Monday, October 13, 2014
Domestic Violence awareness month seeks to raise awareness about how prevalent domestic violence [DV](also referred to as dating violence and or intimate partner violence [IPV]) is.
The World Health Organization estimates that approximately 1 in 3 women are affected by domestic violence worldwide. In the United States the number is approximately 1 in 5.
When most people think about DV/IPV we think about physical violence only and do not realize that DV/IPV comes in many different ways and forms. My latest article on MommyNoire explains how focusing the conversation on purely physical acts of violence is narrow and dangerous.
"TMZ releasing the video of Ray Rice knocking out his then fiancé, now wife, Janay Palmer was catalyst for public discussions on domestic violence (DV), which can also be referred to as intimate partner violence (IPV).
However, these conversations are very narrow. They focus primarily on direct physical violence through a form of direct impact. Focusing the conversation on this very narrow impression of what DV/IPV is omits the different forms that DV/IPV can take which include but are not limited to emotional, economic, psychological, and sexual abuse. These forms of abuse are just as violent, hurtful, difficult to leave, and can be precursors to possible physical violence.Click through to the link to read more of the article.
See more at: mommynoire.com
Monday, October 6, 2014
Internship Program Eligibility & How to Apply
The Internship Program is open to minority students enrolled full-time at accredited 4-year colleges/universities in the United States, and is open to ALL academic majors.
The Foundation defines minority students as those who self-identify as African-American/Black, Asian/Asian-American, Latino/Hispanic, Multi-Racial, Native American, Pacific Islander or South Asian.
- Minority sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student at an accredited 4-year
U.S. college/university (must have completed 24 credit hours by December 1)
- U.S. citizen or permanent resident
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8
- Available to work full-time from June-August (summer internship program only)
The Application Process
The Internship Program application is now available.
Early Application Deadline: Friday, October 31, 11:59 p.m. ET
Final Application Deadline: Monday, December 1, 11:59 p.m. ET
The competitive path to becoming a T. Howard Foundation intern consists of two phases:
Phase I: Online Application Completion and Review
Phase II: Interview
More information how to apply. To apply click here.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Read it and let me know what you think.
To read the rest of the article click here.
What do you think? Is Robyn right or wrong? Let me know in the comments.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
"We are excited to host 3 Reproductive Justice Leadership Institutes (RJLI) this fall! RJLIs introduces students throughout the country to the reproductive justice movement, build networks of student activists in our priority states, and assist students who are interested in creating or strengthening a campus reproductive justice chapter.
The Leadership Institute is a weekend-long conference and is open to young people (age 18-25) throughout the state.
The weekend includes conversations about reproductive justice at the intersections of race, class, gender, and faith, the political landscape in the state and strategies for campus organizing. Twenty-five students will be accepted to each Institute. URGE covers the cost of travel, lodging and most meals.
2014ALrjli)Ohio, (http://bit.ly/URGEohio) Deadline: Friday, September 26, 2014
California (Bay Area), (http://bit.ly/
2014CArjli) Deadline: Friday, October 3th, 2014"
(Text below is taken from the Brooklyn Museum website)
PAID Internship Opportunity for High School Students at the Brooklyn Museum APPLY HERE!
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
(Below is from the NYCLU)
As the 2014-15 school year begins, the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) is once again seeking teens to join the Teen Activist Project (TAP)! The NYCLU’s paid youth program works on a wide range of social justice issues and is ideal for students interested in health care, law, social justice, and community organizing. Please consider sharing this opportunity with youth in your networks.PDF application HERE
TAP meets weekly in lower Manhattan, and brings together teens from all over the NYC area to discuss civil liberties issues, such as students’ rights, racial justice, LGBTQ rights, freedom of speech, healthcare access rights – and more. TAP members work together to plan and execute a project on a social justice issue of their choice; last year’s final project was a photo essay about activism around NYC. The program offers students opportunities to meet and work with professionals on civil liberties issues, lobby city and state legislators, sharpen their public speaking skills, teach their peers important information about their rights, and much more.
To qualify to participate, applicants must be 14 to 21 years old and in a New York City high school or a GED program. Our meetings are held at the NYCLU’s offices at 125 Broad Street in Manhattan and take place on Mondays from 4:15 to 6:15 PM. Youth who join are expected to remain in the program for the length of the school year. TAP members receive $9.00 per hour or community service hours.
If you know youth who may be interested in applying to TAP, please pass on the attached application or direct them to apply via our website at www.nyclu.org/tap. Please be aware that this is a competitive position and we have a policy of selecting no more than two students from the same school or program.
Applications are due in our office by Friday, September 26th. Late applications may be disqualified, and interviews will take place the week of October 6th or 13th.