February Spotlights
Scripps Institutional Seminar - "Black Excellence at Scripps"
Tuesday, February 16th, 1:30pm
Join us for a special Institutional Seminar where we will be highlighting Black Excellence at Scripps Community, featuring a panel of alumni, current graduate students and staff discussing the 'Black experience' at Scripps. We will also be revealing a virtual timeline recognizing Black contributions to the Scripps community over the years. Register here.
Black History Month Seminar @ Scripps:
"Excellence and Equity are Not Mutually Exclusive"
Part 1 - Friday, Feb. 5th, 11am - 1pm
Part 2 - Tuesday, Feb. 23rd, 12n - 2pm Agenda and event registration here.
The first series of talks will be provided by researchers joining as part of the Coastal Ocean Environment Summer School in Ghana (COESSING) focusing on efforts to build an international Ocean Peace Corps. During the second event, we'll hear from Scripps and UCSD faculty and community members on Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) efforts and visions. Featured speakers for Part 2: Provost Ivan Evans, Ms. Keiara Auzenne, Dr. Amina Schartup, Dr. Jennifer MacKinnon, Ms. Danielle McHaskell, with an address by Dr. Margaret Leinen, Scripps Director. Each set of talks will be followed by a discussion in which audience members can participate.
Learn More About HBCUs
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have for long been campuses that provide the environment for Black excellence and prosperity, graduating future leaders in all sectors of society today including our vice-president, Kamala Harris. Despite playing a major role in supporting these students, many are now under-resourced and yet still graduate a large portion of the total number of Black undergrads in the United States. To learn more about HBCUs and their importance in today's world please read the article on Elle.com titled "HBCUs Are Our Past - And Our Future" by clicking here.

Also learn about the UC-HBCU Initiative which seeks to improve diversity and strengthen UC graduate programs by investing in relationships between UC faculty and HBCUs. Faculty interested in learning more about how to prepare a successful proposal can reaech out to Keiara Auzenne at [email protected] or Angeline Yang at [email protected].
Scripps Anti-Racism Reboot
Mondays, 12 noon - 1 pm PST
February 8th & 22nd, March 1st
The Anti-Racism Reboot is part of Scripps Oceanography’s ongoing efforts to provide training and learning opportunities to create a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive community. Curated from the Chancellor's 21-day Anti-Racism Challenge, this weekly series is tailored for the Scripps community to learn together, with facilitated discussions that will be held weekly where participants can ask questions and process the material. The goal is to assist everyone in furthering their awareness, compassion, understanding, and engagement towards anti-racism.

Register hereEveryone is welcome and encouraged to join in the Anti-Racism Reboot. You only have to register once in order to participate in any of the discussions. It is recommended that you read or listen to the material before the weekly call, and if you happen to miss a week you can re-join any time. Weekly Schedule is available here.
Celebrate Lunar New Year!
Friday, February 12th, 2021
Lunar New Year, to some known as Chinese New Year, is celebrated in countries across Asia and, for many, is considered the most important holiday of the year. A fun and festive holiday, Lunar New Year festivities actually aren't limited to one specific day. Like its name suggests, this holiday reflects the changing of the year based on the lunar calendar and is generally celebrated between late January and mid February. Its an important time to connect with family and friends, to celebrate what the future holds, dance, sing, eat, and yes - open red envelopes!
The exchange of red envelopes stuffed with crisp bills is a hallmark of Lunar New Year. Red symbolizes luck, health, and prosperity. Click to learn more! (image credit: techcrunch.com)
Propitiously, dragons can be seen dancing down the streets on and around Luna New Year. Wise and powerful, they are a symbol of good luck. (image credit: Getty Images)
WMIS honored with UCSD Inclusive Excellence Award
After many years of hard work and thoughtful practice, WMIS (Women and Minorities in Science) at SIO has been recognized by representatives from UCSD's Office of the Chancellor, Executive Vice Chancellor and Vice Chancellors for their strong commitment to advancing Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at Scripps. Here's part of what Scripps Director and VC Margaret Leinen had to say about WMIS:

