EXTENSION: Want to Speak at Commencement? Submit Your Draft by May 23, 2012

Dear Graduating Students,
The Department is extending the Undergraduate Commencement speaker submission date to Wednesday, May 23rd, 5pm.
The draft does not need to be your final version, but please indicate the overall theme and language you plan to use.

This is open to all graduating Asian American Studies majors and minors who have graduated in Fall 2011, Winter 2012, or will graduate this Spring, and plan to attend the Asian American Studies Department’s commencement ceremony on Saturday morning, June 16th, 2012.

This is the LAST CALL for submissions!

Attention Graduating Asian American Studies Majors and Minors:
Are you graduating this year and participating in our commencement ceremony?
Would you like a chance to deliver the undergraduate keynote speech?
Submit a draft of your intended speech for consideration to speak at this year’s Asian American Studies Commencement ceremony. Drafts MUST NOT EXCEED 5 MINUTES IN LENGTH.
Include a one page statement explaining why you would like to be considered as a commencement speaker.
Include your name, Student ID #, Email and phone #.
Submit your draft to the Asian American Studies department at 3337 Rolfe Hall. ALL MATERIALS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN: 5:00pm, May 23rd, 2012 (Week 8 )
Questions? Contact Jessie at jsingh@asianam.ucla.edu.
The Asian American Studies Commencement ceremony will be held Saturday, June 16th, 2012 from 9:30am – 11:00am, in Schoenberg Hall. Order ticket via your MyUCLA webpage, from May 1st to May 15th. Go to www.commencement.ucla.edu for more info.

Art in Graduate School Workshop: 5/17, 5:00 PM, Campbell 1101

Yes, you canŠ
Do Art in Graduate School
Thursday, May 17, 5:00-6:30 PM
Campbell 1101

Come learn how to
· Find Arts Internships to get hands on experience before or doing Graduate School
· Fund your Graduate Education with fellowships, scholarships, loans and TA ships
· Get Research Experience to study your art making process

Learn how other students are making it happen:

Yvette Martinez-Vu
A Ph.D. student in Theater and Performance Studies at UCLA, examining indigeneity, corporeality, intersectionality and identification in contemporary Mexican and Chicana/o performance.

Lorenzo Perillo
A doctoral candidate in Culture and Performance with a specialization in Dance Studies at UCLA. His dissertation analyzes Filipino identities in Hip-hop dance.

Carissa Garcia
A poet and transfer student, pursuing a B.A. in World Arts and Cultures at UCLA. She is producing a documentary about her grandfather addressing the intersections between activism, family, and cultural identity.

Questions? ecachola@college.ucla.edu

$6,000 Mario Savio Young Activist Award for ages of 18-26 years old: applications due June 30, 2012

Mario Savio Young Activist Award

This award, which carries a cash prize of $6,000, is presented each year to a young person (or persons) with a deep commitment to human rights and social justice and a proven ability to transform this commitment into effective action.
The recipients should have demonstrated leadership ability, creativity, and integrity.
The cash award is divided equally between the individual recipient and an organization of his/her choosing.

Nominations for the Young Activist Award may be submitted at any time by filling out the Nomination Form.
Nominations for the next award are due by June 30 of the current year.
Finalists will be asked to submit further supporting documents (letters of recommendation, articles by or about the candidate, etc.) Anyone may nominate a candidate, including members of the general public.

The Lecture Board may also solicit nominations for activists who have come to its attention.
All material should be submitted by e-mail to savio@sonic. net.

Preference will be given to candidates who have not been widely recognized and do not have personal privilege or a strong institutional base of support.

Between ages of 18-26 by 9/1 of the current year;
Engaged in activism for social change in the U.S., promoting the values of peace, human rights,
economic or social justice, or freedom of expression;
Acting not alone but within the context of an organization, social movement, or larger community effort;
Considered by others within that context as an inspirational leader or motivating force;
Willing to attend award ceremony in Berkeley, California (expenses paid).

For application go to http://www.savio.org/young_activist_award.html