The Animal Rights Activism Committee (ARAC) is proud to host this public webinar with our co-founder Bina Ahmad and founder and Executive Director of Food Empowerment Project (FEP) lauren Ornelas!
Please RSVP on Facebook to get updates, including the webinar link which will be made available closer to the date.
This webinar will highlight FEP’s groundbreaking work and activism in food justice, FEP’s focus on cross movement solidarity, and how lauren Ornelas inspired much of ARAC’s politics viewing food justice through an intersectional lens, including ARAC’s Food Justice Guidelines.
lauren Ornelas is the founder/director of Food Empowerment Project (FEP), a vegan food justice nonprofit seeking to create a more just world by helping consumers recognize the power of their food choices. lauren has been active in the animal rights movement for more than 30 years. She is the former executive director of Viva!USA, a national nonprofit vegan advocacy organization that Viva!UK asked her to start in 1999 and for which she investigated factory farms and ran consumer campaigns. In cooperation with activists across the country, she persuaded Trader Joe’s to stop selling all duck meat and achieved corporate changes within Whole Foods Market, Pier 1 Imports, and others, and she helped halt the construction of an industrial dairy operation in California. She was also the spark that got the founder of Whole Foods Market to become a vegan. In addition, lauren served as campaign director with the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition for six years. Watch her TEDx talk on “The Power of Our Food Choices.” Learn more about FEP’s work at foodispower.org and veganmexicanfood.com.
Bina Ahmad is a social justice attorney, and has worked with numerous animal rights and human rights organizations. She lived and worked in Palestine with Al-Haq, served on the legal team for the Russell Tribunal on Palestine, was a legal consultant to Badil Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights as well as the Norwegian Refugee Council’s Palestine Division. She currently serves on the Steering Committee of the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights, as well the advisory board of the Food Empowerment Project, and the ARAC advisory board, which she co founded. She conducts Know Your Rights trainings for radical left movements and state targeted communities. She currently works as a public defender in Manhattan, New York.
Are you a sophomore/sophomore Feb woman? Applications for Middlebury College’s fourth cohort of the BOLD Women’s Leadership Network are being accepted now! With funding and inspiration from the late Helen Gurley Brown’s foundation, the Pussycat Foundation, BOLD focuses on facilitating opportunities for women’s career development and networking through scholarship funding, programming, and post-graduation fellowships.
If you are interested in applying for the BOLD Scholarship, please do so by Tuesday, April 30, 2019.
A complete application consists of this form and a copy of your unofficial transcript and a photo sent email@example.com. The criteria candidates must meet to be considered for the BOLD scholarship are:
● Junior standing (as of Fall 2019); Class of 2021 or 2021.5
● Students who identify as women
● Full-time enrollment
● Good academic standing
● Exceptional leadership ability
● Demonstrated ability to work well in groups
● BOLD Scholars are required to reside on campus for the duration of the official programming (Spring2020, Fall 2020, and Spring 2021); students studying abroad in Fall 2019 may apply. BOLD Scholars who will be on campus in Fall 2019 may participate in unofficial programming in the first semester.
From the pool of all applicants, finalists will be invited for individual half-hour interviews on Thursday, May 9, 2019 sometime 4:30-7pm so please save that date/time window. The Middlebury cohort of 7 women will be selected by early summer 2019.
Feel free to email BOLD Director Elaine Orozco Hammond with any questions.
Looking for an
on-campus job next year?
Join the impressive and fun
front office team at the CCI!
(You’ll have access to
the famous CCI snacks!)
If the following describes you: kind, approachable, compassionate, energetic, spirited, resourceful, and can maintain a smile and sense of humor even during the most challenging of days then we hope you will apply for this opportunity.
Applicants must submit a résumé, cover letter that explains why you want to work at the CCI and the names of two references to be considered for this position. Apply via PeopleAdmin here. Deadline to apply is 4/28.
(Did we mention you get to work with not one, not two, not three, but FOUR dogs who are part of the campus “Dogs at Work” program?)
So you’ve found the perfect summer internship, but how do you know if your internship is going to provide you with what you need if you’re not sure what type of experience it is that you want, or if you haven’t established any goals to know what you hope to accomplish?
The most amazing internship experiences are those that prepare students for the work they hope to do after graduating from Midd.
How to Choose Your Goals
From the folks at wayup.com in their article, “How to Set Great Internship or Job Goals” (read the full article here):
Setting the best, achievable goals for your internship or entry-level job largely depends on knowing what you want, what you’re capable of, what your role will enable you to reasonably do, and what the company is trying to do. When setting your goals, it’s important to ask yourself a few key questions.
First, ask yourself why you accepted this internship or job. This should help you figure out what you should try and learn from it. Understanding your own personal motivation for taking the job should help you set a good personal learning goal.
Second, consider what the company is trying to do. Your goals should benefit you and the company. If your goals don’t align with the company’s goals, then your efforts likely won’t have any impact on the company’s success and you won’t be able to demonstrate your value to the company.
Third, ask yourself what type of impact you’d like to have on the company. What would you be most proud of achieving?