"Both WMIS leadership and membership stand out as bright stars on the Scripps campus by providing ongoing support and community building through their engaging events and their willingness to participate in activities that foster cultural competency, encourage respect for others, and celebrate diversity."
Follow WMIS' social media campaign in honor of Black History Month and Lunar New Year
Women in STEM Speaker Series (UCSD, SDSU)
February 15th & 16th, multiple events occurring 10am - 4pm PST. Register here.
The keynote speaker will be Dr. Lila Abron, CEO of PEER Consultants. Dr. Abron is regarded as the "first African-American woman in the nation to earn a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering and the first African-American to start an engineering consulting firm focused on the environment and its environmental issues”. Among other events, there will be a screening of Picture a Scientist, which details the work environment for women in academia.
URGE: Unlearning Racism in the Geosciences
URGE's primary objectives are to (1) deepen the community’s knowledge of the effects of racism on the participation and retention of Black, Brown, and Indigenous people in Geoscience, (2) draw on existing literature, expert opinions, and personal experiences to develop anti-racist policies and strategies, and (3) share, discuss, and modify anti-racist policies and strategies within a dynamic community network and on a national stage.

The Scripps Pod is currently full/closed. There will be future opportunities to join a Pod. In the meantime, you are welcome to sign up for their mailing list and participate by watching their biweekly Interviews and doing the assigned reading on your own. Visit their website to learn more.
Dream Forward 2081: Afrofuturism Dream Tank
Sunday, February 14th, 1-3 pm | Register here.
Join us, together with event facilitator, LaWana Richmond for an immersive experience of art, music, comics, science fiction (and fact), history, and current events in celebration of Black History Month! Catalyze your imagination to dream forward as we co-create visions of the future we want. This dynamic group of creatives will entertain, inspire, and energize. Featured speakers: Maharani Peace (Afrocentric, Abstract, Found & Recyclable Artist, Culinarian, Creator, and Community Organizer specializing in EDI issues), Alyce Smith Cooper (The Brown Fairy Godmother/Poet/Educator), Qamar Bradford (Co-founder of Afrofuturism Lounge), King Britt (Educator/DJ/Producer), and Maxx Moses (Community Artist/Educator)
2021 Fieldwork Toolkit Leadership Training Series
Learn more on their website. Register here.
Improve your leadership and communication skills! This training series will feature timely, challenging topics led by subject matter experts, presented online in workshop format with opportunities to discuss scenarios, practice skills, and plan for your specific field projects and settings.

International Day of Women and Girls in Science
Thursday, February 11th, 2021

Lunar New Year
Friday, February 12th, 2021

Valentine's Day
Sunday, February 14th, 2021

Presidents' Day
Monday, February 15th, 2021

Scripps Virtual Open House
February 16th - 19th, 2021

Find more Scripps events and resources on our Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion calendar.
Scripps Community Events
Additional opportunities for us, as a community, to come together, share our thoughts, and discuss constructive ways to address structural racism and inequality within our Institution.
Community Conversations
Save the Date: DEEP Connections - March 2021
March 9 at 12 noon. Register here.
DEEP Connections (Developing Engagement through Existing Pipeline Connections) Lecture Series explores the many intersections of diversity and science by highlighting the amazing scientific endeavors of traditionally underrepresented and marginalized scholars who are also advocates, actively engaged in advancing equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in the fields of earth, ocean and atmospheric sciences. Join us for an exciting and informative discussion about their work and their EDI-related efforts. Featuring Dr. Lisa White (UC Berkeley), Dr. Asmeret Berhe (UC Merced), and Dr. Ambrose Jearld (retired Woods Hole).
Looking Forward: Read Across America Day on March 2
Do you have any favorite ocean-themed or science books that inspired you as a child, or that your own children are inspired by now? Please email your recommendations to [email protected] as they may share a few on Read Across America Day on 3/2.
Scripps Letter on Anti-Racism
Members of the SIO community have composed a letter to the SIO Administration outlining steps for how anti-racism can be encouraged on our campus. Suggestions span a diversity of topics which fall out across roughly five domains: Culture and Capacity Building, Graduate Student Recruitment & Retention, Undergraduate Student Recruitment & Retention, Hiring Practices for BIPOC Faculty, Post-docs & Staff, and Environmental Responsibility. Components of the letter will influence Scripps's long-term plan for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. We invite you to read the letter here.
Scripps LEARNS
Listen, Engage, Activate, Reflect,
Nurture & Support
Anti-Racism Reboot
We'll be revisiting the Chancellor's 21-Day Anti-Racism Challenge. Each session will focus on exploring the assigned reading, video or podcast, answering any questions that folks have and then discussing how we can 'activate' this new information into our personal and professional lives.
Scripps LEADS
Listen, Engage, Activate,
Develop & Support
EDI Strategic Planning:
Access & Success, Campus Climate & Accountability
We are wrapping up the first pilot cohort and will be selecting and preparing for the next cohort to start in Spring 2021. If you have already filled out the Engagement Request form, we appreciate your patience. We will be in touch soon to discuss next steps.
You can learn more about these community meetups on the Scripps website.
Black@Scripps Community Meetup
Tuesday, February 16th, 3 - 4pm
Every 1st & 3rd Tuesday, 3 - 4pm.
Register here.

