UCSD Cross-Cultural Center  Week 2, October 2010
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An Open Letter from Campus Community Centers

For more info go to community.ucsd.edu

Lots of stuff, but worth the read!
We Promise!

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cereal/cracker boxes), please bring them to the CCC for an upcoming "GREEN PROGRAM"

Black Whole
Every Wednesday @ the Triton Steps | 12-1:30pm
Bring your lunch, hang out and mingle with other black students, faculty, and staff.


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 ASP/SPACES Graduate Seriesspaces
 Wednesdays | Starts October 6| 5-6:30pm
 SPACES (2nd floor PC West)

 Want to know more about the process of getting into graduate or
 professional schools? Want to know what programs are offered and
 what universities look for in applicants? What about graduate
 student perspectives and why they chose to pursue their doctoral
 programs? Come join ASP & SPACES in a 4 week graduate series
 where all your questions about standardized tests and applications
 will be answered!

 10/06 -  General Application Information
 10/13 -  University/Program Rep Panel
 10/20 -  Graduate Student Panel
 10/27 -  Faculty Panel

 For more info, visit spaces.ucsd.edu

 Passport to Leadership
  Monday | October 11 | 2-3:30pm
  Cross-Cultural Center

  Come join the community and help connect
  the dots about issues surrounding privilege,
  power, and position. Awesome opportunity to get familiar with
  campus resources and meeting new people!
  For more info check out passport.ucsd.edu

 Breather Series: (Re)create and Decorate!redecorate
  Thursday | October 14 | 12-2pm
  Cross-Cultural Center - Art Space

  Join us at Cross-Cultural Center for the first
  Breather Series program of this quarter! We
  will be making bulletin boards to help keep
  you organized for this year, as well as, desk
  organizers out of cereal boxes and art
  supplies! Come start the school year on the
  right foot, while being green and creative!
  Don't miss out on this fun event! We will provide you with all of the
  materials. You may also bring your own cereal boxes or cracker
  boxes if you have any.
  Snacks will be provided.  For more information contact
  Violeta Gonzales 858-543-9689 or violetag@ucsd.edu.

 Transfer Student Candy Bar Socialcandy
  Thursday | October 14 | 3-4:30pm
  Cross-Cultural Center

  Are you a transfer student? Are you
  feeling like you have not connected with
  anybody in your short time here at UCSD? 
  Don't worry, you're not alone. Come to the
  CCC to meet other students and have an
  ice cream sundae while you're at it! This is
  a great opportunity to find that connection you've been looking for!

 Native Community Welcome Dinnercanaday
  Thursday | October 14 | 6-8:00pm
  Cross-Cultural Center

  Welcome dinner for Alumni and Native
Perse Hooper phooper@scta.net
  Click here for more information!

 In Your Shoes: A Social Justice L.E.N.S inyourshoes
 Dialogue on Abilities,
 Access, & the Environment
  Friday | October 15 | 12-1pm
  Price Center West, Eleanor Roosevelt Room

  How does the environment impact access
  and resources for persons with disabilities?
  Get some insights from Chancellor Fox and
  UC San Diego student, faculty, and staff
  participants as they share a glimpse of their
  experiences regarding access, social
  etiquette, and policies. Presenters will also share their observations
  as they partner with one another to reflect on disability perceptions,
  triumphs, challenges, and surroundings. For more info click here.

 CANA Day Essay Contest
  Entry deadline: October 15 (postmarked)
  Award Presentation: Gordon Johson Event November 19 at 6pm

  Contact: Perse Hooper phooper@scta.net
  Click here for more information!

 Family Weekendfamilyweekend
  Friday - Sunday | October 22-24

Make this your UCSD family tradition!
  Invite your family back to UC San Diego
  for a weekend of exciting events! See
  National Comedy Theatre for $5, go to the Birch Aquarium, climb at
  the Outback Adventures Climbing Center, learn about getting into
  medical schools from actual medical students, and so much more!
  Registration now open! Prices increase October 8.
  For more info click here!

 Snack Down Time! Open House
open house
  Saturday | October 23 | 2-4pm
  Cross-Cultural Center

Get to know the home away from home for
  many student organizations. Hang out with
  community friends and alumni to learn about
  getting involved and staying connected.
  Take a tour to enter raffle drawings. Bring your family and friends!
  Snacks and fun provided!

 Why Black Students are Scarce at UCSD
  News video by Voice of San Diego | www.voiceofsandiego.org
  Watch the video here!

 Gender Buffetwomens center logo
  Every Friday | Beginning October 8  | 12-1:30pm
  Women's Center

  Everyone is welcome! We'll provide the space, the
  hosts, and the FREE FOOD!  You just have to be
  interested in discussing gender and sexuality as
  they relate to everyday life on and off campus.

  For more info, visit women.ucsd.edu

 LGBT Alumni BrunchLGBT
  Saturday | October 23  | 11-1pm
  LGBT Resource Center

  The UC San Diego LGBT Resource
  Center and the UCSD Alumni
  Association cordially invite you to attend 
  the annual UCSD LGBT Alumni Champagne Brunch. We are proud to
  bring together the folks in our "family" who have been involved in the
  LGBT community and to welcome everyone back to campus for
  Family Weekend. We are celebrating 50 years at UC San Diego, and
  will be reflecting on the history of LGBT people on UC San Diego's
  campus since its founding!
  Please register online: alumni.ucsd.edu/lgbtbrunch2010
  For more info please visit: lgbt.ucsd.edu

 Continuing the Dialogue - An Open Letter
 from the Campus Community Centers

Since the events last year, our University community has been involved in a number of conversations, initiatives and efforts to address the campus climate.  Stemming from a number of powerful incidents, UC San Diego experienced moments of great pain, as well as national solidarity around the impacts of these kind of events in our community. 

