Good morning! Many thoughtful events happening this week; be sure to seek out support, a  listening ear, or a moment to yourself if you need or want it! Additionally, there are more than one turkey dinners happening on-campus for you to attend! Have an exuberant week!
 
Albert M. Greenfield Intercultural Center
30 Years of Building Communities at Penn
The Albert M. Greenfield Intercultural Center
is Penn's resource for enhancing student's intercultural knowledge, competency, and leadership through our programs, advising, and advocacy.
"When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
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                                                                                                           -- Henry Ford
GIC NEWS
Alliance for Understanding Program
Explore the Civil Rights Movement through the lenses of Black and Jewish students. Build intercultural alliances as you bridge the gap between the past and the present. ALL are welcome to APPLY. The program includes a  retreat,  a Sunday lecture and discussion series, and an alternative Spring Break trip (March 5th - 10th). Learn more HERE  and apply SOON!
DEADLINE: November 18th

 
In need of a turkey dinner? Or just looking to have good company over break?
 Feel free to stop by to any of the events below!
Freshmen Fuerza Thanksgiving Dinner
Tuesday, November 15th| 6pm - 7:30pm | ARCH 108
Christian Association Thanksgiving Dinner
Wednesday, November 16th | 6pm - 8pm | 118 S 37th St.
Penn First
Thanksgiving Dinner
Thursday, Novemer 24th | 6pm | Harrison Sky Lounge
GIC Harvest Dinner
Thursday, Novemer 24th | RSVP | GIC

 
Need a little positivity, check out Janne! - Seize Your Moments
Janne travels the world with mark pens, empty post cards and one simple question: Do you want to draw a beautiful moment? She started this journey(learn more here) and the U.S. is her 30th country. HERE is why she came to the US last week, HERE is what she saw on election day,  HERE are her thoughts collecting on the day after, and HERE is her latest TEDx Talk!
SPRING 2017 COURSES

iBelieve  Course Spring 2017 - EDUC 598
Developed by the GIC and the Office of the Chaplain,  EDUC 598: Interfaith Dialogue in Action will be available to take in the Spring of 2017 on Thursdays from 1:30 - 4:30.
To apply complete this application and you will be contacted for a brief interview. Please contact Associate Chaplain Steve Kocher with any questions - skocher@upenn.edu
 
 Cross Cultural Awareness is a graduate level course where students will learn about the salient dimensions of diversity by exploring the interrelated issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, and ability through a pre-course retreat, lectures, cross-cultural dialogue, readings, writing assignments, and peer led in-class facilitations. The spring course will meet on Wednesdays from 2pm - 5pm . Learn more here about the Spring course. To apply complete this application with a resume and a short response.
DEADLINE: December 9th

 Arab Music Ensembles  Course Spring - MUSC 007 
The Greenfield Intercultural Center, in conjunction with the Department of Music and a vibrant community organization,  Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture , is sponsoring an Arab Music Ensemble open to all Penn students and members of the Philadelphia community. It can be taken for credit (1/2 credit per semester) and the concert schedule will introduce participants to world class, touring musicians from around the Middle East. To learn about the previous Fall course variation, click here
PENN NEWS
Film Screening & Launch Party -  Mekonen: The Journey of an African Jew + Live Performance of Strong Black Coffee Band
Penn Hillel in partnership with other student groups on campus will be throwing a Film Launch Party and Hip Hop Concert. The film, "Mekonen," features the life and journey of an Ethiopian Israeli officer, and the screening will be followed by a live performance of an Ethiopian-Israeli Band--Café Shakhor Hazak
(Strong Black Coffee), who provided the sou ndtrack to the film. 
A trailer to the film can be found here and a hit single of the band can be found here. The event will be FREE and open to the public, and the link to register for the event is HERE
Registration includes entry, two drink tickets (21+) and light refreshments. 
Wednesday, November 16th | 7pm| International House, 3701 Chestnut St.
 
UMC Unity Month: Shaun King, A Voice for the BLM Movement
Join UMC for a thoughtful event with Shaun King, one of many voices-though an increasingly prominent voice-within the Black Lives Matter movement. By using social media to highlight, amplify, and discuss news of police brutality, racial discrimination, and other civil rights issues, King has become an indispensable source for extending crucial conversations about social justice and equality. RSVP for the event HERE. Limited Seating Available + Doors OPEN at 6:30pm.
Thursday, November 17th | 7pm - 9pm| Fagin Hall

 
Interested In Helping Start A Chapter of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society?
 The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) is a national, nonprofit organization focused on substantially increasing the representation of American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, First Nations and other indigenous peoples of North America in STEM studies and careers.  AISES benefits include the Winds of Change magazine subscription, mentoring and career guidance, networking opportunities, leadership opportunities and the support of friends in similar fields both on campus and nationally. If you are interested reach out to Evelyn Galban at egalban@vet.upenn.edu .
 

The 5th Annual GenderTalk - A Trans Open Mic Night
Come join Penn Non-Cis for an open mic night on trans and gender identities, issues, and experiences. Come hear poetry, music, spoken word, and much more delivered by trans and gender non-conforming people from all around Philadelphia! There will be lots of FREE FOOD & DRINK (There will be vegan and gluten-free options)! 
Anonymous submissions are welcome - they'll find someone to read it for you! 
If you'd like to perform or submit a piece, fill out this form (advance sign up is highly encouraged, though we will have room for people to sign up to perform the day of the event).

