Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP) - Free Program for pre-medical and pre-dental students

The Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP) is a free (full tuition, housing and meals) six-week national summer enrichment program supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that helps promising and highly-motivated students prepare for the competitive medical and dental schools admission process. SMDEP accepts college freshmen and sophomores who are interested in careers in medicine and dentistry. The program is committed to helping create a well-trained, diverse physician and dental workforce and is located at 12 medical and dental school sites around the country.

* Case Western Reserve University Schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine (Cleveland, OH)
* Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and School of Dental Medicine (New York, NY)
* David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and UCLA School of Dentistry(Los Angeles, CA)
* Duke University School of Medicine (Durham, NC)
* Howard University Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Dentistry and Medicine(Washington, DC)
* The University of Texas Dental Branch and Medical School at Houston(Houston, TX)
* UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical and New Jersey Dental Schools (Newark, NJ)
* University of Louisville Schools of Medicine and Dentistry(Louisville, KY)
* University of Nebraska Medical Center, Colleges of Medicine andDentistry (Omaha, NE)
* University of Virginia School of Medicine (Charlottesville, VA)
* University of Washington Schools of Medicine and Dentistry (Seattle,WA)
* Yale University School of Medicine (New Haven, CT)


Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Call to All Concerned Sikh Youth

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa,Waheguru Ji Ke Fateh

The problems we face in our community are many. However, there are times when one is forced to TAKE A STAND.

We have recently received information about various Panjabi newspapers advertising ultrasound technologies to determine if the unborn child is a ' munda' or 'kuri.' Unfortunately this information in our community is used too often to abort the unborn baby girl, thus turning a mother's womb into a graveyard. It is time to TAKE A STAND .

We are seeking all interested Sikh Youth to send an email of interest as we are trying to find out how many people are interested to take on this issue. We have begun preliminary discussion about a plan of action. We need members of the community's support, but most importantly we need activists willing to TAKE A STAND and say 'enough is enough.'

WHO: All Concerned Sikh Youth (This is not a women's issue, this is 'our' issue!) We seek women and men's help!
WHAT: To become involved in an effort to stop the publication/distribution of this information and begin educating our community.
WHEN: Send an email ASAP to jakaramovement@gmail.com We will be coordinating a meeting in the Bay Area the week of March 13th to the 19th WHERE: The Bay Area (East Bay, South Bay, North Bay, The City, and everywhere in between)
WHY: Because WE are the next generation of Sikhs and it is our duty to end this problem

Gur Fateh,-Jakara Staff