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CUNY Law’s Center on Latino/a Rights and Equality (CLORE) Fellow, Jorge Gomez, interviews immigration expert, Professor Janet Calvo, about the implications of the Supreme Court’s June 23rd (non)ruling on the expanded DACA/DAPA case, U.S. v. Texas. The Court’s deadlock leaves important immigration law and administrative law questions in limbo. Mr. Gomez and Professor Calvo discuss the deadlock’s implications and next steps.
The CUNY Games Network will be presenting several workshops at Revolutionary Learning in August 2016.
CUNY/SUNY faculty and staff receive a 60% registration discount! Simply go to www.revolutionarylearning.org to register and enter CUNY or SUNY in the registration code field.
Revolutionary Learning 2016 will feature hands-on workshops, educational keynotes, a Local Game Jam, a Revolutionary Game Arcade, and ample networking activities designed to connect attendees with professionals who will inspire. Colleagues and thought leaders from the cutting edge of learning will be in attendance – it’s the one place to truly learn from each other.
What will you Learn? Join us as we showcase, demonstrate, discuss, and assess game-based learning as an innovative strategy capable of transforming learning. A sample of sessions include:
And much more!
For more information, and to register:
It’s summer, which means time for working on research and learning new skills. The GC Digital Fellows aims to support these endeavours by hosting office hours and PUG from June 27 through August 12.
Have questions about developing a digital project or want to find a community of other scholars working on digital projects?
Office Hours: Tuesdays at 2:00-4:00pm in 7414
Want to brush up on your Python skills, learn how to incorporate it into your research, work with others learning & using Python or tackling other technical in nature questions?
PUG: Wednesdays at 12:00-2:00PM in 7414
Questions and comments can be directed to email@example.com
Job Title: Organizing Representative – Beyond Coal Campaign
Reports To: Field Organizing Manager
Context: Builds grassroots power, by leading the implementation of organizing campaigns that will increase the number of people involved, leaders trained, and engagement of people with influence to achieve our conservation goals Plans, organizes and coordinates the activities of staff and volunteers in carrying out the organizing activities for Beyond Coal Campaign. Develops organizing strategies and priorities for Beyond Coal Campaign.
Scope: The Organizing Representative is responsible for recruiting, engaging, and motivating large numbers of new people to take repeated action which will further Sierra Club’s targeted campaign or program goals. Identifies and develops volunteers to take on the role of team leaders and build grassroots power and networks. Identifies and builds alliances with other organizations which can influence decision-makers.
The Organizing Representative is responsible for the coordination and effective implementation of the organizing goals within the assigned campaign or program. Oversees creating the organizing plan and developing the strategy and helps to carry out organizational and issue visibility in regional, national media and in the local community. Participates in activities and services provided by the regional office. Provides leadership in working with volunteer leaders, national, state and local conservation staff on conservation. Evaluates and measures success of activities with manager and campaign or program leads to ensure progress towards the campaign or program’s mission and goals. Helps determine changes to strategies needed to reach goals.
Knowledge & Skills:
This position is represented by a collective bargaining unit and is subject to the terms and conditions of the contract between Sierra Club and John Muir Local.
The Sierra Club offers competitive salary package commensurate with skills and experience plus excellent benefits that include medical, dental, and vision coverage, and a retirement savings 401(k) plan. This is a category 4 exempt position.
Sierra Club is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce.
Explore, enjoy and protect the planet.
*If you are applying for more than one position with us, please attach your job-specific cover letters in the ‘Attachments’ section.
The New York Energy Democracy Alliance is a collaboration of community-based organizations, grassroots groups, and policy experts working together to move New York State toward a renewable, equitable, accountable and local energy system. As New York grapples with its energy vision, the Energy Democracy Alliance has worked to open up opportunities for grassroots and community-based organizations to participate in the decision-making process, push for a more-equitable distribution of the state’s energy resources, and gain control over our energy future. The Alliance has also worked to constrain the power of utility companies, predatory financial institutions, and exploitative market actors within the energy system.
The Alliance has 17 member organizations who work together to carry out our collective goals. We are organized into several issue-oriented task-forces and infrastructure-oriented committees. Our Steering Committee is responsible for keeping the work aligned with our mission and principles and for making decisions around organizational development.
We seek an experienced candidate to fulfill the responsibilities of Statewide Coordinator for the Alliance. We are open to proposals from people living anywhere in New York State. This is a 6-month contract position.
Position Description, Qualifications and Responsibilities
The Coordinator position is a new role for the NY Energy Democracy Alliance. As such, a final set of contracted tasks and deliverables will be negotiated between the successful candidate and the NYEDA Steering Committee, based on the strengths and experience of the individual chosen and the needs of the Alliance. The Coordinator will report on the performance of all contract responsibilities and deliverables to the Steering Committee and will also be accountable to the Alliance membership as a whole. Ability to travel frequently throughout New York State is a must.
