This Week's Highlights
Register for CUDLI
Featured CCC Affiliate Org: APSA
Native American Film Festival
Campus Community Centers
New Group: oSTEM

Engineering Student Services is currently exploring the development of a UC San Diego chapter of oSTEM (out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).  More information on oSTEM is available at  
Come to the first meeting to brainstorm ideas on 10/16, at 11am.  Meet in the Engineering Student Services office in EBU 1- 1400.  Interested students can contact Chris Sclafani at or 858-822-3778.
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. 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.
Become an I-Partner!
I-Partners, a program of the
International Center, is a one-on-one buddy system that matches international and American students based on common interest and academic goals. This program is a great way to make friendships and connections while exploring cross-cultural communication and having fun.

If you are interested please contact Sonia Rastogi, Student Assistant, Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator, International Center 
Featured CCC Affiliate: Asian & Pacific-Islander Student Alliance (APSA)
Meets every Tuesday from 6:00pm-9:00pm at the Cross-Cultural Center
The mission of APSA is to come together to provide a forum to deal with the problems and concerns of all UCSD Asian and Pacific-Islander (API) students, especially those deemed "under-represented" by the Student Affirmative Action Committee (SAAC)to try and create an environment where issues such as those political, educational, cultural, and social can be addressed; to increase awareness about our API history and heritage within the University and the community; to unite as a community resource to represent a common voice thereby empower ourselves; and to serve as a support network for building bonds and addressing differences between students.
Find out more about APSA! 
Find out about the Cross-Cultural Center's Affiliate Program. Take me there!
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October 14, 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. 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.
Starting Oct. 24 | 12-2PM | Comunidad Room
Join the Cross-Cultural Center for our new "TGIF bannerrecess" afternoons, taking place every other Friday starting on the 24th. Every recess will feature a different activity where you can meet new people and play with your friends. 
Stop by on the 24th for our "Popcorn and Pop Songs" recess. We will have popcorn with all the fixings and karaoke loaded with fun pop songs. Madonna, anyone?
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. 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!
Oct. 20 | 8PM | Mandeville Auditorium
ArtPower! at UC San Diego Presents  Laurie Anderson: Homeland in partnership with UCSD Women's Center.
A major force in the American cultural landscape for over twenty years, legendary multimedia performance artist Laurie Anderson brings to ArtPower! a series of songs and stories built on a foundation of groove electronics with her distinctly other-worldly style. Her most politically and emotionally raw performance to date, Homeland is a poetic portrait of America that explores the climate of fear and obsession with information and security in the post-9/11 age.
Tickets: UCSD students can pick up your FREE ticket at the Women's Center front desk.  A limited amount are available.  One per student please.
Oct. 29 | 6-8PM | LGBT Resource Center Conference Room
This program will take a critical look at sexuality and the formation of gender in various societies all over the world, beginning with the beginning! We will work our way into modern times and discuss current events related to these concepts. Food is provided! Come, sit and enjoy the history that is rarely discussed in an academic setting. RSVP to Chris at  
Oct. 16 | 12:30-1:30PM | LGBT Resource Center Conference Room
This QGrad Professionals panel and discussion will address important information related to campus sexual harassment policies as well as anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ Graduate Student TAs at UCSD. Open to all Graduate Students, especially those who are queer, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex, heterosexual allies etc. ** Free lunch provided! ** For more information contact L. Chase Smith the Graduate Community Coordinator at QGrad Professionals is a quarterly professionalization series for LGBTQ Graduate Students sponsored by the Office of Graduate Studies.
Oct. 22 | 6-8PM | LGBT Resource Center Conference Room

Queer sexuality in the media is often portrayed as young, hip, and vibrant! Queer people we see in the media are usually in their late teens and early twenties. We will discuss queer representation in the media looking specifically at children and seniors. We will look at popular examples of film and television shows like Ugly Betty and Short Bus. Join me for this very interesting discussion. Food will be provided. For questions email
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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