Youth 2 Youth Grant
If you're 25 or younger, and have a great idea for a project (or you're already running a program!) to help other young people in your community, why not apply for a Youth 2 Youth grant? Do Something will award grants of $500 and $250 to help run 30 different projects throughout the United States and Canada that are by youth and for youth. Apply here by October 30.
There are plenty of other ways young people can get funding and other support for their social change projects. See Generation Idealist for resources to help you build your leadership skills, lead your own workshops, find sources of funding, and more!
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 community.ucsd.edu
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Students of Color Conference
Nov. 21-23 | UCLA
UCLA will be hosting the 20th annual UC-wide Students of Color Conference on November 21-23. It's an amazing opportunity to dialogue and organize with progressive students across the state, and is for both students of color and allies.
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
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: Black Student Union (BSU)
Meets every Monday from 6:30-8:30PM in the Comunidad Large room of the Cross-Cultural Center.
The Black Student Union is charged with four fundamental responsibilities:
1. Programming to inspire, to enlighten, to build unity, to challenge, and to layout community outreach, political activism, and social unity.
2. To support the efforts of those organizations which perpetuate the ideologies of the Black Student Union.
3. To assist in providing an environment that is conducive for academic excellence amongst the Black student population.
4. To be accountable through representation to other organizations, the Associated Students of UCSD, the academic and administrative elements of the UCSD community and to the community at large.
Find out about the Cross-Cultural Center's Affiliate Program. Take me there! |
Popcorn & Pop Songs
Fri., Oct. 24 | 12-2PM | Cross-Cultural Center
Join the Cross-Cultural Center for our new "TGIF recess" 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?
More Events at the
PATHWAYS TO LIFE EXPERIENCE FROM A TRIBAL DOCTOR (OR WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?)
FALL 2008 GRADUATE DIVERSITY DINNER: RACE, GENDER, SEXUALITY, AND THE 2008 ELECTIONS
Thurs., Oct. 30 | 5:00PM | Cross-Cultural Center
All graduate students and faculty are invited to the annual Fall Diversity Dinner and panel presentation. A favorite event of the academic year, the Diversity Dinner brings together folks from across campus who are interested in contemporary issues of social justice.
The distinguished speakers at this dinner will address the complex intersections of race, gender, and sexuality in the upcoming November 4th California and presidential elections.
: Professor Sara Kaplan, UCSD Ethnic Studies Department; Professor Brad Sears, Executive Director, The Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy at UCLA; and Professor Pat Washington, UCSD Ethnic Studies Department & San Diego Community Activist. Hosted by the Office of Graduate Studies (http://ogs.ucsd.edu
Seating is on a first come, first served basis so please RSVP by 10/27 to: firstname.lastname@example.org
1ST ANNUAL GRACIA MOLINA de PICK LATINA FEMINISM LECTURE SERIES
Thurs., Nov. 6 | 6:30-8:30PM | CCC
Dr. Dionne Espinoza was raised in the San Gabriel Valley area of Los Angeles. She received her Ph.D. in English from Cornell University. She has taught at UC Santa Barbara, UC San Diego, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is currently an Associate Professor of Chicano and Liberal Studies at Cal State University, Los Angeles. Her research and teaching are centered on the topics of contemporary feminisms, women of color, cultural studies, and Chicano/Latino/Latino American social movements. She has written widely on these issues and most recently co-authored the anthology Enriqueta Vasquez And the Chicano Movement: Writings from El Grito Del Norte (Arte Público Press, 2006). For more information, email email@example.com
Fri.,Nov. 7 | 6-8PM | CCC
Dr. Dan Calac, medical director of Indian Health Council, Inc., is featured in this Diversity Speaker Series event. A reception will follow. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Cross-Cultural Center is located on the 2 Fl. of Price Center East. For more information call 858.534.9689 or email email@example.com. To request reasonable accommodations necessary to enable your participation in any of our events, please call (858) 534-6744 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests must be made no later than two weeks before the event to ensure adequate time to arrange for the accommodation.
GLOBAL HISTORY 101: THE STUFF THEY DIDN'T TEACH YOU IN SCHOOL
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 email@example.com
THE YOUNG THE OLD AND THE RESTLESS: QUEER REPRESENTATIONS IN THE MEDIA 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
POLITICS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
DESSERTS AND DIALOGUE
Fri., Oct. 24 | 3-5PM | The Loft
As the presidential election comes nearer, it is easy for people to succumb to divisiveness, polarizing thought, and anger as they decide on who should be our next president. If we can acknowledge that this is an important and historic moment for our country, we should ask ourselves, "what would it look like if we were able to move beyond the normal political discourse to engage in conversations that promote community, magnify our common values and harness the energy that is needed to move the country in the right direction?"
Come join students, teachers and community members in a interactive and powerful dialogue forum that poses this question in efforts to unite all citizens under a shared vision for our country and the globe.
Mon., Oct. 27 | 5-6:30PM | Bamboo Room (Old Student Center, 1st fl. below LGBT RC)
Election 2008: The Impact of Race and Gender
Join us for an evening of dialogue and delicious treats as we explore the impact of race and gender in this national election.
MEET new people, CONNECT with the issues, and ENGAGE in hot topics affecting YOU!
Presented by the UCSD Intergroup Relations Program. email@example.com (858) 534-6708
FREE ANONYMOUS HIV TESTING ON LIBRARY WALK
Thurs., Oct. 30 | 9AM-3PM
The San Diego County Office of Public Health will be providing free, anonymous rapid HIV Testing on Library Walk to staff, faculty and students between the hours of 9:00 am and 3:00 pm. on Thurs. October 30th. Look for the Mobile Unit between Career Services and Student Health Service. The rapid HIV test detects HIV via oral swab; no blood sample is needed. Counseling services and further testing will be available for those with preliminary positive results. Appointments last 20-30 minutes. Most appointments for the rapid HIV test will be on a first-come, first served basis. However, a limited number of reservations for appointment times are available by going to the student health website: http://studenthealth.ucsd.edu
and scrolling down to the Helpful Links section. Any questions please call Debbie at 858-534-2419.
ETHNIC STUDIES OPEN HOUSE
Wed., Nov. 5 | 10AM-5PM | 201 SOCIAL SCIENCE BLG
Meet with the Faculty, See the CampuS, Talk with Graduate StudentS, Learn about the Ph.D. program & how to apply! To attend, please register with Theresa Aitchison, Graduate Coordinator. Telephone: 858-534-6040