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Volunteer as a Preuss School Tutor!
The Preuss School is looking for tutors.This is a great and easy way to give back, meet some wonderful and accomplished students and take a break from studying. We have classes from 6th grade to 12th grade and the classes meet from 9am to 4pm. Tutors usually volunteer for 3 hours, twice a week an hour and a half each time.
Volunteer orientation dates and times for the fall quarter:
October 2nd at 2pm
October 3rd at 10am
October 6th at 2pm
October 9th at 10am
October 10th at noon

All orientations will be held in the conference room which is located in the main office of Preuss. Preuss is located on the east side of campus, next to Scripps Hospital.
If you have questions, please contact Eva Mejia, Volunteer Coordinator, at (858) 658-7473 or
Chicano Theatre Ensemble Class Open!
Fall 2008
TDAC 120 - Chicano Theatre Ensemble, Robert Castro       
Time/Location: Mondays  2-5PM  GH157
This is a practical course exploring methods of
creating ensemble based on ancient American
philosophies. Focus will be on the role the Artist in
contemporary society. All backgrounds and interests
are welcome.

For any questions, please email
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.

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We do not have a money problem in America. We have a values and priorities problem  - Marian Wright Edleman


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September 26, 2008
Sound Off! Social Justice and Hip Hop

Oct. 1 | 6:00pm | The Loft, 2nd Floor Price Center East (right next to the CCC!)

Please join us for a screening and Discussion of "Brown like Dat: South Asians and Hip Hop".  The documentary gives a voice to South Asian MCs, beatboxers, spoken word artists and producers. With hip-hop as its lens, this documentary is a colorful portrait of the rainbow of political ideals, social messages and experiences that is in part young South Asian Americans today, revealing an emerging layer of this second generation community. Through their music and their lives these artists speak on everything from racial profiling post 9/11 to identity in second-generation immigrant communities, forcing us to question traditional South Asian existence in America in fresh new ways.
Featured Artists: Abstract Vision Humanity, Chee Malabar from Himalayan Project, D'Lo, Jugular, Karmacy, and MC Kabir. The evening will also feature stylings of DJ Kuttin Kandi, the only female to make it to the DMC USA finals New York Source Magazine Championship.  DJ Kuttin Kandi is a Turntablist/ Poet/ Activist of the DJ Crew 5th Platoon, founder of the all femal hip hop collective anomalies, co-founder of REACHIPHOP, member of Gabriela Network, and staff at the UCSD Women's Center. 
Light refreshments will be provided by Bombay Coast restruant. For more information contact the Cross-Cultural Center, or 858.534.9689.
More Cross-Cultural Center Events
Oct 3 | 12:00-2:00pm | Cross-Cultural Center
Helena M. Viramontes' writing is informed by her childhood experiences in East Los Angeles and the impact of Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers Movement in the life of her family. Many of her prominent works feature strong female characters and child protagonists. Author of The Moths and other Stories, Under the Feed of Jesus, among others, she will join us to discuss her latest novel Their Dogs Came with Them. Viramontes is currently a professor of English at Cornell University.

San Diego Asian Film Festival
Around the World
Oct 10 | 5:00PM | Hazard Center
The Cross-Cultural Center is proud to once again co-sponsor the San Diego Asian Film Festival: "Around the World." Whether rockin' in a freer world or entering a woman's domain, a revealing collection of stories traversing across time and place. We have a limited number of complimentary tickets for students only; please limit to 1 per person. If you are interested in attending, please e-mail Joseph
Oct 17 | Noon- 6:00PM | Cross-Cultural Center
Hosted by Natchee Blu Barnd, Ph.D.
Please join us for a mini-film festival featuring documentaries and short films chronicling Native People's experience in the US. 

12 noon   In the Light of Reverence (72 mins)
Filmmakers Christopher McLeod and Melinda Maynor document American culture's relationship to nature in three places considered sacred by native peoples: the Colorado Plateau in the Southwest, Mt. Shasta in California, and Devils Tower in Wyoming. Rich in minerals and timber and beloved by recreational users, these "holy lands" exert a spiritual gravity which pulls Native Americans into conflicts with mining companies, New Age practitioners, and rock climbers. Ironically, all sides see themselves as besieged.
2 pm        Doe Boy (85 mins)
Written and Directed by Randy Redroad, this is the story of a young man of mixed heritage, who encounters the complicated circumstances of his life, including his hemophilia.

3:30 pm     The Business of Fancy Dancing (103 mins) Discussion to follow
bannerWritten and directed by Sherman Alexie, this film explores the disintegrating relationship of two best friends who have chosen different paths. Seymour and Aristotle graduated from high school as co-valedictorians and left the Spokane Indian Reservation for college. While Seymour becomes a world-famous gay Native American poet, Aristotle drops out of college to return to the rez. Six years pass without speaking a word to one another when Seymour is called home for the funeral of a mutual friend.
Dr. Natchee Blu Barnd received his doctorate from the Ethnic Studies Department at UC San Diego and authored US Colonialism and Indigenous Geographies. He currently teaches American Indian Studies at California State University, Sacramento. For more information, contact Nancy Magpusao, (858) 534-9689
The Cross-Cultural Center is located on the 2 Fl. of Price Center East. 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. 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 4 |11am-5pm | FREE | Market Creek Plaza Amphitheater, Euclid Ave & Market St. 
Featuring: Acupuncture, Music, Massage, Yoga, Dance, Healthy Food, Kid's Activities and more!
We're bringing our popular Balboa Park event directly to the residents of Southeast San Diego!  For over a year, the Alternative Healing Network has produced a series of "Integrative Health Nights" in City Heights and Southeast San Diego offering free acupuncture, massage, chiro, yoga, and more.  Now we're excited to be able to bring the festival to our supporters in Southeast as well!  Come join us for a day of health, music and fun!
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.
Oct 13 | 5:00pm | Multi-purpose Room of the Student Services Center 
Four panelists will discuss issues surrounding the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA).
Young People Can Change History this November 4, 2008.

Students from the University of California Student Association (UCSA), for the second year, are teaming up with the United States Student Association Foundation (USSAF) to run the UC Students Vote! Project. Through on campus coalitions, students will engage in a massive peer-to-peer, non-partisan voter mobilization effort on UC campuses across the state.Fill out a volunteer interest form to get involved.  We'll be registering students to vote all over campus, distributing nonpartisan voter guides, hosting debate watches and other educational events, and reminding students to vote in the days preceding the election.  If you aren't eligible to vote, Volunteering is a great way to still impact the election.
Election Day is Nov. 4th. October 20 is the last day to register.
Here are some handy links to get informed, registered and active:

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