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UC San Diego Cross-Cultural Center - Week 7, February 2013

Phone: 858.534.9689
Website: ccc.ucsd.edu
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The Myth of the Model Asian Minority

By Kevin Pham


The myth of the Model Asian Minority is something which I believe plays a huge part in higher education.  Everyday attending UCSD, I constantly hear people making remarks on the bus, while walking around school, that Asians have this genius superpower which allows them to succeed and ace every single class without studying or last minute cramming. I've applied and centered my work at the Cross-Cultural Center around debunking the Asian Model Minority myth, putting on various social justice programs around Asian Model Minority within family, school, academics, etc. - Read More

Winter 2013 Calendar of Events
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Work in Progress

Thursday | February 21st | 3:30PM

LGBT Resource Center Conference Room


The Works in Progress series is an interdisciplinary space for graduate students to gain presentation experience and receive productive feedback regarding their academic pursuits. Please join fellow graduate students in the UC San Diego community as they present their works in progress on: Disability and Queerness. View Flyer 


For more information contact: Jahmese Fort at climate-intern@ucsd.edu.  

Model Asian Minority: Academics and Family

Thursday | February 21st | 5PM

Cross-Cultural Center Comunidad


This is a continuation of last quarter's Model Asian Minority program. We'll be focusing on model Asian minority in the academics and family setting! 


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

11th Annual Black History Month Scholarship Brunch

Saturday | February 23rd | 10:30AM

Ida and Cecil Green Faculty Club


Hosted by UC San Diego Black History Month Committee  and the UJIMA Network. Celebrate Black History Month with the community at UCSD. Purchase tickets at the UCSD Box Office. View Flyer 


For more information contact: Melisa Morales at melisam@uscd.edu or call (858) 822-6623.


The UCSD Black History Month Committee will be hosting several events throughout the month of February.

For more information on upcoming events, please visit the UCSD Black History Month Official Website.

Breather Series: Growing Graffiti

Monday | February 25th | 12PM

Cross-Cultural Center Art Space 


Come take a break from studying and get your graffiti on while you're at it! Paint with moss graffiti and watch your artwork come to life. View Flyer 


For more information contact: Sulayman Jawaid at sjawaid@ucsd.edu.

 Breather Series: Spoken Word: Journaling Time

Wednesday | February 27th | 5:30PM

Cross-Cultural Center Art Space 


Many spoken word artists write down their pieces to practice before sharing. Make space for yourself... and journal! And, if you want, share! Journals, pencils, and refreshments will be provided. We will have playlist of spoken word artists playing during the program.

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For more information contact: Jennifer Maldonado at jcmaldon@ucsd.edu.

"The End of Poverty" Film Screening 

Thursday | February 28th | 6PM

Cross-Cultural Center Art Space 


Join us to watch a viewing and discussion of the critically acclaimed documentary, "The End of Poverty: Think Again." Light refreshments will be provided. View Flyer 


For more information contact: Sulayman Jawaid at sjawaid@ucsd.edu.

Womyn of Color in the Academy

Friday | March 1st | 1PM

Cross-Cultural Center Library


Meet and hear three dynamic UC San Diego professors who will speak on their journeys in academia. This program will feature:

Dr. Dayo Gore (Ethnic Studies)

Dr. Amanda Solomon (Literature)

Dr. Frances Contreras (Education Studies)


Light refreshments will be provided.


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ETHN 198: In Lack'Ech 3: You Are My Other Self
Information Sessions

Thursday | March 7th | 4:30PM & Friday | March 8th | 2PM

Cross-Cultural Center


"Exploring our Identities and Stories Through Community, Collaboration, and Creation." 4 Unit P/NP course for Spring 2013. Information sessions mandatory to enroll.


For more information contact: Angelica Perez at inlakech3@gmail.com.

Women's Center Events
Gender Buffet: Black History Month: Panel
Friday | February 22nd | 12PM
Women's Center

Join us for a panel of Black and Mixed Race-identified students speaking on their campus experiences, work, and anything else that comes up. Caffeine and food will be served.

