Month: September 2008

Talk on Domestic Violence at UW Fox Valley

One of our hopes is that this blog will help connect our Lawrence community with activists and scholars on other Fox Valley campuses. This upcoming talk at UW Fox Valley will be given by Teri Jendusa Nicolai. This heroic survivor of domestic violence spoke at Lawrence in 2007; if you missed that talk, or have friends who did, let them know about this event.

*Teri Jendusa Nicolai*

“A True Survivor of Domestic Violence”

*October 8, 2009 Noon*

*UW-Fox Student Union*

*1478 Midway Rd. Menasha*

A resident of Wisconsin, Teri speaks out against domestic violence after

her own experience with her ex-husband. She was beaten with a baseball

bat by her ex-husband, placed in a garbage can on the bed of his pickup

truck while their two little girls were in the front seat. Nicolai was

then placed in a storage locker and left for dead. She survived and

will discuss the signs of domestic abuse only to hope she can save

someone else from this tragedy.

Internships at Gay Men’s Health Crisis

Lawrence alum Emily Saltzman (Gender Studies and Psychology, ’07) is now a Community Organizing Coordinator at Gay Men’s Health Crisis. She sent us this posting for an internship. There’s more information available at the Lawrence Career Center.

Internship Posting, Fall and Winter 2008

Public Policy, Community Health and Research Intern

Gay Men’s Health Crisis

About Gay Men’s Health Crisis

Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) is a not-for-profit, volunteer-supported and community-based organization committed to national leadership in the fight against AIDS. Our mission is to reduce the spread of HIV disease, help people with HIV maintain and improve their health and independence, and keep the prevention, treatment and cure of HIV an urgent national and local priority. In fulfilling this mission, we will remain true to our heritage by fighting homophobia and affirming the individual dignity of all gay men and lesbians.

GMHC’s Division of Public Policy, Community Health and Research (the Division) is a combination of three departments: Public Policy, the Women’s Institute (WI) and the Institute for Gay Men’s Health (IGMH). The Division conducts research, policy analysis, and advocacy in support of science-based prevention, treatment and care policies toward HIV/AIDS. The Division also addresses the related issues of health care access and health disparities, substance abuse, equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, racial and economic justice, gender inequality, and other related issues.

Position Description

The Division Intern(s) would be responsible for working with Division staff on federal, state and city policies related to HIV/AIDS, LGBT issues, social service provision and general social justice concerns. A particular emphasis on HIV prevention will be prevalent, especially through the work of WI and IGMH.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

• Assisting in researching a variety of public health and civil rights issues related to HIV prevention, treatment and care. Examples of research topics include immigration, prison health issues and best practices for HIV prevention and treatment.

• Preparation of briefing materials, correspondence, and mailings.

• Outreach – distribute flyers and other materials throughout the city promoting research and prevention projects

• Data collection and management – distribute surveys, conduct interviews and assist with focus groups; data entry, analysis

• Literature review – research information such as articles and papers on different sexual health, attend relevant coalition meetings, participate in local lobby visits.

• Analyzing policies and budgets.

• General office administration.


Graduate and undergraduate students are welcome to apply. Candidates need strong research, writing, and organizational skills and a willingness to work in a professional office. Ability to work independently is critical. Familiarity with HIV-related issues and the legislative processes is preferred. People of color, women, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals, and HIV positive individuals are encouraged to apply.

Interns must commit to working a minimum of 15 hours per week for at least 12 weeks.

Interested applicants please send cover letter and resume to:

Annie Mejia

Gay Men’s Health Crisis

The Tisch Building – 8th floor

119 West 24th Street

New York, NY 10011-1913

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