RETURN TO CENTER: CELEBRATING 15 YEARS
RETURN TO CENTER:
ALUMNI ROOTS PROJECTS FEATURING DELIA PACHECO FOUNDER AND PRINCIPAL OF
EJE ELEMENTARY ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL Cross-Cultural Center. Tues Oct
and Excellence from the Heart" (Mission of EJE Academy).
Please join us for an afternoon with Delia Pacheco. Delia served as
the CCC Community Outreach Intern 2001-02. Her passion and community
lived on in the Center through the community mural she initiated as
part of her Cross-Cultural Center Internship. Also while at UCSD Delia
was involved with Summer Bridge, Danza Azteca, and MeChA to name a few
organizations and was an Ethnic Studies Major. Delia worked with Teach
for America in New Orleans and has started a dual emersion school in El
Cajon EJE Elementary Academy Charter School. Please help us welcome
Delia back to the CCC for an afternoon of conversation and community.
This is the inaugural Alumni Roots Series and kicks off the Centers
15th year celebration Return to Center
|HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK...
MURAL UNVEILING THIS WEDNESDAY
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. Please
fill out this survey and express your opinion regarding public art on campus!
ASIAN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL
A VILLAGE CALLED VERSAILLES
San Diego Asian Film Festival: Ultra Star Theaters, Hazard Center. Sun Oct 18. 12:10pm
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 tickets available 10/14 for UCSD students at the Cross Cultural
Center, first come-first serve. $5 deposit, returned at showing.
|JAMES LUNA PERFORMATIVE LECTUREA CALIFORNIA NATIVE AMERICAN DAY CELEBRATION EVENT Cross-Cultural Center: Comunidad. Fri Oct 23. 6-8pm
James Luna is a Luiseno Indian and lives on the La Jolla
Indian Reservation, San Diego County, California. In addition to being an artist, he works as a
full time academic counselor at Palomar College and has taught art part-time at
UC San Diego for the last several years.
Luna received his BFA from UC Irvine (76) and a MS is Counseling from
San Diego State University (81). While
at UCU, Luna was instructed by such artists a Bas Jan Ader, Eleanor Antin,
Craig Kauffman, John Paul Jones, James Turrell, Lloyd Hamrol, Ed Beral, and
exposed to a staff that included Robert Irwin, Tony Delap, Barbara Rose, and
John Coplans. This education background
has played a significant role in his development as a conceptual artist. You can find more information on James Luna here
|PRIDE AROUND THE WORLD
LGBT Resource Center : Conference Room Wed Oct 21. 5-7pm
San Francisco Pride, Los Angeles Pride, San Diego Pride...
What about pride in other countries? Come share memories of your first pride
and explore issues involved in creating pride parades and events around the
world on Wednesday, October 21 at 5pm in the LGBT Resource Center Conference
room. Light refreshments will be provided. Bring photos of your favorite
moment at pride! If you have any questions please feel free to email Natalie Guerrero
ASIAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY FORUM
Cross-Cultural Center: Library
Oct 15-Nov 18. 3-4pm
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
|TIJUANA ESTUARY RESTORATION PROJECT
Sun God Lawn. Sat Oct 17.
Learn about the natural environment at the most extreme southwest point of the continental United States and work to maintain the natural beauty of the area by removing invasive plant species, all while meeting other students that are new to UC San Diego. Transportation will be provided to and from the service project site. There are a limited number of spaces available, so sign up today! Return completed applications to the OneStop desk in Price Center East, Level 3. Applications for first year students and first year transfers will be accepted beginning Monday, September 21st. All other applications will be accepted after Monday, October 5th. Contact Adam Bernot
at (858) 822-4762. For more information, click here
DRUMBEAT FOR MOTHER EARTH
Cross-Cultural Center: Library
Tues Oct 20. 12-1:30pm
Many scientists and tribal
people consider persistent toxic chemicals to be the greatest threat to
the long-term survival of Indigenous Peoples. "Drumbeat for Mother
Earth" explores how these chemicals contaminate the traditional food
web, violate treaty rights, travel long distances, and are passed from
one generation to the next during pregnancy causing cancer, learning
disabilities, and other serious health problems.
Discussion to follow film.
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
artists from around the world to explore violence against women and girls and
their basic human rights to a safe and secure life.
2009 MEXICAN-AMERICAN DREAM SCHOLARSHIP
The Council of
Mexican Federations (COFEM), its affiliated Federations, and The New
Partnerships Foundation have come together to continue to support students who
want to go to college by offering scholarships to both students CURRENTLY
ENROLLED in an accredited college and those who will be INCOMING COLLEGE
FRESHMEN next year.
Applications are now available for IMMIGRANT STUDENTS or those who are of
IMMIGRANT DESCENT seeking equal opportunities to access higher education, have
demonstrated a strong academic background, and are involved in their
communities. Scholarships will be awarded in amounts ranging from $1,000 to $3,000. Complete
application packages (attached) must be postmarked by Friday, October 16th. For more information
on the scholarship program or to get a copy of the application please visit us
online at www.cofem.org
or contact Vanessa Aramayo
at (213) 417-8385.
| CA NATIVE AMERICAN DAY CELEBRATION PARTNERSHIP FUNDING
Would you like to receive an additional $1,000 to help
fund your next program or event? If you are part of a UCSD
campus 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
|LEARN MORE ABOUT TEACH FOR AMERICA AT INFO SESSION
Price Center: Marshall Room
Tues Oct 20. 7-8pm
Teach For America
is the national
corps of outstanding recent college graduates and professionals - of all
majors, backgrounds, and career interests - who commit to teach for two years
in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in expanding
educational opportunity. This year, 7,300 corps members
teaching in 35 regions
across the country while 17,000 Teach For America alumni
from inside and outside the field of education for the fundamental changes
necessary to ensure educational excellence and equity. Please join us for an information session and learn how you can make an
immediate difference in the lives of your students. Food will be provided. For more information contact Emily Lewis-LaMonica at (917)597-8583.
SALSA DIVERSITY NIGHT
Institute of the Americas Plaza
Thurs Oct 22. 5-8pm
Free Admission (ID Required)
Graduate Students ... join us for an evening of live music, dance, food & drink, featuring Gene Perry Live
. For additional information contact Theresa Aitchison
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...
- Learn about the Ph.D. program...& how to apply!
Check in at 201 Social Science Building, UCSD, La Jolla, California. To attend, please register with Theresa Aitchison
, Graduate Coordinator:
Cross-Cultural Center: Library
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 series of
thought-provoking discussions on the topics of love and forgiveness.
The 8-week series will begin on September 30, 2009 and is
sponsored by: The Cross-Cultural Center, UJIMA, Pan-Asian Staff
Association, and Black Staff Association. All staff and faculty are welcome. This is not a counseling group
and disclosure of personal information will not be required. For more information, go to http://loveandforgive.org.
IN THE COMMUNITY
LATINA SUCCESS - MUJERES CON EXITO CONFERENCE 2009
University of San Diego:
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace &
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
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