CS Ubuntu Newsletter June 2019
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Newsletter June 2019


Dear <<First Name>>,
I cannot believe the year has gone by so fast. While deadlines and exams are still on our minds, we are also busy with the hand-over period for the candidate board, and also very looking forward to summer holidays! Good luck to all of you on the last sprint towards the end of the year, and see you after summer!

In this month's newsletter you can find:

Enjoy the read!

Update from the board

Dear members,

This will be the last news letter and board update you’ll receive from us! We are  very excited to be handing over the board and have full confidence in our candidate board. Our preparations for the Dies Week and last General Assembly (in which you can vote on important matters such as the new board!!!!) are in full swing. Please join us for our last events, and step by to celebrate CS Ubuntu’s birthday.

Kind regards,

For the last time on behalf of the 8th board,

Julie Koehorst

Upcoming Events

3 - 7 June
CS Ubuntu is turning 9 on the 9th of June and to celebrate the birthday of our lovely association, we have planned some fun activities! This celebratory week also involves the General Assembly in which the candidate board will be voted in, so don't miss out on all these celebrations!

3 June
Dies Week: Board room borrel
We will be kicking-off the Dies week with a casual chill-session at the board room with some drinks and snacks!


4 June
Dies Week: Symposium "From Polarisation to Radicalisation"
There is no doubt that radicalisation and polarisation are pressing issues in today’s society, with this in mind Ubuntu have decided to take a look at what can be done to help tackle these problems.
This symposium, spokespeople from RadarAdvies, TerInfo and Dare to be Grey will shed their light on radicalisation and polarisation in society.
RadarAdvies is an social impact think thank that works together with European Radicalisation Awareness  to prevent radicalisation.
TerInfo helps teachers in primary and secondary schools confronted with terrorist incidents that cause fear, anger or tension amongst students.
Dare to be Grey is an organisation which 'goes against the polarisation of society by promoting an open debate with room for nuanced opinions, doubt and diversity.’ They hope to give a different voice in the midst of the fierce ‘black and white’ debate we see today.

5 June
General Assembly III + Monthly Drinks
On this special night, the 8th board chairs their last GA in which the candidate board will be voted on. After voting in the new board, we will have some deserved drinks to celebrate the start of the new year!

CS Ubuntu likes to invite you to the last Activities Committee event of the year so don't miss out! We are going to play some ping pong and other variants (be creative!) at the Ping Pong Club in Utrecht. Anyone can tag along so feel free to bring your friends. We will meet at 8 pm on thursday 6th of june at the Ping Pong club (Concordiasstraat 80, Utrecht) for a night of ping pong and of course some drinks. Come early and enjoy some of the free drinks, our treat!

13 & 14 June
Conflict Academy
On the 14th of June you will be an actor in a simulation of a real conflict situation. As an actor you will represent a party involved in the conflict situation and you will try to reach your goals by using your specific resources and capabilities. The actors will negotiate with other actors and make important decisions concerning the future of a country which has yet to be revealed.

The evening before, on the 13th of June, the actors will take part in an interesting workshop which will prepare them for the negotiations the next day.

The Conflict Academy will not only be a special experience but also a very useful one for everyone who's interested in politics, conflict and negotiations!


Recap of Last Month's Events

1 May: Monthly Drinks           
This month's monthly drinks was an especially fun one! We swapped stories of the Big Study Trip and other holiday adventures!

13 May: A Talk On Community Development Through Skateboarding
On the 13th of May, we invited Tim van Asdock to speak about his ngo ‘Concrete Jungle Foundation’. Through a project that involved the skateboard-community, they helped neighbourhoods all over the world. Tim managed to inspire the whole room and fill all of our heads with big dreams!

15 May: Candidate Board Revelation Drinks
Many members and friends were present to witness the revelation of the candidate board for the upcomping year. On this lovely and casual evening, we revealed that we have chosen Azalea, Wouter, Miriam, Liam and Mouad for the candidate board. After the necessary photoshoot session, we had a lovely night. We are super excited to vote for this board on the General Assembly on the 5th of June.
See our instagram page for an introducation of all candidate board members.


Stay in touch

The next newsletter will be send to you in the first week of September!
In the meantime, you can always find us on our website / Facebook / Instagram.

If you have any input, feedback or updates on interesting events, please let us know at We love to hear from you!
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