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The 22nd Annual Augsburg Leadership Awards Ceremony is coming up soon! The Augsburg Leadership Awards are given at the end of every spring semester to outstanding student leaders and student organizations. The award recipients will be announced at the Augsburg Leadership Awards on Sunday, April 18 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Inductees of the Augsburg Senior Leadership Society and graduates of the Inclusion Scholars program will also be honored.
The Zoom Link is TBD, but please RSVP on Auggie Life to join the celebration of our student leaders and student organizations.
Link to Auggie Life: https://augsburg.campuslabs.com/engage/
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April 7, 4-6pm
This event is co-sponsored by the Batalden Applied Ethics Program and Augsburg Student Day Government (ASDG).
This co-sponsored panel event will feature David Stovall (Professor of Criminology, Law and Justice at the University of Illinois, Chicago) and student panelists. Critical race theorist and abolition scholar Professor Stovall invites us into “a radical imaginary” that “challenges us to think about the world as it is while committing to a process that systemically changes it” (2018, p. 53). Students who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) in traditionally White institutions (TWIs) must navigate a covert White supremacist infrastructure (Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence, 2005) and a White milieu in higher education (for example, “White talk moves,” see Finders & Kwame-Ross, 2020). This proposed panel seeks to move us toward abolition democracy (DuBois, 1998; Davis, 2005) using Ella Baker’s participatory democracy model.
For us to embrace abolition democracy as a TWI, we must all be held accountable. Indeed, abolitionist Bettina Love (2019) has argued for accountability: “Abolitionist teaching asks us to question the piece of the oppressor that lives in us all” (p. 122).“ Thus, there is a moral imperative to use abolition praxis – defined as a “practice theory of change” (Roberts, 2019) – to guide our collective “radical imaginary.”
Pre-registration is required: https://augsburg.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwuce6orDgsGdFOtRr0mYkMB5rx_YDrkbtn
The Batalden/ Augsburg Student Day Government planning committee includes (in alphabetical order by last name): Zoe Barany, Berlynn Bitengo, Thin Thin Kaing, Bibiana Koh and, Knaunong “Birdy” Xiong).
Funding for this public event is generously provided by Paul ’63 and LaVonne (Olson) Batalden ’63, and Stephen ’67 and Sandra Batalden.
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Augsburg Asian Student Association (AASA), Hmong Women Together (HWT), and Pan Asian Student Services(PASS) recognizes that anti-AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islanders) prejudice is only one form of systematic racism that continues to spread in our nation. Together, we appreciate the outpour of outreach and attention from Administration, peers and allies in support of the recent events in Georgia last week and our daily lived experiences.
We hope that there will be work in solidarity from Augsburg to take a stand against the structures that perpetuate and fuel discrimination for all BIPOC and specifically recently more heightened assaults on Pan-Asians in our communities, and to identify actionable ways to address this and all forms of prejudice, stigmatization, and racism.
We hereby recommend for you to join us in the following spaces at Augsburg to continue these conversations and to help us come together in community:
-Join us next week for our #stopasianhate Virtual Candlelight Vigil on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 4:30pm- RSVP on the Auggie Life page: https://augsburg.campuslabs.com/engage/event/7026755
-Save the date and participate in AASA’s Pan Asian Week (PAW) on March 29-April 2, 2021- https://fb.me/e/cXbghe8sq
-For BIPOC Faculty, Staff and Students, consider joining Augsburg for a discussion on Thursday April 1, 2021 from 10:30am-11:30am, holding a space via Zoom that will be centered around BIPOC students, staff, and faculty gathering in discussion to process current events regarding racial violence in the United States, including but not limited to the Derek Chauvin trail in Minneapolis and the shootings in Atlanta that targeted Asian American communities. RSVP on the Auggie Life page –https://augsburg.campuslabs.com/engage/event/7015191
-Consider attending the following conference to learn more about these AAPI issues at the 2021 APAHE national summit on April 15, 2021–http://www.apahenational.org
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Ever wonder if/when you should disclose your disability to an employer? What if your boss says no when you request a reasonable accommodation? Should you talk about your disability in a job interview? What are some tips for finding your next job?
Join us today at 3:30 p.m. Kathy McGillivray, Director of the CLASS office, will lead a discussion on disability in the workplace, requesting accommodations, and knowing your legal rights.
Auggie Connect is available to students with disabilities each Monday 3:30-4:30 PM. If you need a disability-related accommodation to participate, contact email@example.com
Zoom Meeting ID: 9990654 4396
Auggie Connect Zoom meeting
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On Thursday April, 1 at 10:30-11:30 am Campus Life will be holding a space via Zoom that will be centered around BIPOC students, staff, and faculty gathering in discussion to process current events regarding racial violence in the United States, including but not limited to the Derek Chauvin trail in Minneapolis and the shootings in Atlanta that targeted Asian American communities. RSVP on the Auggie Life page.
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The Center for Wellness and Counseling (CWC) will be offering for the the last time this semester, a psycho-educational group for Augsburg students starting Wednesday, April 7th via zoom from 4:30 – 6 pm. The group facilitated by CWC counselor Josh Kent will identify and help students learn about the role of emotions in our lives and skills for working with them. If you are interested in the group or learning more contact Josh at firstname.lastname@example.org