Check it out on facebook!
Thursday, November 17th | 6pm - 9pm| LGBT Center
#UPennWeGotUs Open Forum with Feminista Jones
  Open Forum held to discuss the current vile hate crimes that happened on campus and around the Philadelphia community and what these crimes mean for not only the Penn community, but also the country's future. Feminista Jones, a Penn alum, will be there to discuss these hate crimes as well as the difficulties the black community (especially women) and non-black POC face in this post-election country and what we can do to be in solidarity.  Check it out on facebook !
Sunday, November 20th | 
2pm - 5pm | Kelly Writers House
 
HultPrize@Penn 
Speaker Event: Yussef Abbara,  Syrian Refugee
 There are over 1,000 refugees in Philadelphia. They've all escaped conflict from their home countries due to conflict or life-threatening reasons, and are forced to settle elsewhere. 
Come listen to the life story of 2013 Syrian refugee, Youssef Abbara and learn about problems that he, and the other thousands in Philadelphia, and millions around the world face. 
Free food will be provided! 
Check them out on facebook!
Tuesday, November 15th | 6pm - 7pm | JMHH G90
 

Trans Day of Remembrance
Join the LGBT Center and CAPS for this special event in honor of remembering victims of trans-based violence and lift up those who give us hope. Featuring Philadelphia trans activist Hazel Edwards
Wednesday, November 16th | 5:30pm | LGBT Center, 3907 Spruce Street
  Unpack and Prepare: Science, Math & Economics Exams Undergraduate  Workshop 
Getting nervous about exams? Wanna learn some tips and tricks for the upcoming midterm?
Join us for this great, hands-on workshop for undergraduates in math, science, and economics courses .
Sign up here!
Thursday,  November 17th | 4pm - 5:30pm | Weingarten Center
Natives at Penn Present: 
Native American Hoop Dancing Performance and Lesson
Join Natives at Penn Come and learn the history about Hoop dancing while also learning a few of the basic steps to the dance! Dinner will be provided! Check out all upcoming events on  facebook!! 
Thursday, November 17th | 7pm| New College House
 
Two-Part Presentation with Experimental Media Artist, Portia Cobb and Anula Shetty
The evening will  have two parts: a scrrening and presentation from artists and the second part a story-telling and discussion. To learn more about PART I, look HERE. And to learn more about PART II, look HERE.
The evening will surely be thought provoking and exciting!
Wednesday, November 30th | PART I: 5:30pm - 7:30pm | PART II: 7:30pm - 9:30pm |  Scribe Video Center, 
4212 Chestnut Street, 3rd Flr
Storyville - Animation Shorts Presentation
Scribe Video Center is presenting   14 short films, produced by talented students from the University of the Arts' animation program, highlight techniques such as hand-drawn, stop-motion, and computer-generated animation. The short films will be preceded by Tinker (2016, 15 min), directed by Charlotte Ford, a story about a tiny spelunker building a home in the vast and mysterious inner space of the human body. Learn more HERE.
Friday, November 18th | RECEPTION 6pm - 7pm | EVENT 7pm - 8:30pm |Scribe Video Center,  4212 Chestnut St, 3rd Flr
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Moral Voices Fellowship Applications OPEN - Rolling Basis
Moral Voices is a year-long interfaith and inter-ethnic service learning Fellowship that will bring together 15 Penn students to explore the dynamics of cultural and ethnic violence as well as strategies for their elimination. The Fellowship will include pre-trip learning, fundraising, campus engagement, a trip abroad, and a post-trip follow-through.
Priority will be given to applications received before  December 1st,  but applications will close in January 15th  or until the cohort is filled.
 
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
2017 College Horizons (For HS Students)
 This is a program of excellence designed for Native American, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian high school sophomores and juniors. Missed the informational webinar? Check it out here! Otherwise, learn more HERE and apply HERE! Share this to potential applicants! Make sure to have everything postmarked by the deadline!
DEADLINE: February 14th
Museum Studies Graduate Program
At the University of Kansas Museum Studies  is a rigorous academic discipline that prepares students to become leaders in this rapidly changing field. Students have opportunities to gain real-world experience in our highly regarded on-campus museums. 
Students in our program gain firsthand knowledge of innovative museum work while conducting their  own research  that advances the field. Museum Studies at KU is an affordable program designed to draw upon a wide range of student interests and abilities. Learn more HERE and take a look at this document, too!
 
Looking for a savvy Creative Design Intern to work with our design team to assist with creative projects. You will be building upon the skills you've learned in the classroom through real-world, hands-on work experience. This person creates graphic design projects such as ads, flyers, postcards, posters, and electronic materials such as banners, e-mails, and social media graphics. You will get to participate in team brainstorming, have input in meetings, and benefit from creative reviews. 
PennLink Job ID: 831618. 
DEADLINE: December 16th


Student Disabilities Services -  Looking for Exam Proctor Positions
 Both work-study and non-study positions available! Please look at this file for more details! Please only reach out to Assistant Director,   Grace Conte at gconte@upenn.edu for questions and inquiries about applying.
Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship (Senior/Alums)
The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields-science, technology, engineering, and mathematics-into teaching in high-need secondary schools in Georgia and New Jersey. The Fellowship has also prepared over a thousand teachers in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. Eligible applicants include current undergraduates, recent college graduates, midcareer professionals, and retirees who have majored in, or have extensively studied, one or more of the STEM fields
DEADLINE: Tuesday, November 29th
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Summer Program in Environmental Health (SUPEH) is a paid 10-week internship for students majoring in environmental health in a program accredited by the National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC). Over the summer, interns explore many aspects of environmental public health. Interns gain environmental health experience and an understanding of environmental health work at the local, state, tribal, and federal levels. Learn more about the details and about how to apply HERE.    
DEADLINE:
 Friday, February 3rd



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