QuEST (Queer Engineers, Scientists, & Technical Professionals) Meetup
Wednesday, February 10th, 4 - 5pm
Every 2nd Wednesday, 4 - 5pm.
Register here. | Join QuEST listserv here.

Multicultural Meetup
Friday, February 19th, 3 - 4pm
Every 3rd Friday, 3 - 4pm. Register here.
POC Circle (Peers Offering Community) Friday, February 12th, 3 - 4pm
Friday, February 26th, 3 - 4pm
Every 2nd & 4th Friday, 3 - 4pm. Register here.

First Generation Meetup
Monday, February 22nd, 3 - 4pm
Every 4th Monday, 3 - 4pm. Register here.

International Meetup
Friday, February 5th, 12 - 1pm
Every 1st Friday, 12 - 1pm. Register here.
Events, Trainings, and Resources
FYI: The Scripps Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Application is Now Open!
Applications are due March 15th, 2021
Every summer, the SURF program recruits tens of talented undergrads to Scripps campus to lead their own projects. This year, leaders of the SURF program hope to attract undergrads from all over the country and would appreciate your help in advertising the program (particularly in light of all complications related to COVID)! A list of the 2021 projects can be found here, and the application can be found here.
WMIS (Women & Minorities in Science) Events
WMIS stands for Women and Minorities in Science, but all WMIS events are open to anyone who strives to make Scripps a more equitable and inclusive community.
Growing Up in Science featuring Dr. Rosie Alegado
Tuesday, February 26th @ 11:30am - 1pm PST
Hear the personal side of a scientist's journey! This particular WMIS event is open to students & postdocs only. RSVP here.
WMIS General Meeting
Tuesday, February 9th @ 12n - 1pm PST. Zoom link here.
Join us for a general meeting to discuss and plan future events & campaigns! 

Skill Share: Lunar New Year Wontons
Friday, February 12th @ 6pm. RSVP here.
Lunar New Year is on February 12th this year. Join Ariel, Anela, and Alli & learn how to make wontons from scratch! 

Working Group with Accountabili-Buddies
Recurring event - Fridays @ 10am PST. Link sent via WMIS Slack and listserv.
If you're working from home and are looking for a buddy to work alongside you, look no further. Every Friday WMIS will be paring up attendees with an accountabili-buddy to both network and work towards your goals in that one-hour stretch of time via Zoom. To register, make sure you are signed up to the WMIS listserv ([email protected]).
Education and Wellness for Staff & Faculty
Tritons Flourish
Tuesday, February 18th, 5pm - 6pm | Register here.
Presenter: William Youngblood, LMFT 
The main goal of this group is to establish a network of support and accountability for staff and faculty interested in flourishing in their personal and professional lives, which is needed more than ever during these uncertain times. Each meeting discusses skills and strategies to maintain resilience and flourish while managing the many stressors we all face.

Mindfulness Meditation Group
Tuesday, February 23rd, 12pm - 1pm | Register here.
Presenter: Bryan McNutt, PhD, LMFT, CEAP, Counselor, UCSD Faculty and Staff Assistance Program
Learn how to incorporate mindfulness meditation into your daily work life. This monthly group meeting will provide an experiential space for learning various approaches to the rich and diverse tradition of mindfulness meditation. Distinct from the Mindfulness Workshop series that discusses fundamental concepts of mindfulness, this group will introduce guided experiential approaches to the practice of mindfulness meditation that are accessible and meaningful for all attendees, whether a beginner or experienced practitioner. Come prepared to engage with the experience of mindfulness meditation.

