May I interest you in some activism? Finals might bog you down now, but class is almost over, giving you more time to fight for important causes. And with 2018 midterm elections coming up, you’ll want to figure out who to support and how to help them win.
50 by 2050 MAY CALENDAR
MAY 1: EMERGE America: Ann Arbor Information Session
- Ann Arbor District Library
- 6–8 p.m.
- Want to get involved but not sure how? Students in the Ann Arbor area can learn more at the information session held by Emerge Michigan and Emerge America.
MAY 2: EMERGE America: Emerge Rhode Island Fundraiser
- Easy Entertaining, Inc.
- 166 Valley St, Bldg 10, Providence, Rhode Island 02909
- 6–7 p.m.
- Volunteer and join the Emerge Rhode Island Organizing Committee for a conversation about changing the face of leadership in Rhode Island. Speakers include Former Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Roberts and Meredith Curren.
MAY 3: EMERGE America: Ambition to Action
- Fairmont San Francisco
- Starts at 12 p.m.
- Meet the women leading the resistance at the annual event held by EMERGE America. Senator Elizabeth Warren will join as the keynote speaker.
MAY 3: HRC: HRC Night at the Theatre- The Color Purple
- SHN Orpheum Theatre
- 1192 Market St, San Francisco, California 94102
- 8–10 p.m.
- Sing along to the musical version of The Color Purple at the SHN Orpheum Theatre. SHN will donate $10 dollars of each ticket sold using promo code “HRC1.”
MAY 6: Victory Fund: Houston Champagne Brunch 2018
- The Ballroom at Bayou Place
- 500 Texas Ave., Houston, Texas 77002
- 12–2 p.m.
- Join brunch items and bottomless champagne as you hear from some of the most important LGBTQ elected officials in the region.
MAY 12: HRC: 2018 HRC Las Vegas Gala
- ARIA Resort & Casino
- 5–10 p.m.
- Volunteer and celebrate the LGBTQ community and HRC’s call to action. Be part of the movement for full gender and sexuality equality.
MAY 15: Higher Heights: Digital Fundraising Webinar
- 7–8 p.m. ET
- Join Higher Heights for the the #BlackWomenLead Political Leadership Webinar Series. Lead Trainer Rachel Junard will teach how small-dollar digital fundraising can help organize better representation.
MAY 17: HRC: Die, Mommie, Die! Theatre Event
- Kirk Douglas Theatre
- 9820 Washington Blvd, Culver City, California 90232
- 6:30–9:30 p.m.
- Join HRC for its Membership Outreach Theatre Event. Die, Mommy Die! is “a Greek tragedy on acid with a gay Hollywood twist,” starring Drew Droego as Angela Arden.
MAY 18–20: EMERGE America: Vermont 2018 Candidate Boot Camp
- Location TBD
- Emerge America’s three-day intensive training will prepare women to run and win in this year’s election. Candidates will learn about developing a campaign plan, fundraising, press operations and more.
MAY 19: IGNITE: Brooklyn Community Board Boot Camp
- Industrious Brooklyn
- 594 Dean St, Brooklyn, New York 11238
- 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
- Take the first step towards political leadership by securing a seat on a local Community Board or commission. Meet with Brooklyn board members and commissioners to take that step by networking and finding out what’s available for you to step up and take.
- 2018-2019 IGNITE Fellowship: Apply here
- Project Manager Internship: Apply here
- Membership Internship: Apply here
- Communications / Social Media Internship: Apply here
HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN
- Various internships with the organization – More info here
- Running Start Mentorship Program: Apply here
- Special Events Internship: Apply here
- Development Fundraising Internship: Apply here
- Political Internship: Apply here
- Communications Intern: Apply here
- Become a member here
- Join #ILookLikeAPolitician
- Train women to run on your campus with an Elect Her workshop: More info here
- Run to Win: Apply here
- Training to run for office: More info here
SHE SHOULD RUN
- Nominate yourself to run for office: Get started here
HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN
- Become a student member: Apply here
- #Resist: More info here
- Sign petitions and show the government that you stand with the LGBTQ community: More info here