Saturday, October 4, 2008

A rainy Saturday! Here are some interesting things to do next week.

Here are some cool opportunities to look into:

This is a really nifty opportunity to meet others folks committed to peace and justice through watching a movie. Wallingford Neighbors for Peace and Justice have been doing this for years and if you can't make the movie but want to know about a good social justice movie to rent, they have a great archive list of movies they have shown in the past. Check them out!

Wallingford Neighbors for Peace and Justice "Friday Night at the Meaningful Movies" Social Justice Films & Community Discussion ...Every Friday Night Free! - Donations Very Much Appreciated!! All Films At: Keystone Congregational United Church of Christ, 5019 Keystone Place N., Seattle (Wallingford) 0.4 miles west of the I-5 NE 50th St. Exit - Metro Bus Routes 16, 26 & 44 Below: 1. Friday Night at the Meaningful Movies Schedule …followed by: 2. Other worthy events in the neighborhood (** indicates a change from the last posting)

Film: “WE FEED THE WORLD” (96 min, Erwin Wagenhofer, 2005) Friday, October 10, 2008, 7:00-9:30 PM Close to a billion of the nearly seven billion people on Earth are starving today. But the food we are currently producing could feed 12 billion people. This is a film about food and globalization, fishermen and farmers, the flow of goods and cash flow -- a film about scarcity amid plenty. Why doesn't a tomato taste like a tomato today? How does one explain that 200 million people in India, supplier of 80% of Switzerland's wheat, suffer from malnutrition? Why are thousands of acres of the Amazon being cleared to grow soybeans? Is water something to which the public has a basic right or, as the CEO of the world's largest food company NestlĂ© suggests, a foodstuff with a market value? (Event is FREE and open to the public! ...but Donations are kindly accepted).
Community Women's Voices: "Organizing for Women's Political Leadership and Participation in the 2008 Elections" Wednesday, October 8th, 2008 - 7:30 - 8:00 pm (and 3 other showings!) Don't miss the airing of this month's Community Women's Voices hosted by chapter activist Jan Strout on Channel 77. This 28 minute public affairs program sponsored by Seattle NOW will feature Seattle NOW Board members, Terianne Wilson of the Red Hotz Blues Sisters Band and Lulu Carpenter of Ladies First/CARA. The October program airs four times per month on Channel 77. October air dates include" Wednesdays, October 8th & 22nd, 2008 at 7:30 pm and Saturdays, September 11th & 25th, 2008 @ 8:30 pm. The program is also streamed live at pacific time on the website.
Come Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Neighborhood Matching Fund! This is a fund from the City of Seattle that reaches out support community projects in various neighborhoods in Seattle. Neighborhood Matching Fund 20th Anniversary Celebration When Saturday, October 11, 2008 from 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM (PT) Location Town Hall 1119 8th Ave Seattle, WA

China Teaching Opportunity If you would like to teach English in China with a team of proven professionals for five months (or longer), the Graduate School, USDA and F&S International may have an opportunity for you. We are looking for college students or already graduated students (those between one and five years post-graduation with a B.A. degree or above) with excellent English language skills to work at elementary/high schools and universities in Dalian, Hangzhou, Beijing and other cities in China. As part of the program, we will provide a basic salary, free housing in modern facilities with Western conveniences, free Chinese lessons and an international travel bonus. PARTICIPANTS: Thirty (30) college, recently graduated university-level students, or adults with TESOL or teaching-related experience and strong English skills DATES: Five (5) months minimum (renewable once for a total of 10 months) – March 1, 2009 through July 15, 2009 or September 1, 2009 through January 15, 2010 Ten (10) months from March 1, 2009 through December 30, 2009 or September 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010. BENEFITS: Basic salary of RMB 4000 per month (equivalent to USD 570); round-trip international airfare bonus (USD 500 – paid at the completion of program period of 5 months, or USD 1000 for 10 months); airport pick-up and ground travel assistance if necessary; free accommodation on or off campus in the form of a furnished flat with one bedroom, living room, kitchen and bathroom (24 hour hot water shower, TV, telephone, internet, bed, etc. Occupant will have to pay utilities, which should be no more than RMB 500.) A program for 10 months includes 2-3 weeks free to travel around China and free Mandarin lessons by native speakers. INSURANCE: The interns will be covered by a basic accident and sickness insurance through the Graduate School, USDA during the duration of their stay. LANGUAGE: Applicants need not know Chinese or to have taken Chinese classes. EFL and English majors are encouraged to apply. Those with majors in other subjects, such as social sciences, are also welcome to submit an application. DEADLINE: November 30, 2008 for spring placement, and March 30, 2009 for fall placement for spring and fall placement, postmarked. Rolling selection policy - Priority will be given to those who apply by the above deadline. Applications for the September start date only will be accepted after the deadline up until May 15, 2009. Please submit applications with all sections (main application, letters of reference, and official transcript) in one package. Letters of reference should be in a sealed envelope signed over the flap by the reference. References should comment on applicant's teaching ability and international/cultural experiences, and suitability for the assignment. Teachers must apply 4-6 months in advance of their desired program. We will confirm the offers 3 months before the starting date. Teachers are required to arrive 1-2 weeks earlier for Orientation and training in China. Interested applicants should e-mail Colin Fink at for a copy of the Chinese Internship Application

No comments: