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Immigration Legal Resources Info Session

Immigration Legal Resources Info Session

May 9, 2017, 12:00pm - May 9, 2017, 1:30pm

TMEC 227 Ampitheatre

The International Scholars Working Group is hosting an information session with attorneys and staff from the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic (HIRC) for all Harvard community members based in the Longwood-area.

If you or any family member or friend have questions regarding immigration, visa or other rights-based issues (see examples below), this session will provide information on available resources at the HIRC for the Harvard community.

- Are you an international worker or undergraduate student concerned about no longer having legal status?

- Are you a Harvard affiliate who wants to learn about possible options for undocumented family members?

- Have you found a job, but your employer is unwilling to sponsor a work visa?

- What is the relationship and obligated communication between Harvard offices (i.e. the international office and the registrar) with immigration enforcement?
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Workers and Students United for Sanctuary - Harvard Rally

Workers and Students United for Sanctuary - Harvard Rally

May 1, 2017, 4:00pm - May 1, 2017, 5:00pm

Widener Library
Harvard Yard
Cambridge, MA  02138

On May 1st, International Workers’ Day, we will stand together to call for clear commitments from Harvard to protect marginalized members of our community. This rally brings together labor organizations and student groups from across campus in Harvard Yard at 4 pm. The list of speakers is TBA. We will then head over together to the 5 pm city-wide rally at Boston Common to show our solidarity with the broader Boston labor, immigrant, and people of color community in our fight to protect those vulnerable among us and to protect our ability to organize. We have a long fight ahead to continue to build solidarity around these issues, and we will have a follow-up meeting in early May to discuss goals for the summer and for the next year.

Co-hosted by:
UNITE HERE Local 26 and Local 26 Chief Stewards at Harvard
Harvard Student Labor Action Movement - SLAM
Harvard College Act on a Dream
Reclaim Harvard Law
Harvard Islamic Society
Anti-Islamophobia Network
Harvard Nigerian Students Association
PBHA (Phillips Brooks House Association)
HSPH HMS HSDM Justice Collaborative
Harvard College Progressive Jewish Alliance
W.E.B. Du Bois Graduate Society
Harvard Iranian Student Association (HISA)
Harvard Medicine Indivisible
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Graduate School of Design Information Session

Graduate School of Design Information Session

April 21, 2017, 12:00pm - April 21, 2017, 1:00pm

The National Labor Relations Board has official ruled that GSD TAs do instructional work and that their vote should count in the union election! Come hear your GSD coworkers discuss their testimony at the NLRB which made this happen and find out how you can support GSD workers moving forward. Bring your questions. Food will be provided!

Campuses Rally for Immigrant Rights: Day of Culture and Action

Campuses Rally for Immigrant Rights: Day of Culture and Action

April 13, 2017, 5:30pm - April 13, 2017, 7:30pm

Boston Common
2 Park Plz
Boston, MA  02108

Schedule:
530pm: Action officially begins at Brewer Fountain (next to Park Street T station)
545pm-6pm: Organizer Introductions
6-7pm: Dance, Poetry, and Music Performances + Speakers from Cosecha, SIM, Centro Presente, MIRA, others
7-715pm: March to Downtown Crossing area (past Primark and into the Shoppers Plaza, across from Marshall's)
715-730pm: Sing and chant at the Shoppers Plaza area

Accessibility & Details:
Surfaces - Cement around Brewer Fountain and/or nearby grass, Cement on walk from Common to Downtown Crossing Area
First Aid Kit - Will be available with support from a professional.
Permit - Includes sound and space at Brewer Fountain

President Trump’s xenophobic immigration policies and harsh rhetoric against immigrants threaten our country’s values while isolating immigrant communities that are the fabric of our nation. On Thursday, April 13th, campuses across Boston will stand together to show solidarity and support for immigrants in our communities and on our campuses. Join us as we have members of our communities share their narratives, celebrate diverse cultures, and speak out against this administration’s attacks on our friends, family, and neighbors.

