Celebrating 15 years..."We exist in relation to one another in this space of shared difference and commonalities. In our efforts to build communities, we gather, on COMMON GROUND- to break barriers and challenges ideas, to affirm experiences, and empower ourselves. Our lives, together with the words and images we leave behind allow us to relate and remember."
-Jon Salunga, 1997
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK...
|SOCIAL JUSTICE WORKSHOP WITH REV. JAMIE WASHINGTON
Cross-Cultural Center Comunidad Room. Thur Nov 12. 8:30-10am
Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington serves as the President and Founder of
the Washington Consulting Group, a Multicultural Organizational Development
Firm based in Baltimore, MD. He is also a senior consultant with The Equity
Consulting Group of California, and Elsie Y. Cross and Associates out of
Philadelphia. Dr. Washington has served as an educator and administrator in
higher education for over 20 years. He most recently served as the Assistant
Vice President for Student Affairs at the University of Maryland Baltimore
County (UMBC). He has been an instructor in Sociology, American Studies and
Education, and an Assistant Professor of Women's Studies at UMBC. As a native
Philadelphian, Dr. Washington earned his B.S. degree in Therapeutic Recreation
and Music from Slippery Rock State College, and a double Masters' of Science
degree from Indiana University/Bloomington in Higher Education Administration
and Counseling, with a concentration in Human Sexuality. He holds a Ph.D. in
College Student Development, with a concentration in Multicultural Education
from the University of Maryland College Park. Dr. Washington completed his
Master of Divinity program at Howard University School of Divinity in May of
Please let us know if you will be attending by contacting Amanda Norskog. If
you need additional information please feel free to contact the Vice
Chancellor-Student Affairs officeat 534-4370.
WE BAKE IT, YOU DECORATE IT!
Cross-Cultural Center Comunidad.
Tues Nov 17. 12-2pm
Come de-stress from all that studying and decorate a
personal pre-made cake and/or cookie. Keep it for yourself or give it to
a friend to warm up their day.
WORDS, SOUND, POWER
Cross-Cultural Center Comunidad. Fri Nov 20. 6-8pm
A night in which we will explore the power of collective
sound and words. This event will feature performances by DJ Kuttin Kandi and
Patrick Velasquez. Please feel free to bring your instruments, voices, and
Cross-Cultural Center Comunidad.
Tues Nov 24. 12-2pm
A poetry workshop focusing on using spoken word and written
prose as a means of expression and activism. Light refreshments will be provided.
THE F-WORD FILM SERIES PRESENTS...
"ain't i a feminist?"
Women's Center. Thur Nov 12. 5-7pm
Is feminism seen as a white women's movement? What are the changing faces of
feminism? What does it mean, and what does it take, to build a community around
feminist issues, including race, class, and sexuality?
In January of 1993, UCSD's student-run Women's Resource Center collapsed
over issues of racism and white privilege. Leng Caloh and Deborah James
produced "ain't i a feminist" in a feminist video workshop to record the
factors that led to the dissolution, as well as to explore the growing
alliances between UCSD's women of color, and the white women's growing
awareness of their white privilege. The video documents personal and political
pain and growth of women struggling with issues of race, gender,
coalition-building, friendship, and activism. While the documentary does not
provide concrete answers, it does draw certain conclusions about the importance
and centrality of race & ethnicity to feminism. Guest Speaker: Leng Caloh, Filmmaker & UCSD Alum. Pizza
and drinks will be provided!
|WORLD AIDS DAY WORK PARTY
LGBT Resource Center Conference Room. Mon Nov 16. 5-7pm
We need your help! World AIDS Day at UC San Diego is
campus collaboration event, and we'd love it if you joined our work
party to help us get ready. We will be making condom roses and
posters. Pizza dinner will be provided. For more information
on the work party, please contact Jan Estrellado.
The 1st of December, World AIDS Day, is the day when
individuals and organizations from around the world come together to bring
attention to the global AIDS epidemic. World AIDS Day will be recognized
by the University of California, San Diego with a number of events and
programs, including a public viewing of portions of the AIDS Memorial Quilt on
Tuesday, December 1. The event is free and open to the public. For more
information on World AIDS Day at UC San Diego, please contact Shaun Travers.
GENDER IDENTITY IN K-12 EDUCATION
LGBT Resource Center. Wed Nov 18. 5-7pm
Ever wonder how kids learn about gender? How did you learn
about gender? Teachers, parents, and mentors throughout our education
have taught us more than math, history and our ABC's. Some have taught us life
lessons and some taught us all about gender and our roles. Come travel back in
time and examine your school days before college and remember what and how you
learned about gender. Maybe someday you'll pass on what you've learned. Light
refreshments and snacks will be provided. If you have any questions feel free
to message email@example.com.
BRACE THE POWER IN YOUR BREATHSun God Lounge. Wed Nov 11.
7pm. Free session!
Yoga, Empowerment & Service. For more information, email
EXPRESS TO SUCCESS:
EFFECTIVE RESUME WRITING & INTERVIEWING
Price Center West Eleanor Roosevelt College Room.
Thurs Nov 12. 2-3pm
If you want the job, this session will show
you how to get it! Learn how to build an effective resume and how to excel during the interview. Mastering the skill
of professional communication including resume building and interviewing is essential
as you prepare for internships and the professional workplace. Presented by Kerry Shannon, Academic Internship
Program. For more information, contact
|PROFESSIONAL EVENING WITH INDUSTRY
Price Center Ballroom B.
