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E-NEWs  1.22.20

Tufts MLK Celebration 2020

Wednesday, January 22, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Breed Memorial Hall
Every year, Tufts University hosts a celebration to honor the life and mission of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We recommit annually to King’s vision for an equitable world by hearing from those who live the values of justice. This year’s program begins with current Tufts students sharing research and writing about their own family histories. After a light dinner, Tufts welcomes Dr. Seth Markle, A00, Hope Wollensack, A11, and Desmond Fonseca, A20 for a panel discussion on this year’s theme: "On the Right Side of the World Revolution: Local Movements and Global Visions."

“I am convinced that if we are to get on the right side of the world revolution, we as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values. We must rapidly begin the shift from a thing-oriented society to a person-oriented society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism and militarism are incapable of being conquered.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr. “Beyond Vietnam,” Riverside Church, NYC, April 4, 1967
Outline of the Day:
4:00  Welcome remarks, University Chaplain ad interim Jennifer Howe Peace and President Anthony Monaco
4:15  Student sharing of family histories
5:00  Light dinner (vegetarian, kosher, and vegan options available)
5:30  Panel discussion – "On the Right Side of the World Revolution: Local Movements and Global Visions," with:
- Dr. Seth Markle, A00
- Hope Wollensack, A11
- Desmond Fonseca, A20
- Dr. Kerri Greenidge, facilitator
6:55  Closing remarks, Nandi Bynoe, Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion
Facebook event here

Trans Day of Remembrance Exhibit Moving to Tisch Library
Spring 2020

SMFA at Tufts artist Kim Tran, class of 2023, created a video documenting and reflecting on their work for the 2019 Transgender Day of Remembrance art project. The project celebrates the lives of trans individuals and mourns their loss due to anti-transgender violence. The Transgender Day of Remembrance is supported annually by the Tufts Chaplaincy, the LGBT Center, the SMFA, the Department of Theater, Drama, and Dance, and the Vice Provost's Office.  The 2019 exhibit will move to Medford at the Tower Gallery in Tisch Library on February 17 and will be on display through March 13

Last year, 2019, marked the 20th anniversary of Trans Day of Remembrance. Founded in 1999 by Gwendolyn Ann Smith, a trans woman, to memorialize the murder of trans woman Rita Hester from Allston, Massachusetts and draw attention to the continued violence and transantagonism experienced by trans and nonbinary communities. TDoR has evolved into an international day of action observed in over 185 cities in 20 countries.  
Come experience the work created to remember the lives lost and lift up trans and nonbinary narratives. Click below to to hear Kim describe the process of creating their project. 
Video link here
Religious and Philosophical Life Programs

Intermediate Talmud Haburah Study Circle
Friday, January 24, 9:30 a.m. -10:30 a.m., Granoff Family Hillel Center
Join Rabbi Naftali Brawer for a morning of text study. This is for those who have studied Talmud previously and want to develop their Talmud study skills. Ability to read Hebrew is a prerequisite. For more information contatct Rabbi Brawer
Mindful Meditation- Chinese New Year Ceremony
Friday, January 24, Noon-1:00 p.m., Goddard Chapel
Join Buddhist Chaplain Priya Sraman and the Tufts Buddhist Mindfulness Sangha at weekly Mindful Meditation this Friday. We will be hosting a small Chinese New Year ceremony. In addition, to regular meditation, there will also be reverence held for the new year, reflection, chants, and dumplings. The hope is to provide a space to acknowledge and to pay respect to one of the many cultures that Buddhism plays a major part in. All are welcome. 
Jennifer Peace, Chaplain ad interim sitting with yarn and knitting needles
Knitting with the Chaplain
Friday, January 24, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Goddard Chapel 
Remember to bring your own supplies if you have them or just bring a growth mindset and we will supply knitting needles and yarn. Join University Chaplain Jenny Peace on six consecutive Fridays from January 10 – February 14, 2:00-3:00 p.m. at Goddard Chapel.
Whether you have never picked up a pair of knitting needles, are looking for a challenge, have a knitting project to finish up before Valentine's Day, or just want to sip hot tea in a circle of knitters while quizzing the chaplain about theological matters, you are welcome.
Weekly Halaqat with Muslim Chaplain Abdul-Malik
Friday, January 24, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Interfaith Center
After weekly Jumm'ah Prayers, all are welcome to join in a conversation with Muslim Chaplain Abdul-Malik. Come together for a group discussion about the Quran. Bring your questions and curiosity and come as you are.
Please reach out to Chaplain Abdul-Malik with any questions.
HCAT Weekly Reflection Meetings - New Day and Time
Fridays, January 24, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Interfaith Center
The Humanist Community at Tufts hosts their weekly reflection meetings on Friday early evenings in the Interfaith Center. Students rotate opening the meeting with a topic, reading or point of inspiration and the community explores it by candlelight. All are welcome, for more information visit the Tufts Humanist Chaplaincy website.
Bring a Buddy Shabbat
Friday, January 24, Services at 6:00 p.m. and Dinner at 7:15 p.m., Granoff Family Hillel Center
Have a friend who you usually get dinner with on Friday? Bring them to Shabbat! Is your friend Jewish, Jew-ish, or not Jewish at all? Bring them to Shabbat! They’ve never even heard of Hillel? Bring them to Shabbat! We’d love to fill our building with new and old faces this Friday night! 
Roman Catholic Mass
Sunday, January 26, 5:00 p.m., Goddard Chapel