We support Cosecha, a nonviolent movement fighting for permanent protection, dignity and respect for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. Cosecha is determined to build the resistance that will dramatically shift the public opinion around immigration in this country and win permanent protection, dignity, and respect for the entire immigrant community. We will be building support and momentum for A Day Without Immigrants on May 1st to remind the American public that this country cannot function without the labor of our community - the immigrant community.

We support The Safe Communities Act, which would protect the civil rights of all Massachusetts residents by making sure our tax dollars are not used to help the Trump administration deport immigrant families or to create a Muslim registry. We recognize that our communities need protection in this moment, but that we also need a strategy of resistance to mobilize our communities for the long-term and national fight for permanent protection.

Students, faculty, staff, and workers are also organizing to make their respective campuses a #SanctuaryCampus. The movement is about claiming spaces of resistance and protection for our country's most vulnerable people - including undocumented immigrants, Muslims, people of color, women, transgender, and queer folks.

Organizers and co-sponsors include Sanctuary Campus Coalition Northeastern University, Movimiento Cosecha, the Student-Immigrant Movement (SIM), COMBAT (Coalition to Organize and Mobilize Boston Against Trump), EmersonUNITE, Berklee Activist Network, and Harvard Graduate Student Union-UAW Organizing Committee.
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Massachusetts Defies the Fugitive Slave Law

Massachusetts Defies the Fugitive Slave Law

April 11, 2017, 12:00pm - April 11, 2017, 2:00pm

Emerson 105

Join us at this teach-in about Boston's role in protecting its residents in defiance of the Fugitive Slave Law. What parallels might be drawn with our community's potential to protect our own, given a long U.S. history of racism, oppression, xenophobia and heightened immigration enforcement? We will lead with a lecture by historian Prof. Stephen Kantrowitz, followed by a discussion with Dr. Robert P. Marlin of Harvard Medical School and the Cambridge Health Alliance who works with immigrants and refugees. We will conclude with break-out sessions to meet new folks from other groups and discuss ways forward and shared goals.

Take this opportunity to meet folks from across our college, professional schools and our broader community in building solidarity around issues of providing sanctuary for our most vulnerable community members.

Brought to you by the HGSU-UAW International Scholars Working Group and the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History, and co-sponsored by:

Harvard College Act on a Dream
Academics for Shared Humanity
Harvard African Students Association
Harvard Asian American Women's Association
Harvard Business School African American Student Union
Harvard Business School Africa Business Club
Association of Black Harvard Women (ABHW)
Harvard-Radcliffe Chinese Students Association
Harvard Fuerza Latina
Harvard Immigration Project
Harvard Iranian Student Association
Harvard Black Students Association
Harvard Medicine Indivisible
Harvard Nigerian Students Association
Harvard Taiwanese Cultural Society (TCS)
Latinas Unidas de Harvard
Science for 2020
Harvard Islamic Society
Anti-Islamophobia Network
SACNAS at Harvard
Harvard South Asia Across Disciplines Graduate Workshop
Harvard College Progressive Jewish Alliance
Concilio Latino de Harvard
Harvard South Asian Association
Harvard South Asian Women's Collective
MIT RESIST
Harvard Student Labor Action Movement - SLAM
W.E.B. Du Bois Graduate Society
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HKS Info Session - Student-Worker Unionization: Whats Next?

HKS Info Session - Student-Worker Unionization: What's Next?

April 10, 2017, 4:00pm - April 10, 2017, 5:00pm

LITTAUER L-382 KAHN

Come hear updates on last semester's union election, and find out what's in store for the next year. See how you can get more involved.

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Cybersecurity Workshop (Cambridge)

Cybersecurity Workshop (Cambridge)

March 31, 2017, 6:00pm - March 31, 2017, 8:00pm

Lamont Forum Room

Cambridge Campus, Lamont Forum Room
March 31st, 6-8pm

Also, we're hosting a workshop in Longwood:
Tosteson Medical Education Center, Room 106
March 27th, 6-8pm
Co-Sponsored by Harvard Medicine Indivisible
www.facebook.com/events/1558809447480277/

Trump's announcement that border officers will be given the power to vet foreigners' social media profiles doesn't just affect travellers who are either from or were born in the Muslim majority countries affected by the ban, but also other foreign nationals and US citizens, particularly those who work or have family in at-risk countries.