The Coordinator must have excellent written and oral communication skills, must be well-organized and able to self-manage. Basic facility with email, word processing, and spreadsheets is a requirement. The Coordinator must demonstrate an ability to collaborate with others and to inspire positive working relationships.
Additionally, we seek proposals from candidates with demonstrated experience in movement-building, community organizing, coalition-building, and/or organizational development. Candidates with a strong policy background, experience in regulatory/legislative campaigns, fundraising/grant-writing experience, or an understanding of how to build grassroots power will be strongly considered. We are not looking for someone with all of these experiences and qualifications, but we are looking for a Coordinator with strong skills and experience in some of these arenas.
Preference will be given to candidates that have experience and competence with the issues of economic and racial justice, either through organizing or life experience.
Basic responsibilities of this contracted position will include:
The chosen individual will work closely with the Alliance’s Steering Committee and membership. Compensation will be determined based on experience.
How to Apply: Proposals must be submitted by July 12, 2016. Proposals should include a letter of application, resume, and contact information for two professional references. Proposals will only be accepted by email, and should be sent to:
Director of Policy and Strategy
The letter of application will be the most important determining document for who will be interviewed for the position. The letter should be 2-5 pages and should summarize relevant experience and skills. The letter should also discuss why the candidate is enthusiastic to assume the responsibilities of this position.
Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to submit proposals.
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The New Labor Forum has launched a bi-weekly newsletter on current topics in labor, curated by the some of the most insightful scholars and activists in the labor world today. Check out some highlights from the latest edition below.
With this newsletter, we offer commentary and labor news on Lin-Manuel Miranda’s blockbuster musical, Hamilton. Haven’t seen it? Odds are most of you haven’t, but that won’t stop anyone from having an opinion of Miranda’s lyrical prowess and its ‘true’ political meaning. We’ll begin with a clip of Miranda performing Hamilton Mixtape at the White House back in 2009, when the show was still being written.
Donatella Galella and James McMaster both offer critiques that capture a central dilemma: while Hamilton exalts the working-class origins and anti-slavery sympathies of its central character, it also elides Hamilton’s anti-democratic views and Wall Street founding role and furthers the immigration myth of a lone hero overcoming all odds by his exceptionalism and hard work. It was recently announced that the cast of Hamilton will host a special show for the Clinton campaign, as part of a commitment to fighting Republican nominee Donald Trump. It’s ironic, since Trump could likely stand behind most of the political messages present in the musical. Since we thought it would be of particular interest to our subscribers, we’re also including an article from the New York Times by Michael Paulson about recent labor negotiations between the show’s producers and the cast over profit sharing.
Finally, we include a review by Sherry Linkon of two recent plays with working-class characters and conflict at their center: Lynn Nottage’s Sweat and Morisseau’s Skeleton Crew Both plays depict‘tenuousness of solidarity, the persistence of divisions around race and class, and the injuries of economic insecurity’, and serve as a reminder that workers and their experiences matter.
OHNY Weekend is made possible through the generous efforts of more than one thousand volunteers, who donate their time and energy to staff participating sites, help coordinate lines, and answer questions. OHNY seeks a full-time, temporary Volunteer Coordinator who will be responsible for oversight and management of the volunteer corps. This is an extremely rewarding position that involves a lot of one-on-one contact with a diverse group of New Yorkers, while making a major contribution to the success of one of New York’s most celebrated cultural events.
Dates: August through October
Hours: 35 hours/week
Responsibilities will include planning and implementing several programmatic events a year, as well as developing strategies to best leverage the work to bring ioby to the next level of citizen engagement. The Events Manager will also contribute 20% of their activities to planning ioby’s fundraising events. For the right candidate, this position is an exciting opportunity to shape the growth of a mission-driven, community-based nonprofit tech startup while contributing to a broad movement of citizen-led neighborhood development.
Women, people of color and LGBT people are always strongly encouraged to apply.
ioby is committed to the principles of equal opportunity. ioby’s organizational policies, practices, programs, activities and decisions regarding employment, hiring, assignment, promotion, compensation, volunteerism, internships and other terms and conditions of employment or voluntary service shall not be based on a person’s race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, mental or physical disability, ancestry, military discharge status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, source of income, parental status, housing status, or other protected status, in accordance with applicable law.
80% of work will be devoted to constituent convenings and local leader cultivation events. 20% of work will be devoted to fundraising events.
Candidates for this position must have:
Exceptional candidates will also have:
ioby has offices New York City, Memphis, Cleveland, Detroit, DC or Pittsburgh, and location in one of these cities is preferable but not required. This position requires a large amount of travel. ioby’s regular business hours are 9-6pm Monday through Friday, but this job will require occasional work outside regular business hours. ioby is a startup: You’ll be expected to bring new ideas, strategies, revise your work on short timelines and bring an attitude of continuous improvement and a culture of innovation.
This full-time position has been funded for one year, and will be evaluated for renewal with the staff member. It is salaried, commensurate with experience, and includes a generous benefit package.