The Chancellor's Diversity Office now includes the UC San Diego Campus Community Centers: the Women's Center, the Cross-Cultural Center, and the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Go here to learn more and apply.
The 2008 New Leaders Internship Program runs from June 8th to August 15th, and includes a paid Internship at a leading progressive organization in D.C., weekly trainings, mentoring and career coaching with progressive leaders, as well as a stipend of $3,750 for the summer, and housing assistance. 1. Center for Progressive Leadership
Applications are due on March 13th.
2. UC LEADS
The application deadline is February 27, 2008.
3. IICAS Human Rights Student Fellowship
Applications due March 9th
The Institute for International, Comparative and Area Studies (IICAS) is pleased to announce the 2nd annual student competition for human rights fellowships. Successful applicants for the 2009 UC Human Rights Fellowship will receive $3,500 for summer internships with a human rights organization.
Information and application instructions here.
The UC San Diego Comprehensive Research Center in Health Disparities and Office of Diversity are pleased to announce an exciting paid internship opportunity for students with a passion for writing, social justice topics, and highlighting diversity matters within and surrounding the UC San Diego community. The internship offers a stipend of $500 per quarter for a minimum of two articles per quarter. For more information or to receive an application, please contact Justine Kozo at firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Write for Social Justice
5. Getty Institute Multicultural Undergrad Internship
Deadline: March 1, 2009
In order to increase diversity in professions related to museums and the visual arts, the Getty is offering summer internships at the Getty Center and the Getty Villa to undergraduates from culturally diverse backgrounds. Internships provide training and work experience in areas such as conservation, library collections, publications, museum education, curatorship, grants administration, public programs, site opera- tions, and information technology. Find out more.
"Comienza con un Sueño / It Begins with a Dream"
Sat., March 7 | Shifts from 7AM-1PM
UCSD welcomes San Diego and Imperial Valley parents and K-12 students on March 7th 2009 to learn more about college access, retention, and preparing for graduate school.
We need your support! Help us to ensure pathways to college for students and parents from diverse backgrounds by volunteering for this event.
Every volunteer will enjoy free breakfast, get a free conference t-shirt and will get to know the people on campus who care about impacting diversity at UCSD
1. Do Something Awards, Deadline: March 1st. Info and app at the website2. Horace Mann Scholarships, Deadline: March 12th. Info and app at the website
3. Unsung Heroes Program, Deadline: April 30th. Info and app the website4. Kresge Foundation Health and Environment, Deadline: Open. Info and app the website
In this time of financial crisis and budget cuts it is more important than ever that the CCC is able to document the impact that we have at UCSD and beyond. If UCSD's commitment to diversity matters to you please take this survey.
We are counting on each and every one of you to help meet our goal of 450 completed surveys by Feb. 29. We still have 300 to go! You can help us get closer to our goal by taking the survey now.
We welcome all staff, faculty, alumni, students and community members to participate. If the CCC has impacted you in any way, please take this survey.
Fri, Feb. 27 | noon | Cross-Cultural Center Comunidad Room.
THE POWER OF THE ZOOTS: YOUTH CULTURE AND RESISTANCE DURING WWII
Thurs., Feb. 12 | 6:30-8:30PM | CCC
Flamboyant zoot suit culture, with its ties to fashion, jazz and swing music, jitterbug and Lindy Hop dancing, unique patterns of speech, and even risqué experimentation with gender and sexuality, captivated the country's youth in the 1940s. Luis Alvarez explores race, region, and the politics of culture in urban America during World War II.
CAMPUS BLACK FORUM
Tues., Feb. 10 | 5:30-7PM | CCC
Campus Black Forum provides monthly topical discussions of events impacting the Black Community at UCSD, locally and nationally. The upcoming Forum will be moderated by special guest Jocelyn Markowicz from Counseling and Psychological Services. The topic of the upcoming Campus Black Forum will be "Black Sexuality?" Film and Discussion. Refreshments will be provided!
THE IMMIGRATION CRISIS Fri., Feb 20 | 3PM | CCC
A scholar and activist, Professor Navarro has participated broadly in the Mexicano/Latino community's responses to the problems of immigration. His new book, The Immigration Crisis, provides a political, historical, and theoretical analysis of the laws, personalities, organizations, events, and demographics that have shaped four centuries of immigration and led to the widespread crisis that today divides citizens, non-citizens, regions, and political parties. In a sobering conclusion, he argues that the immigration crisis is inextricably linked to the globalization of capital and the U.S. economy's dependence on cheap labor. For more information call Melissa Naranjo at 858-822-4059.
GRADUATE STUDENT NETWORK FOR 1st GENERATION COLLEGE STUDENTS
Fri. Feb. 20 | 12PM | CCC
Graduate students who are not only the first in their
families to attend graduate school but who are also the first to graduate from a four-year university face unique economic, educational, and social challenges in graduate school. This population of students often lack the cultural capital of their peers that enables confident interaction with faculty, and that offers networking opportunities beyond the university. These issues span differences in race, gender, and sexual orientation, and graduate students who are also first generation college graduates may actually find that peers in other networks for underrepresented students do not share these specific concerns.This network for graduate students will address these issues and more. Lunch will be provided. Funding provided by OGS. If you would like more information, please contact Michelle at email@example.com
¿ Qué Pasa ? CHICANO/A, HISPANIC, LATINO/A FORUM
Tues., Feb. 24 | 12-1PM | CCC ArtSpace
Join us for a quarterly drop in gathering for Latino/a and Chicano/a students, staff, and faculty to connect, exchange ideas, meet friends, and build community. We invite you to share your perspective regarding issues facing Latinos/as and Chicanos/as on our campus and in our community. Refreshments will be provided. All are welcome.
