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Association of Black Women in Higher Education Conference
Social Justice Fellowshop Opportunity
Gates Foundation Scholarship Opportunity
Asian Business Association Scholarship Opportunity
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Donate Books to the Cross-Cultural Center!

The Cross-Cultural Center offers a free lending library as a service to the campus community. We are proud to offer unique books on issues relating to culture, diversity, sexuality, gender, religion and more.
You can help the CCC build our library by donating new or used books. Please see our wish list for some of the titles we can't wait to offer the community.
Book donations can be dropped off to the Cross-Cultural Center between the hours of 9a.m.-4:30p.m. Books may also be mailed to 9500 Gilman Dr., Dept. 0053.  
Association of Black Women in Higher Education Conference: "Building on 30 years of achievement"
October 9-11, 2008 at Princeton University

ABWHE strives to eliminate racism, sexism, classism and other social barriers that hinder women educators and leaders from achieving their potential. This conference will be both a celebratory occasion, honoring three decades of formative contributions from African-American scholars and administrators at institutions of higher education.  It will also be an occasion to chart a path forward with a view to advancing positive models of scholarship, leadership and service.  Educators, administrators and students from across the country are being invited. 
Please visit the official conference website at for more details.  
Social Justice Fellowship Opportunity: Young People for Public Education
The Young People For fellowship is a leadership development program focusing on identifying, engaging and empowering young progressive leaders.

The one-year fellowship equips college students with the skills and resources necessary to create lasting change on their campuses and in their communities.
Throughout the fellowship, you'll be offered financial support, technical support and media assistance while implementing a self-designed Blueprint for Social Justice project.
Scholarship Opportunity: Gates Millennium Scholars Program  
The goal of GMS is to promote academic excellence and to provide an opportunity for outstanding underrepresented students with significant financial need to reach their highest potential by:

- Reducing financial barriers   
- Increasing the representation of these target groups in the disciplines of education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health and the sciences
- Developing a diversified cadre of future leaders for America by facilitating successful completion of bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees
Application deadline is Jan. 12, 2009. Find out more here.
Scholarship Opportunity

ABA San Diego provides a strong voice on business, cultural and political issues of
interest to San Diego's Asian & Pacific Islander community. One of our major goals is to enable members to participate fully in the economic development of San Diego, without regard for race, color, creed or national origin. Each year the Asian Business Association Foundation sponsors a scholarship program; four (4) scholarships will be awarded for at least $1,000 each to assist students in continuing their education. Four (4) scholarships for a minimum of $1,000 will be awarded.

Social Justice Quote of the Week
We do not have a money problem in America. We have a values and priorities problem  - Marian Wright Edleman


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September 16, 2008
Welcome Week at the Cross-Cultural Center
Comic Converations and Community
Sept. 23 | 2-3pm  | 2 Fl. Price Center East

This conversational workshop looks at the human factor in humor and explores reactions and bannerresponses to comics and situational comedy. Hear, speak, and learn from others with a social justice spin that integrates and reflects on our experiences and layered identities. Prerequisite: open minds.
Sept. 23 | 3-5pm | 2 Fl. Price Center East
Come to the best Welcome Week event at UCSD! The CCC's annual CCC block party brings together social justice oriented student organizations, campus departments and friends! The first Block Party at our new location in the Price Center is sure to be off the hook. We'll have a live DJ, free food, and lots of information.
For more information call 858.534.9689 or email  To request reasonable accommodations necessary to enable your participation in any of our events, please call (858) 534-6744 or email Requests must be made no later than two weeks before the event to ensure adequate time to arrange for the accommodation. 
Campus Community Centers
Sept. 24 | 9am-1:30pm | LGBT Resource Center
qcamplogoQ Camp will help acquaint students with LGBTQI-specific organizations, help students make connections with continuing and other incoming students, allow students to get connected with resources on and off campus (including the LGBT Resource Center), and give students an opportunity to ask questions about UCSD LGBTQI life. For those new to the UCSD campus, sign up for Q Camp!  You can register at
For continuing community members, please help us welcome new folks at our annual Q Camp potluck at the LGBT Resource Center at 12:30pm.  Bring your favorite dish to share and show everyone how welcoming our community really is.  This is one of our favorite events because we get to kick off the new year by re-connecting to old friends and meeting new ones! For questions, please contact Jan (
Sept. 24 | 3-5pm | Women's Center, Student Center West 290 (across from main gym)
You are Invited to the Women's Center Welcome Week Fest! The Women's Center Welcome Week Fest is an opportunity for the Women's Center to welcome new students to UCSD and to welcome back those of you returning for the 2008-2009 academic year. Come learn about who we are, what we do, and how you can get involved.  The Fest will also be a good opportunity to meet other students interested in social justice at UCSD.  We will have arts and crafts, games, karaoke, ice cream sundaes, and more.  Don't miss it!  ALL ARE WELCOME! For more information call 858-822-0074 or e-mail 
Sept. 27 | 7-9pm | Price Center East Ballroom

The goal of the benefit concert is to raise awareness about the dangers of sex trafficking, pimping and prostitution through the use of hip hop. Organizers hope to reach out to young audiences and bring awareness of the ways in which young women and children are lured, tricked, or coerced into a life of sexual traffickingexploitation. Members of GABNet Los Angeles will lead a caravan from Los Angeles to San Diego with five stops serving as teach-ins on the issue of trafficking. Sponsored by the UCSD Women's Center.
Events in our Community 
Oct. 6 | 7pm | IR/PS Robinson Auditorium, UCSD (across from RIMAC)
In The Visitor, Tom McCarthy's follow-up to his award-winning directorial debut The Station Agent, an American college professor and a young immigrant couple grapple with the treatment of immigrants and the legal process post-9/11. Will be followed by a Q & A.
Sept. 20 | 8pm | The Neuroscience Institute
The Center for World Music, with support from the Society of Afghan Americans, the Persian Cultural Center, the Indian Fine Arts Academy of San Diego, and the Committee for the Art of the Indian Subcontinent at the San Diego Museum of Art, as part of the Performing Arts at The Neurosciences Institute Series presents Ustad AZIZ HERAWI (rubab, dutar) with Ahmad Siar Haseq (tabla).

$20 general, $10 students. Info and tickets (619) 688-0688. Samples at
Sept. 27 | 10am-6pm | International Cottages at Balboa Park
This event will showcase the goodwill collaboration of over ten organizations to present the best offerings from Asia. Attendees will be able to enjoy delicious food prepared by 20 to 30 local authentic restaurants from different Asian cultures. Interactive cultural and educational activities, and amazing live ethnic entertainments will be available throughout the event. 100% of all proceeds are donated to various needy programs in Asia. Our goal is to assist indigenous organizations with a successful track record in rebuilding schools for underprivileged children in Asia.
Find out more at
Young People Can Change History this November 4, 2008.

Sept. 21 | 5:30pm | Meet in the AS Offices on the 4th floor of Price Center East
The AS External Office has been fortunate to get access to the first mandatory building meetings for all the new incoming freshmen to do non-partisan voter registration. In one night we will see over 5,000 new freshmen just waiting to get registered to vote! But we need your help! If you are able to volunteer, please email the following information: Name, Email, Cell Phone.
Election Day is Nov. 4th. October 20 is the last day to register.

- Register NOW! vote
- Find your polling place.
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