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September 23 - 30

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The Inaugural Bouchet Ball

Celebrating 45 Years of BSAY
November 9th, 2012
Yale Black Alumni's Study Break!

Tomorrow from 7:30-9:00 in the Lighten Room, Life Coach Aaron Shipp ('96) & Social Worker April Grigsby ('01) will be hosting an evening of light discussion about topics ranging from their favorite foods to the presidential election!

Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality in the 2012 Elections

Tues Oct 9th, 8-9 with MEChA, WGSS, Women's Center, WLH 309
You have heard politicians, journalists, pundits, and superpacs with their views of the elections. But scholars in the fields of WGSS, ER&M, and Labor History have insights to share on what is going on based on their research and their fields. Join us for a one-hour fast-paced conversation and questions on topics that matter to us.

Speakers include Laura Wexler, Robert Corber, Jennifer Klein, Alberto Sergio Laguna, and Crystal Feimster.

Food will be provided.


ABG Study Break with YBWC

Join Yale Black Women's Coalition this Wednesday, Oct. 10th, at 7pm for an Awkward Black Girl study break in the Lighten Room of the Af-Am House. Whether you can't wait to see each new episode on the first Thursday of the month or you've never even heard of ABG, come out and watch with us! We will be watching the best and most important episodes in chronological order, so anyone can follow the story.

D(ean) C(ohen) Chillin'

A Dean's Study Break
Wednesday, Oct 10, 9PM, Af-Am House Founders' Room

That's right, y'all. The poised and dapper Dean Rodney T. Cohen will be hosting a study break this Wednesday at 9:00pm.
Bring your appetite and your ascot.

House Family Weekend Schedule of Events

Saturday, Oct 13
Classically Black
2:30-4:00 pm at the Af-Am Center, The Enormous Room

Join the Afro-American Cultural Center for an afternoon of music, poetry, dance and theatre. Refreshments will be served.
The Reveiling of the Hard Works at Yale Exhibition
and Reception with the artist, Gordon Skinner

4:00 pm* at the Af-am Center, The gallery
*immediately following Classically Black
New Haven, CT - Artist Gordon Skinner aptly describes his artwork as “Integrity Art” - “Art that is real, honest, and promotes creative consistency.” The title of his show, Hard Works, a double entendre of sorts, describes Skinner’s collection of paintings comprised primarily of organic portraits that are given expression through the use of bold color, spontaneous brushwork, and a world of hard-edged personal history. In the mask-like visages that Skinner paints, lie revelations that are both personal and universal. They’re reflections that confront some of the hard realities and pressing issues that exist all around us - but do not always press us to action. Check out a documentary on his work here.

A Screening of Gun Hill Road and talk back with director, Rashaad Ernesto Green
Gun Hill Road is the story of a family in transition. It is the story of a young man exploring his sexuality in an intolerant and judgmental world and his exploration's impact on his relationship with his parents and himself. After three years in prison, Enrique (Esai Morales) returns home to the Bronx to find the world he knew has changed. His wife, Angela (Judy Reyes), struggles to hide an emotional affair, and his teenage son, Michael (Harmony Santana), explores a sexual transformation well beyond Enrique's grasp and understanding

A recipient of the prestigious 2009 Princess Grace Foundation - Cary Grant Film Award and named one of indieWIRE’s top ten new voices in cinema, Rashaad continues his work in New York City as a screenwriter, director and founder of filmhouse Mi Alma Films. Selected for the 2010 Tribeca All Access Program, "Gun Hill Road" was also named recipient of the 2009 Spike Lee Fellowship, the 2010 Fotokem Printing & Processing Grant, and recognized by the Urban Arts Initiative in New York City and Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance.

Sunday, October 14th
BCAY Worship Service and Brunch
10:30 am at the Af-Am Center, The Enormous Room

Bring your families and friends for fellowship with the Black Church at Yale! There will be a brunch served immediately after Service. The BCAY family looks forward to meeting your parents!

Sign up for Membership at the Afro-American Cultural Center!

The deadline to sign up is this Tuesday so please fill out this form and stop by the House Monday 7-8:30 or Tuesday 4-5:30 to pay your one-time dues (cash only).
Graduate Students: $20
Seniors: $10
Juniors: $20
Freshmen/Sophomores: $25
*Any student may pay $10 per year and choose to renew their membership each year

Membership includes 24 hour access to the Afro-American Cultural Center, private trips, preference to events, study breaks, and an opportunity for students to leave a legacy through the Yale Membership Project. Graduate students can expect events that are focused on the needs of the graduate community. Please send any questions or concerns to jasmine.simington@yale.edu

Boston Teacher Residency

Wednesday, Oct 17, 7PM Af-Am House Lighten Room

Boston Teacher Residency will be on campus. Click here for details and RSVP.

Since 2003, we've graduated over 400 teachers who are working together across to the district toward fulfilling what we believe should be a basic promise of our democracy: a quality public education for every child, no matter what. That promise starts with great teachers.

Apply now to join the movement.
Download the program flyer here.
Click here to see bios of our current Teacher Residents.

The Boston Teacher Residency (BTR) is an innovative program in urban education that combines graduate coursework toward a Masters degree in Education with a yearlong teaching apprenticeship before placement as a full-time teacher in the Boston Public Schools (BPS). We recruit talented, committed individuals of all ages and diverse backgrounds to enter a 13-month Teacher Residency modeled on a clinical teaching hospital approach; residents apply theory to practice, taking rigorous coursework and gaining extensive hands-on, practical experience in the classroom. They then continue to receive formal support and professional development during the first three years and beyond of their teaching careers.

Our mission is to drive significant student achievement gains in Boston through the recruitment, preparation, and support of exceptional teachers. Since 2003, we've graduated over 400 teachers who are working together across to the district toward fulfilling what we believe should be a basic promise of our democracy: a quality public education for every child, no matter what. That promise starts with great teachers.

Program Highlights:
● Co-teach in a collaborative teaching and learning environment under the guidance of experienced Clinical Teacher Educators
● Take coursework taught by exceptional faculty
● Earn a low-cost M.Ed. from University of Massachusetts Boston (UMass Boston), a Massachusetts Initial Teacher license, and credit toward dual license in Special Education or English as a Second Language
● Receive a generous stipend plus health benefits during the residency year
● Receive extensive support during your first three years teaching in the BPS
● Take advantage of our unique tuition remission agreement -- the $10K program tuition is fully waived after completion of a three-year teaching commitment in the Boston Public Schools

We are now accepting applications for the 2013-14 program. Deadlines: Nov 15, Jan 31, and Apr 1. Vsit our website and submit a Prospect Form to access the online application.

Carolyn Chen | Director of Recruitment and Admissions
BPE | 27-43 Wormwood Street | Suite 110 | Boston, MA 02210
phone 617.275.0755 | fax 617.275.0775 | www.bpe.org

J.P. Morgan: Launching Leaders Experience
Friday, November 9, 2012, NYC

If you are an exceptional Black, Hispanic or Native American student and have a strong interest in global finance, we want to talk to you. Our Launching Leaders Experience is your opportunity to meet with some of J.P. Morgan’s leaders, hear about their experiences and get their advice on how to jumpstart your career. This is an exciting time to be at J.P. Morgan and you can be part of it.
Location: J.P. Morgan New York City headquarters

This event is for sophomores and juniors interested in summer opportunities in our Private Bank and Investment Management businesses.
Please apply here by October 9th.
Register to Vote!
Just a reminder that the registration deadline by mail for CT is Oct 23! If you would like a form, please see Nia Holston  
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