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UC San Diego Cross-Cultural Center - Week 7, November 2012

Phone: 858.534.9689
Website: ccc.ucsd.edu
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Are You Hip to the Jive?!

By Violeta Gonzales

Dance (specifically partner social dancing) is a great way to meet people, belong to a community, exercise, and practice wellness.  All dance styles have a long lineage of extensive roots from regions, time eras, and are continuously transforming and progressing based on the needs of those who engage in a particular dance form.  Lindy Hop Swing is an amazing dance style that is still very active today.  It is the grandparent of all swing dances (such as- Jitterbug/East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Collegiate Shag, Balboa, and many jazz line dance routines- Shim Sham, Tranky Doo, Big Apple and others).  It was created in the streets of Harlem, New York by black youth in the late 1920's who were not allowed to dance in white only night clubs.  White youth danced in upright positions such as Ballroom, which was very popular at the time.  To counter racial segregation practices, many black youth created their own type of dance that looked completely different from Ballroom. -Read More

Update on Cross-Cultural Center Hours:
  • Wednesday, November 21st: 9AM - 2PM
Works in Progress: Performance and Identity

Wednesday | November 14 | 11:30am

Cross-Cultural Center Art Space


The Cross-Cultural Center has organized the Works in Progress series as an interdisciplinary space for graduate students to gain presentation experience and receive productive feedback and encouragement for their academic pursuits. Please join us as graduate students in the UC San Diego community present their works in progress on: Performance and Identity

Presenters: Joseph Ramirez, Kai Small, Haydee Smith, Cristina Visperas
View: Flyer

For more information, contact climate-intern@ucsd.edu.


Breather Series: Stenciling 

Wednesday | November 14 | 5:00pm

Raza Resource Centro


Feeling artistic? Let's get creative with stenciling.Take a break or reward yourself after midterms! Supplies will be included, but feel free to bring anything you want to stencil on/with!

View: Flyer

For more information, contact Kevin Pham at kmpham@ucsd.edu.
Forbidden Knowledge w/ Professor Jody Blanco

Friday | November 16 | 1pm

Cross-Cultural Center Comunidad


Prof. Jody Blanco, Literature, will be having an open lecture on the The Forbidden Book: The Philippine American War in Political Cartoons (by Abe Ignacio, Enrique de la Cruz, Jorge Emmanuel and Helen Toribio; T'Boli Publishing and Distribution, 2004). View Image

What is Asian?

Thursday | November 29 | 5:30pm

Cross-Cultural Center Comunidad


Come have critical dialogue about what it means to be Asian and the struggles/problematic issues with being a model Asian minority. 


For more information, contact Kevin Pham at kmpham@ucsd.edu.

Women's Center Events
Gender Buffet: In/Visible Disabilities
Friday | November 16th | 12pm | Women's Center

Ever heard folks using mental health acronyms like "OMG, I'm so ADD right now" or "They're just being bipolar"? "They're so neat, they must have OCD" "That's retarded." Have you used them yourself? Come discuss your relationship with these terms in community. Snacks, caffeine, and soup will be provided. Facebook Event

For more info contact 858.822.0074 or
LGBT Resource Center Events
Rising From the Ashes: Creating Mental Health
Thursday | November 15th | 4pm
LGBT Resource Center Conference Room


Mental Health issues have been and continue to be portrayed in a negative light where treatments typically pathologize those diagnosed. Rising from the Ashes seeks to artistically explore the complexities of what makes it difficult to talk about mental health issues. We will come together to challenge those notions and create a supportive space for community.
Racialization in the Media Lecture Series
Thursday | November 15th | 7pm
Location: Sixth College Lodge
Sixth College Video Production Club will be holding the first of their quarterly Racialization in the Media Lecture Series for this academic year. This Fall, praCh ly, an internationally renown and award winning Cambodian rapper will be speaking. The lecture series was created to bring awareness and to educate about the power of popular media and how it can shape how people view race, gender, sexuality and other forms of intersectional identities.
The Vagina Monologues Cast and Crew Auditions
November 10-18 | Women's Center


The Vagina Monologues is a play that helps raise awareness about sexual assault and domestic violence. All proceeds go towards anti-violence charities. Come audition to be part of the cast or crew! Anyone who Identifies as female may audition. View Flyer

Black Student Union's Annual High School Conference
Saturday | November 17th | 9am
Location: Cross-Cultural Center
The UCSD Black Student Union will be holding their Annual High School Conference! There will be opportunities to volunteer and to host workshops. For more information contact: ucsdblackstudentunion@gmail.com

APSA's Week 8 GBM: Undocumented APIS
Tuesday | November 13th | 6:30pm
Location: Cross-Cultural Center Comunidad Lg


Join the Asian & Pacific-Islander Student Alliance for a critical dialogue on the experience of undocumented APIs. We uncover and deconstruct the 'invisibility' of undocumented API struggles.

Voices from El-Sayed
Wednesday | November 14th | 7pm
Location: Cross-Cultural Center Comunidad Lg
Join Tritons for Israel, JstreetU, and the Cross-Cultural Center for a screening of Voices from El-Sayed. The screening will be followed by a discussion with director, Oded Adomi Leshem and UCSD Professor of Communication Carol Padden. the event is open and free for students and the community.

The Amistad Rebellion
Book talk event hosted by the History Department. Wed, Nov 28, 12pm at HSS 4025. Contact Jennifer Ung- Read more
PASA Leadership Development Workshop
Regarding API Communities. Thur, Nov 15, 11:30am at CCC Comunidad. - Read more


International Education Week
Opportunity to table or perform at the IEW Student Festival. November 13-16.  - Read more
Living as Form
(the nomadic version) Visit the University Art Gallery October 4 - December 14. Open to the public.  - Read more
Law Fellows Application
Apply to the Law Fellows Progrm. Deadline November 15th. For application, visit website
Contact: Email | 310.794.4157

Student Health Services Winter Break Hours
Mon, Dec 17 - Fri, Dec 28: 8am-4pm. Closed: Dec 24, 25, 31, and Jan 1. - Read more

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