Travellers have been asked to surrender their phones, their passwords, and even what they thought of the Trump administration, before being denied or allowed entry into the US, in clear violation of their Fourth Amendment rights. As of tonight, we have learned that the US will also be banning laptops and tablets on flights coming from eight Middle Eastern and North African countries.

To respond to this, the International Scholars Working Group (part of Harvard Graduate Union) has organised a bring-your-own-laptop, hands-on cybersecurity workshop, held by the the Massachusetts Pirate Party (masspirates.org/blog/). We'll learn how to prepare for the eventuality of being asked to surrender your laptop/smartphone/passwords at the border and how to express political opinions freely and use the internet for activism without compromising your security at the border.

If you have any specific questions for the Pirate Party workshop leaders regarding your digital privacy in the US or at the border, we warmly encourage you to fill in this form: goo.gl/forms/hqFR5TXicsN0nQ8R2

Help us spread the word; we hope to see many of you there.
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Cybersecurity Workshop (Longwood)

Cybersecurity Workshop (Longwood)

March 27, 2017, 6:00pm - March 27, 2017, 8:00pm

TMEC 106 (Longwood); Lamont Forum Room (Cambridge)

Tosteson Medical Education Center, Room 106
March 27th, 6-8pm
Co-Sponsored by Harvard Medicine Indivisible

(We also are hosting a workshop on the Cambridge campus:
Lamont Forum Room
March 31st, 6-8pm
www.facebook.com/events/745894072253351/ )

Trump's announcement that border officers will be given the power to vet foreigners' social media profiles doesn't just affect travellers who are either from or were born in the Muslim majority countries affected by the ban, but also other foreign nationals and US citizens, particularly those who work or have family in at-risk countries.

Travellers have been asked to surrender their phones, their passwords, and even what they thought of the Trump administration, before being denied or allowed entry into the US, in clear violation of their Fourth Amendment rights. As of tonight, we have learned that the US will also be banning laptops and tablets on flights coming from eight Middle Eastern and North African countries.

To respond to this, the International Scholars Working Group (part of Harvard Graduate Union) has organised a bring-your-own-laptop, hands-on cybersecurity workshop, held by the the Massachusetts Pirate Party (masspirates.org/blog/). We'll learn how to prepare for the eventuality of being asked to surrender your laptop/smartphone/passwords at the border and how to express political opinions freely and use the internet for activism without compromising your security at the border.

If you have any specific questions for the Pirate Party workshop leaders regarding your digital privacy in the US or at the border, we warmly encourage you to fill in this form: goo.gl/forms/hqFR5TXicsN0nQ8R2

Help us spread the word; we hope to see many of you there.
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Challenging Islamophobia Teach-In (HGSU International Scholars)

Challenging Islamophobia Teach-In (HGSU International Scholars)

March 23, 2017, 5:00pm - March 23, 2017, 6:30pm

CGIS S250

The immigration ban has been halted temporarily, but we must continue to firmly stand against the xenophobic rhetoric of the administration and educate ourselves about the threats to our immigrant communities. Please join the HGSU-UAW International Scholars Working Group for a teach-in led by Anwar Omeish of the Anti-Islamophobia Network. Anwar will conduct a presentation on the history of Islamophobia in the U.S. and current issues facing Muslim communities. We’ll conclude with time for discussion. We hope to see you there!

Hosted by HGSU-UAW International Scholars Working Group and Anti-Islamophobia Network
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International Scholars and Community Discussion on Deportation

International Scholars and Community Discussion on Deportation

March 9, 2017, 12:00pm - March 9, 2017, 1:00pm

Sever Hall 112

Please join us for our fourth Support-In event this semester this Thursday from 12-1 pm. This space is open to all to share new and ongoing concerns and experiences with immigration-related issues. This week’s discussions will focus on topics and concerns related to deportation and recent ICE raids.