Career Workshops:
Career Planning
Wednesday, February 10th, 12n - 1pm | Register via the UC Learning Center.
In this Core Curriculum workshop, you will learn career planning strategies and discover career opportunities at UC San Diego.
Goal Setting
Tuesday, February 16th, 12n - 1pm | Register via the UC Learning Center.
This Core Curriculum workshop is for those who want to learn and identify the fundamentals of goal setting.
Job Interviewing Skills
Thursday, February 25th, 12n - 1pm | Register via the UC Learning Center.
This workshop will help you enhance your interview skills when applying for advancement opportunities at UC San Diego.
Community Events & Resources
The UCSD Cross-Cultural Center will be hosting the two events in the flyers above. To register for the Social Justice in STEM event, register here. To register for the "Dreaming of a World Without Prions and Borders, register here. See you there!
Graduate Division Open Office Hours
Friday, February 5th, 11am - 1 pm | Register here.
Friday, March 5th, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Register here.
Participants use the link they receive after registering to "drop in" any time during the Open Office Hours, and due to this informal format, the sessions will NOT be recorded.
Ethical Challenges of Research Special Topic Session on Social Responsibility
Wednesday, February 10th, 12pm - 2pm | Register here
In the face of the recent corona virus pandemic it has become unquestionably clear that scientific endeavors are inextricably linked to public perceptions, understandings, and experience. However, the compelling need to bridge the chasm between scientists and non-scientists is tempered by the sense that scientists should stick to what they do best: the science. The purpose of this session will be to examine these challenges and sort through the roles we can and should pursue for engaging the public. 
Academic Laboratory Management + Leadership Symposium
February 23rd, 25th & March 2nd, 3rd
Register here.
The course is organized by postdoc career development administrators from The Torrey Pines Training Consortium (TPTC), which members include Salk Institute for Biological Studies, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP), Scripps Research and UC San Diego. It is designed to equip postdocs and junior faculty in the biomedical, physical and life sciences from the Torrey Pines Mesa institutes with the professional competencies to lead innovative and productive research programs. However, graduate students and research staff may also find this training informative and may attend.
STEMtorship Network
February 24th @ 5pm PST | Register here.
The STEMtorship Network program creates space to create space where gender marginalized undergraduate students can connect and build community. The Women’s Center is offering 3 STEMtorship Network workshops this quarter.
Tuesdays 11:30am - 12:30pm | Join using this link
QTPOC (Queer and Trans People of Color) is an organization committed to providing a safe space for the QTPOC community at UCSD and in San Diego. At the core of QTPOC is our commitment to finding power in and addressing the struggle that comes with existing at the intersections of identity. We aim to create and provide a social, political, academic, and cultural environment that promotes our members' entire self-being and holistic wellness.
Re-established SACNAS Chapter
SACNAS is an organization that supports Chicanos/ Hispanics and Native Americans on their journey from college to professional careers and leadership positions in STEM. SACNAS believes that if the STEM field isn't diversified, huge amounts of potential will be lost.

If you are interested in joining or supporting, click here.
UCSD's Food Recovery Network
If you are fighting food insecurity, please fill out a sign up form for the food recovery network here: OMS Form | The Hubs Form
Support Groups
For Faculty & Staff

Faculty and Staff Assistance Program
We understand that members of the campus community are worried about the virus and may be experiencing heightened feelings of anxiety. If you are a campus staff employee and would like access to counseling services, contact the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) at (858) 543-5523 or via the links below.
Contact: Desiree Hennon

Financial Workshops by Fidelity Representative Matt Vallejo
The UC Retirement Choice Program
February 17th, 2021 at 10am | Register Here
Learn about your retirement benefits options, understand how to make your choice and get answers to your questions.
Guide to Investing in the UC Retirement Savings Program
February 17th, 2021 at 10am | Register Here
Basics of investing, overview of funds available through the Retirement Savings Program, and investment approaches based on risk tolerance, investing horizon and involvement level.
Create a budget, ditch your debt and start building for the future
February 17th, 2021 at 10am | Register Here
What you need to know about budgeting, debt and making room for saving.

For Post-Docs
Queer Science Society
The second Monday of the month @ 7pm
QSS is the queer postdoc-led group you’ve been waiting for! All queer and allied scholars (whether grad student, postdoc, or research scientist) in the San Diego area are invited to attend. Virtual meetings will consist of discussing literature or video that illuminate opportunities and challenges for LGBT individuals. We hope IRL meetings will happen eventually, too. In our first meeting of the year (next week!) we will explore advance Postdoc@UCSD survey results that uncover surprising disparities between LGBT and non-LGBT postdocs!

