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Hey everyone!

Happy New Year and welcome back to campus! Hope everyone had a restful and fulfilling break. When you're not bluebooking, stressing about getting into seminars, or frantically applying for internships, check out some of our events this week! We hope to see you there!

Also, another shameless plug to consider submitting to 295 magazine! Any visual or written work regarding “expectations” is accepted! Send your submissions to 295magazine@gmail.com. The submission deadline is 2/9 @5pm. 

Here's to a great semester, 

CaD Team ✨

Title IX Regulation Comment Writing Session
AACC Peer Liaison Application
 
Apply for CASPY Board
Women in Government Fellowship
Camp Kesem
Lunarfest 2019 Volunteer Call
Yale Sustainable Food Program Announcements
Young Global Scholars Summer Job Opportunity
Internships in DC
Mellon Mays Bouchet Info Session
POC Meditation
Asian American Health Advocates
Title IX Regulation Comment Writing Session
Join the ACLU and RALY for a Title IX regulation comment writing session! The Trump Administration has proposed regulations to debilitate Title IX, which protects victims of sexual misconduct at universities. Your comment submissions will be instrumental in future court challenges! FB event is here.
AACC Peer Liaison Application
The Peer Liaison application can be found here: https://yalecollege.yale.edu/students/academic-planning/advising/advising-programs/peer-liaison-program.

If you have further questions, email Dean Yee (joliana.yee@yale.edu)
or attend one of the upcoming general information sessions on Friday, January 25th, 5-5:45pm at the Asian American Cultural Center and Tuesday, January 29th, 5-5:45pm at the Chaplain’s Office.
Apply for CASPY Board
APPLY FOR CASPY BOARD 2019

CASPY is currently recruiting for its 2019 board. If you are interested in the planning process, want to gain leadership experience, or have an amazing idea, consider applying for a board position!
 
So what is CASPY?
(Just in case you don't know)
CASPY (short for Chinese Adopted Siblings Program for Youth) is a bi-annual event that brings local children adopted from China and their families to Yale for a full-day program. We seek to educate and inform parents and adopted Chinese children about Chinese culture in a fun and relaxed setting. CASPY also works to connect Chinese adoptees back to their Chinese roots and to introduce them to the Asian American and Chinese American communities.
 
Descriptions of board positions can be found here.
Applications can be found here.
 
Applications are due SUNDAY JANUARY 20TH @ 11:59 pm.
 
CASPY has always been an immensely meaningful experience for the adoptees, their families and us, and we hope that you can join us on board this year!
 
Please feel free to email Audrey at audrey.huang@yale.edu or Vanessa at vanessa.zhang@yale.edu if you have any further questions!

Women in Government Fellowship

The 2019 Women in Government Fellowship Application is now available on the Yale Student Grants and Fellowships Database! https://yale.communityforce.com/Student/Default.aspx 

The application deadline is February 21, 2019 at 5PM EST. See our website at ocs.yale.edu/wig and email sarah.siegel@yale.edu with any questions.

Camp Kesem
Camp Kesem has released the counselor applications! If you’re unfamiliar with Camp Kesem, it is an organization with chapters across the country, each serving one purpose: to aid and support children impacted by a parent’s cancer. An entire year’s worth of planning and work goes into planning and running a week-long camp at the end of the summer, where children find a community filled with love, fun, and understanding. At Camp Kesem, they can be themselves again as they run around, and make friendships that go beyond the week of camp with campers and counselors alike.
 
In order for the magic of Kesem to come alive, however, we need a group of Yale’s most caring, most fun, and most creative individuals. We highly encourage everyone who enjoys working with kids, hates cancer, or any combination of the two to apply. The application process is brief, and believe me, could be life changing.
 
If you’re interested in becoming a superstar for children who need it most, just follow these steps:
 
1.    Begin by going to kesem.force.com
2.    Click “Login” to create an account
3.    From the Login tab, click “sign up” in the bottom right corner
4.    Fill out your information, and make sure you’ve selected “Counselor” under “Select Registration Type”
5.    Once you’ve entered your information and signed up, it will direct you back to the Home page.
6.    Select “Pick a Camp.”
7.    Camp Kesem at Yale. Click on where it says “Register.”
8.    From there you can begin your application.
9.    Once you’ve completed the application, you can view the status on the “My Applications” tab.
 
Camp will be August 11 - August 17th, and just might be the best week of your life.
 
If you have any questions or would like to discuss this further, you can contact our beautiful volunteer coordinators at yale.volunteer@campkesem.org.
 
