HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK...
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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
BULLYING: An Age-old Problem that Needs New Solutions
LGBT Resource Center. Thur Nov 19. 5-6:30pm
been around for as long as anyone can remember.
Research has shown that bullying is a common but very complicated
problem that affects all of us in the LGBT community, if not directly as
bullies and/or victims, or indirectly as witnesses to interpersonal violence.
Given the complexity of the issue, the solutions are not simple ones, at least
not as simple as we'd like. Come join us as we
explore; what is bullying? For more info or questions, contact email@example.com
SHADES OF LOVE: A Dialogue on Interracial Relationships
LGBT Resource Center Conference Room. Tues Nov 24. 5-7pm
need a little bit of lovin', and a lot of work. Same-sex relationships present
their own unique hurdles, but what sustains it is no different. But what about
interracial relationships? How do people's different ethnic and racial
backgrounds impact commitments to each other, both in opportunities of growth,
and challenges? If you've ever wanted to be in love, been in love, or still
figuring out what that actually means, then this program is for you! Come with
an open mind, and an open heart, as we share and discuss our views on how
couples in interracial relationships are perceived by others, how they perceive
themselves, and the many ways couples negotiate the power dynamics or family
& societal expectations placed on their plate. And who knows, we might just
learn a thing or two about the nature of attraction, and what love just might
mean. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact Red Galura
HELP WITH A CROSS-CULTURAL CENTER STUDY
Would you like to participate
in a study about university cross-cultural centers? Are you a first or
second-year student not working for the Center? If so, then you are perfect for
this study. Volunteers will participate in three focus group sessions during
the 2009-10 academic year. At the focus groups, you will receive free food
and beverages and be entered in an opportunity drawing for a $25 gift
card from the UCSD bookstore. You will be asked to participate in 3 (90 minutes
each) focus groups during the 2009-10 academic year.
Our colleague and friend, Greg Toya, is examining university
cross-cultural centers for a dissertation study. Greg is the Associate Dean of
Students and a doctoral student in the joint Educational Leadership doctoral
program at California State University San Marcos and the University of
California, San Diego. As a former cross-cultural center director, Greg's
experience and study will further the understanding of the influence of
cross-cultural centers on students. Here is a flyer regarding the study.
Please contact Greg
at (760) 750-4935 if
you would like to participate or learn more about the study.
"JUST IN TIME FOR FOSTER YOUTH" DONATION DRIVE
UCSD's Foster Youth Workgroup, in partnership with Soroptimist International of La Jolla, is collecting new household items for the local nonprot Just in Time for Foster Youth. These items will be given to former foster youth to help them set up their rst apartment or residence hall room. The goal is to serve approximately 300 local foster youth. All donations are appreciated and will be used to support the Third Annual "My First Home for the Holidays" campaign. Join your UCSD friends and colleagues to make your contribution today. Click here
for drop off locations and more info!
UCSD's TRIO OUTREACH PROGRAM IS HIRING STUDENT STAFF
We need tutors
willing to drive to the school sites, Mission Bay and Clairemont HS.We pay $13.00/hour. Please send your
resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
job #725567. Open to UCSD students
IN YOUR SHOES EVENT: A SOCIAL JUSTICE LENS. DIALOGUE ON ABILITIES, ACCESS, AND THE ENVIRONMENT Price Center West: Thurgood Marhsall College Room. Wed Nov 18. 12-1pm
How does the environment impact access and resources for
persons with disabilities? People are
now living longer and working longer.
Because of this, four generations of Americans are now in the workforce
at the same time and we will be seeing the rise of individuals with
disabilities in the workforce.
Please join us for what promises to be a very informative
This event's seating capacity will fill up fast and we
will be able to confirm reservations for only a limited number of people. Light refreshments will be served. There will be a prize drawing at 12:00 noon. To reserve a seat, please register online at:
OPENING OF SUSTAINABILITY RESOURCE CENTER
Price Center Theater.
Fri Nov 20. 3pm
Located at the heart of UC San Diego's campus, the
Sustainability Resource Center in the Price Center will be home to campus
sustainability staff and the student-funded Student Sustainability
Collective. This unique collaboration
between students and staff will work to achieve common sustainability goals and
reach out to the campus and surrounding community. To RSVP to the 3 p.m. opening celebration, please e-mail
. For more
information go to http://sustain.ucsd.edu/involve/get-involved.html
WHAT IS CRITICAL GENDER STUDIES?!
LGBT Resource Center.
Tues Nov 24. 3:30-4:45pm.
Learn about the classes we offer, explore potential career opportunities, find out about exciting events, and ask questions!
for more information.
VIOLENCE AND POLITICS
Pepper Canyon Hall rm 106.
Sat Nov 21. 1pm
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 the
laws that keep women in compromised positions around the world as well as
within the US. Speakers
include: Carmen Chavez, Casa
Cornelia Law Center; Steve Bush, Jenny's Law; Summer Stephan, District Attorney
of North County
CELEBRATING A 100 YEARS OF UNITY AND ADVANCEMENT
Price Center Ballroom West.
Mon Nov 30. 6:30-9pm
Relax, Eat, and enjoy a wonderful Kwanzaa
celebration with spoken word, African drummers & Dancers, Poetry, and