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UC San Diego Cross-Cultural Center - Week 2, April 2013

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Re-examining Popular Culture Through Social Justice

By Ernesto Reyes

Hey Y'all, my name is Ernesto Reyes and I am a Cross-Cultural Center intern.  This upcoming week I have my Student Initiated Project and it is based around re-examining and re-imagining what popular culture has influenced and made evident or subtly in terms of oppression.  For a long time I have been interested in making connections and looking at how some of the most influential things in my life have been sources of both critique and empowerment.  I have taken a look at how some of the major sources and foundations of pop culture embody and explore various forms of social justice and oppressions either intentionally or indirectly. - Read More

ETHN 198: In Lack'Ech 3: You Are My Other Self
Enroll Now!

Deadline to Enroll: Thursday, April 11th

Cross-Cultural Center


"Exploring our Identities and Stories Through Community, Collaboration, and Creation." 4 Unit P/NP course for Spring 2013. Come pick up registration forms at the Cross-Cultural Center.


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

ETHN 198: Telling Ourstories through Son Jarocho
Enroll Now!

Deadline to Enroll: Thursday, April 11th

Cross-Cultural Center


Still class shopping? Check out an interactive and creative course that the Cross-Cultural Center is offering called "Telling Ourstories through Son Jaorcho". Son Jarocho is a type of musical genre that has various intersectionalities in African, Spanish, and MesAmerican Indigenous roots. We meet Mondays and Wednesday from 11:00a-12:20p in the Artspace. There are still 5 spots left in the course, so enroll now!


For more information contact: Jennifer Maldonado at jennifermaldon@gmail.com.

Community Workshop Series

Thursdays | Spring Quarter | Varies


Next Workshop: Facebook, Gmail and Google Groups

Thursday | April 11th | 12-1PM

Cross-Cultural Center Art Space


This Spring 2013, join us every week to explore different computer applications and gain skills in tools that can be used in any field! Become practiced in Microsoft Office, make a flyer in Adobe Photoshop, or learn how to mass-communicate on Facebook and Google tools. Not only can these tools improve the marketing and communications of your programs, but it can also give you new avenues for expression! View Flyer


For more information contact: Maggie Quan at m2quan@ucsd.edu.

Crash Course: Revisiting History and Interpretations of Unity Clap, Isang Bagsak, and Holla Back

Friday | April 12th | 1:30PM

LOCATION CORRECTION -- Cross-Cultural Center Library


Tracing the separate but interconnected origins of this sequence of coalition-building­ gestures, we revisit three pivotal events that the UCSD SAAC and SAAC-affiliated community often remiss in thought when performing these gestures, as well as create a space for critical dialogue on our contemporary interpretations.


For more information contact: Erina Alejo at ealejo@ucsd.edu.

"The Debut" Film Screening

Friday | April 12th | 3PM

Cross-Cultural Center Comunidad


In celebration of UC San Diego's Pilipin@ Awareness Week, come join Kaibigang Pilipino, Pacific Arts Movement, and the Cross-Cultural Center in a film screening celebrating the 10th Anniversary of "The Debut." Lily Prijoles, the film's grassroots promotion coordinator will join us for a dialogue following the film. View Flyer


For more information contact: Joseph Ramirez at jarramirez@ucsd.edu.

Re-examining Popular Culture through Social Justice

Wednesday | April 17th | 5PM

Cross-Cultural Center Library


Join us as we explore and re-imagine popular culture through major media productions. We shall dive into how they perpetuate and challenge notions of privilege and oppression. View Flyer 


For more information contact: Ernesto Reyes at eareyes@ucsd.edu.

Graduate Student Workshop and Lunch

Thursday | April 18th | 12PM

Cross-Cultural Center Comunidad


Dr. Chavez-Garcia is an associate professor and the chair of the Chican@ studies Program at UC Davis. During this lunch workshop, she will be discussing her academic experience and will provide inside into issues of academic professionalization. All graduate students are welcome to attend. View Flyer 


For more information contact: Alina Mendez at mendez_alina@yahoo.com.

The Chicana Canvas: Doing Class, Gender, Race, and Sexuality Through Tattooing in East Los Angeles

Thursday | April 18th | 5:30PM

Cross-Cultural Center Comunidad


A presentation of Xuan Santos' ethnography. This study explains how Chicanas are accountable to Chicano male tattoo artists' expectations of how femininity, class, race/ethnicity, and sexuality should be done; as cultural gatekeepers of what it means to be a cultural insider, Chicano tattoo artists hold their Chicana clients accountable to dominant Chicano values. View Flyer 


For more information contact: Violeta Gonzales at violetag@ucsd.edu.