CHIPS & *SALSA*
Please come to the Cross-Cultural Center's Dance Series! Our last dance class will be "chips and salsa". Come try out salsa dancing to warm up and wind down for the winter quarter. Take a breather while having fun! Hope to see you there!
"IN OUR HANDS: ART INSPIRED BY THE VALUES OF CESAR CHAVEZ" CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Submission Deadline: Mon., March 2
The Cross-Cultural Center is seeking submissions for our Chávez art show in honor of César Chávez month in April at UCSD.Chavez was a civil rights activist who fought for the rights of farm workers. Throughout his life, Chavez encouraged non-violence and self-determination. Find out more...
The Cross-Cultural Center is located on the 2 Fl. of Price Center East. For more information call 858.534.9689 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To request reasonable accommodations necessary to enable your participation in any of our events, please call (858) 534-6744 or email email@example.com. Requests must be made no later than two weeks before the event to ensure adequate time to arrange for the accommodation.
OUTING RACISM: 3RD ANNUAL TOWN HALL
Wed., Feb. 11 | 6-8PM |LGBT Resource Center
Please join returning intern, Maureen Garcia, for her debut program as the new Anti-Racism Intern. This year's town hall will focus on the community at the LGBT Resource Center. We, as a community, will address issues of race and racism specifically within the space. Come prepared to have a healthy and open dialogue on what it means to be a diverse, open and public space for all members of the university. Light refreshments will be served!
QUEER PEOPLE OF COLOR 5th ANNUAL KISS-IN
Thurs., Feb. 12 | 10AM-3PM | UCSD Library Walk
Every year, people all across the United States celebrate Valentine's Day. But this holiday, at least publicly, is dominated by heterosexual couples. Show the campus that queer love exists and is every bit as wonderful as any other kind of love! Come out to Library Walk the THURSDAY BEFORE VALENTINE'S DAY and express love with your partner or affection with a friend! Public displays of affection are NOT required to participate in this event!!! Hugging, cheek-kissing, and flyering are just some of the many other ways you can help. Condoms, dental dams, and lube will be given away! Plus FREE candy as well as amazing folks to spend your day with!
LGBT RESOURCE CENTER READING CIRCLE
Thurs., Feb. 12 | 5PM | LGBT Resource Center
The Reading Circle is a reading group that reads excerpts from books on queer issues and talks about them. Next week, we are reading a piece from a Japanese manga called "The Antique Bakery." It's a pretty quick read and can be accessed as a hard copy from the front desk at the RC or online if you join the google group. Email Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org
to join. Meetings are every third week.
"SHORT CUTS" GRAD FILM SHORTS
Tuesdays from 12-1PM (see line-up for locations)
This new weekly series will feature short films (from 5 to 30min), free coffee/snacks, and discussion for graduate students. These creative works explore questions of identity, culture, and representation, whether in documentary, experimental, or fictional form. Bring your lunch and enjoy the short cuts! See the whole series line-up.
4th ANNUAL QUEER PEOPLE OF COLOR CONFERENCE
TIJUANA MAQUILADORA TOUR
April 3 & 4 at UC Davis
The theme of this year's conference is "Building Communities through Art, Action, and Resistance." With this theme, one of our many goals includes finding alternate, new, fun, and exciting ways to resist societal norms that are imposed on LGBTQI communities of color, through embracing the arts, creation, action, and building community. We highly encourage workshop proposals that encompass such a theme- that break away from traditional ways of thinking and embrace somewhat unconventional, nonconformist ideals of community.
Please submit proposals for your workshop by February 27th to email@example.com. For more information visit http://qpocc.webs.com
DESSERTS AND DIALOGUE: THE UCSD CAMPUS CLIMATE
Tues., Feb. 17 | 1-2:30PM | Price Center Red Shoe Room
Presented by the Intergroup Relations Program.
Join us for an afternoon of dialogue and delicious treats! Participate in an experiential activity exploring the complexities of the campus climate; followed by an engaging dialogue with fellow students. MEET new people, CONNECT with the issues, and ENGAGE in hot topics affecting YOU! Contact Us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (858) 534-6708
SAT., FEB. 21 | 9AM-3:30PM
Come to learn about Tijuana maquiladora workers' conditions and struggles!Donations: regular, $20 students
Donations cover the bus, lunch, and a donation to Tijuana worker organizations. Reservations for these tours can be made online at www.sdmaquila.org
For more information, please contact Herb Shore at email@example.com
HIDDEN FACES OF LA JOLLA: PORTRAITS OF BLACK SAN DIEGANS
Feb. 1-28 | Geisal Library
'Hidden Faces of La Jolla'' testifies to the determination of a community to carve out not merely residency in the larger community but to build a place they could call home. The exhibit is a rare opportunity for San Diegans to learn the history of such a unique community in La Jolla. More...
THE HIDDEN COST OF WAR: SEXUAL ASSAULT, RAPE, AND MURDER OF MILITARY WOMEN
Feb. 19 | 5-7PM | Muir College Biology Room 1103
Colonel Ann Wright (U.S. Army, retired), foreign diplomat and now a peace activist, will be speaking about a pervasive problem related to the military and violence against women -- the rape and sexual assault and murder of military women.
Sat., June 13, 2009
M.E.Ch.A. along with other Chicana/o and Latina/o organizations, and students on campus come together and
commemorate graduating Raza students despite all the struggles faced along the way. Raza Grad is a celebration with friends, family, food and cultura in order to give a sense of belonging, in contrast to the traditional graduation offered by the educational institution. This event is a display of the ideal graduation which students organize themselves therefore the planning starts now ranging from entertainment, food and all types of committees. But it all starts with a collective vision. If you are interested in becoming involved please email firstname.lastname@example.org