OCTOBER NEWSLETTER: FIRST JAM OF THE YEAR, HAIRSPRAY, and ELECTIONS!

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Black-to-School Party
A party you don’t wanna miss!

On Saturday, October 7th, 11pm-2am the BSA is throwing our first party of the year at Harlem Underground located at 745 Queen St W. DJ ROSEGOLD will prodive all the right tunes for all your right moves! There will be $5.00 early bird tickets or $10 at the door that will go to http://dominicarelief.org/ , an organization that provides Hurricane Maria relief to the people of Dominica.

Elections!
The BSA still has positions to be filled!

Would you like to be a part of the BSA this school year? Well now is your chance! We are in need of a First-Year Representative, Vice President, Political Director, Public Relations Officer and a Photographer.

The link below will send you to the nominations package:
https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fcdn.fbsbx.com%2Fv%2Ft59.2708-21%2F21297285_10155035557262711_9118276106972037120_n.docx%2FNEW201718_BSA_Nomination_Package.docx%3Foh%3D0f188efb512016bc40591f29a4c6848f%26oe%3D59CBF703%26dl%3D1&h=ATPqI4eSJR1huZI7prp0PDctOpdJpP9zYef6cVbxGm0GJd3DQ63VWR4HlBs6uHdq5_1QWTur6z-TdZwmK1NHwCce9aROVg2CUkPRlI_rP9P8xYpPl1wJey6egEWdKt3O9DXVBt03gtFPGJlOTjudYjAE52g&s=1&enc=AZPTNIPFFZtIJ3k-i8uuuo6jOd76IygVdJHOEsgLwTl2N8VIJ1Ipi8g3KcPHXDksnpeo4zQ69ToO7y3LdQOwkVzERAwd_jpYjgHt1QR6DGQSoA

Hairspray
A cult-classic comes to U of T

BSA and the SMC Troubadours present “Hairspray: The Musical” coming soon! We will holding auditions from October 11th- October 14th. So if you love singing, dancing, and acting, please email hairspray.smc@gmail.com to request an audtion time.

Event Page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1128992743870851/?acontext=%7B%22action_history%22%3A%22[%7B%5C%22surface%5C%22%3A%5C%22messaging%5C%22%2C%5C%22mechanism%5C%22%3A%5C%22attachment%5C%22%2C%5C%22extra_data%5C%22%3A%7B%7D%7D]%22%7D

We can’t wait to see your talent!

GET OUT!
A movie screening

Clear your sechdules for Friday October the 13th! We will be holding a movie screening for “Get Out”, a Jordan Peele film. For those who don’t know the film is about a young black male named Chris, who goes to meet his white girlfriend, Rose’s family for a weekend away in thier remote estate in the woods. But things take a chilling turn when he starts to uncover that this family is not what it seems. With many symbolic nods to slavery, colonialism, and race relations, “Get Out” elequently crafts an entertianing, thought provoking piece. The location of the event is to be announced soon!

Tech Internship!
Calling all tech-savvy folks…

Mentorship Opportunity! Tamar Huggins is bringing her TechSpark programming to University of Toronto, New College Rm 54G/54F. She is the founder of Tech Spark, Canada’s first technology school committed to closing the racial and gender gap in technology. Since their launch in 2015, we’ve educated over 300 diverse youth across the GTA and will educate 20,000 students by the year 2020. As a direct result of Tech Spark, Black Women Code was developed as a continuum of the work we do with our youth. BWC programs will focus on coding, UX design, digital marketing and product management!

To apply, visit this website and apply under youth mentors & specify that you’re a UofT student & affiliated with the BSA:
http://techspark.ca/join-our-team

Think Afro-Pink! 
A breast cancer awareness event

Think Afro-Pink is an event to increase awareness for breast cancer among black women. According to research from the UK and the US, black women have worse health outcomes, particularly women of West African descent. Black women tend to be diagnosed at a younger age, with more aggressive forms of breast cancer that can be harder to treat.

The Think Afro-Pink Breast Cancer Awareness event will encourage students/staff/faculty to get active through Zumba, provide pamphlets and health information about this issue, and connect participants with community-based resources.

This free event is open to all U of T students (and their mothers), staff, and faculty. Registration is available at http://bit.ly/2w5cvU5 or on the day from 4:00pm – 4:30pm.

Think Afro-Pink Event – Scarborough Campus
Wednesday, October 4th
Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre, 875 Morningside Avenue

Think Afro-Pink Event – St. George Campus
Thursday, October 5th

Debates Room Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle

Let’s Do Something! 
Help out the people of the Caribbean
If you are looking for ways to help out the  Caribbean after hurricane Irma and Maria here are some great ways to give back:

Foundation Halo

Some say that there are no Problems in Paradise . This is not quite so. Within the  entire Caribbean, there are over 200 million people living on less than $5 a day.

The Halo Foundation, Inc. is on a mission to improve the conditions, education and well being of the vulnerable in Antigua and Barbuda and across the Caribbean. They are passionate about turning suffering into smiles, pain into perseverance, and hunger into health. It is important to stretch out a hand, to help those who cannot help themselves, to share with those who are struggling for their very survival from day to day.

The world can get better if you play your small part. Help to make a difference in thousands of lives. Join the Halo fight now to give other people the right to existence.

http://foundationhalo.org/cause/barbuda-relief-effort/

Conpremetidos

Inspired by the trends in social innovation, we research, develop and implement solutions to provoke systemic change in Puerto Rican communities. The main initiative — Puerto Rico Global — leverages the knowledge and connections of talented Puerto Ricans abroad to promote local innovation and achieve a better insertion of Puerto Rican industries in the global economy.
http://www.conprmetidos.org/

TickeTing

Ticketing, an app developed by Antiguans, is collecting donations in-app and all funds received will be donated to the joint efforts of the National Office of Disaster Services and the Antigua and Barbuda Red Cross. Download the app on Google Play and the Apple App Store:
http://download.ticketingevents.co/

Caribbean, African, and Equity Studies Writing Group
Build up your writing skills

You are invited to join the Caribbean, African and Equity Studies Writing Group. The Writing Group brings together students and faculty from these three academic programs, the writing centre and the Ivey Library for intensive, productive and fun afternoons in which all members work on their own current projects. Students can also consult with faculty about their papers and projects.

All meetings will take place on Friday afternoons from 2- 5 p.m. in the group study rooms on the Lower Level of the Ivey Library, New College. Below is a list of the meeting times for the 2017 Fall Term:

September 29, October 20, October 27, November 17, November 24, December 1.

Participation in the Writing Group is eligible for CCR validation (https://ccr.utoronto.ca/home.htm )

Come along and invite your colleagues in your Caribbean, African and Equity Studies to join you. Watch your work flow and productivity improve!

BSA Office Hours
Come chill with us in New College!

If you have any questions, want to let us know about an idea, or just want to chat, swing by the BSA office in the New College basement.

Mondays: 12pm-4pm
Tuesday: 12pm-2pm
Wednesdays: 12pm-4pm
Thurdays: 2pm-6pm
Fridays: 11am-4pm

Hope to see you there!

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