This is a brown bag event, please feel free to bring your lunch.

Hosted by HGSU-UAW International Student Working Group

Cover art by Micah Bazant | facebook.com/MicahBazantArt
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International Scholars and Community Discussion on Deportations

International Scholars and Community Discussion on Deportations

March 2, 2017, 12:00pm - March 2, 2017, 1:00pm

Dudley Lehman Hall 201 Common Room

Please join us for our third Support-In event this semester this Thursday from 12-1 pm. This space is open to all to share new and ongoing concerns and experiences with immigration-related issues. This week’s discussions will focus on topics and concerns related to deportation and recent ICE raids.

This is a brown bag event, please feel free to bring your lunch.

Hosted by HGSU-UAW International Student Working Group

Cover art by Micah Bazant | facebook.com/MicahBazantArt
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2nd International Scholars & Community Support-In

2nd International Scholars & Community Support-In

February 24, 2017, 12:00pm - February 24, 2017, 1:00pm

CGIS South S030

Please join us for our second Support-In this semester this Friday from 12-1 pm. This space is open to all to share new and ongoing concerns and experiences with immigration-related legislation. This event is being co-hosted by the Harvard Iranian Student Association

This is a brown bag event, please feel free to bring your lunch.

Hosted by HGSU-UAW International Student Working Group



Cover art by Micah Bazant | facebook.com/MicahBazantArt
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Science Policy Working Group Meeting

Science Policy Working Group Meeting

February 16, 2017, 5:30pm - February 16, 2017, 7:30pm

TMEC 447 (@5:30), NW B104 (@6:30)

Under a Trump administration, federal funding for science is under threat, which would put our research and livelihoods at risk. We are coming together as scientists from all over campus to brainstorm different actions we can take to push back against an anti-science administration, as well as work together with the more than 60,000 UAW unionized academic workers across the country to fight for science. The Science Policy Working Group will meet Thursday, February 16:
Longwood: 5:30 in TMEC 447
Cambridge: 6:30 in Northwest B104
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International Students, Scholars & Community Support-In

International Students, Scholars & Community Support-In

February 10, 2017, 12:00pm - February 10, 2017, 2:00pm

Ticknor Lounge, Boylston Hall

Join us for an International Student and Community Support-In to come together as a community, share our experiences and resources, and support each other in the current political climate. While there have been many rallies and speak-outs, we recognize that there is also a need for more sustained conversation between individuals and groups across campus who have been affected by the Trump administration's recent actions. This is a space to share what we're working on, discuss what we'd like to achieve, and personally check in with one another. Above all, we wish to celebrate our multiculturalism and diversity (of all sorts), to affirm our place in the international community, and to sustain each other in the coming months. This invitation is open to everyone -- please join us.

This is a brown bag event, please feel free to bring your lunch.

Hosted by HGSU-UAW International Student Working Group

Co-Hosts:
Harvard Islamic Society
Harvard Interfaith Forum
Harvard Asian-American Women's Association


We would like to hear from you about your concerns or experiences after the recent immigration orders. The information collected through this survey may be used to draw up a list of concrete protections that can be demanded from the University. This information will remain confidential unless you have given us permission to share. Please click the link below:

docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfKBMJhieIbVPAwRaGQ-EevqqMDdYHjxWpQcM77jqxdE7Jkaw/viewform?c=0&w=1


Cover art by Micah Bazant | facebook.com/MicahBazantArt
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Time to vote #UnionYES!

Time to vote #UnionYES!

November 16, 2016, 10:00am - November 17, 2016, 8:00pm

The Harvard Graduate Students Union-UAW (HGSU-UAW) is made up of student employees from every corner of the university–from biomedical researchers at Harvard’s many hospital affiliates to teaching fellows for Harvard’s courses–joined together in the common goal to make Harvard the best university it can be. We stand together to advocate for the working rights of student employees at Harvard. With a greater say in the conditions of our teaching and research, we will ensure our ability to work at the highest level and contribute to a more robust and democratic Harvard community.