Thur Nov 12. 6-9pm
This event is FREE to all engineering majors! The
event will include free dinner, followed by a free career fair with industry
representatives. We highly recommend they bring their resumes and be
ready for internship and job opportunities. Register to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, contact, year, major and attached resume. This is a joint event with the Society of Women Engineers, National Society of Black Engineers, and Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, brought to you by Cisco and Life Technologies.
PASSPORT TO LEADERSHIP:
EXPLORING LEADERSHIP THROUGH PERSONAL VALUES
Earl Warren Room, Price Center West (Lvl 3). Fri Nov 13. 1-2pm
Participate in an interactive activity
to explore and clarify your values. What is really important to you?
Why? What do you not like or enjoy? Can you really connect your
academics and your profession to your values? How? If you wonder about
what you are supposed to do in your life and are looking for a neon
light to mark your path, come to this session.
NOTE: This workshop DATE AND TIME WERE CHANGED from the time printed in
Passport to Leadership brochure because the original date (Nov. 11th)
fell on the Veteran's Day holiday.
VIOLENCE AND CULTURE Pepper Canyon Hall rm. 122.
Sat Nov 14. 6:30pm
Please join the University Art
Gallery in the second discussions associated with the current exhibition
entitled Off the Beaten Path: Violence, Women and Art that to explore the global ramifications of gender-based violence. "Throughout the world, women and girls are
victims of countless and senseless acts of violence. The range of gender-based
violence is devastating, occurring, quite literally, from womb to tomb,"
explains Randy Jayne Rosenberg curator and executive
director of Art Works For Change. "The stories
that underlie these artworks return us imaginatively to the event of violation
and allow it to affect us." This program examines violence
committed towards women based on culturally held beliefs. Speakers include: Farrah Douglas, 5
Women Who Care, Cima Rahmankhah, artist.
CAREERS IN INTERNATIONAL LAW & DEVELOPMENT: SPOTLIGHT ON AFRICA
Great Hall, Eleanor Roosevelt College. Mon Nov 16. 7-8:30pm
The International Affairs Group invites you to the Edward Spriggs Session. The Vice Chancellor will share his experience in working with USAID in 14 South African countries.
Mr. Spriggs graduated from Revelle College in 1970 with a
B.A. in Economics. After receiving a Juris Doctorate Degree from New York
University School of Law, he joined a private law firm in Washington, D.C. and
practiced international corporate law. In 1979, he joined the U.S. Agency for
International Development (USAID) as Regional Legal Advisor for East Africa and later served
as Director of East Africa Affairs for USAID. He also served as Director, USAID Regional Center for Southern Africa, a position in which he was responsible for
strategic design and management of USAID economic assistance for 14 countries
in Southern Africa.
*Ethnic food will be provided*
UCSD NATIVE AMERICAN GRADUATE SCHOOL INFORMATION WORKSHOP & DINNERVice Chancellor's Complex. Rm 111A. Tues Nov 17. 5-7:30pm
The goal of the workshop is to
provide information to assist UCSD Native America undergraduates with the graduate school preparation process, establishing timelines, how to research
graduate programs, and key factors considered by graduate admissions committees. Welcome remarks - Dr. Kim
Barrett Dean - Graduate Studies.
Wed Nov 18. 6pm
Anishinaabekwe (Ojibwe) Enrolled
member of the Mississippi Band Anishinaabeg, is an internationally renowned
activist and author working on issues of sustainable development, renewable
energy and food systems. She lives and works on the White Earth Reservation in
northern Minnesota, and is a two-time vice-presidential candidate with Ralph
Nader for the Green Party. She is the author of five books, including
Recovering the Sacred, All Our Relations and a novel, Last Standing Woman. For
or call (760)750-4366.
ATTENTION 1ST & 2ND YEAR STUDENTS!
Would you like to participate in a study about university
will participate in: Focus groups (90 minutes
each) during 09-10 academic year, FREE
Food and beverage, Be entered for an
opportunity drawing for a $25 campus bookstore gift card, Must not work for the
Cross-Cultural Center. *If you'd like to participate
or receive more information about this study, contact
MIGUEL VELEZ SCHOLARSHIP
To increase the
number of students from Latin America, the Miguel Velez Scholarship provides
generous funding to subsidize the educational and living costs of non-immigrant
UC San Diego undergraduate students from this region. Several awards ranging
from $3,000 to $8,000 will be given based on demonstrated financial need,
character, and ability. Consideration will also be given to the applicant's
efforts to internationalize and diversify UC San Diego's campus community.
Availability of resources to fund the scholarship will vary from year to year. For more information on eligibility requirements and scholarship application, click here
. The deadine is Friday, November 20th at 4p.m.
WANT TO TALK ABOUT SEX?
Here's your opportunity to talk about safer sex in a confidential
environment! We want YOUR opinion on condoms and dental dams. There will be food and prizes for participants! Contact: Chelsea
at 858-822-1345 to
join in on the conversation. Note: Must be an undergraduate at UCSD to participate. There will be
focus groups at the Cross Cultural Center Friday November 20th in one hour
blocks between 10AM and 3PM, so sign up today!