Monday, November 30, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Sustaining the Conversation: A Review of Georgia Tech’s Work Towards Racial Justice through the Lens of 3 Sustainable Development Goals
This semester, Georgia Tech has strived to thoughtfully address, evaluate, and take action on racial injustice on our campus and in the communities we serve. In this two-part series, Serve-Learn-Sustain will create a space for students to reflect on Georgia Tech’s work to date through the lens of three U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Reduced Inequalities, Sustainable Cities & Communities, and Peace, Justice, & Strong Institutions.
Part One: Recognizing Georgia Tech’s Efforts
What progress do you think GT has made? What specific initiatives come to your mind? Tell us through THIS FORM. As part of the reflection and feedback period, a blog posted on the SLS website the week of November 16th will detail many different institutional initiatives to address racial injustice and connect them to those three SDGs. The blog post will include ways to learn more about the initiatives, share your thoughts, and get involved. If you wish, you can provide further feedback via the form after you read that post!
Part Two: Sustaining the Conversation
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On November 30th, at 3pm, join Serve-Learn-Sustain’s Racial Justice Fellows, Jazmin Lucio and Josslyn Lally, as they discuss the institute’s initiatives and responses. Feedback from part one and the framing of the SDGs will help guide our conversation. Live feedback during the discussion is also welcome. Candidly discussing our response to racial injustice and the Institute's progress on these topics is of utmost importance for acknowledging where we stand now and where we can continue to sustainably develop a racially aware and equitable campus culture.
Please RSVP here for the conversation on November 30th:
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 - 9:00am to Thursday, December 10, 2020 - 1:00pm
Individuals around the world are working hard in their local communities to raise the quality of life for human beings every day. Better Buildings, Better Lives: Big South amplifies these stories of leadership from business, public sector, and building industry professionals who are making a measurable impact every day from the South Central & South Atlantic regions.
Designed for green building professionals, the virtual conference will focus on addressing key topics and issues facing local and regional communities and how green building can create more sustainable buildings, cities and communities that positive impact human health and raise the standard of living for everyone. Taking place across 3-days virtually, Better Buildings, Better Lives: Big South features people and projects that are leading the region to a more sustainable, healthy and resilient future. Plus, it’s a great way to connect with peers and get your continuing education hours! All registrations include access to recorded sessions that you can review on your own time.
Monday, December 21, 2020 - 11:59pm
SLS has recently been awarded a grant by the Public Interest Technology University Network (PIT-UN) to fund a year-long community of practice that will include students, community partners, and faculty advisers, beginning in January 2021. Public interest technology is “the study and application of technology expertise to advance the public interest, generate public benefits, and promote the public good” (New America). As a Public Interest Technology Student Fellow you will get to:
- scope innovative projects with community partners that engage your skills and amplify their impact
- learn together with a small, diverse group of students from across CoE
- work with a community partner in a paid internship during Summer 2021
- benefit from tailored professional development sessions with the Career Center
For more information about this Fellowship opportunity, including program and application information, please visit our program page.
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 11:59pm
The Udall Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship application is now open. The scholarship is for sophomores and juniors and is awarded on the basis of leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or the environment. The Udall Foundation anticipates awarding 55 scholarships of up to $7000 each. All majors welcome to apply!
If you are a member of a tribal nation and want to work on policy issues in Indian country - consider applying! If you are a member of a tribal nation and plan to pursue a health-related career - consider applying! If you are committed to a career focused on issues of environmentalism, conservation, and sustainability - consider applying!
If you decide to apply for this scholarship, you will need to start work on the application essays this semester. The final deadline is in the early spring semester, on March 2nd, 2021.
Reach out to Karen Mura, Prestigious Fellowships Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Education for more information.