GTL Newsletter #42

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“Find out who you are and do it on purpose.” — Dolly Parton

GTL General Updates

This Week –
  • Add our new GTL Discord account — GlobalTalentLink#2183 
  • Check out GTL’s Mission Statement: “Our mission is to nurture international perspectives, ability, benevolence, and courage in a community led by collegiate and professional role models through cultivating cross-cultural experiences, creating goal-oriented projects, fostering collaborative relationships, and encouraging growth challenges.”
  • Congratulations to Linker Sam for hosting her first-ever biweekly team meeting today. Support her by dropping by tonight at 8pm ET.
  • Discord Linker Station!!! Linker Annie hosted Linker Bella on our Discord channel to talk about her international experience and her studies all around the world. Amazing job.
  • Linker Kudana will conduct his first co-design session on Friday. Good luck!!
  • Linker Chantal started a second Learner Sprint program with her Learner. Keep up the great effort.
  • We have new Learners who are being paired with Linkers. If you are interested in working with a Learner, let a Linker Coordinator know!
  • Mental Health Awareness! Linkers Annie and Rebecca are passionate about mental health and have created a mental health-related newsletter! 
  • The GTL Newsletter is looking for submissions!!
    • Send in blog posts, activities you’re involved in, poetry, art, interesting articles, cool opportunities; etc. Reply to this email with your ideas.  
  • LEARNERS—We’d love to hear from you about your experience with any GTL services you’ve been a part of! Respond to this email with anything you’d like to share ?
  • Monthly GTL Community Events — keep a lookout for monthly programming and events for Learners, Linkers, and the greater GTL community!!
    • Have suggestions or ideas about events you’d like to see? Let us know by responding to this email. 

GTL Services Highlight

Talent Connect

Our free  Talent Connect program is a great place for Learners who want to get to know the GTL community!It includes group activities initiated by community members to pursue their passions and interests, such as mental health, video games, and investment, as well as our curated resources and activities, such as newsletters, blogs, webinars, book clubs, and holiday celebrations.

With your learning companion, you will be another step closer to success!

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How to Actually Learn a Foreign Language 

By Maya Kaelei Lewis  

Start with the Basics 

Learning a foreign language is often daunting, exhausting, and at times even expensive. The good news is that it does not have to be! If you have always wanted to speak another language but have not had the time or motivation to do so, the first step is to start with the basics of the language 

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Women’s History Month

Dolores Huerta 

Edited by Debra Michals, PhD | 2015  

Co-founder of the United Farm Workers Association, Dolores Clara Fernandez Huerta is one of the most influential labor activists of the 20th century and a leader of the Chicano civil rights movement.Born on April 10, 1930 in Dawson, New Mexico, Huerta was the second of three children of Alicia and Juan Fernandez, a farm worker and miner who became a state legislator in 1938. Her parents divorced when Huerta was three years old, and her mother moved to Stockton, California with her children. Huerta’s grandfather helped raise Huerta and her two brothers while her mother juggled jobs as a waitress and cannery worker until she could buy a small hotel and restaurant. Alicia’s community activism and compassionate treatment of workers greatly influenced her daughter.

Discrimination also helped shape Huerta. A schoolteacher, prejudiced against Hispanics, accused Huerta of cheating because her papers were too well-written. In 1945 at the end of World War II, white men brutally beat her brother for wearing a Zoot-Suit, a popular Latino fashion.

Huerta received an associate teaching degree from the University of the Pacific’s Delta College. She married Ralph Head while a student and had two daughters, though the couple soon divorced. She subsequently married fellow activist Ventura Huerta with whom she had five children, though that marriage also did not last. Huerta briefly taught school in the 1950s, but seeing so many hungry farm children coming to school, she thought she could do more to help them by organizing farmers and farmworkers.

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