Website: harvardgradunion.org
Website for polling locations: harvardgradunion.org/union-vote-polling-locations/

Wednesday and Thursday (10:00 AM to 2:30 PM and 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM):
Cambridge: Phillips Brooks House, Parlor Room

Wednesday and Thursday (10:00 AM to 2:30 PM and 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM):
Longwood: Harvard Dental School, Research & Education Building Room 106

Thursday Only (10:00 AM to 2:00 PM):
Allston: Harvard Business School, Batten Hall Room 150
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Union Town Hall for Psychology

Union Town Hall for Psychology

November 15, 2016, 5:00pm - November 15, 2016, 6:00pm

CGIS Knafel K108

HGSU-UAW is having informational sessions for student workers who have questions about our upcoming union election. If you have a question, or want to get an update on what has been happening or how you can get involved, stop by!

Website: harvardgradunion.org/
FAQ: harvardgradunion.org/frequently-asked-questions/
Email: hgsu.general@gmail.com

CGIS Knafel K108
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DMS Longwood Info Session

DMS Longwood Info Session

November 10, 2016, 2:00pm - November 10, 2016, 3:00pm

HGSU-UAW is having informational sessions for student workers who have questions about our upcoming union election. If you have a question, or want to get an update on what has been happening and how you can help build our union, stop by!

Website: harvardgradunion.org
FAQ: harvardgradunion.org/frequently-asked-questions/
Email: hgsu.general@gmail.com

TMEC 209 booked for DMS/Longwood info session Thursday 11/10 at 2pm
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Humanities Info Session

Humanities Info Session

November 9, 2016, 5:00pm - November 9, 2016, 6:30pm

CGIS South - S030 Doris and Ted Lee Gathering Room

Humanities info session Wednesday November 9 at 5
Location: CGIS South - S030 Doris and Ted Lee Gathering Room

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HKS and HGSE Joint Info Session

HKS and HGSE Joint Info Session

November 8, 2016, 2:00pm - November 8, 2016, 3:00pm

124 Mt. Auburn - Suite 160 Room 105

HGSU-UAW is having informational sessions for student workers who have questions about our upcoming union election. If you have a question, or want to get an update on what has been happening and how you can help build our union, stop by!

Website: harvardgradunion.org
FAQ: harvardgradunion.org/frequently-asked-questions/
Email: hgsu.general@gmail.com

Nov. 8th, 2pm-3pm, 124 Mt. Auburn - Suite 160 Room 105
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Social Sciences Info Session

Social Sciences Info Session

November 7, 2016, 5:00pm - November 7, 2016, 6:00pm

Belfer Case Study Room (CGIS South S-020)

HGSU-UAW is having informational sessions for student workers who have questions about our upcoming union election. If you have a question, or want to get an update on what has been happening and how you can help build our union, stop by!

Website: harvardgradunion.org
FAQ: harvardgradunion.org/frequently-asked-questions/
Email: hgsu.general@gmail.com

Belfer Case Study Room (CGIS South S-020)
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Undergraduate Info Session

Undergraduate Info Session

November 3, 2016, 4:00pm - November 3, 2016, 5:30pm

CGIS South S040

HGSU-UAW is having informational sessions for student workers who have questions about our upcoming union election. If you have a question, or want to get an update on what has been happening and how you can help build our union, stop by!

Website: harvardgradunion.org/
FAQ: harvardgradunion.org/frequently-asked-questions/
Email: hgsu.general@gmail.com

Undergrad Info Session - 4:00 - 5:30 this Thursday, November 3rd in CGIS South S040
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HKS Information Session

HKS Information Session

September 30, 2016, 3:00pm - September 30, 2016, 4:00pm

HKS Littauer 130 Bolton

Are you a current or prospective CA/TA/TF/RA and a graduate student at the Kennedy School? Come learn about the HGSU-UAW, ask questions, and join the movement!

General Information Session

General Information Session

September 22, 2016, 12:30pm - September 22, 2016, 1:30pm

Kresge 202B

The National Labor Relations Board has made history restoring our right to unionize. We are getting ready to win our union election. Come to our Info Session to get all your questions answered, and find out how you can help win our union!

