Researchers at the University of Michigan want to hear from you!
We are seeking participants for a research study that concerns how transgender and gender-variant populations navigate gendered socialization following social or physical transition. Clients who are willing to participate will be asked to complete a two-hour semi-structured interview, which will be conducted via Skype (a popular video-conferencing program that is available for free download). The interview will discuss your experiences with gendered expectations, gender identity, and gender presentation throughout the life course (from childhood, through transition/presentation change, and into the present). Participants who successfully complete the interview process will receive a $15 Amazon.com gift certificate.
Subjects that meet the following criteria may be eligible to participate:
- Between the ages of 18 and 55
- Self-identified as trans* or transgender (defined for the purposes of this research as trans-masculine/FTM, trans-feminine/MTF, genderqueer, bi-gendered, androgynous, gender-fluid, or otherwise gender-variant, EXCLUDING drag performers and others with a cisgender (non-trans) core identity
- “Out” in one or more areas of public life (while subjects do not need to be out in ALL areas of their lives–for example, a subject might be out as trans* to co-workers, but not to family members–subjects who are fully closeted will be considered ineligible
- Have taken one or more steps to alter your physical gender presentation (this can mean conventional steps towards medical transition, such as taking hormones or having surgery, but it can also mean pursuing voice coaching, changing style of dress, using a different name/pronouns, etc.)
If you would like more information or are interested in participating, please contact Spencer Garrison (principal investigator) by responding to this posting, or directly at email@example.com. You can also read more about this study on our website, http://spencergarrison.
Community Organizing Internship Program
Spring Semester (January 13th-May 3rd)
Strong verbal communication skills in both English and Spanish
Ability to work independently
Commitment to social justice
Detail-oriented, strong organizational skills
Previous community organizing experience is a plus
Able to work 10-15 hours per week
- Regular meetings and relationship-building with construction workers,
- Developing new relationships with faith, industry, and community leaders interested in responsible building practices and good jobs;
- Organizing press conferences and campaign events; and
- Policy and lobbying support.
Intern stipend is $100/month, and gas and any expense reimbursement. Send a resume and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
______________________________________________________________________________________ Title: Point Foundation LGBTQ Scholarship
______________________________________________________________________________________ We are opening our applicant pool again for a VAV graduate assistant for Prevention and Outreach! This GA will work directly with me, Erin, to develop a programming calendar for Spring, 2014. We are looking for someone with experience and enthusiasm for event dreaming, organizing and staffing. Specifically, this person will be hiring, supervising and collaborating with undergraduate student coordinators (to be hired!) to plan Take Back the Night and other events/campaigns during Sexual Assault Awareness Month, April , 2014. Please see the attached job description. Applications are due Wednesday, December 4, 2013. See job description: VAV Prevention and Outreach Graduate Assistant Search Fall 2013 Voices Against Violence (VAV) is seeking a Prevention and Outreach Graduate Assistant. This position will provide support for prevention and outreach programming for Voices Against Violence (VAV), a program of the Counseling and Mental Health (CMHC). Voices Against Violence (VAV) addresses issues of relationship violence, sexual violence and stalking. Our programs are designed to serve the needs of the diverse UT population with information, education, training, advocacy, counseling and referral services. To learn more about VAV, please visit our website at http://www.cmhc.utexas.edu/vav Job Responsibilities:
- Assist with coordination, recruitment and support of Voices Against Violence student organization
- Assist with campus event organizing, promotion and staffing
- Develop relationships and co-sponsorships with campus partner organizations
- Provide tabling about Voices Against Violence during campus events
- Assist with research regarding best practices for the implementation of primary
- prevention and outreach programming on college campuses (i.e. interpersonal violence, bystander intervention, consent and healthy relationships workshops)
- Develop and/or edit material and updates for website and/or other publications
- Assist with tracking and maintaining supply inventory
- Assist with tracking and compiling statistical data
- Archive historical materials
- Other duties as assigned
Required Qualifications: Must be enrolled as a graduate student taking at least 9 hours per long semester while employed by the Counseling and Mental Health Center Preferred Qualifications
- Previous experience working in the fields of interpersonal violence (specifically relationship violence, sexual violence and stalking).
- Demonstrated experience with trainings, community education or workshop facilitation.