Each week we celebrate the Holy Eucharist at our 5:00 p.m. liturgy. Join us as we gather to sing, pray and be together in community. All are welcome and, as always, come as you are. For more information, please contact Catholic Chaplain, Lynn Cooper.
Leading Mass This Week: Fr. Pat Nolan, S.J.
A Long Island, NY native, Fr. Pat Nolan attended Loyola University Maryland. After several years working in the sports marketing industry, he began searching for greater meaning in his life and started discerning a vocation to the Jesuits. As a Jesuit he has taught high school in the Pacific islands of Micronesia and studied at Loyola University Chicago and Boston College. Currently, he teaches at Boston College High School and serves as the Jesuit vocation promoter.
HCAT Open Creative Group Space
Sunday, January 26, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Interfaith Center
The Humanist Community at Tufts hosts open space for connection and creativity on Sunday evenings in the Interfaith Center. Themes rotate by week. All are welcome. Contact Humanist Chaplain, Walker Bristol with any questions.
Protestant Evening Worship
Sunday, January 26, 7:00 p.m., Goddard Chapel
There is always room for you in the PEW. Please join us at Protestant Evening Worship this Sunday, January 26, in Goddard Chapel. All are welcome, whoever you are and wherever you find yourself in your journey of life and faith. Following the service, please stay for refreshments and an opportunity to connect with folks from the Protestant Students Association.
Guest Preacher: The Rev. Alice Cabotaje, MDiv., BCC, ACPE

The Rev. Alice Cabotaje is the Director of Spiritual Care and Education at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). She is an Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) Certified Educator and a Board Certified Chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains (APC). She is ordained and endorsed by the Metropolitan Community Churches. Alice is also an authorized Zen teacher and Dharma Heir in the Rinzai Zen School Empty Cloud lineage.

She has a Master of Divinity from the Pacific School of Religion, a member school of the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California, and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of the Philippines. Before responding to her call to ministry in 2004, Alice covered the capital markets in Asia Pacific and North and South Americas, as well as venture capital, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions in technology in Silicon Valley.    
Partner Programs