For more info contact 858.822.0074 or
LGBT Resource Center Events
Funky Fresh Fridays: Zumba
Friday | February 22nd | 3PM
LGBT Resource Center Conference Room


Every Friday of Winter quarter, the LGBT Resource Center will be hosting fitness sessions in collaboration with UCSD Recreation. This week, there will be a Zumba session. The times, activities, and levels of intensity vary. The schedule is attached on the flyer. View Flyer

SPACES Practicum: ETHN 198
Wednesdays | Spring 2013 | 4PM
CCC Conference Room

"Collective Collections and Recollections." 4 Unit P/NP course offered in the Spring. "Through gathering and collecting mementos, oral traditions, memories, stories, wisdom, scars, and knowledge, we will examine different mediums of storytelling, relearning and find ways of reconnecting and rebuilding our journey from the past to the present and to the future." View Flyer | Facebook Event
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Friday | February 22nd | 8:30PM | Multipurpose Rm


Art & Activism Film Screening. A Student Run Production. Formal/semi-formal attire. Free admission and free deli sandwiches.
This musical tells the untold story of a remarkable odyssey and dramatic love. Join us in the epic journey of singing robots, monsters, and orphans. This is everything you have ever experienced before. Be prepared for an unforgettable night! 

Let It Flow: A Night of Spoken Word
Tuesday | February 26th | 4PM
PC Ballroom East

Come enjoy some amazing spoken word perfor-mances by major artists Michael Klam and Viet Mai, free and delicious soul food, open mike spoken word student performances, and featured community projects from "Speak Out, Be Heard". Put on by Sixth College Residential Life. See you all there!

Strategic Planning Town Halls: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Monday | February 25th | 1PM | PC East Ballroom
Tuesday | February 26th | 4:30PM | Student Services Center


UC San Diego has embarked on a strategic planning initiative to develop shared goals and a unifying vision for the future of our campus. Each Town Hall will begin with a presentation about the strategic planning process. Thereafter you will have the opportunity to share your views. Light refreshments will be served. - Read more

Campus Climate Intern Office Hours Build community among underrepresented graduate students. Tues & Thurs, 1:30pm-5pm, at the LGBT RC.
Chican@ Alumni Scholarship 
$500 award for UCSD students involved in MEChA and/or the Chican@ community. Deadline to apply: March 10th.  - Read more
"18 IUS Soli" Film Screening Film about 18 youths in Italy, who are children of immigrants. Fri, Feb 22nd, 2-5PM at 115 Lit Bldg. - Read more

Latino Medical Student Association Conference 
Western Regional Conference. Mar 29-30th at UCSD School of Medicine. - Read more 
Graduate Student Employee
Fully supported MA and position in Archives at NYU. Apply to program and MA program by Friday, March 15th. - Read more
Important Information Regarding SHIP
Top 6 ways to maximize SHIP. For students, from the Student Health Services. - Read more

Pain Away Class 
Enroll in interactive Pain Away classes, offered several days a week. No cost to UCSD campus employees. - Read more 
Watch "Girl Rising" 
Celebrate International Women's Day. Purchase tickets by Feb 28th. Screening Mar 7th, 7:30PM at AMC La Jolla. - Read more
AFL-CIO Trainings and Full-Time Positions
AFL-CIO Organizing Institute offers training and placement programs. - Read more

Free Trip to Israel 
Free, all-inclusive, 10-day trip for Jewish students. Contact Niran Avni at navni@hillelsd.org. - Read more 
City Heights Job Opportunity
Positions as interviewers available for bi-lingual English, Spanish, or Vietnamese speakers. Contact Becky Modesto- Read more
BILD 95 Course Offering
"Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in Biology and Medicine." 1 unit course. Thursdays 2-3:20PM. Section ID #776343. - Read more

President's Day Forum
Discussion on the U.S. Presidency. Fri, Feb 22nd, 11:30AM-1PM, at PC Forum. - Read more
"No Secrets" Campaign
Share your secrtes via postcards. Exhibit of secrets will be on Library Walk, Monday-Friday of Week 9 (Mar 4-8). - Read more
Celebrate Diversity
Students talk about diversity at the TILs Talk Conference. Thur, Feb 21st, 6:30-8PM at Robinson Auditorium. - Read more

Diversity Toolkit Workshops
UCSD DREAMer and Native American/American Indian. Feb 21st-22nd, differing times at the CCC. - RSVP and Read more
Webinar on Supporting International Students
Insight on international student experience. Mar 7th, 11-12PM at Red Shoe Room. - Read more
Graduate Conference for Gender Research
"Gender Beyond Boundaries." Friday, February 22nd, at Social Sciences Building. - Read more
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