UCSD Cross-Cultural Center  Week 5, May 2012
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Spring 2012 Events Listing
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NOW exhibiting in the CCC ArtSpace for April:


Cesar E. Chavez Celebration  
In celebration of the life and achievements of César E. Chávez and in conjunction with the California State holiday.

Photos by Ricardo Garcia Trejo 

 2012-2013 SAAC Board Applications is now open!

Deadline: Friday, May 11 by 4pm
Click here for more info! 

Diversity Peer Educators

Modes of Transitioning Workshop
Wednesday | May 9
CCC Library| 5-6pm
Click here  for more info 

California DREAM Act Application Now Available

AB131 allows for AB540 students to be eligible for state funds as of January, 2013. Students may use this Dream App to apply for State University Grant funds for Spring 2013 enrollment. The priority filing date is May 10, 2012. The Dream App will also be used for Cal Grant fund beginning January 1, 2013, for 2013-14 funding.
Visit the website for more information. 

Outside the Box Group
Thursdays | 4:30-6pm
CCC Tranquility Room
An open dialogue and safe space for people of multiracial/multiethnic, mixed race to share personal experiences and be heard
For more info. contact
Dr. Cat Thompson cathompson@ucsd.edu 



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Hunger Games: Disgruntlement in the Movie or the Fansrue     

By Steven Leung 


Maggie Mcdonnell twittered "Why does rue have to be black? Not gonna lie kinda ruined the movie." Lexie Browning stated "And for the record, im still pissed that rue is black. Like you think she might have mentioned that..? Is that just me, or..." A bunch of twitter statements skyrocketed the twitter world as more people began to watch the adapted film "Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins. **SPOILER ALERT** Although there was no mention of ethnicity for Rue, on pg 45 Collins write about Katniss seing Rue for the first time "And most hauntingly, a twelve year old girl from District 11. - Read more 

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Tales of the Waria Film Screeningwaria
Thursday | May 3 | 6pm
CCC Comuniad

Following a community of transgender women who look for romance and intimacy in Indonesia, Tales of Waria is a film directed by Kathy Huang that discusses the lives of transgender women who live in the largest Muslim country. Although the western world views Islam as socially repressive, four Warias undergo a challenge to find romance, intimacy, and acceptance as they encounter many challenges to keep the ones they love. Come watch Tales of Waria and enjoy a bunch of munchies and drinks and discuss the film at the end!
Click here to view a trailer of the film.  

Empire's Proxy: American Literature & U.S. Imperialism in the Philippines       

Wednesday | May 9 | 2pmmegwesling 

CCC Library   


Drawing on a wealth of material, including historical records, governmental documents from the War Department and the Bureau of Insular Affairs, curriculum guides, memoirs of American teachers in the Philippines, and 19th century literature, Meg Wesling not only links empire with education, but also demonstrates that the rearticulation of American literary studies through the imperial occupation in the Philippines served to actually define and strengthen the field. Empire's Proxy boldly argues that the practical and ideological work of colonial dominance figured into the emergence of the field of American literature, and that the consolidation of a canon of American literature was intertwined with the administrative and intellectual tasks of colonial management. View the flyer 

"Werkin' It: Chubby Queers of Color"
Thursday | May 10 | 5pm
CCC Comunidad

"Body image is a big part of mainstream media that often pathologizes and limits the experiences of Chubby, Fat and Big bodies. Let's move beyond these limiting ideals of 'Fat Acceptance' towards a rhetoric of self-love and appreciation of one's worth.
Chubby Queers of Color are sexy and Fierce! Big bodies can handle, and WERQ it too!".

For more information please contact: Anthony Del Real apdelreal@gmail.com

Breather Series: Smoothie Nutrition Breakmilkshake
Friday | May 11 | 12-1:30pm
CCC ArtSpace

Take a lunch break and learn how to make nutritious smoothies.  We will provide fruits, yogurt, juices, ice, other good stuff, and blender stations to make delicious smoothies.  As always staff and faculty are more than welcome to attend.  For more information please contact Violeta Gonzales at violetag@ucsd.edu 

1st LGBT Health Daylgbthealth
Tuesday | May 8 | 1-3pm
LGBT Resource Center

Come OUT to UC-San Diego's first holistic LGBT Health Day! Co-Sponsored by the UC-San Diego's LGBT Resource Center and Student Health Service. View flyer here  
Rainbow Graduation

Saturday | June 9 | 4-6pm 

The Great Hall at ERC 


Attention all graduating undergraduate and graduate students! Please join the UC San Diego LGBT community as we come together to honor the students who are graduating, our volunteers, our scholarship recipients and all who have impacted our community over the last year. The event serves as the formal induction of the graduates into the family of the UC San Diego LGBT Alumni.  If you are graduating, contact Shaun Travers at stravers@ucsd.edu so you are on the list!


The Black Mediterranean: Migration and Revolution in the Global Millennium by Alessandra di Maio
Thursday | May 10 | 4pm
Literature Bldg Rm 155
Question? Contact ndaly@ucsd.edu 

UCSD Powwow Looking for Volunteers. Please follow the link for the volunteer sign-ups.

Go to sign-ups 

Check out the exciting events
the Cross-Cultural Center has
in store for Spring 2012
Go to the Spring Events Listing 

Black Male Student

Success in College Symposium

Thursday, May 17 - 12pm 

UCI Crystal Cove Auditorium


Asayake Taiko's 5th Annual Concert
Asayake Through the Looking Glass 
Sunday | May 6 | 5-7pm
Doors open 4:30pm

PC West Ballroom B
View the flyer

1st national internship for DREAM Act student leaders across the country. Click here for more info!

Triton Parent Leader
Application deadline: May 3
The Office of Parent & Family Programs new leadership position 

Ethnic Studies 169
Origins of the Atlantic World: Early Conquest, Racial Slavery and Their Legacy Today
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Doing Gender and Responsibility: Scientists Talk about their Work
Thursday, May 3, 12:30pm
SSB Rm 101 

Global Leadership Certificate Program Seminar
May 7 & May 15 - 3-4:30pm
International Center
For more info, visit the link below

CGS 102: Selected Topics in Critical Gender Studies: Gender, Sexuality, and Colonialism
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Darcy & Robert Bingham Scholarship for UCSD employed students
Deadline: May 11, 2012
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Ethnic Studies 185
Discourse, Power and Inequality:
How Ideas, Images and Ideologies Shape our World
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