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2024 UCSB Labor Summer - Zoom Info Session

The last Zoom info session will be held on Wednesday, March 6th at 12 noon. The Zoom link is available HERE.

Interested students will have the opportunity to ask questions about the application process, internship opportunities, and all other questions pertaining to the up-coming 2024 UCSB Labor Summer internship program. For more information please contact Professor Armbruster-Sandoval at ralpharmbruster@ucsb.edu.

The Blum Center Student Leader Team is pleased to present our People’s Guide to UCSB’s Housing Crisis, which examines the current state of UCSB student housing and what can be done to address it. We are presenting this Guide at our in-person Campus Housing Forum and Q&A session next week. 

When: Thursday, February 22nd, 5:00-7:00pm

Where: UCEN, Flying A Studios Room

Campus Housing Forum panelists include the Blum Center team, and campus student representatives from Youth Bridge Housing, Isla Vista Tenant's Union, El Congreso de UCSB, UCSB’s Graduate Student Union UAW2865, UCSB’s Graduate Student Association, and UCSB Campus Democrats.

Food will be served!

This event is open to the campus. Please RSVP here.

This special issue Labor Summer newsletter focuses on UCSB’s participation in the first ever UC-wide Labor Summer in 2023 and announces opportunities for UCSB undergraduate students to apply to participate in Labor Summer 2024. Please use this link to access this issue.

Please join us for our Winter Quarter Cooperative Economics workshop on Friday, February 9th, from 2-4pm in HSSB 4020. We are featuring the short film Works For All - Cincinnati’s Co-op Economy which will be followed by an in-depth discussion on worker cooperatives and other aspects of cooperative concepts, ideas, and methodologies. 

If you are new to cooperative economics, we encourage and welcome you to attend. This event is open to UCSB undergraduate & graduate students, and faculty.

By supporting a cohort of cooperative economics researchers, we anticipate developing mutual and reciprocated support to advance exciting new research here at UCSB. We look forward to seeing you in person for this streaming event. Questions can be directed to Nick Cohen, at ncohen@ucsb.edu.

 

The UC Santa Barbara Community Labor Project is offering UCSB students an opportunity to spend their summer learning about community and labor organizing by participating in UCSB Labor Summer! In collaboration with the Central Coast Labor Council, students will learn about and apply organizing and research practices as paid interns at Central Coast unions and allied organizations that are working to advance labor and achieve social and economic justice.

Each Labor Summer intern will be compensated with a $6,400 stipend. UCSB students, including 2024 Spring Quarter graduates, can apply!

To access the application and learn more about eligibility requirements please use this link.

We are now accepting applications for the Minor in Poverty, Inequality, and Social Justice. The application window is from Monday, January 22nd to Monday, February 12th. 

To access the application and learn more about eligibility requirements please use this link.

The Blum Center is pleased to be working with UCSB students Leon Barhoum, Becky Chen, Cole Gerstle, Hari Priya Chipiri, and Reilly Wilson as part of the Blum Center Student Leader Team.

We are currently planning a discussion panel on UCSB's student housing crisis and will be updating forthcoming details on our website.

Now that Munger Hall is behind, us recognizing the scope and moving toward meaningful solutions to our student housing crisis is more crucial than ever. We present to our campus community: A People's Guide to UCSB's Student Housing Crisis. A PDF of the Guide can also be accessed here

This is the start of an ongoing conversation that will feature a Winter Quarter launch and forthcoming opportunities to meet and discuss campus housing concerns.

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