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Food First Delegation to Mexico
Food First Delegation Explores Guelaguetza and Oaxaca’s Vibrant Food Heritage JULY 18-26, 2014
Public tour to highlight food systems and traditions in the Mexican state of Oaxaca
Explore current food issues in this diverse region of Mexico and participate in the festival of Guelaguetza as part of a guided delegation.
Participants will explore the cultural and historical context of Oaxaca’s food traditions, while also hearing firsthand from peasants and activists working to preserve, defend and strengthen Mexican food systems in the face of numerous threats to rural livelihoods and ecosystems.
Additionally, participants will be in Oaxaca for the festival of Guelaguetza. celebrated with vibrant costumes, traditional music and dance, and the sharing of ritual foods and dishes. An incredible array of native foods are in the spotlight, including elaborate moles, countless corn-based dishes, mezcal (a tequila-like spirit), chocolate, chilies, chapulines (grasshopper) and huitlacoche—a fungus that grows on corn and is harvested as an earthy, smoky delicacy sometimes referred to as “Mexican truffles.”
This Food Sovereignty Tour is more than a culinary excursion. Unlike most food tours of Oaxaca, this delegation provides insights into the links between the region’s rich food culture and its equally rich history of community-based struggles for autonomy, democracy, sustainability and cultural survival.
The Food Sovereignty Tour to Oaxaca will take place July 18–26, 2014, and is open to the public. Partial scholarships are available for qualified applicants on a first-come, first-served basis.
Visit the Food Sovereignty Tours website: http://www.foodsovereigntytours.org/international-tours/oaxaca/ for more information or contact the Program Coordinator directly.
Summer Fellowships with New Era Colorado
New Era Colorado, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that works to engage young people in the political process through civic engagement, advocacy, and leadership development.
This summer, we’re offering a full-time summer fellowship program in Denver to train the next generation of young leaders to create change in their communities. Could you please share this opportunity with students in your department? I’ve attached a more detailed description & more info is available on our website.
The Democracy Fellows will learn to lead, organize, and advocate for the issues they are passionate about, and can receive need-based stipends for their participation. They’ll learn from the best in their fields in Colorado how to write field plans, craft a media strategy, build relationships with volunteers, and more.
Funded MS Program in Science, Technology, and Society
We are delighted to announce that we have three funded (free tuition
with possibility of a small research stipend) Master’s positions in
the Science, Technology, and Society program for students starting in
2014-15. The MS in STS highlights three areas: health and medicine;
environment and sustainability; and information, identities and
networks; students generally focus on one of these areas. The MS in
STS degree also provides a strong training in theory and social
science methods. If you apply online, the application is free.
For information on the Center for STS, see: http://www.drexel.edu/sts/
Attached are the courses that will be offered in 2014-5.
Application info is posted at: http://drexel.edu/grad/apply/online-app/
We will begin reviewing applications on June 1, 2014 for the funded
positions. If an interested applicant has any questions about the
program, please contact Kelly Joyce at email@example.com.
NCSU Seven-week Study, Training and Ethnographic Field Research Program
NCSU Seven-week Study, Training and Ethnographic Field Research Program, Summer 2014
Lake Atitlán, Guatemala
May 23 - July 14, 2014
Learn how to design, conduct, investigate and write-up your own independent ethnographic research project while living with a local family on the shores of Lake Atitlán, Guatemala. Throughout the seven and a half week program, you will learn about the Maya while developing skills in ethnographic fieldwork as you carry out your own research project.
Whether you are an undergraduate, a graduate student, just finished college, learning how to collect data and talk to people is beneficial not only for those in anthropology, but also for those in many other majors, including sociology, international studies, public health, history, education,
textiles, natural resource management, business and management,
sociolinguistics, political science, psychology, design and civil
engineering. Anyone interested is encouraged to apply, especially students interested in topics such as development, environment, globalization, social justice, tourism, conservation, language, development, poverty and health. Not sure how your interests may fit into the topics listed? Contact the program Directors, Tim Wallace (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Carla Pezzia
(email@example.com), to discuss potential opportunities for your areas
of interest. Each student may choose any topic for his or her independent
research project. Service learning opportunities are also possible. This
program is open to students from any course of study and university. The
$3550 fee includes all expenses (except airfare- about $550), including room and board for 7.5 weeks and tuition for 6 credit hours. The extended
deadline to apply is February 14, 2014.
Here is the website to the online application: