YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE MURAL...
|THE MURAL IS UP!
While the official unveiling is Wednesday, October
14th at 12pm, you can see the mural now up at Peterson Hall. Please
fill out this survey and express your opinion regarding public art on campus!
CROSS-CULTURAL CENTER UPDATES
JOIN THE CONVERSATION!
You can now follow the Cross-Cultural Center on Tumblr, an online blog, by
clicking here. Share with us any thoughts, quotes, articles, photos, videos,
dreams, ideas... ANYTHING! We're looking forward to hearing your
NEED TO RESERVE A ROOM?
The Cross-Cultural Center has implemented a new online room reservation
system, found here! Start by creating a user account which can be done by
scrolling to the bottom of the page and under "My Accounts" clicking on "Create
Cross-Cultural Center Library. Consecutive Wed Sept 30 - Nov 25. 12-1pm
UCSD Cross-Cultural Center and the UCSD Faculty and Staff
Assistance Program (FSAP) are pleased to co-host a dynamic
thought-provoking discussions on the topics of love and
The 8-week series will begin on September 30, 2009
sponsored by: The Cross-Cultural Center, UJIMA,
Association, and Black Staff Association. All staff
and faculty are
welcome. This is not a counseling group
disclosure of personal information will not be required. For more
information, go to http://loveandforgive.org.
|A VILLAGE CALLED VERSAILLES
San Diego Asian Film Festival: Ultra Star Theaters, Hazard Center. Sun Oct 18. 12:10pm
FREE tickets available 10/14 for UCSD students at the Cross-Cultural
Center, first come-first serve.
$5 deposit, returned at showing.
In a New Orleans neighborhood called Versailles, a tight-knit group of
Vietnamese Americans overcame obstacles to rebuild after Hurricane
Katrina, only to have their homes threatened by a new
government-imposed toxic landfill. A VILLAGE CALLED VERSAILLES is the
empowering story of how the Versailles people, who have already
suffered so much in their lifetime, turn a devastating disaster into a
catalyst for change and a chance for a better future.
FREE SHOWING! Asian American Film Festival: Jacobs Center (404 Euclid Ave, San Diego CA 92114) Tues Oct 27. 7pm
Prince William County, Virginia becomes ground zero in
America's explosive battle over immigration policy when
elected officials adopt a law requiring police officers to
question anyone they have "probable cause" to suspect
is an undocumented immigrant.
9500 Liberty reveals the startling vulnerability of a local
government, targeted by national anti-immigration
networks using the Internet to frighten and intimidate
lawmakers and citizens. Alarmed by a climate of fear
and racial division, residents form a resistance using
YouTube videos and virtual townhalls, setting up a
real-life showdown in the seat of county government.
OFF THE BEATEN PATH
The UCSD University Art Gallery is hosting an
exhibition this fall (October 22-Dec. 13) called "Off
the Beaten Path:
Violence, Women and Art". The
exhibition brings together artworks by 32
from around the world to explore violence against
women and girls and
their basic human rights to a
safe and secure life.
| COMING OUT GROUP
Women's Center- Small Conference Room. Every Thurs 5:30-6:30pm
The Coming Out group is a place to meet and gain support while
discussing your sexual and/or gender identities in a confidential setting.
This group is for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, straight, or
questioning folks who are coming out, considering coming out or may
already be out. Topics are determined by group participants and can
include stress, fear, anxiety, loneliness, excitement and celebration with
regard to coming out. For more info, please contact Marissa Yenpasook
at or Goldman Jacobs
. If you are an individual with a
disability who requires an accommodation, please contact Jan Estrellado
|LATINA SUCCESS - MUJERES CON EXITO CONFERENCE 2009
University of San Diego: Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice. Wed Oct 14. 7:30-4:30pm
Empowerment is the solution to facing difficult economic times.