"Walls Turned Sideways: Artists Confront the Justice System" Opening Reception
Thursday, January 23, 6:00 p.m. - Thursday, January 23, 8:00 p.m., Aidekman Arts Center, Tisch Family and Koppelman Galleries
A comprehensive look at how contemporary artists over the past forty years have created work related to the criminal justice system. Representing a range of contemporary art made in both the studio and the social realm, Walls Turned Sideways includes artworks focused on social justice issues and that position the prison and court systems as structures for dismantling through institutional critique. Additional information can be found here.
Group of 6 Trivia Night
Thursday, January 23, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Alumnae Lounge
First-years, come join the Group of Six for a fun night of trivia alongside dinner. This event will be held in Alumnae Lounge on Thursday, January 23 from 7-9 pm. Please RSVP here.
Tufts LGBT Center QUERY Group
Starts Tuesday, January 28, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Campus Center 203 
Questioning your sexual orientation? Join the QUERY group, a bi-weekly space for Tufts students who are questioning their sexual orientation and/or exploring coming out. This group is hosted by the Tufts LGBT Center and facilitated by Marussia Role, PsyD. Questions? Email Hope Freeman, Director of the LGBT Center.
Inclusive Sex Ed
Wednesday, January 29, 1:00 p.m., Alumnae Lounge 
Join the Tufts Women's Center and LGBT Center for an inclusive sex ed workshop that will discuss ability, access, and pleasure for all bodies and identities.
Community Resilience Building Workshop
Friday, January 31, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Tufts School of Dental Medicine, 1 Kneeland Street, Boston
The Tufts Office of Sustainability, in collaboration with the Office of Emergency Management, is planning a Community Resilience Building workshop for the Tufts University Boston (Health Sciences and SMFA) campuses. This workshop will bring together Tufts community members and state and municipal officials to identify and prioritize steps to reduce risk and improve resilience to the predicted impacts of climate change at Tufts. This workshop will be held on the Boston Health Sciences campus and lunch and refreshments will be provided.

If you are a student or faculty member and are interested in participating in the workshop, please RSVP here. Note that space is limited. Please direct all inquiries to the Community Resilience Building intern, Hanna Carr.
Tufts Women's Center 2020 Symposium
Friday, February 2, 2020
The 9th annual Women’s Center Symposium on Gender and Culture will take place on February 21, 2020, and for our theme we will explore how we access sexuality and information about sex. Given the many barriers to access, from geography to ability to class and race, who is allowed to explore or express their sexuality and who is limited? And how do we break down these barriers? For more information on the event and proposal submissions please visit the symposium's website
This professional development programming has been designed especially for you! Whether you’re starting your search, have secured a position, or just thinking about the next steps in your career journey, there is something for everyone. Questions? Email careercenter@tufts.edu.

Next Session:
February 19, 2020: Personal Finance 2.0
April 16, 2020: Jumbo2Jumbo: Conversations with fizzy drinks and more
Off Campus Programs

"Visible and Invisible" Exploring our Indentities - 3rd Annual Boston Interfaith Leadership Initiative Student Retreat
Saturday, February 22, 7:00 p.m. through Sunday, February 23, 5:00 p.m., MIT Endicott House 80 Haven St. Deadham, MA
Through workshops, speakers, case studies and more, the retreat will give you the opportunity to have real conversations with students from other campuses about the multiple identities we hold - both those that are visible and those that aren’t. The retreat runs from Saturday afternoon to Sunday afternoon (Feb 22-23rd) and it is free! You can register here
Resources, Scholarships, and Opportunities  

Tisch Scholars Program Info Session
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 2 p.m., Rabb Room, Barnum

Learn more - and meet current Tisch Scholars - at the info session for Tisch College's unique developmental leadership program, open to first-years and sophomores. Pizza will be served. 