Want to join the group? Fill out the form here. For any questions please contact Evan Boyle at [email protected].
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 from 11am - 11pm PST
Register here
We all need mentors to support and encourage us throughout our educational and career journey. In this NIH OITE webinar, we will discuss the mentoring relationship in research environments with a focus on improving your relationship with your PI, finding mentors and on improving communication and interpersonal interactions. The webinar will help clarify what you need from your supervisors and mentors and address how to get what you need from these important interactions.
For Parents
COVID-safe On-Campus Childcare
The Early Care and Education Center have resumed services and are available for on campus childcare for those in the age range of 2.5-8 years old. For more information please visit their website or contact them at (858) 246-0900.

Get Reimbursed for Qualified Childcare Expenses
Students with dependents can be reimbursed up to $1,100 per quarter in qualified childcare expenses. See here for information on how to apply for this reimbursement.

Afternoon Childcare at UCSD Knock Around Camps
Afternoon childcare (1:30pm - 6pm) is currently available for ages 5-14 years through the UCSD Knock Around camps. Cost is $30/day and you can sign up on a day-to-day basis. Sign up here.
For Students
Transgender and Non-Binary People of Color Mixer Series
QTPOC at UCSD is hosting a mixer series during the month of February for Transfemme, Transmasc, and Non-Binary people of color. If you are interested in attending one of these mixers, please view the flyer to the left and register accordingly.

Let's Talk - a CAPS program
UC San Diego Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is hosting a virtual program designed to offer drop-in confidential consultations for those seeking support and assistance with common issues such as: anxiety, stress, sleep, relationships, etc. These sessions, titled "Let's Talk", will be held on Wednesdays from 9am-11:30am by Dr. Christina Lambert and from 1pm-3:30pm by Dr. Tyler Hatchel. Sign up here for either the 9am session or the 1pm session. After signing up, access either the 9am session here, or the 1pm session here.

oSTEM is a nationally recognized organization that is geared towards the personal and professional development of LGBTQIA+ students who are interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics through social, educational, professional, and outreach programming. It is also focused on helping students throughout UC San Diego connect to a broader community of queer students and professionals whose academic interests lie in similar fields.
For information, click here.

Reflective Mentorship
February 24, 2021 at 10:30am PST
In this workshop we will provide strategies for enhancing your mentoring & for advocating for the mentorship you want to receive! We will reflect on our experiences with mentors, develop a list of our mentorship needs, & plan the mentorship you want to provide the students you mentor through teaching & research. If you'd like to join, please register here.
Campus Community Centers
Tuesdays 3-4 pm PST, starting week 2
APIMEDA will be hosting a confidential affinity group space where students can come together and discuss their experiences with others who may have a similar identity. Please register here.

Stay in the Loop with AAPI Studies!
By signing up for their mailing list here: http://bit.ly/AAPI_ContactForm
The Black Resource Center provides a supportive campus community space for the Black experience at UC San Diego. The BRC is committed to intra-community diversity and the development of the whole person. For any questions you may have regarding the BRC, please contact Porsia Curry ([email protected]) or Tay Richardson ([email protected]).

Hot Topic Series: Environmental Sustainability
February 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join the Cross Cultural Center in a discussion exploring what environmental sustainability and how we can make a difference

UC San Diego Cross-Cultural Center Presents, Faculty Artist in Residence, King Britt!
This event is open to all UCSD Students, Staff, and Faculty! Join us for a select live interview discussion as part of the Winter 2021 Blacktronika Afrofuturism in Electronic Music class with King Britt on these three dates: 12-1 pm PST:
•Week 4 Wed 1/27/2021
•Week 6 Wed 2/10 /2021
•Week 8 Wed 2/24/2021
Register Here: tinyurl.com/ucsdblacktronikafm

The Alternative News Story
An art exhibit organized by Black Cultural Archives. It is a collection of magazines that centers the experiences and contributions of Black folks through a variety of forms of expression. View art highlight: tinyurl.com/AltNewspaper
Language and Culture Table: Comanche Traditional Knowledge
Feb 19th @ 1-2pm
Learn Comanche language, sayings, insights to the structure of the tribe in today's modern society and how the tribe keeps its historical traditions today! Join the zoom link here.