3 interested  ·  5 going
General Information Session

General Information Session

September 22, 2016, 12:30pm - September 22, 2016, 1:30pm

Joseph B. Martin Lounge in Vanderbilt Hall

The National Labor Relations Board has made history restoring our right to unionize. We are getting ready to win our union election. Come to our Info Session to get all your questions answered, and find out how you can help win our union!

4 interested  ·  6 going
General Information Session

General Information Session

September 14, 2016, 4:00pm - September 14, 2016, 5:00pm

2nd floor Graduate Student Lounge, Dudley House/Lehman Hall

The National Labor Relations Board has made history restoring our right to unionize. We are getting ready to win our union election. Come to our Info Session to get all your questions answered, and find out how you can help win our union!

47 interested  ·  39 going
Union Block Party

Union Block Party

April 28, 2016, 4:00pm

Harvard Science Center
52 Oxford St
Cambridge, MA  02138

Join us on April 28th at 4:00 PM in the Science Center Plaza! With political, community, and labor allies from across the state, we will be celebrating our majority and sharing our visions of a healthy Harvard. We have been building our power over the entire academic year - come out to show Harvard that we are serious about creating a healthier environment to do our research and teaching.

For those joining us from Longwood: we have a direct-to-Cambridge bus scheduled to depart at 3:30 pm from outside Vanderbilt Hall at Louis Pasteur and Longwood Ave.
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Speak Out: Stop the Leaky Pipeline!

Speak Out: Stop the Leaky Pipeline!

April 1, 2016, 5:00pm

Mass Hall, Harvard Yard, Cambridge

Across graduate schools and departments at Harvard University, women, underrepresented minorities, LGBTQ individuals, international students, students with disabilities, and students from working-class backgrounds face a series of unique challenges in the workplace. These challenges include isolation, hostile work environments, a lack of faculty mentors, and inadequate support services for our diverse needs. They influence our ability to thrive as graduate workers and ultimately lead to differential attrition rates for underrepresented groups, otherwise known as the leaky pipeline. The University's current policies in admissions, hiring, and graduate support have not been enough to address this crisis. Harvard University has a leaky pipeline problem, and an obligation to end it. The Harvard Graduate Student Union's Civil Rights Committee is bringing together activists from across the Harvard community, and on April 1st, we will join together to tell Harvard to stop the leaky pipeline.... See MoreSee Less

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Lunch Symposium: Grad Unionization and Science Research Funding

Lunch Symposium: Grad Unionization and Science Research Funding

March 30, 2016, 12:30pm - March 30, 2016, 1:30pm

Pfizer Lecture Hall, Mallinckrodt Laboratories, 12 Oxford St.

The campaign to Revitalize Federal Support for Science was launched by Graduate Workers of Columbia-UAW, the labor union for research and teaching assistants at Columbia University. Grads here at Harvard involved in our union, HGSU-UAW, have joined in the effort. We want to urge our government to increase STEM research funding which will help Harvard University flourish. When we act collectively we have power, not only in our workplaces, but also in our political voice.

Please join us for short panel presentations followed by discussion on how grad unionization can shape the future of science research funding and improve our working conditions and lives here at Harvard.

Lunch is provided!

Visit the campaign homepage at stemfunding.org/.
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Visa Seminar

Visa Seminar

March 24, 2016, 5:30pm

Emerson 210, Cambridge MA

On the evening of March 24, HGSU-UAW will be welcoming Christine Brigagliano, a partner at Van Der Hout, Brigagliano, and Nightingale, LLP, a renowned firm specializing in immigration and nationality law. She will speak to international students about the issues they face while enrolled in school and what to expect after graduation.

HGSU-UAW organizers will also be on hand to answer questions about how membership in a union relates to visa status (spoiler alert: not at all). The event will be free and open to all graduate students. Ms. Brigagliano will be visiting both campuses on the same day.
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Visa Seminar

Visa Seminar

March 24, 2016, 12:30pm

Harvard Medical School, TMEC 209

In the afternoon of March 24, HGSU-UAW will be welcoming Christine Brigagliano, a partner at Van Der Hout, Brigagliano, and Nightingale, LLP, a renowned firm specializing in immigration and nationality law. She will speak to international students about the issues they face while enrolled in school and what to expect after graduation.

