UCSD Cross-Cultural Center  Week 9, May 2012
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NOW exhibiting in the CCC ArtSpace for May:


We Are Individuals,
Not Stereotypes 
Photo campaign by AS Diversity Affairs. For more info contact asdiversity @ucsd.edu.

Photos by AS Graphic Studio  

Did you miss the world premiere of the new CCC video?
Well, you can now watch it!

Stress Less:
24 hour Study Jam

Need a place to study for finals? Each day, from the evening of June 9th until the evening of June 14th, one of the Campus Community Centers or SPACES will be open 24 hours. Snacks, coffee and tea will be provided.

LGBT Resource Center:
Sun. 6/09 - Mon. 6/11

Cross-Cultural Center:
Mon. 6/11 - Tue. 6/12

Women's Center:
Tue. 6/12 - Wed. 6/13

Wed. 6/13 - Thu. 6/14



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. 



The latest information on CCC events, lectures, art, poetry, classes, special guests, & announcements!



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Video Recommendation by Joseph Ramirez:

Jamaica and Ittai Performs "Kaona"  

As seen on Youtube.com


Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) poets talk about the struggle of losing their indigenous language and culture due to U.S. colonialism. "Kaona" means "hidden meaning." - View the video here 

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The Spotlight Feature is a space where we invite the entire community to reflect & provide thoughts on topics that we at the Cross-Cultural Center are currently thinking & talking about. The CCC strives for meaningful, productive dialogue and context with one another. Please provide your insights on our Tumblr site and follow us for future uploads! peace. love. JOY. always!

Breather Series: Grad Gift Away
Thursday | May 31 | 12-2pm
CCC ArtSpace

The years come and go, and as we approach spring, the seniors of UCSD will be graduating! If you have a cherished one that will be graduating this year, send them off with a home-made gift from our Breather Series. We will be providing all the arts and crafts to make graduation gifts such as candy leis, picture frames, and money origami (Please provide your own dollar bills)! Come enjoy the munchies and drinks that we will have as we create lasting memories for the seniors. For more information please contact Violeta Gonzales at violetag@ucsd.edu.

"Naked Spaces: Living is Round" Filmmaarte
Thursday | May 31 |6:30pm
CCC Comunidad

"Explores the rhythm and ritual life in the rural environment of six West African countries.  The nonlinear structure of NAKED SPACES challenges the traditions of ethnographic filmmaking, while sensuous sights and sounds lead the viewer on a poetic journey to the most inaccessible parts of the African continent, the private interaction of people in their living spaces". For more information please contact Gail M. Gutierrez at gmg.gailmail@gmail.com. View flyer

Pinay Studies: Political Art Theory & Practice
ETHN/VIS198 Art Receptionmaarte

Thursday | June 7 | 3pm
CCC ArtSpace

Maureen G. Abugan and Gail M.Guiterrez present their culmination of their Visual Arts directed group study.  Topics: Pinay Studies, Art and Activism, Political Art, Production, Kolectiva Manifesta, Art Practice, Decolonization.  For more information please contact Gail M. Gutierrez at gmg.gailmail@gmail.com. View flyer 

Graduating Senior Send-Off
Thursday | June 7 | 5pm
CCC Comunidad

The Cross-Cultural Center would like to honor the graduating seniors for their hard work and commitment in helping their community. Please come for a dinner, toast, recognition, post-graduation resources, and special guests. This event is for graduating seniors only, as well as faculty, staff, and community who would like to provide words of wisdom, offer support, and/or congratulate our UCSD graduates. For more information contact Violeta Gonzales at violetag@ucsd.edu.

Breather Series: Yoga         

Friday | June 8 | 12pmyoga 

CCC Library  


Please join us for a FREE hour of vinyasa yoga, a faster-paced "flowy" type of yoga that focuses on moving with the breath. It's a good starting point for those just starting out, for those who assume that it's boring and slow, and for folks who say they don't want to try it because they're not flexible enough. Bring your yoga mat if you have one and wear comfortable clothing. Limited yoga mats and water will be provided.

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!


Gaia Music and Art Festival
Thursday | May 24 | 5pm
Old Student Center
For more info or to get involved
check out tinyurl.com/gaiaucsd  

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

Go to sign-ups 

Multicultural Showcase
Friday | June 1 | 6-8pm
PC West Ballroom B
Click here for more info 

Ethnic Studies 169
Origins of the Atlantic World: Early Conquest, Racial Slavery and Their Legacy Today
View Flyer 

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

Culturally Competent Management Program for UCSD Leaders
Go here for program info
How to enroll

Ethnic Studies 185
Discourse, Power and Inequality:
How Ideas, Images and Ideologies Shape our World
View Flyer 

CGS 102: Selected Topics in Critical Gender Studies: Gender, Sexuality, and Colonialism
Click here for more info 

Diversity Abroad Community
Advisor Opportunity
Applications due June 15
Find out more!