Wednesday, September 30, 2009

BPHSN Wednesday September 30, 2009

Event: AIDS WALK 2009
Date: Saturday October 3, 2009
Meeting Time: Au Bon Pain (1299 Pennsylvania Ave NW) (Federal Triangle Metro Station) at 8:15AM
Sponsor: Whitman-Walker Clinic
Team: The Black Public Health Student, GW Chapter
On Saturday, October 3rd, 2009, The Black Public Health Student Network, GWU Chapter will join thousands of other people in the 23rd annual AIDS Walk Washington. This event is a 5K fundraising walk and timed run benefiting and produced by Whitman-Walker Clinic. We ask that you sign up with our team and join a good cause. To sign up click on the link below:
Contact: If you have any question, comments, or concerns contact Katrina Byrd at

Event: Little Dresses for Africa
Date: Now until October 30, 2009
Sponsor: The Black Public Health Student Network
Please donate your new or gently used pillowcases. We are starting a pillowcase drive right in the Himmelfarb Library. Any pillowcases given would be used to make dresses for disadvantaged children in Central Africa. Little Dresses for Africa is a non-profit organization trying to provide relief to Central African children.
Contact: If you have any question, comments, concerns, or would like to volunteer you time for the event contact Akintunde Akinseye at

Event: An Evening Lecture with Dr. Cornel West
Date: October 15, 2009
Time: 6-8PM
Location: Busboys and Poets
2021 14th St. NW
Washington, DC 20009
(Langston Room)
Dr. Cornel West will discuss his works. One of America’s most provocative public intellectuals, Cornel West has been a champion for racial justice since childhood. His writing, speaking, and teaching weave together the traditions of the black Baptist Church, progressive politics, and jazz. FREE AND OPEN TO ALL.
For more information on Dr. Cornel West visit

Contact: For more information about the event please visit

Volunteer Request
BPHSN Event: Pumpkin Smiles
Date: October 28 or October 29
Time: 11AM-2PM
Location: Ross Hall
Students, Faculty and Staff of GW can purchase and decorate a mini pumpkin that would later be delivered to the children in the GW Hospital's Children's Ward or Children's Hospital.
We are asking people to assist with the event.

Contact: If you have any question, comments, concerns, or would like to volunteer you time for the event contact Kevon Harris at

Internship: Student Diversity Volunteer Internship Program
Deadline: Rolling Admission
Program Dates: Varies
Sponsor: U.S Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General

The Student Diversity Volunteer Internship Program (SDVIP) provides students with the opportunity to gain valuable work experience and apply their educational knowledge to the real workforce. Student interns augment the Office of Inspector General (OI) workforce, and offer fresh perspectives and innovative solutions to problems. Internship opportunities are available at OI Headquarters and all Regional Office and Field Office locations. With over 70 OI locations to choose from, students have the opportunity to apply during the school semester (while away from home) or during the summer session (when at home).


Entrepreneur Building Opportunity: Brownstone Magazine
A magazine that empowers young girls of color
Message from the Founder:
Our target audience (ages 13-19) is at a critical age where they unfortunately look to outlets such as the media to define their self image. Brownstone will serve as the perfect vehicle to confront historical stereotypical messages and images that have been used to demean the value and potential of Black women. We also have writing opportunities available. If you or anyone you know would like to guest blog or join our staff as a writer you are more than welcome. Our topics range from beauty, fashion, health, relationships, body image, politics, etc. Any issues that you think will help empower girls.

Check out the Brownstone Blog (

Contact: If you're interested, e-mail us at I appreciate your help and support!

Event: Lens on Latin America: The Recent Revelation of Democracy in Honduras
Date: October 5, 2009
Time: 7:00pm
Sponsor: The Organization of Latin Americans Students and The Elliott School of International Affairs
Join the Organization of Latino American Students and the Elliott School as they host panelists from the community to discuss the current state of democracy in Honduras.

Contact: For more information, please contact the MSSC at 202-994-6772 or

Event: Learn How to Write Grants
What: Grants Information Resources Center
When: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 10-12pm and 2-4pm
Where: Mayor’s Office of Partnerships and Grants Services (OPGS)
John A. Wilson Building
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 324
Washington, D.C. 20004
The GIRC provides technical assistance and information about resources that improve community services in the District of Columbia for its “customers,” District government, nonprofit, and faith-based representatives. The primary focus is to assist customers in locating grant funds for their organizations.

Contact: You can RSVP at 202.727.8900 to make an appointment

Event: HIV Prevention Project
Sponsor: Mary's Center for Maternal & Child Care, Inc - Health Promotion Department

Mary's Center for Maternal & Child Care, Inc - Health Promotion Dept presents a new HIV Prevention Project designed to provide culturally and linguistically age appropriate HIV/STD education, testing, counseling and referral (s) with routine HIV screening to the African Nationals living in the District of Columbia. All of our Services are FREE & CONFEDENTIAL!!

Contact: Ms. Muleta
African Diaspora Specialist - Health Educator
Tel. 202.420.7033 (Dir)
Or visit:
Mary’s Center for Maternal & Child Care, Inc
508 Kennedy St. NW
Washington, D.C 20011

Career Opportunity: Program Assistant (P/T long term temporary)
Sponsor: Foundation Center- Washington DC
Foundation Center-Washington, DC seeks Program Assistant (P/T long-term-20 hours/week) to assist with fundraising research for Associates Program members. Primary responsibility will be to answer online information inquiries from members including research of individuals and grantmaking organizations using Foundation Directory Online and other fundraising databases such as Wealth Engine. May provide coverage for library desk and office administrative support.
Requirements: BA/BS degree. Customer service, fundraising or library experience desirable. Nonprofit experience preferred. Must be knowledgeable about computer networks and applications, and proficient in Microsoft Office. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to manage multiple priorities.
Office location: 1627 K ST NW – 3rd Floor (near Farragut West and Farragut North Metro Stations)
Salary: $13.00 to $15.00 hr. –commensurate with experience.
Contact: – Put job title in the subject line. No phone calls please.

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