With Tisch Scholars, students take a year-long fieldwork seminar while working with local community organizations and meeting regularly with Scholar peers for skill-building and reflection. All students receive academic credit each semester they participate in the program, and eligible students can receive work study for their work in local communities.  Applications are due February 2. For more info and to apply, click here.
Tufts Koru Mindfulness Courses 
Four week classes on mindfulness & meditation offered through Tufts Department of Health Promotion and Prevention. Join Koru Mindfulness Instructors to understand how to better open your mind and manage your stress. There are sessions starting in January, February, and March happening on campus. Register here.
First Generation Civil Rights Fellowship
Deadline: Thursday, January 23, 2020
The FirstGEN Fellowship is for undergraduate students who are the first in their immediate families to attend college. Applicants should be dedicated to pursuing careers in the social justice field and possess a track record of public service through volunteer work or community service. People of color, women, LGBTQ, and those with other marginalized identities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Tisch Summer Fellows: Boston, New York, and D.C.
Deadline: Monday, January 27, 2020
The Tisch Summer Fellows (TSF) program in New York City, Greater Boston, and Washington, D.C. offers more than 100 stipended summer internship opportunities in the public and nonprofit sectors. Fellows work for 35 hours per week for 10 weeks (or 350 total hours) between June 1, 2020 and August 7, 2020. By summer’s end, Fellows will have added capacity to their host organizations, gained a deeper understanding of civic life, networked with other Tufts students and alumni, and grown academically, personally, and professionally.
Breakthrough Greater Boston Summer Teaching Fellowship                                                                       Regular Application Deadline: February 27, 2020
Breakthrough Greater Boston prepares low-income students for success in college and trains the next generation of urban teachers using its unique students teaching students model. They are seeking motivated, high-achieving college students who are willing to dedicate themselves to serving as a teacher and role model for middle school students in their rigorous, eight-week summer program. Find more information and the application here
Summer Job New Scholarship from Hillel International  
Apply before March 15, 2020
Check out this new scholarship for current Jewish-identifying college students who are exemplary leaders. Please note that the deadline to apply is March 15, 2020. Find more information here.
Upcoming Religious Holidays and Festivals
These events are drawn from the multifaith calendar maintained by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life at Harvard Divinity School. To see more upcoming religious holidays and festivals, please click here.
Vasant Panchami (Sri Pancami)
Wednesday, 1.29.2020
Tradition: Hinduism
One of many festivals to honor the advent of spring, this day is celebrated particularly in North India, where it is associated with Saraswati, the goddess of learning; however, it also retains connection with the goddess Lakshmi.

Thursday, 1.30.2020
Tradition: Zoroastrianism
Weekly Gatherings                                                                                
For more information about Tufts religious and philosophical community weekly gathering times, please go to our website.
- Guided Meditation and Tea led by Buddhist Chaplain Priya Sraman, Noon, Goddard Chapel
- COFFEE Interfaith Discussion Group, alternating Mondays 8:00-9:00 p.m., Goddard Chapel
- Tufts Hindu Students Council: Puja, 9:00-10:30 p.m., Goddard Chapel
- Faculty/Staff Spirituality Group: 8:00-9:00 a.m., Goddard Chapel
- Protestant: Labyrinth and Bible Study: 12:00-1:00 p.m., Eaton 204
- Catholic Hour Spiritual Practice: 7:00-8:00 p.m., Goddard Chapel
- Tufts University Unitarian Universalists: Weekly Meeting, 8:00-9:00 p.m., Goddard Chapel
- C. Stacey Woods: Bible Study, 9:00-10:30 p.m., Campus Center 203
- C. Stacey Woods: Large Group Gathering, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Sophia Gordon
- Guided Meditation and Tea led by Buddhist Chaplain Priya Sraman, Noon, Goddard Chapel
- Muslim Students Association: Jummah Prayer, 1:15 p.m., Interfaith Center
- Humanist Community at Tufts: Weekly Reflection Meetings, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Interfaith Center
- Tufts Hillel: Conservative and Reform Shabbat Services, 6:00 p.m., Granoff Family Hillel Center
- Tufts Hillel: Shabbat Dinner, 7:15 p.m., Granoff Family Hillel Center
- Chabad at Tufts University: Shabbat Dinner, 6:45 p.m., Rohr Chabad House
- Chabad at Tufts University: Shabbat Service, 7:30 p.m., Rohr Chabad House
- Tufts Hillel: Shabbat Lunch and Discussions, Saturdays, Noon, Granoff Family Hillel Center
- Sacrament of Reconciliation: Before or After Sunday Liturgy 
- Catholic Community at Tufts: Mass, 5:00 p.m., Goddard Chapel
- Humanist Community at Tufts: Open Creative Group Space: Sundays, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Interfaith Center
- Protestant Students Association: Protestant Evening Worship Service, 7:00 p.m., Goddard Chapel
To learn meeting times for the following groups, please see our website for student leader contact information:
- Tufts Baha'i Students Association
- Tufts Black Christian Students Association 
- Tufts Christian Scientists Student Association 
- Tufts Latter-day Saints Students Association  
- Tufts Non-Denominational Protestant Students Association 
- Tufts Orthodox Christian Students Association
- Tufts Seventh Day Adventist Students Association
- Tufts Sikh Students Association 
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