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February 17, 2019

Upcoming Events


  • Robyn Rodriguez Discussion - February 20 @ Wilson 142 5-6:30 PM
  • Barrio Day - February 21 @ Clark 107 6:30-8 PM
  • Last Regular Volleyball Game - February 21 @ Mem Gym 9:30 PM
  • Winter Classic - February 23 @ Virginia Tech
  • Council Elections - March 3 @ Newcomb Theatre

From the Secretary


Hi everybody!! A huge thank you to everyone who came out today to Board Elections and voted on your new (and almost complete) Board for the 2019-2020 school year!


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And now that Board Elections are over, it's time to start getting ready for Council Elections! These elections will be held on March 3rd, so clear your calendars and get ready to vote on your 2019-2020 Council!

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ALSO, don't forget that this Thursday is BARRIO DAY!! Join us in Clark 107 from 6:30-8 PM in order to see some previews of the dances that are going to be performed at Barrio!!
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Mega(n) love from your week(lee) newsletter <3

Advocacy


Wednesday, February 20 (2/20) 5-6:30 PM - Robyn Rodriguez: A Talk on Migrant Labor of the Philippines



"There is a racialized dynamic to global forms of labor demand that require critical examination. That many migrants around the world today work in service jobs, as racialized others in the contexts where they are employed, and perform labor that reproduce relations of servility is noteworthy. Indeed, it is important to note how frequently activist epistemologies use the terms “bondage” or “servitude” to characterize migrant work. The frequent use of terms such as bondage and indentured servitude in descriptions of migrant workplaces indicates both the nature of workplace conditions and the power dynamics that exist in these relationships. In her talk, Dr. Rodriguez examines these dynamics through a case-study of the experiences of migrants from the Philippines."

Culture


Hello hello! GET HYPE Barrio season is starting!!!! Traditional and Modern practices are starting this week, so make sure to come to practice!!!
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ALSO BARRIO DAY IS THIS THURSDAY AT 6:30 PM IN CLARK 107! Come and find out who's in skit (I heard there's a trailer for the reveal of the skit cast *side eye emoji*) and how to sign up for committees! Let's have an absolutely fantastic Barrio season!
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Have a great week and keep smiling!

~Juicy Coulture~


Danielle Borgonia (dgb9bj) & Cindy Bui (cbb7ar)

Sports


Don't forget to come out to our last regular volleyball game of the season on Thursday at 9:30 PM at Mem Gym!

External Announcements


Celebrate, eat, and enjoy a unique cultural experience! Make your own water lantern to set afloat with the sisters of Sigma Psi Zeta, brothers of Delphic of Gamma Sigma Tau, and members of the Mainland Student Network. Traditional desserts will also be sold to benefit the Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project!


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The 2019 AL1GN (Alliance for the Low-Income & First- Generation Narrative) Conference, will be hosted at the University of Virginia on March 22nd, 2019 – March 24th, 2019. This year, we will address a persistent issue that impacts many FGLI students: Educational Insecurity. The risk that poverty continues to impose on these students compels their home institutions to allocate even more resources. Attrition for FGLI students is staggeringly, and unnecessarily, high. We must bring to light this issue for everyone involved: students, faculty, administrators, and community members. The conference explores systematic solutions to better support and empower this vulnerable student population.

With this year's AL1GN Conference seeking to unite 300-350 First-Generation, Low-Income (FGLI) college students, with numerous other identities and experiences, half of our attendees (~150-175) will be coming from outside of UVa and will therefore need housing accommodations.

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