- Comfort working with diverse groups of students, staff, faculty and administration. Ability to facilitate difficult dialogues across differences and experience levels. Comfort with discussing intersectionality as it relates to the prevention of interpersonal violence (i.e. the impact of racism, sexism, classism, ableism, homo- and trans-phobia in the anti-violence movement)
- Ability to identify needs of participants and tailoring programming to meet these needs
- Experience organizing and executing large scale public outreach events.
- Previous experience presenting dynamic and interactive educational material to medium sized groups.
- Ability and experience multi-tasking and working in a self-directed capacity with a sense of fun and humor!
Terms of Employment Nine to ten-month position with starting date from September 2013 and continuing through May 2014. Hours vary depending on student events and programs and may include evenings and weekends. Employment Quarter-time position (10 hours/week) at a salary of $550 per month. To apply, send resume and letter of interest. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Competitive candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please submit application materials via e-mail to:Erin Burrows email@example.com (512) 475-6957 Prevention and Outreach Specialist Counseling and Mental Health Center
Additionally, for people on our listserv who are looking for full-time employment in the field, TAASA is hiring a prevention specialist! More information can be found here: http://www.taasa.org/2013/11/
Volunteer for a Research Study!
Violence/Harm and Transgender, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Queer Latina & Latino Experiences
The purpose of this research project is to better understand the experiences of Latin@ transgender, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer people who experience harm/violence in their lives because of who they are. The study seeks to understand what harm/violence people have encountered throughout their life, when and why they have felt safer or affirmed, and their opinions about harm/violence in society. What You Are Volunteering For? A confidential, audio recorded three (3) hour interview. A $25.00 VISA gift card will be given to all participants who complete the interview. Where Is The Interview? At a safe location the volunteer chooses. Am I Qualified To Volunteer? If you can answer “Yes” to all of the following questions, then you are able to volunteer: 1) Are you of Latin American descent? 2) Are you transgender, lesbian, gay, bisexual, or queer? 3) Have you experienced some type of harm/violence because of who you are? 4) Are you at least 18 years old? 5) Do you currently live in the state of Texas? 6) If an immigrant, have you lived in the United States for at least five (5) years?
This study has been approved by The University of Texas at Austin Institutional Review Board.
If you are interested in volunteering to be interviewed and would like more information, please contact David Glisch-Sánchez by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
¡Participe en un estudio de investigación!
Las experiencias de violencia en las vidas de latinas y latinos transgénero, lesbiana, gay, o bisexual.
El propósito de esta investigación es entender las experiencias de las latinas y los latinos transgénero, lesbiana, gay, o bisexual que han experimentado daño/violencia en sus vidas. La investigación quiere documentar los tipos de daño/violencia que las personas han experimentado durante toda la vida, cuando y porque han sentido más seguro ó afirmado, y sus opiniones sobre el daño y la violencia que hay en la sociedad. ¿Qué hará Ud. si desea participar en ésta investigación? Participar en una entrevista que será confidencial y grabado por tres (3) horas. Cada persona que termina la entrevista recibirá una VISA tarjeta de regalo que vale $25.00. ¿Dónde será la entrevista? En un lugar seguro y privado que el voluntario o la voluntaria prefiera y escoja. ¿Califico yo para el estudio? Si Ud. contesta con un “Sí” a las siguientes preguntas, puede participar en el estudio: 1) ¿Tiene Ud. herencia latinoamericana? 2) ¿Es Ud. transgénero, lesbiana, gay o bisexual? 3) ¿Ha experimentado Ud. violencia u otro tipo de daño porque ser quien es? 4) ¿Tiene Ud. a lo menos 18 años? 5) ¿Vive Ud. en el estado de Texas? 6) Si es inmigrante, ¿ha vivido Ud. en los Estados Unidos a lo menos 5 años? Esté proyecto ha sido aprobado por la Comisión de Revisión Institucional de la Universidad de Tejas en Austin.
Si esta Ud. Interesada(o) a participar en la entrevista y desea más información, por favor envie un mensaje a David Glisch-Sánchez por e-mail a email@example.com
______________________________________________________________________________________ You are invited to participate in a study regarding subtle discrimination and well-being in lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals. The study is conducted by LGB-identified/ally researchers at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. The purpose of this research is to further the counseling field’s understanding of how LGB individuals experience subtle forms of discrimination and how that relates to well-being. If you are at least 18 years old, and identify yourself as lesbian, gay, or bisexual, we would greatly appreciate your participation in our study.
· Do you have a work-study award from the financial aid office*? · Are you available to work Tuesday/Thursday 9am-2pm*? · Do you have graphic design skills (InDesign, Illustrator,