social and environmental actions that raise money for charities and reduce CO2 emissions. You can also win prizes (like gift cards and trips to conferences)! 

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