ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals for America) is a national Latino professional organization over 100,000 strong. The new ALPFA chapter at Penn is looking for any underclassmen interested in taking a board position. This would look incredible on a resume, provide a leadership position in the Latinx community, and position them with a plethora of internship/networking opportunities.
If interested reach out to Noah Hendren at firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you interested in volunteering with us this Spring?
We would love to have your help!
Puentes Education is more than an after school program, it's a community. We are currently looking for passionate and dynamic volunteers to work with our early childhood - 12th grade students.
Watch the *VIDEO below* or check out our application to learn more about our programs and how you can get involved. Please apply as soon as possible, but no later than midnight on Sunday, December 8th. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Questions? Contact Lili at email@example.com with any questions. Thank you for supporting our work!
On November 19, students at more than a dozen campuses in the U.S and the UK are rallying against Palantir in a #NoTechforICE student day of action, protesting the company's work for Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Palantir has two active contracts with ICE worth $92 million that have been called "mission critical" to the agency. Its software has been used in workplace raids and has separated families and destroyed communities. One of these contracts is up for renewal on November 27, so we're coordinating across campuses to tell Palantir to stop fueling deportations and stop working with ICE. #CanceltheContract
Palantir also has lucrative contracts with universities across the country, paying them thousands of dollars a year for special recruitment access to students. PENN IS ONE OF THESE INSTITUTIONS. Join almost 2,500 students at more than 30 campuses who have signed petitions asking their schools to cut ties with Palantir.
Join us. Pledge not to work at Palantir while it works for ICE: https://action.mijente.net/petitions/end-palantir-contracts-with-the-university-of-pennsylvania?just_launched=true "
HIAS PA is a refugee resettlement agency in Center City. Students would receive training and materials to prepare them to provide job readiness training to HIAS PA clients and therefore add capacity to HIAS PA’s employment services. By volunteering with HIAS PA, you will meet and work with other people that are passionate about supporting refugees and immigrants and be instrumental in an individual’s increased independence, social mobility, and opportunity in the United States. The term client is used to refer to refugees and asylees served by HIAS PA.
Monday 12:30-5:30pm (includes travel time)
Wednesday 9am-12:30pm (includes travel time)
Wednesday 12:30-5:30pm (includes travel time)
Puentes de Salud
Puentes de Salud promotes the health and wellness of Philadelphia's rapidly growing Latinx immigrant population through health care, education, and community building initiatives. Students will help the education branch that serves youth ages 3-18 and their families through year-round, out-of-school-time programming. ***Mandatory orientation for all programs will take place Saturday, September 21, 10am-2pm at Puentes de Salud, 1700 South Street. ***
Monday 2:30-6:30pm—Elementary & Middle School (Southwark - includes travel time)
Wednesday 2:30-6:30pm—Elementary & Middle School (Southwark - includes travel time)
Tuesday 2:15-6pm—Early Childhood (Southwark - includes travel time)
Thursday 2:15-6pm—Early Childhood (Southwark - includes travel time)
In addition to volunteering at either site, volunteers are required to attend biweekly educational workshops on Wednesday nights at 7pm.
Interested students can fill out this application: https://forms.gle/RR4TnhEZv1cTdWPcA
If you have any questions, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
What: "Las Madres de Berks" Documentary Screening + Dialogue with Michelle Angela Ortiz
Where: University of Pennsylvania, Lauder College House, 3335 Woodland Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Media Room 111 (Entrance on Campus Side; RSVP Highly Encouraged For Entrance)
Time: 6:00-8:00pm + Dinner Served
RSVP: Encouraged ahead of time for easier entrance to Lauder College House. We will expect several people may show up and be led through security at front entrance.
Penn Sponsors: Greenfield Intercultural Center (GIC), The Center for Public Art and Space at the Stuart Weitzman School of Design, La Casa Latina, Lauder College House, Latin American and Latino Studies, and Penn for Immigrant Rights
Talkback Participants: Michelle Angela Ortiz, Ale Cabrales and Erik Vargas of Penn for Immigrant Rights, and Moderated by Paul Farber of Monument Lab/Penn Center for Public Art and Space.
Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture is pleased to present an Arab Music Weekend Workshop on December 7 and 8, open to educators and musicians interested in learning Arab music with two master artists, Issam Rafea (oud) and Hafez Kotain (percussion). Participants will be introduced to Arab modes (maqamat), rhythms (iqa’at), and styles of ornamentation and improvisation. String players should bring their instrument and those interested in percussion will have hand drums (tableh and daff) provided. The weekend will culminate with a short demonstration by the participants and a duo performance by Issam and Hafez.
We welcome educators, musicians, community members, undergrads and grad students. Participants who want to attend the Oud workshop need experience playing stringed instruments (can read music, have played a string instrument at least a year or two). Drums are provided for and rhythm-based music tends to slightly easier to jump into. In general we are looking for some musical background but participants can still be beginners. In the end, our teachers will assess the ability level of the participants and work from there. Here's a line that you can feel free to use:
"We welcome participants of diverse musical backgrounds and abilities, but ask that participants have some experience in either percussion or with a stringed instrument, and some familiarity with reading music in their chosen instrument. Participants do not need to be experts!"
Here’s link to our website page
And here’s link to fb event page
Dates: December 7-8, 2019
Times: Saturday 10am – 3:30pm (Lunch 12-12:30pm)
Sunday 10am – 4:30pm (Performance with Issam & Hafez, 3-4:30pm)
Location: Greenfield Intercultural Center, 3708 Chestnut Street, West Philadelphia
For educators: ACT 48 credit provided
Fee: $75 for Saturday Workshop + Ticket to Concert | or $100 for Saturday and Sunday Workshop + Ticket to Concert
Register for Workshop!
Hafez Kotain: Hafez Kotain is a master percussionist fluent in both Arab and Latin rhythms–a fluency he honed in his native countries of Syria and Venezuela. In 2013 he received a Pew Fellowship in the Arts, a prestigious award given to Philadelphia artists of exemplary talent. Born in Venezuela of Syrian heritage, he grew up in Syria until the age of 16 years. He began playing the doumbek at the age of seven years, made his first stage performance at nine years, and went on to study with master Syrian percussionist Hady Jazan, winning the national percussion competitions in Syria for five consecutive years.
Issam Rafea: Winner of the 2010 “Best Composer Award” in Dubai International Film Festival (Muhr Arab) in the film “Matar Ayloul,” “September Rain,” Rafea was the Chair of the Arabic Music Department at High Institute of Music in Damascus and the principal conductor of Syrian National Orchestra for Arabic Music from 2003 to 2013. While in Syria, Rafea was an active composer and arranger for TV and Theater since the 90s. Rafea collaborates internationally with groups like “Gorillaz” arranging five works that were performed by the Syrian National Orchestra for Arabic Music. It was recorded in Damascus Opera house. Rafea is co-founder and oudist for the contemporary Arabic music group Hewar, which has performed in UAE, Egypt, Germany, UK, France, Japan, and USA. In 2011 and 2012 the group participated in the Morgenland Festival in Osnabrueck, Germany. Rafea also founded “Twais Quartet,” a group that performs both original compositions by Rafea and traditional Arabic music works. He is currently Visiting Teacher/Artist in the Department of Music for 2017 Spring Term at Carleton College, MN.