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CESJ Summer Mini-Grants

Lang CESJ is pleased to announce that it has dedicated funding to Lang students who are pursuing some experience over the summer that is committed to social justice values, practice, and/or scholarship.

This program consists of two components:

  1. A grant provided to students who are pursuing or have confirmed a summer experience/project that, without additional funding, is otherwise unpaid
  2. A plan for reflection, documentation, and sharing of learning with students, faculty, and staff at The New School (and beyond)

Who is eligible?

Lang students are eligible. Priority will be given to applicants who have not received funding from Lang CESJ in the 2017-18 academic year, to applicants with a 3.0 GPA or higher, and to applicants who will be returning to campus in Fall 2018.

Grants will be for up to $1,000.

Applications are accepted on a rolling deadline with funding available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The final date by which you can submit an application for a CESJ Summer Support Grant is Friday, April 27, by 12am.

To apply:
Please complete the application here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/cesjgrants2018

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CESJ Summer Internship Grants

Awards of up to $2,800 available for Lang students pursuing internships dedicated to social justice work

Lang Civic Engagement & Social Justice (Lang CESJ) is pleased to announce that it has dedicated funding to Lang students who are pursuing summer internships committed to social justice values, practice, and/or scholarship.

Full information about this opportunity, and the online application form, are available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/cesjinternship2018

This program consists of two components:

  1. A grant provided to students who are pursuing a summer internship focused on social justice that, without additional funding, is otherwise unpaid.
  2. Reflection, documentation, and sharing of learning from the internship with students, faculty, and staff at The New School at three touch points, including a mid-summer grantee gathering, a written reflection, and participation in a Fall 2017 presentation and mixer event.

Note: Funding cannot be used to cover the cost of tuition.


Who is eligible?

Lang students, with priority given to applicants who have not received funding from Lang CESJ in the 2017-18 academic year, DACA students, students affected by the Executive Order travel ban, and students with a 3.0 GPA or higher.

Graduating seniors are eligible but must be able to participate in all required grantee activities, including the Fall 2018 presentation and mixer event (in-person or via video conference).


What kinds of summer internships are eligible?

Part- or full-time internships comprising at least 160 hours over the span of the summer, would otherwise be unpaid, and are dedicated to a social justice mission.

Applicants should already have been offered and accepted an internship by the time they apply for this grant.

Lang CESJ invites students at the start of their search to check out this list of organizations seeking interns. This list will be updated over the coming weeks.

Applications are due by Friday, April 27, 2018 at 12:00am.

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Gural Scholars Program

The Gural Scholars Program has seats open for the upcoming academic year across all 4 years, allowing for a carefully considered process to invite new members to join starting in academic year 2018-2019.

The Jeff Gural Academic Achievement and Opportunity Scholars Program ("Gural Scholars Program") is a scholarship program for students at Eugene Lang College. The program provides scholarships each year for a select group of Lang students. The program is housed within Lang’s Office of Civic Engagement and Social Justice.

The Gural Scholars program is more than a scholarship – it is a multi-year commitment to developing work and identity as a social justice scholar and activist. Scholars think critically about their personal relationships to power and privilege, and about how to challenge structural inequities and dismantle systems of oppression. They build a community with one another and outside of The New School through critical reflection, ethical engagement, and activism. The program connects them with Lang faculty and staff through one-on-one advising, monthly gatherings, annual program retreats, and events on and off campus.

Who is eligible?

A Lang student who can find a current Scholar or faculty member to as a reference, students who applied last year but were not accepted into the program, and student leaders of groups who have demonstrated a commitment to social justice.

To Apply:

Please complete the application here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/cesjgural2018.
Applications are due by Friday, April 20, 2018 at 12:00am.

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Lang Prison Initiative

In spring 2018, Lang piloted a course at the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC), a federal facility located in downtown Manhattan that houses men and women accused of federal crimes or serving short-term sentences. This is the first time MCC has opened its doors to a college, and Lang’s class will mark the first college course offering in a federal prison in New York’s history.

In fall 2018, we are building on this pilot class by running combined class, bringing Lang students to MCC to learn alongside incarcerated students. We believe these classes will not only affect the professors and students who have their classes inside, but will build a culture of restorative justice and compassion that is essential to social justice work.

Zisan Ugurlu, Associate Professor of Theater, will teach Introduction to Directing: Chekhov on Thursdays from 12pm-3pm. who taught in the original Lang Prison Initiative and is eager to have the opportunity to teach inside again, will teach Lang’s pilot course at MCC. This course will be comprised of 6 matriculating Lang Students and 6 incarcerated Lang students, taking place inside Metropolitan Correctional Center.

Taking part in this class will require an internal application, a federal application, multiple orientations, added travel time to and from class, along with a host of other restrictions. You must be able to attend mandatory orientations over the summer.

If you would like to be considered for this exciting new opportunity, email an essay to langcesj@newschool.edu with the subject line "Lang Prison Initiative Application". The essay should explain why you want to take part in this initiative, what you believe you can bring to the course, and what you hope to gain with this experience. Lang students directly impacted by incarceration are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications are due by April 20, 2018.

To learn more about this exciting new initiative, please visit the webpage: http://langcesj.org/programs/cesj/lang-prison-initiative

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Blogs to Follow

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Economic Justice view
Social Justice @ The New School

A hub for all SJ related events, posts, resources, and opportunities including grants to host social justice events. The University Social Justice Committee is made up of faculty, students, and staff (Applications due Sept 12th), has a Resources Center with a searchable database, and a hub at 5th Fl University Center.

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/newschoolsocialjustice/

Committee Site: http://www.newschool.edu/provost/social-justice/

Resource Center: http://blogs.newschool.edu/social-justice/resources/social-justice-resource-center/

Database of Resources: http://www.librarything.com/catalog/sjresourcecenter

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Racial Justice view
Ability Justice view
Gender & Sexuality Justice view

Debate

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New School Debate: Gotham Debates, Day 1 view
New School Debate: Gotham Debates, Day 2 view

Fellowships

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Mohn Family Science and Social Justice Fellows

An endowment provided by the parents of a alumna of Interdisciplinary Science Program provides merit based fellowships to students and graduating seniors in need of financial support to carry out work that promotes environmental justice and health equity. A number of local organizations have partnered with the program to offer research experiences and internships that meet these goals. Contact Katayoun Chamany chamanyk@newschool.edu

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Pages to Follow

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Lang Office of Civic Engagement and Social Justice view
Social Justice at The New School view
New School Students of Color view
NYC Students of Color Coalition view

Student Employment Opportunities

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The Vera List Art Collection Award view

Student Employment Opportunities (Fellowships)

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Morris Udall Scholarship view
Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans view
Point Foundation Scholarship view
Critical Language Scholarship view
Herbet Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship view
Humanity in Action view

Student Employment Opportunities (Internships)

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NEW INC Internship view
Laundromat Project Internship view
NYFA Internships view

Student Groups

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CA$HCA$H: Low Income Student Group view
List of New School student groups, including SOAD, New School DREAM Team and more view
Student Leadership view
Students of Color Weekly Meet-Ups view