Wednesdays @ 12pm
Join us each week for our fitness, health, self-care and wellness club. Open to everyone!
Join the zoom link here: ucsd.zoom.us/j/99323838742

What We're Learning
UC San Diego students and community members can access and contribute to a growing collection of podcasts and interesting reads related to a variety of Native American topics. The ITRC staff will select one reading each week of the Spring quarter and invites students to join in an online discussion. Access the collection HERE.

Recipes for Working Remotely (and Traditional Cooking)
While we are sheltering in place, we have an opportunity to explore new recipes. HERE you can find and contribute to new recipes shared with our ITRC community. This is also an opportunity to share your traditional food recipes!

Virtual Language and Culture Table
Want to share a greeting or some basic vocabulary in your Native language or learn someone else's?  Can you teach a cultural activity or want to learn a new one?  Do you have traditional social songs, dances, or games from your tribe that you could share? Join us for our Virtual Language and Culture Table! You can find a schedule of upcoming events HERE. If you have an idea for future Virtual Language and Culture Tables you can submit it HERE.

Comienza Con un Sueño
Feb 27th @ 9am-12pm
For middle school, high school, parents, and guardians. We are incorporating STEM workshops, admissions, financial aid, student panels, and culturally relevant information to inform and inspire our
participants. Register here.
Mingle Mondays
Mondays @ 2:30pm
Come join us! To mingle or not to mingle, that is the questions. We're an open space for students to use for discussing virtual resources, making new friends or whether pineapple goes on pizza! Hosted by Ivvan Reyna. Register here.

QTPOC Corner
A student run RRC brave space with QTPOC icons, LGBTQ+ content and more! Cycles Weekly! For more info please visit their website.

Graduate Student Writing Group
Wednesdays from 9am - 11am
Join fellow graduate students to write in virtual community, share work-in-progress, and get peer support for oral exams. Meeting link. For more info contact Omar Padilla ([email protected]).

RRC Community Writing Collective
Fridays from 12pm - 2pm
A space dedicated to coaching, advising, and mentoring scholars through the process of framing a competitive research abstract, applying to scholarships, internships and fellowships. For more info contact Omar Padilla ([email protected]).

Virtual Coffee Hour w/ the LGBTRC!
Join us every Thursday on Zoom from 11 am to Noon!
For any questions you may have regarding the Women's Center, please contact Jessica Martinez ([email protected]).

Women's Center Winter Welcome: Feminism Online
January 15, 2021 at 1pm
The Women's Center would like to welcome you back with our Women's Center: Feminism Online Program! Join us Wednesday, January 15, 2021 at 1pm. Learn more about the Women's Center, our internship program, and what we have planned for the quarter. We will have some fun games and prizes, so don't miss out. Register here.

Women's Herstory Month: Feminist Transformations
Join the UC San Diego Women’s Center in celebrating Women’s Herstory Month this March. We invite campus partners to submit programs to be included on our Women’s Herstory Month calendar. These programs can explore the many contributions of women in history, culture and society. This year’s theme is Feminist Transformations. Out of challenge comes change, and we invite you to imagine the transformative possibilities that can emerge out of this moment.
The deadline to submit is Fri, Feb. 5th, please submit via: https://tinyurl.com/WHMCall21

Celebrating Joyful Black Art
February 12, 2021 @1pm
In appreciation of Black Herstory Month, join the Women’s Center on February 12, 2021 at 1pm in as Gender Buffet presents “Celebrating Joyful Black Art” live on Zoom. We invite Black womxn and black gender non conforming folx to share with the community art that inspires you! Whether it's an original piece or not, we want to know what motivates you and brings you joy as a black womxn. Please register for the live Zoom via https://tinyurl.com/wcjoyfulart
If you have an artist or art that you would like us to showcase please complete the google form below by February 9th at 11:59pm. Art Submission Link: https://tinyurl.com/yyvtlv4f

Black Women's Collective
Even-Week Thursdays 3:30 - 5:00pm, starting Week 2
Join us for conversations about our experiences as Black women & femmes and connect with others on campus. Register here.
Join a Group or Forum
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) has a lot of new on-line offerings for either open forums or closed groups. For example, Carly Knauf is offering an ADHD support group this fall on Mondays from 3 - 4pm. She is also offering a “Coping with COVID” workshop on Mondays from 1 - 2pm starting week 2. More information may be found on the CAPS website here.

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