UCSD Cross-Cultural Center  Week 5, October 2011
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Día de los Muertos Alter
Like the Aztecs before us, we celebrate Día de los Muertos as a way to honor those that have died and celebrate the continuation of their afterlife. The CCC and MEChA has come together this year to continue on this tradition with our Día de los Muertos alter. Come visit and help honor this tradition from Oct. 31 through Nov. 2.  

10/31 | Week 6 | 11/4
Check out the flyer 

Monday General Body Meetings

Movimiento Estudiantil Chican@ de Aztlan (MEChA):
5PM, Comunidad Large 


Black Student Union (BSU):
630PM, Comunidad Large 


Coalition of South Asian People: 7PM, Comunidad Small

Tuesday General Body Meetings
5PM, Comunidad Small

Asian & Pacific-Islander Student Alliance:
530PM, Comunidad Large

Student for Justice in Palestine:
6PM, Conference Room

Wednesday General Body Mtgs
Kaibingang Pilipino:
530PM, Comunidad Large

Thursday General Body Meetings

Muslim Students Association:
6PM, TBA  

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Faculty in Residence: Fatima El-Tayeb

Cross-Cultural Center 


Professor Fatima El-Tayeb is a faculty member in Ethnic Studies, Literature and the Associate Director for the Critical Gender Studies Program. Her research interests include African diaspora, Queer Theory, Transnational Feminism, European migrant & minority cultures, Queer of culture issues and film studies among other things. Her newest book is titled European Others.Queering Ethnicity in Postnational Europe (University of Minnesota Press, 2011). There will be a book launch in the Winter quarter.  


CCC Annual Report 2010-2011 Now Available!  


Fresh off the press! Follow the link to the report here! 

Creole Choir of Cuba


Tuesday | November 1 | 8pm

Mandeville Auditorium

The CCC no longer has giveaway tickets. For more information about this event presented by ArtPower, visit there website at artpower.ucsd.edu

Beauty Industry and Us


Thursday | November 3 | 6pm     

CCC Comunidad

They say image is everything, including the clothes that you wear, the make up that you use, and even the body structure that you have. But who created the image of beauty and gives us the guideline of what is beautiful and what is not? Does your image correspond to the industry's standard? Come discuss the notions that the Beauty Industry & Us have lived by through the reinforcement of pop culture! For more info, please contact Violeta at vigonzales@ucsd.edu.  

Breather Series: Wii Day!

Friday | November 4 | 12-2pm     

CCC Comunidad

Doesn't it feel like you always have midterms, projects, and papers due? Take a break from studying and practice a little self-care.Come get your Wii Sports on, dance or compete with your friends. We have a big screen with house sound. Bring your own Wii controllers if you want. For your health needs: electrolytes, water, protein and energy snacks will be provided. For more info contact violetag@ucsd.edu.   

HELA Cells Essay Contest for UCSD Undergradshenrietta 

Deadline for Art Contest | November 1

Live Streaming | November 2 

Deadline for Essay Contest | November 18 


Rebecca Skloot, author of "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" is coming to San Diego to give a book talk and UCSD has partnered with several San Diego colleges to create a set of art and essay contest. Cash prizes for both contests as well as an opportunity to watch a live streaming for everyone who registers here on campus.


To find out more about the art contest click here.

To register for the live streaming here on campus, click here.

To find out more about the essay contest, click here


Graduate Diversity Dinner 

Thursday | November 3 |5-630pm 

The Forum - PC East, 4th floor  


Join us for dinner and dialogue as campus guest speakers discuss  
how we can make UCSD even better. Also, how new changes on the horizon will effect us and the campus.Seating is limited; RSVP required by 10/30/11 gradconnect@ucsd.edu. For more information contact: Virginia Elizabeth Bartz at vpdiversity@gsa.ucsd.edu. 

Women's Center Celebrates 15 Yearswomen's center faces logo   

Wednesdays | November 9 |5-7pm 

Women's Center 


As the UC San Diego Women's Center celebrates 15 years of promoting feminism, awareness, community, empowerment, and social justice at UCSD, we invite you to share your reflections on the past, present, and future of the Women's Center with us. Your memories, photos, and reflections will be shared with the community at our 15 year celebration on Wednesday, November 9. Please RSVP by October 26 to women@ucsd.edu.

out of the box forum

Thursdays | Fall Quarter |4:30-6pm 

Cross-Cultural Center Tranquility Room

An open dialogue and safe space for people of multiracial/multiethnic, mixed race and other non-dominant identities to share personal experiences and be heard. 



UCSD Community Law Project
Mentorship Opportunity
Application deadline:
Friday | Nov. 18 | 4pm
 Questions? Visit the Community Law Project Office, Price Center 3rd floor or call 858.822.4972 

Visiting Artist Lecture Series w/ James Luna
Tuesday | Oct. 25 | 1-3pm
Visual Arts Facility
Performance Space
Transforming to create work that is true without desecrating sacred aspects of Native rituals. 

Men of Color Health Alliance
Project MOCHA
Survey for Gay, Bi or Same-Gender-Loving Men under 25
Substance use and HIV
acquisition & transmission
Take the survey here 

UCSD Food Week

Happening Now (Week 5)

Click for more info.  

Call for Proposals
Experiencial Learning Conference
Proposal Deadline: November 17
Conference Date: January 26
Click here for more info

Parent Institute for
Quality Education
PIQUE Website

You Will Gonna Go Crazy
written by Jason Magabo Perez
Fri-Sat | Oct 21-29 | 8pm
Sun | Oct 23 & 30 | 3pm
Bayanihan Community Center
1010 Mission St. (@ 6th St.)
San Fransisco, CA 94103
Advance Tix: $11-$13

UCLA Law Fellows Program
Application Deadline Extended
 Tuesday | Nov. 15
For more info contact 310.794.4157
or outreach@law.ucla.edu 

Precious Knowledge
Free Film Screening
Tuesday | Nov. 1 | 6pm
Center Hall Rm 109
Hosted by CLAH
Questions? Contact Haydee Cervantes hcervantes@ucsd.edu 

UCSD Sexual Assault and Violence Resource Center (SARC)
Cute or Creepy Video Contest
Where's the L.I.N.E.?
Sponsored by the AVON
Foundation for Women
 Find out more!

Public Policy & International Affairs
Junior Summer Institute Program
Application Deadline: Nov 1, 2011
Check it out!

Passport to Leadership
"What Would You Do?"
Thursday | Oct. 27 | 130-3pm
CCC Conference Rm
Visit their website