Latinas must be equipped with tools and information to survive and
succeed! MANA de San Diego is here to help. Come re-energize
and motivate yourself by learning from leading experts at the Latina
Success Conference! For more information, click here.
Thurgood Marshall College- Peterson Hall. Wed Oct 14. 12:00pm
Students, faculty and staff from diverse
backgrounds are looking forward to what will be a major event in the
history of UCSD. The mural will have a positive impact on issues
relating to campus climate, relations with off-campus communities of
color, and even yield activities.
It is important to note that the mural project was
supported by several campus groups including MEChA, SPACES, and SAAC.
Significant student input went into the design of the image. The final
execution was completed by internationally known San Diego-based
Chicano artist, Mario Torero. This marks the first time that public
art rooted in the cultural and historical experience of a real
community will be fore grounded on the UCSD campus. Although this is a
temporary installation, we can through our dedication make it permanent.
ASIAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY FORUM
Cross-Cultural Center- Library. Consecutive Thurs Oct 15-Nov 18. 3-4:00pm.
Sam Park, Ph.D and Angela Kim, Ed.M. from Counseling and Psychological
Services will be facilitating the Asian American Community Forum. We hope
students will come to share their experiences about being an Asian American at
UCSD, their goals/challenges, and meet fellow students. We will meet weekly
in a casual, open format to discuss
various topics, such as relationships,
academic challenges/goals, identity,
cultural values, etc. For more information,
contact Angela Kim (858) 534-5989 or Sam Park (858) 534-0249.
ETHNIC STUDIES OPEN HOUSE
You are invited to an Open House to learn about the Ethnic Studies Ph.D. at UC San Diego Wednesday, October 28, 2009, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Talk with Graduate Students...
Check in at 201 Social Science Building, UCSD, La Jolla, California. To attend, please register with Theresa Aitchison, Graduate Coordinator: Telephone: 858-534-6040 e-mail: email@example.com web: www.ethnicstudies.ucsd.edu.
- Learn about the Ph.D. program...& how to apply!
Want to be a part of an Asian-American publication? *JOIN
ISA Magazine!* We have open staff positions available! We're looking for
writers and staff who are interested in helping ISA become a positive influence
within our Asian-American community at UCSD. Positions
available include: Creative
Director, Secretary, Finance, Fundraising, Event
Coordinator, SW: Academics, SW: Sports, SW: Politics, SW:
Entertainment, and Staff
Photographer (SW = Staff Writer). If you think you have the skills necessary or are just
interested, *EMAIL*us for an application at Isa.Magazine.firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Admissions office is conducting a series of webinars
from October 5 to November 10. These will be based on the Information Sessions,
providing a brief introduction to UC San Diego and detailed information about
admission requirements in specific webinars for U.S. and international
students. You can see the webinar event page here: and our website visitors can get to the page through the main Events page accessible from the left-hand navigation column on nearly all
admissions webpages. The entry for Webinars is at the bottom of the page, under
|CA NATIVE AMERICAN DAY CELEBRATION PARTNERSHIP FUNDING
Would you like to receive an additional $1,000 to help
your next program or event? If you are part of a UCSD
department or a faculty member and are holding an event
which is focused
on the Native American community, the
UCSD California Native American Day
Committee would like
to help fund your event! To
qualify for funding, you must hold
your event held no later than December 11th. Funding
Deadlines: October 1st (Round I) & November
1st (Round II)
For more information, please contact Carri Fierro
|PPIA JUNIOR SUMMER INSTITUTE Princeton University
Wilson School of Public and International Affairs is
pleased to announce that
the 2010 PPIA Junior Summer Institute
will be held at Princeton University from June 10 through July 30,
The goal of the PPIA Junior Summer Institute is to prepare
students for graduate
study and careers in public policy and
international affairs. The summer
institute provides a rigorous
training in policy analysis and serves as a
exciting careers in public service. The brochure is available
through our website at http://wws.princeton.edu/jsi/.