Camp Kesem love,
 
Camp Kesem at Yale
Lunarfest 2019 Volunteer Call

As a part of the Asian American Cultural Center at Yale University community, Yale-China is happy to invite Asian American Cultural Center at Yale University members to participate in Lunarfest 2019 as we welcome in the Year of the Pig and celebrate Lunar New Year!  As we are gearing up for Lunarfest 2019, we are reaching out for talented artists, teachers and performers as well as volunteers.  Contributions from Asian American Cultural Center at Yale University and other groups are what make Lunarfest Connecticut’s largest Lunar New Year celebration and we need your help! 

 

Volunteers are the lifeblood of Lunarfest and we cannot do it without your help. Signup here if you wish to volunteer:  https://goo.gl/forms/mkst81RhH07wieOq1 

Yale Sustainable Food Program Announcements
MLK Day Pierson College Tea with Savi Horne, Land Loss Prevention Project
Monday, January 21, 4:00 pm
Pierson College Common Room | 261 Park St., New Haven, CT 06511
 
What connects agriculture, land, and equity? In what ways can racial justice inform the future of land tenure in the American South, and beyond?
 
Join us for a Pierson College Tea on Martin Luther King Jr. Day as we invite Savi Horne, Executive Director of the Land Loss Prevention Project (LLPP), to share her insights on agricultural justice law. Director Horne will speak about her decades of experience in coalition-building and connecting underserved farmers with the resources and recourse they need.
 
This event is free and open to the public. It is part of Yale University's MLK Day programming, as well as co-sponsored by Pierson College and the Yale Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration. Here are further event details.
 
Farming While Black: A Book Conversation with Leah Penniman, Soul Fire Farm
Tuesday, January 29, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale, 211 Park St., New Haven, CT 06511
 
Some of our most cherished sustainable farming practices––from organic agriculture to the farm cooperative and community supported agriculture (CSA)––have roots in African wisdom. Yet, discrimination and violence against African-American farmers has led to a decline from 14 percent of all growers in 1920 to less than 2 percent today, with a corresponding loss of over 14 million acres of land. Further, black communities suffer disproportionately from illnesses related to lack of access to fresh food and healthy natural ecosystems.
 
Soul Fire Farm, cofounded by author, activist, and farmer Leah Penniman, is committed to ending racism and injustice in our food system. Extending this work is Leah’s recent and already widely acclaimed book, Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm’s Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land. Join us as we host Leah for a book conversation, and to discuss how you can help build a food system based on justice, dignity, and abundance for all.
 
This event is free and open to the public, and is a kick-off event for Afro-American Cultural Center’s Black History Month programming. It is co-sponsored by the Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale and Yale Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration. Here are further event details.
 
YSFP Undergraduate Opportunities Fair
Friday, January 25, 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Yale's Office of LGBTQ Resources Café, 135 Prospect St., New Haven, CT 06511
 
Curious about food and agriculture at Yale? Making pizza or growing vegetables at the Yale Farm? Funding to do food-related research abroad?
 
Come learn about how to become involved with YSFP this spring and beyond. An information session will begin at 1:00 pm; afterwards, YSFP staff and students will be available to answer any questions during breakout sessions from 1:30 to 2:30 pm. Here are further event details.
 
Here is information for the Global Food Fellowship, the Lazarus Summer Internship, and term-time positions. Applications can be submitted via a common application.
 
Thank you in advance.
Young Global Scholars Summer Job Opportunity
Yale Young Global Scholars (YYGS) is hiring for paid, full-time, seasonal instructional staff positions! If you are interested in teaching, mentoring, and inspiring high school students from countries around the world, and enjoy working collaboratively, YYGS may be the right place for you. Every year, YYGS hires 100+ undergraduate and graduate students to teach, mentor, and supervise participants both in and out of the classroom.  Our instructors gain valuable experience in teaching and curriculum development and build skills in teamwork and organization. To learn more, check out our website, read our YYGS Employment Prospectus, or contact us at join.yygs@yale.edu
Internships in DC
Interested in exploring a career on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C.? Consider applying to the following programs:
Mellon Mays Bouchet Info Session
POC Meditations
Asian American Health Advocates
Interested in making a difference in Asian American communities through healthcare advocacy? Asian American Health Advocates (AAHA) is a new organization seeking to decrease the health disparity in Asian American communities through increasing healthcare knowledge. This is done primarily by translating and disseminating public health ads in order to provide accurate and up-to-date health information to Asian Americans communities. If interested, please email julia.ding@yale.edu
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