This Week's Highlights
New group for Queer Womyn of Color
Events at the CCC
Campus Community Centers
Community Events
24th Annual Empowering Women of Color Conference
Feb. 14 | 9:30AM-5:30PM at UC Berkeley

revolutionary love: from "me" to "we" redefining intimacy and activism
The purpose of the Empowering Women of Color Conference (EWOCC) is to build bridges between academic and community women of color in an effort to assist them in sharing resources, strategies, and visions that will empower them at all levels of society. The Conference also strives to build networks among different generations, ethnic and racial groups, socioeconomic levels, sexual orientations, and physical abilities.

This year's conference will include a panel of acclaimed Bay Area activists and leaders in community building and women's issues, vendors, cultural performances, discussions and workshops on a variety of healing and love-related topics.

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Tues., Jan. 13 | 7PM      LGBT Resource Center

Join Brianna Marquez and Michelle Strange and come together to:
-establish our own space!
-acknowledge our intersectionalities!
-create visibility and community!
-discuss possible ways to move forward!

This is a new organization for queer womyn of color and our allies. Let's decide what we want to do with our space! Light refreshments will be provided.
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.
Featured CCC Affiliate: Native American Student Alliance (NASA)

NASA's mission is to facilitate the maintenance and education of Native American culture and beliefs while maintaining a community on campus and contributing to local Native communities.
To get involved, come to a General Body Meeting on Thursdays from 4-5:30PM in the Conference room of the CCC
Find out about the Cross-Cultural Center's Affiliate Program. Take me there!
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Dec. 2, 2008
Wednesday, Dec. 3 - Thursday, Dec. 4, CCC ArtSpace
weavingStop by the CCC between the hours of 9:00AM-9:00PM this Wednedsay and Thursday to see the beautiful weaving art of the Jolom Mayaetik co-op from Chiapas Mexico.   

Meet the artists in person at the Mexican Fiesta on Friday, Dec. 5 at the International Center. From 12-1:30PM there will be food, music and fun. All are welcome!
All day Sunday - Wednesday of Finals week.
That's right folks, for your study pleasure the Campus Community Centers have combined forces to provide a space for students to have late-night studying in preparation for finals. On Sunday - Wednesday of Finals Week, one of the community centers will be open until the late hours.
There will be study space, study group rooms, snacks, and plenty of coffee! The schedule is as follows:
  • Sunday night/Monday morning at the LGBT Resource Center
  • Monday night/Tuesday morning at the Cross-Cultural Center
  • Tuesday night/Wednesday morning at the Women's Center

Thurs., Dec. 11 | 12-2PM | CCC

graciaThe entire community is invited to join the Cross-Cultural Center for a potluck to celebrate Edwina's dissertatoin defense! Many of you are aware that the phenominal Edwina Welch, CCC Director, has been working hard on her doctoral dissertation. She defends on Thursday and we want the whole community to join us in celebration. Please bring a dish to share with all.
Thurs., Jan. 22 | 4:00PM | CCC Comunidad Room
Kari Hong, a lawyer and adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco Law School, presents "Cause the Bible Tells Me So: A Legal History of Religion and the Institution of Marriage." In this talk, Ms. Hong will look at the legal history of marriage and examine the ways in which religion has shaped social and legal restrictions over who may enter and exit the institution of marriage. From early Christianity's emphasis on celibacy to the Protestant Reformation's rejection of the Church's restrictions, legal definitions have been tied to religious views over who may and may not be married. In the United States, the concepts of coverature, anti-miscegenation laws, no-fault divorce were rooted in religious views and subsequently were altered as social views changed. Viewed from the modern fight over same-sex marriage, the role of religion and the law intersect in ways that show that history truly is prologue.
Dec. 13-23: Monday-Friday, 9AM-4:30PM
Dec. 24-Jan. 2: Closed
Regular hours will resume on Jan. 5:
Monday-Thursday, 9AM-9PM & Friday, 9AM-4PM
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. 
Thurs, Dec. 4| 6:30PM| LGBT Resource Center
yogaWith the end of the quarter around the corner, many of us inevitably are going to encounter great deals of stress, be it from our work, school, friends or family. Yoga is an effective way of reducing stress as well as helping those with physical or internal problems. Although it can seem intense, yoga actually can be for almost everyone.  Learning about yoga as well as other types of mindful practices has the potential to transform and help people become less reactive to stress-related activities and anxiety-provoking events. Come learn more with a free class Thursday night the 4th of December at the LGBT Resource Center.
Mon., Dec. 8 | 12-1PM | Women's Center

book_clubThe next book club will meet in the small meeting room to discuss Mapp & Lucia, by E. F. Benson (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.
Future 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 
Tues., Dec. 16 | 6:00pm | Women's Center
butterfliesIn 1994, Julia Alvarez brought the Mirabals' story to an American audience through her novel In the Time of the Butterflies. Alvarez's connections to this story run deep, since her own parents were involved in the underground movement and fled to America before being arrested. She does not write a history or a biography, however. She fictionalizes the Mirabal sisters and depicts their lives through the voices she creates for them. She even includes Dedé Mirabal, the only sister to survive, as a voice of the present reflecting on the past. Through her characters, she stresses the need to remember the past, even times of great pain, while also striving for happiness in the present and the future. Perhaps more importantly, she stresses the need to see heroes not as superhuman, but as people who fight their own fears in order to fight injustice.
Wed., Jan 7 | 5-6:30PM | LGBT RC
QCampWinter Q Camp is around the corner, so mark your calendars! Winter Q Camp rings in the new quarter by welcoming new members to the community and welcoming back old ones. This is a time for ALL of us to (re)connect and to hear about this quarter's upcoming events. Bring back the spirit of Fall Q Camp's potluck, only this time, food will be provided! Please contact Jan Estrellado ( for more information.
Fri., Dec. 12 | 6PM-12AM | The Loft
The UC San Diego Campus and the San Diego community are invited to dance to the sounds of DJ24K and laugh with comedienne Shawn Pelofsky. Throughout the evening, there will be opportunities to win door prizes with the first drawing at 6:30pm so arrive early.

The cost for tickets is $15 per person or $25 per couple. Tickets for the event are available at the UCSD Box office. The proceeds from this event will benefit the UCSD's Black Staff Association, which supports the professional and personal development of its members and contributes to the enrichment of diversity at UCSD through outreach services and programs.
Wed., Dec. 10 | 7:00PM | Bonita Sunnyside Library, 4375 Bonita Rd, Bonita, CA 91902
In 1995, a Filipino maid was executed in Singapore for killing a young co-worker. This true-life drama from the Philippines tells her story. Flor Contemplacion, like many impoverished people, thought she might have a shot at a better life if she worked abroad as a domestic and so took her four much-loved children to Singapore to take a maid's job. Unlike many other servants, Flor was well-treated by her employers. In March 1995, she was suddenly arrested and charged with killing a maid and the little boy the maid was caring for. Unfortunately, all evidence points to Flor's innocence. After her hanging, the tale behind the tragedy is revealed.