Fourth, examine the responsibilities of the role you have at the company and determine what your role will enable you to achieve. If you’re a sales intern, you probably won’t be super successful at helping the company achieve their engineering-related goals.
Internship Goal Examples
- Social media marketing intern – Grow Twitter followers by 25% by the end of summer.
- Software Engineering Intern – Learn Ruby on Rails and deploy 1 new feature by the end of summer.
- Anyone – Have coffee with 1 full-time employee each week.
Once you have your goals set, it is helpful to track your progress. A good rule of thumb is to check in on your status one time dimension below the scope of your goals. For example, you should check on any monthly goals every week.
Do what you can to make the most out of your summer internship. Make friends with your coworkers, take lots of notes, go above and beyond to help where needed, and always act professionally. This will make you stand out and hopefully gain some contacts within your field, which will hopefully lead to some job prospects!
Check out these helpful internship tips from former PCAS:
Check out this Funded Internship – deadline extended to 4/21!
Develop “Rise and Walk” walking groups throughout Addison County.
The local Addison County RiseVT Program has 3 broad goals:
- To increase physical activity, especially walking
- Increase access and education around nutritious foods
- Foster a sense of neighborliness among residents, decreasing isolation
As part of their quest to increase physical activity, especially, walking, among residents, RiseVT is introducing “Rise and Walk”.
Research and develop .5 and 1.0 mile and 2.0 mile walking routes and produce Rise and Walk Map for each community by considering:
- Safety of walking routes
- Feasibility of walking within the community, with or without added safety measures
- Difficulty of route
- Readiness of communities to host walking initiatives
Student may work in conjunction with the Addison County Regional Planning Commission to research individual Town Plans, and with the Middlebury Recreation Department.
Intern must have access to reliable transportation. Hours are 30 per week. Start/end dates of internship are flexible.
Don’t fret if you missed the deadline for internship funding for unpaid internships this weekend. I’ve sorted through Handshake and am including a link HERE to over 70 PAID internships, jobs and fellowships, ranging from working part-time at The Climate Museum on Governors Island in NYC to The National Endowment for Democracy to the Society for International Development. THERE ARE LOTS OF PAID POSITIONS STILL OPEN ON HANDSHAKE!
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Dance, music and visual arts event, panel and reception to honor Earth Day & the Arts
Monday, April 22 – EARTH DAY!
Mahaney Center for the Arts (MAC)
4:00 – 7:00p
4:00p Welcome & Dance Performance (MAC patio)
4:30p Emergent Universe Oratorio (MAC 2nd floor lobby)
5:00p Student Performances & Visual Art (MAC 2nd floor lobby)
5:45p Eco Arts Presentations (MAC 1st floor lobby)
6:15p Panel & Reception (MAC 1st floor lobby)
Earth Day 2019 Nourishing Change Through the Arts will offer live music and dance performances, artistic displays, and a panel discussion followed by an informal reception. Art will address the theme of all living beings – including humans in relationship to the Earth and our changing climate. All programming will be engaging and participatory when possible and choreographed to flow, literally, like water throughout the entire venue. The organizers want people to leave this event feeling energized and creative and perhaps inspired to:
- Engage more actively with their environments
- Cherish an emergent vision for the future of our planet
- Foster human connection within their homes and communities
Questions? Contact Nadine Barnicle, Professor of the Practice, Environmental Studies
Sponsored by Environmental Studies Program, Franklin Center for the Environment, Office of the Director of the Arts
This Friday, April 19
6:00 – 8:00p
Sunrise Middlebury would like to welcome you to a Vermont Town Hall on the Green New Deal. The town hall will offer the opportunity to listen to presentations on the Green New Deal for Vermont and the U.S. as well as the Sunrise movement. Participants are encouraged to share stories about the impacts of climate change and discuss what a Green New Deal could mean for Vermont.
Many people are inspired by the vision of a Green New Deal. And history has shown us that the sweeping societal change we’re calling for with the Green New Deal can only be won with an alignment of political and social movements that establish the political ‘common sense,’ and advance a shared agenda for society. We know we can’t do this alone! Town Halls are an opportunity to build relationships and power with other organizations and movements who share our values and have interest in the Green New Deal.
Click here for the Facebook event page. Location is subject to change and updates will be posted there as the planning process unfolds.
The Green Mountain Conservation Camp (GMCC) program run by Fish & Wildlife is still searching for two female natural resource instructors for the 2019 season. The position begins June 3rd and ends August 17th.
GMCC’s mission is to educating youth about Vermont’s natural resources. The camps give youth life skills and knowledge they can use to continue the state’s traditional rural pursuits–enjoying all aspects of the outdoor world. The program’s greatest strength is connecting young people to the outdoors.
Annually, about 1,000 kids between the ages of 12-16 spend a week at GMCC. The camps run for nine weeks in the summer, and there are separate weeks for boys and girls. The camps are located at two sites: Edward F. Kehoe Camp in Castleton, VT and Buck Lake Camp in Woodbury, VT.