The SCOOP - May 10, 2020

Welcome to our weekly update on the happenings of the Africana Community at Tufts University. Each week we will update announcements from the Africana Center and feature events by and/or co-sponsored by the Africana Center; feature events by student organizations within the Africana community and other programming centering Africana issues; feature student work, and provide updates on job and internship opportunities-- in that order!

May 10, 2020

Announcements

We want to validate all of the stress and concerns that have impacted our community recently. We will continue to relay information and have included more important resources. Linked below is a resource list that will be updated weekly.

Resources

 

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Student Corner

Pearl Robinson: Recipient of the 2019 Distinguished Africanist Award from the African Studies Association. 

 

Follow the button below to the Spring 2020 ASA Newsletter, which features a story about her award:

Spring 2020 ASA Newsletter

 

The People's Playlist

The Africana Center now has a community playlist. Enjoy music that you and other members of the community are listening to. Don’t hesitate to add songs you’d like to see. 

Click this LINK to add to the playlist

Click this LINK to access the playlist 

ENJOY!!!


Community-Wide Programs

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Art Submission

April is Sexual Violence Awareness Month and to honor and empower all people and communities impacted, CARE is asking for art submissions that reflect and raise awareness of the diverse and intersecting narratives of folks harmed by sexual violence.

 Art submitted will be posted on the CARE Facebook page throughout the month of April. Artist should submit picture or video file(s) with a description of their work. Submissions can be pictures, drawings, spoken word performances, poems, and many more works of art. If you have questions about a submission please email the Resource and Prevention Specialist, Kyla Martin, at kyla.martin@tufts.edu.

 

"The Virtual Book Club will meet over zoom to discuss a chosen book roughly related to social justice. Our first book of the semester is Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. The Book Club will have an informal discussion related to the contents of the book on April 18th at 3:30. Before the discussion takes place, a guiding question list will be shared with participants. Everyone is welcome!"

Please email elebetel.assefa@tufts.edu if you are interested or have any questions/concerns?

 

Tufts Counseling and Mental Health Service: Spring 2020 Virtual Support Groups

 

Virtual Support Group for Undergraduates 

4 Wednesdays, 2:30 – 3:30p.m., April 15 through May 6

            For Tufts undergraduates currently living on campus or in the greater Boston area. Join a small group of other students in four weekly meetings via Zoom. This confidential group aims to help you build connections, get support, and share strategies for self-care and coping in the current challenging times. Facilitated by CMHS Staff Clinicians, Marilyn Downs and Sophie Ricks. For more information or to sign up, please contact: marilyn.downs@tufts.edu or sophie.ricks@tufts.edu. Students who sign up will be sent a Zoom link for the group sessions. 

CMHS Virtual Support Group for Graduate Students 

4 Fridays, 2:30 – 3:30 pm, April 17 through May 8

        For Tufts graduate students currently living on campus or in the greater Boston area. Join a small group of other students in four weekly meetings via Zoom. This confidential group aims to help you build connections, get support, and share strategies for self-care and coping in the current challenging times. Facilitated by CMHS Staff Clinicians, Sophie Ricks and Marilyn Downs. For more information or to sign up, please contact: sophie.ricks@tufts.edu or marilyn.downs@tufts.edu. Students who sign up will be sent a Zoom link for the group sessions. 

In this linked document is a compiled list of CMHS updates, resources and supports that will continue to be added to as more information is gathered and shared:

 CMHS Updates, Resources, and Supports


Webinars

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My Ethnicity is Not a Virus: Addressing Anti-Asian Racism During COVID-19

 An Asian American townhall taking place Thursday, April 30

Panelists: Jean Wu, and Liza Talusan

 Black Maternal Health Event Committee Webinar: Featuring Dr. Nakeitra L. Burse

The Black Maternal Health Event Committee is hosting a webinar with the amazing Dr. Nakeitra L. Burse, DrPH, MS, CHES on Friday-May 8th at 3:00 PM. The webinar will provide an ecological perspective to addressing maternal morbidity and mortality among Black women. The webinar will include: A short overview of the historical context of disparities in Black maternal health; the trailer for "Laboring with Hope;" the goals of the film, how it has been used, and how it aligns with local and national strategies and the power of media, art, and storytelling in public health practice.

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Jobs/Internships/Volunteer

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Participate in Research on Food Security among Tufts Undergraduate Students

We invite you to participate in an anonymous survey to help us with this research project. Responding to this survey will help us better understand the current food environment of Tufts University among undergraduate students. The survey consists of multiple-choice questions. It should take approximately 10-15 minutes. All of the responses are confidential and participation is voluntary. You will be asked to provide your consent prior to taking the survey. 

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We greatly appreciate your time and support for this research. Participants will have the option to enter a drawing to win one of twenty $50 JumboCash prizes. Should you have any questions about the research or the survey please do not hesitate to contact Madeleine Clarke at madeleine.clarke@tufts.edu or Ian Wong at ian.wong@tufts.edu.