Tuesday, November 18th 12pm - 2 pm
International Service Learning Opportunities
Professor Juan Jose Gutierrez will discuss his recent experience teaching a service learning course in Spain, partnering with the Red Cross. Professor Gutierrez and SLI Director Seth Pollack will report on the 2014 Global Service-Learning Institute Conference, sponsored by Cornell University, New York Campus Compact, and the Amizade Global Service-Learning program.
Explore & discuss "Stereotype Threat" & The Mentoring Dilemma
Stereotype threat is a situational predicament in which people are or feel themselves to be at risk of confirming negative stereotypes about their social group. Since its introduction into academic literature, stereotype threat has become one of the most widely studied topics in the field of social psychology. ~ excerpt from Wikipedia
The Service Learning Institute is partnering with The Washington Center Internship Program. Founded by the late William M. Burke who believed that all young people inherently possess the ability to lead. The Washington Center cultivates and transforms the younger generation into civically minded citizens. CSU Monterey Bay has $20,000 in scholarship monies available for the Summer 2014 or Fall 2014 program.
Article taken from the Salinas Californian March 7, 2013
Along Soledad Street in the Chinatown neighborhood there is a plot of land, 2,500 square feet of serenity amid bitter misfortune, as different from the street as green is to gray. It’s known simply as “the garden” throughout the neighborhood.
Free: Having the legal and political rights of a citizen
The Service Learning Institute has fashioned a film series themed "Social Justice... Not Just Us" The first film, Watsonville On Stike (directed by Jon Silver) was shown in 2010. The idea was to show a dynamite documentary film and afterwards engage in a discussion.
Stephanie Anne Johnson, Associate Professor in the Visual and Public Art Department has been appointed a 2012 Fellow for the Wildflowers Institute in San Francisco. As a Fellow she will “provide leadership in developing community think tanks and training programs”.