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Activist Wellness Survey

The purpose of this survey is to get a picture of the health and wellness needs of our activist community. We are surveying activists from the the UCSD Centers - Women's, LGBT and Cross Cultural. This information will be shared with the center directors in order to assist them in creating healthy activist support programs.
Register for CUDLI  & Earn 4 Units!
Register for the Chancellor's Undergraduate Diversity Learning Initiative (CUDLI)
Earn 4 units!!!  (LTCS 98/198)

Application Deadline:  Friday, November 7, 2008
CUDLI is an experiential creation of knowledge through shared wisdom.  All undergraduate students who have an interest in understanding your own intersection of identities and that of others, leadership, diversity, social change, and social justice issues are welcomed to apply. 
Classes are held Tuesdays and Thursdays at the LGBTRC from 11:00am to 12:20pm.  There is a mandatory retreat on Sunday, January 11, 9:30am-4pm.
Learn more about CUDLI at the following Informational Sessions:

- Thursday, October 16, 6-7pm, Cross-Cultural Center
- Monday, October 20, 3-4pm, Women's Center

Applications are available at
Please e-mail for any questions.
Asian Pacific Leadership Conference
Nov. 8-11 | UC Santa Barbara

Learn the Challenges to Being a Visible Leader! The Asian Pacific Leadership Conference offers approximately 50 college undergraduates selected from public and private colleges across the state, a unique opportunity to explore their potential to develop him or herself as future leaders for California's emerging Asian Pacific Islander communities. The conference features highly interactive workshops, intensive small group discussions, exploration of leadership in a cultural and community context, and the chance to interact personally with state leaders.

Applications are now being accepted through Wednesday, October 15, 2008 for this rare opportunity. Selected participants will receive free accommodations and conference materials.
To apply, go to the conference website at
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.
Featured CCC Affiliate: Queer People of Color
Meets Thursdays, 7:00pm-9:00pm at the LGBT Resource Center

Queer People of Color (QPOC) was established in 2000 by a group of Queer students of Color FED UP with racism in the queer community. Because of this, at the core of QPOC is our commitment to struggle and our commitment to activism. We recognize the intersection of our identities, as well as the related intersection of various social justice movements. We create a SPACE: social, political, academic, and cultural environment - to enhance our members entire self-being!  Website:
Find out about the Cross-Cultural Center's Affiliate Program. Take me there!
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October 7, 2008
Native American Film Festival

Oct. 17 | Noon-6:00pm | The Cross-Cultural Center, 2 Fl. Price Center East

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
Written 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
More Cross-Cultural Center Events
Oct 10 | 1-4PM
Join the Cross-Cultural Center for a special presentation by the San Diego Asian Film Festival on APIs in music videos. FarEast Movement and Wong Fu Productions will be in the house to present.
Oct. 16 | 7-8PM | Comunidad Room, Cross-Cultural Center
| Sponsored by the LGBT Resource Center
Sylvia Rhue, the Director of Religious Affairs for the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), will be presenting an interactive, lively discussion of marriage rights and religion.  The "Stepping Into History" program is an opportunity for the UCSD campus community to have an informative dialogue about marriage rights and religion.  This presentation will leave participants with tools, accurate information and inspiration to discuss marriage rights with family, friends and colleagues. The NBJC is a civil rights organization dedicated to empowering Black lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, and are the authoritative source of LGBT issues as they affect Black communities.  For more information, please contact Jan.
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
Oct. 15 | 6-9PM | LGBT Resource Center

Feel the need to speak about an important part of your life and want to find a good outlet? Want to be involved in the LGBT community in one of the easiest and most flexible ways? Ever wish you could have the opportunity to dispel stereotypes and myths about the LGBT community? Then Speakers Bureau is for you! Please RSVP to Denny Grebe at if you'd like to attend the training. Food and Drinks will be provided!
Now Taking Submissions For ABREAST
Submittions Due Oct. 17 
ABREAST is the Women's Center quarterly Newsletter.  This quarter's theme is Election 2008. All submissions connected to the mission of the Women's Center are welcome.  Those connecting issues of gender and social justice to Election 2008 will be given the highest consideration for our Fall issue. Send your original submissions of personal narrative, literary nonfiction, poetry, essays, short stories, reviews, art, and photography to attention "newsletter"

Oct. 14 | 12-1PM | Women's Center
The next book club will meet in the small meeting room to discuss THE THIRTEENTH TALE, by Diane Setterfield (This book will be available at the UCSD Bookstore at a discount). The group is open to new members at all times and is for anyone who loves to read.  All meetings will be held on the second Tuesday of every month. Sponsored by the UCSD Bookstore and the Women's Center. For more information, please contact Jessica Chapin-Geipel at
(858) 822-1479 or
Oct. 15 | 11-2:30PM | Women's Center

We'll have food, fun, art, massages, information, and much more!  Today is a day to fight back against the negative images about our bodies conveyed to us through media, fashion, and other industries.Together, we can fight back!
Events in our Community 
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).
Oct 13 | 6-8PM | Malcolm X Library
Malcolm X Library presents a Community Discussion on marriage equality and same gender marriage.  All are invited.  Speakers include:  Ashley Walker, City of San Diego
Human Relations Commission; Pat Washington, Dept of History, UCSD; Pastor Harry Cooper, Southeast Community Church; Jesse Mills, Dept of Ethnic Studies, USD.
Show up until Nov. 22 | Centro Cultural de la Raza

A National Coalition of art exhibitions on the dire state of American politics. Featured artists: Acamonchi,  Iris Alvarez, Carlos Beltran, Max Bojorquez, Selina Calvo, Castaneda, Pablo Castaneda, Mario Chacon, Chikle, DJ Aevel, Sarah Garcia, Nuvia Guerra, Juan Hernandez,  Ricardo Islas, Eduardo Kintero, Victor Larios, Alberto Lopez, Human Canvas (Lucy), Bob Rob Medina, Efrain Palencia, Mario Prado, Leticia Talavera.
For further information, visit or call 619-235-6135.
Young People Can Change History this November 4, 2008.

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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Please note that all event days and times are subject to change. For more information email

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