We had a very powerful ending to our 2009-2010 academic year, and the work continued through the summer.  The efforts of a number of UC San Diego students, faculty, staff and alumni over the summer moved a number of initiatives forward.  The Chancellor continues to update http://campusclimate.ucsd.edu  regarding specifics outcomes from the March 4th agreements.  Furthermore, the Campus Community Centers continue to build community - a hallmark of our core mission and philosophy. 

Over the last few months the staff of our Centers have been deeply engaged in work which will continue building community in the new academic year.  For example, there was an 8 week social justice seminar series that examined philosophical and practical implications of engaging diverse communities across difference.  A week-long social justice Institute provided space for 20 professional staff to deeply examine their own experiences regarding power, privilege, and oppression.  In addition, numerous consultations with staff and faculty, as well as trainings and presentations to departments, colleges and other units, kept us deeply committed to the work students initiated in the winter and spring quarter of 2010.

Our year began with Triton Voices, a Welcome Week program which provided an opportunity for the newest members of our community to learn the history of activism at UC San Diego, and dialogue around social justice issues.  We invited them to continue dialogue through ongoing vital conversations with each other, and by becoming involved throughout campus.  As Campus Community Centers, we continue to work with the communities with whom we are most intimately connected, advancing the initiatives and commitments of our University.

The Campus Community Centers will continue the Social Justice Seminar series this fall, and we have invited a nationally renowned anti-racist speaker, Tim Wise, for the winter.  In addition, staff of the Campus Community Centers serves on the Chancellor's Campus Climate Council of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.  We continue to ensure these issues are addressed in all areas of the university.

We invite you to join us in these efforts.  Subscribe to our electronic newsletters, frequent our spaces, engage with our staff to continue the dialogue.  In this way, we will build the socially just community on campus in which we want to belong.

The Women's Center, the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center, and the Cross-Cultural Center are collectively known as the Campus Community Centers. We are grounded in a shared belief that ending one oppression requires ending all oppressions. Together we facilitate interactive learning, promote self-awareness, foster leadership development, encourage dialogue, and challenge traditional notions of diversity. The Campus Community Centers work with undergraduate and graduate students, staff, faculty, alumni, and the San Diego Community. Through these partnerships, we build and sustain a socially just campus climate.

 For more info, visit community.ucsd.edu
Mandarin-speaking Research Assistant Needed (P/T, Temp)
Asian Pacific American
Legal Center
Check out the app here

Interested in Research or Policy on Gender in the
Contemporary U.S?
Contact Erin Cech at

Become a Vozista!
Now Accepting Submissions!
Your articles, drawings, poetry, opinion pieces, photography, your voice!
Submissions due by Oct 15
Contact: vozfronteriza@gmail.com
Fridays | 2pm
Mandeville Coffe Cart
(next to LGBTRC)

Undergrad & Graduate Students for service on the Chancellor's Advisory Committee
on the Status of Women!
Interested students should forward their Name, College/Academic Department, and Expected Date of Graduation to the CSW Co-Chair, Tricia Bertram Gallant at tbg@ucsd.edu

Submit a workshop proposal for the San Diego Ethnic Studies Conference
Submit your form now!

Reflections on The Intimate University: Korean American Students and the Problem of Segregation
Mon | Oct. 11 | 5-6:30pm
Literature Bldg Room 155
For more info. visit the Literature website

SPACES Alternative Tour Guide Positions Available
- Gain public speaking skills & build your resume

- Learn the (his)tory of students of color and activism at UCSD
- Great way to get involved with social justice activism
on campus

- Opportunities for paid stipends

Email Leslie & Melissa at: ucsdalternativetours@gmail.com to get involved!


Events Outside UCSD ORANGE
Student Org Events LIGHT GREEN
Other Dept Events
Opportunities YELLOW

CA Native American Day Celebration 2010
Partnership Funding
Deadline: Oct. 15, 2010
Would you like to receive an additional $1,000 to help fund your next program or event?

For more info please contact Carri Fierro at cfierro@ucsd.edu

The Activism of Inside Out
Dialogue in Music,
Poetry, & Film
Wed. | Oct. 6 | 6-8pm
Degheri Alumni Center
University of San Diego (USD)
ethnicstudies@sandiego.edu or 619.260.4022

San Gabriel Valley Youth & Community Coordinator Position
Asian Pacific American
Legal Center (APALC)
Click here for the full posting

Tijuaneados Anonymous
A teardrop and a smile
Tues. | Oct. 19 | 6:30pm
Visual Arts Facility: performance Space on Russell Lane
UCLA Law Fellows Program
Academic Outreach
Resource Center
Deadline Oct. 15
For more info contact
(310) 794-4157 or
Apply NOW for the
McNair Program
Deadline: October 18, 2010
Click here fore more info!

5K Run/Walk For Scholars
Chancellor's Challenge
OCT. 22 2010

Assistant Director/Attorney position at
Student Legal Services
 View job posting here

Faculty Recruiting
Help expand our recruitment efforts to get a strong & diverse pool of faculty candidates.
Find current open faculty positions
Email your list to facultyequity@ucsd.edu and Nathalia Quirk at nquirk@ucsd.edu

2011 PPIA Junior Summer Institute at Princeton University
For applications or more info, click here

College Is
"Un Sueno Alcanzable"
An Attainable Dream
Watch the video here

2nd Annual Human Rights Symposium
Wed | Oct. 13 | 8:45-3:45PM
Dugout Conference Rm
For more info click here

Advisor to CLAH Program Opening @ UCSD
Click here for job description