This Week's Highlights
Town Hall with Edwina, Shaun and Emelyn
Make your room reservations
Events at the CCC
Campus Community Centers
Town Hall on Race, Sexuality and Gender Post 2008 Elections
Friday, Nov. 21 | 4:00PM | The Loft, 2 Fl. Price Center East 

There has been an outpouring of emotion - anger, happiness, fear, hope - regarding the results of the election.  From informal conversations we have had with the community and from reading the responses posted on the CCC thought-spot board, it is clear that we are still strongly feeling the impact of the decisions made on the 4th.
We invite you to join us to come together as a community to continue this discussion.
UC San Diego's Campus Community Centers (the Cross-Cultural Center, the LGBT Resource Center and the Women's Center) invite the entire UC San Diego community to attend a town hall dialogue on the complexities of race, gender and sexuality post 2008 elections.  Issues related to presidential politics, marriage equality, and civil rights have deeply impacted many in the UC San Diego community.  Come join in the conversation.
For more information on this event, please email or
Make your room reservations!
The Cross-Cultural Center is now accepting room reservations for winter quarter. Go here for information and room reservation forms.
Calling All Writers with a Passion for Social Justice and Diversity!

Soon we will be announcing an exciting paid internship opportunity for students with a passion for writing, social justice topics, and highlighting diversity matters in the UC San Diego community. For more information or to receive an application, please contact Clarisse Casilang at
Study on Asian American Lesbians
My name is Natanya Glezer and I am doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology Program at Alliant International University in San Diego.  My study focuses on Asian American lesbians and I am in need of participants who meet that criterion.  The purpose of this study is to provide more research and understanding of this group of women who are too often underrepresented in the literature.  Participation in this study will consist of an interview that will take approximately 1 ½ to 2 hours.  If interested please call 858-229-1232 or e-mail  
*This study has been approved by Alliant International University's Institutional Review Board.
MANA Scholarship
The MANA de San Diego Scholarship Program was established in 1991 in memory of Sylvia Chavez, a talented and tireless volunteer of MANA de San Diego.Once the applications are received; the applications are reviewed and recipients selected by a talented and dedicated volunteer committee based on academic and non-academic criteria of the applicant including: leadership, community involvement, educational aspirations, career goals, grade point average, special circumstances, and financial need. For more information contact Lucy Hernandez, Scholarship Director at 619-822-8445 or  

MANA Scholarship Application
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.
Application deadline is Jan. 12, 2009. Find out more here.
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Our mission is to create a safe space and awareness for Chicano/as in the UCSD community.
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November 18, 2008
Thurs., Nov. 20 | 4-6PM | CCC Library
Alejandra Rincón, Ph.D. has recently published "Undocumented Immigrants and Higher Education: Si Se Puede!" Rincón is the 2006 recipient of the Human Relations Award conferred by the National Association of College Admissions Counseling (NACAC). She is an avid advocate for immigrant rights in the educational system and has developed programs to encourage Latino and immigrant high school students to attend college. Working for over six years with two of Texas' largest school districts, she was active in the passage and implementation of Texas legislation that allows undocumented high school students to attend Texas colleges at in-state tuition rates.   
education is a right 
Fri., Nov. 21 | 12-2PM | CCC Comunidad Room

Join us for an empowering, interactive, and insightful workshop with Larry Ward as we practice meditation and ways to manage energy in everyday living.

Mon., Dec. 1 | 11a-2:30p | CCC Comunidad Room

As a part of UCSD World AIDS Day activities, the CCC will be showing films that showcase diverse stories of people living with HIV/AIDS.
11-11:30 - SASA
This film tells the story of two women who are sasaHIV positive and domestic violence survivors in Sub-Saharan Africa. Through their experiences, both women have been moved to become activists in their communities. They work to support women experiencing violence and those living with HIV/AIDS.  They work on issues of prevention and are catalysts for change in their communities.  This film is an inspiring look at two women's lives and a call to action for everyone to begin working to prevent violence against women and HIV infection now.  

11:30-12:30 - PILLS PROFITS PROTEST: CHRONICLE OF THE GLOBAL AIDS MOVEMENT. Bring a brown bag lunch and join us for this film! We will provide drinks and desserts. 
pillsprofitprotestAn up-to-the minute documentary about AIDS treatment activism. It examines the national and international grass roots response to an epidemic that has already overshadowed the Black Death in terms of human lives lost. The demand for access to affordable treatment for 40 million people living with HIV, most of whom live in poor countries, represents one of the most successful political movements of contemporary history.
12:30-2:30 - LIFE SUPPORT
Inspired by a true story, LIFE SUPPORT uses a lifesupportmix of actors and real people from the HIV/AIDS community to tell the story of an HIV-positive Brooklyn woman named Ana (Queen Latifah), who channels her energy and regret over past drug addiction into working for Life Support, an AIDS outreach group. Ana, who contracted the virus by sharing drugs with her husband Slick (Wendell Pierce), displays an admirable though obsessive passion for her job that puts her health at risk, and her stubbornness threatens to drive her already fractured family away.
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 Events
Wed., Nov. 19th | 6-8PM | LGBT Resource Center
Come join the Youth and Senior Intern, Michelle, in discussing the experiences of transgender youth, as they differ from experiences of transgender adults. We will interactively engage in dialogue around our own gender identity and expression--whether or not we are transgender identified. We will also have a guest speaker; a young man who is now 13 and transitioned we he was 9, and his mother. Join me, for this very powerful and enlightening dialogue.

Thurs., Nov. 20th | LGBT Resource Center
Please join the LGBT Resource Center as we honor and recognize the Transgender Day of Remembrance. At 12:00 PM in the LGBT Resource Center Conference Room, bring your lunch and join us for a discussion to connect and reflect together; dessert will be provided. At 6:00 PM, join us for a solemn march starting at the Center in Hillcrest, followed by a program in the Center's auditorium.  If you would like transportation from UCSD to this event, please contact Jan at by Tuesday, November 18th. For more information on the Transgender Day of Remembrance, please visit:

Wed., Nov. 26 | 6-8PM | LGBT Resource Center
Oppression comes in many forms and is not always visible on the surface. "Making Margins" explores the normative ideologies that shape our world, casting many people out of privilege. The treatment of individuals by society varies depending on age, gender, skin color, height and the list goes on. Get it off your chest! Create a statement (a sentence or two is plenty) about the oppression(s) in your life. Here are ways to submit anonymously: Email or create a decorative "post card" and drop it off in an envelope at the LGBT Resource Center. Chris is accepting statements until November 14th.
Fri., Nov. 21 | 12PM | Women's Center
Designed to encourage cross-campus participation in a seminar-like setting, this reading group will enable participants to share critical responses to texts they might not otherwise have time to read on their own or in regular seminars. Readings can be downloaded on the UCSD Grad Wiki site. Folks can also contribute to discussion threads before and after the group meeting. To actually post discussion threads/comments, you must sign up for a ucsd grad wiki account.

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