HGSU-UAW organizers will also be on hand to answer questions about how membership in a union relates to visa status (spoiler alert: not at all). The event will be free and open to all graduate students. Ms. Brigagliano will be visiting both campuses on the same day.
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To Your Health! - HGSU-UAW Social Hour

To Your Health! - HGSU-UAW Social Hour

February 24, 2016, 6:00pm - February 24, 2016, 8:00pm

Cambridge Queen's Head
45 Quincy St
Cambridge, MA  02138

Come have a snack and kick it with your friendly union organizers. Talk to us about what's going on in your department, learn the latest about the unionizing efforts and how you can get involved or just hang out. The first of many such events, come out and say hey!

Join us afterwards as we support HUDS workers in securing accessible healthcare: www.facebook.com/events/996283983740578/
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Lunch Symposium: Grad Unionization and Science Research Funding

Lunch Symposium: Grad Unionization and Science Research Funding

February 24, 2016, 12:30pm - February 24, 2016, 1:30pm

NRB Rm 350, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Longwood Medical Area

The campaign to Revitalize Federal Support for Science was launched by Graduate Workers of Columbia-UAW, the labor union for research and teaching assistants at Columbia University. Grads here at Harvard involved in our union, HGSU-UAW, have joined in the effort. We want to urge our government to increase STEM research funding which will help Harvard University flourish. When we act collectively we have power, not only in our workplaces, but also in our political voice.

Please join us for short panel presentations followed by discussion on how grad unionization can shape the future of science research funding and improve our working conditions and lives here at Harvard.

Harvard Grad Panelists:
- Selmaan Chettih, Neuroscience
- Avery Davis, BBS
- Chamith Fonseka, BBS

Guest Panelists:
- Jessica Polka, Future of Research
- Cera Fisher, UConn GEU-UAW Bargaining Committee Member, Ecology and Evolutionary BIology

Lunch is provided!

Visit the campaign homepage at stemfunding.org/.
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Q&A Info Session: How can a graduate union make HSPH a healthier place?

Q&A Info Session: How can a graduate union make HSPH a healthier place?

February 18, 2016, 12:30pm - February 18, 2016, 1:20pm

Kresge 502

Have concerns about funding, tuition, workloads, health insurance, sexual assault policy, discrimination, diversity, or other aspects of grad life at HSPH? Come ask questions and connect with others to build power around issues that affect our lives. There will be food! Co-sponsored by Harvard Graduate Students Union-UAW and dLOV.

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Public Forum on the Law and Graduate Worker Unions

Public Forum on the Law and Graduate Worker Unions

February 17, 2016, 4:00pm - February 17, 2016, 6:00pm

Ames Courthouse, Austin Hall, Harvard Law School

Join HGSU-UAW and the Harvard Trade Union Program (HTUP) for a discussion of the ways that state and federal law shape how graduate worker organization and collective action. We'll discuss the context around or history of these issues, especially the National Labor Relations Board's recent decision to reevaluate grad workers' standing under federal labor law. Members of graduate employee unions at Harvard, Columbia, Yale, and the University of Connecticut will be joined by Karl Klare, Professor of Law at Northeastern University.

Check out this link for the full schedule of HTUP public forums: www.law.harvard.edu/programs/lwp/htup/2016/forum/HTUP%20FORUMS%202016.pdf
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Longwood Open Forum and Q&A

Longwood Open Forum and Q&A

November 11, 2015, 7:00pm

TMEC 250 (Tosteson Medical Education Center 250)

Join us for an open discussion about the unionization process - bring your questions and concerns, and let us know how HGSU-UAW can help you improve your working conditions, benefits and compensation. RSVP on Facebook, and invite your friends and colleagues who may have questions to bring to our discussion.

11 interested  ·  14 going