CHANGE TOMORROW, GIVE TODAY
The Cross-Cultural Center has transformed the lives of many who walk through our doors. The success of UCSD students, staff, faculty and alumni has always been central to our work. Now we are asking you to support us.
Please consider donating to the Cross-Cultural Center for the 2009 UCSD United Way/CHAD Campaign. Your gift of any amount will make it possible for us to continue to make a difference for diversity at UCSD.
Be sure to enter our agency code: CCENTR
Go here to learn more and apply.
1. Center for Progressive Leadership
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.
Applications are due on March 13th.
Applications due March 9th
2. IICAS Human Rights Student Fellowship
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.
3. 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 Sueńo / 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. Horace Mann Scholarships, Deadline: March 12th. Info and app at the website
2. Unsung Heroes Program, Deadline: April 30th. Info and app the website
3. Hope Initiative, Deadline May 31. Info and application on the website.
SWEET DESSERTS AND SWEET STORIES: DESSERT POTLUCK
Thurs., March 5 | 3-5PM | CCC Comunidad
Bake or make your favorite dessert and share it with everyone else. It will be a dessert potluck so if you can bring something it will be greatly appreciated. Drinks will be provided. In addition, we will be making a collective dessert cookbook for the CCC. Please bring your recipe with you.
|PAN DEL SAL & POETRY
Fri., March 6 | 5-6:30PM | CCC Library
LIKE LIMERICKS? HAVE A KNACK FOR HAIKUS? WANNA WRITE PANTOUMS? Poetry writing and exploration workshop. Free food from the Cross! Poetry fills me up...good . A meal for people.
Exhibit showing in the CCC ArtSpace March 2-13.
REVERSING THE LENS: REPRESENTATIONS OF WOMEN IN ART
An art exhibit presenting the works of female artists on campus and in the local community. Throughout history, women have been objectified, commodified, and hypersexualized in art works, rendered as objects to be gazed at by typically male viewers. The purpose of this exhibition is to give women artists the opportunity to "reverse the lens," so to speak, and give them the opportunity to represent themselves.
COMMUNITY CENTERS STUDY JAM -- OPEN 24 HOURS FOR FINALS!
Come study (or take a study break) at the Campus Community Centers during finals week. We'll have lots of space for studying, food, coffee, and friends!
LGBT Resource Center
Open 24 hours: Sun. 3/15- Mon. 3/16
Open 24 hours: Mon. 3/16 - Tues. 3/17
Open 24 hours: Tues. 3/17 - Wed. 3/18
"IN OUR HANDS: ART INSPIRED BY THE VALUES OF CESAR CHAVEZ" CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Submissions are being accepted until Monday, March 9.
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...
AN AFTERNOON AT THE BLACK WOMANHOOD EXHIBITION
Sat., April 11 | 9:30AM-3PM | San Diego Museum of Art / Balboa Park
SPACES, The Women's Center, The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center, and The Cross-Cultural Center invite you to attend An Afternoon at the Black Womanhood Exhibition at the San Diego Museum of Art. Sign-up no later than April 6th
at the LGBT Resource Center, Cross-Cultural Center or Women's Center.
Or download the form here
and return to any of the three centers. SPACE IS LIMITED! This event is FREE to UCSD students and will include:
* Entrance into the San Diego Museum of Art and a tour of the Black Womanhood Exhibition
* Round-trip transportation between UCSD and San Diego Museum of Art
* Lunch at Balboa Park
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.
Spring 2009 INTERGROUP DIALOGUE ON GENDER
coming up at the Campus Community Centers...
Tues., March 10 | 12-1PM | Women's Center, Student Center West, Bldg. 290
The next book club will meet in the small meeting room to discuss the latest pick, Surely You're Joking Mr. Feynman, by Richard P. Feynman. (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.
Sponsored by the UCSD Bookstore and the Women's Center. For more information, please contact Jessica Chapin-Geipel at (858) 822-1479 or firstname.lastname@example.org
2009 TRANSGENDER LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
The 2009 conference theme is "Stonewall to Today: Building Powerful Transgender Communities". We recognize the importance of creating a space for transgender people and their allies to learn how to advocate for their communities through workshops, skill building, networking, and leadership development opportunities. The cost of this event is $25 and is open to individuals of all skill levels who are involved or interested in advancing civil rights for transgender people in California. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. We look forward to seeing you there! Registration and more information is available here.
Thurs., March 5 | 5PM | LGBT Resource Center
If you have been abroad, are going abroad, are from Abroad, want to go abroad, or want to learn about queers abroad...then this program is for you! We will discuss queer friendly and not so queer friendly places to be, check out what's up with queers all around the world, talk to our very own community members about what it's really like... and Oh, there will be goodies!
CAT 124 (4 Units) Wednesdays 2:00-4:50pm
Open to students of all colleges and majors.
Practice essential skills for your career:
ˇ Explore historic and contemporary issues of gender including bias, sexism, identity, gender roles, and much more!
ˇ Communication in groups and across differences
ˇ Teamwork, alliance building, and conflict resolution
ˇ Problem solving and critical thinking
ˇ Multicultural knowledge and understanding
ˇ Skills for successful citizenship in a diverse democracy
ˇ May satisfy college or major requirements (ask us for details)
(858) 534-6708 ; email@example.com
coming up in the community...
SDSU DIVERSITY CONFERENCE
Sat., April 25 | 9AM-3PM | SDSU
Participate in workshops that explore the fight against racism, discrimination and homophobia; Understand the unique needs of underrepresented and underserved students; Engage in discussions about how to manage and prevent incidents of gang wars, racial, and ethnic conflicts between black/brown students. Students, staff and faculty from all universities in San Diego area are encouraged to attend. Find out more... CONGO TEACH-IN LED BY DR. PAT WASHINGTON March 4 & 11 | 5-8PM | Malcolm X Library (5148 Market Street, San Diego, CA 92114)
Eastern Congo is caught in an epidemic of appalling sexual violence, as militias use rape as a military tactic to destroy communities and exert control over natural resources. Used as a weapon of war, sexual violence and rape exist on a scale seen nowhere else in the world. Often successful in its intent to destroy and exterminate, rape is causing the destruction of women, their families, and their communities. Congo's women are the backbone of Congolese society and are the country's best, brightest hope. Yet efforts to protect women and girls in the Congo are failing spectacularly. Each day that goes by without action, thousands more Congolese are displaced or killed and countless women and girls are raped. Enough is enough. We hope that you will join us. http://www.raisehopeforcongo.org
4th ANNUAL QUEER PEOPLE OF COLOR CONFERENCE
April 3 & 4 at UC Davis | qpocc.webs.com
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.