 "Latinos Beyond Reel: Challenging a Media Stereotype" Film Screening

Tuesday | April 23th | 11AM

Cross-Cultural Center Comunidad

The film uncovers a pattern of gross misrepresentation and under-representation, in which Latinos tend to appear, if at all, as gangsters, prostitutes, drug dealers, and welfare-leeching illegals. The film challenges viewers to think critically about the wide-ranging effects of these media stereotypes and to envision alternative representations and models of production more capable of capturing the humanity and diversity of real Latinos. Documentary by Miguel Picker and Chyng Sun. A discussion will follow.


For more information contact: Jennifer Maldonado at jennifermaldon@gmail.com.

Black Queer film Series

Tuesday-Thursday | April 23th - 25th | Location and Times Vary


This film series will be in conjuction with "Out and Proud" week that is being hosted by the LGBT Resource Center. This film series focuses on the intersection of sexuality, race and gender as they are enacted through cinema and how the multiple intersections of blackness are deployed through film. View Flyer


For more information contact: James Lee at jel110@ucsd.edu.

UCSD Women's Center    
Women's Center Events
Gender Buffet: Rubber Rose: a sexuality boutique
Friday | April 12th | 12PM
Women's Center

Join the Women's Center for a healthy exploration of sexuality with the sex positive folks at Rubber Rose. This one is a crowd pleaser! Talk about women's issues while chowing down on some awesome food and juice. You don't have to stay the whole time.

For more info contact 858.822.0074 or e-mail women@ucsd.edu | Visit Website for More Events
LGBT Resource Center Events
Dirty Talk
Thursday | April 11th | 5PM
LGBT Resource Center Conference Room


Join the LGBT Resource Center and the Sexual Assault Resource Center for a dialogue on LGBT relationships, intimacy, and consent. This skill building workshop will give you tools on how to give and ask for consent. Come discuss the various dynamics of queer intimacy as we explore our personal desires, boundaries, and communication styles.


For more information, contact rainbow@ucsd.edu. 

Work with the UCSD TRiO Upward Bound Summer Residential Program
RA Deadline: Wednesday | April 10th | 3:30PM
Other Positions' Deadline: Monday | April 22nd 

Work with high school students during the summer! Several positions available for two different sessions. Must be available for training and must be in San Diego during program. View Flyer  
3rd Annual UCSD Powwow: "Empowering Our Native Women"
Saturday-Sunday | May 4th-5th | Warren Field


Presented by the Native American Student Alliance & the Native American Council of UC San Diego. Open to the public and free parking. Native American arts & crafts, food, dancing, and singing. Dancing contest with prize money. View Flyer

Career Connection
Check out a wide range of career planning and development services, FREE to UC San Diego Staff! - Read more


Campus Climate Intern Office Hours Build community among underrepresented students. Tues & Thurs ,10am-1:30pm, at the Women's Center.
Black Resource Center
Check out the Black Resource Center! Open 12:30-4:30pm, Old Student Center 2nd floor near the Treehouse Lounge.
"LINSANITY" Film Screening
Screening of LINSANITY and Q&A with the director. Thursday, April 18th, 7pm at the Birch North Park Theatre. - Read more

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Check out what UC San Diego is doing to raise awareness about these issues. - Read more
Inter-Tribal Sports Scholarship Program
Scholarships for former or current ITS participants. Deadline to apply: Friday, May 17th. - Read more
Get Yourself Tested
Check out this video on how to talk to your partner about getting tested for STIs. Testing can be done at SHS. - Read more

Tunnel of Oppression
Students must RSVP to join a tour that confronts oppression at UCSD. April 16th and 17th at the Village. - Read more
Job Position: Associate Director, EO/SAA
Equal Opportunity / Staff Affirmative Action. Deadline to apply: Fri, Apr 12th.  - Read more
Smoke-Free Campus
UCSD will be a smoke and tobacco-free campus by September. Visit the site for more information. - Read more

Apply to be a CAPS Wellness Peer Educator!
Apply to be a year-long intern on wellness. Deadline to apply: Friday, April 19th. - Read more
Volunteer at the TRiO Student Leadership Conference!
Call for volunteers for the UCSD TRiO's annual conference. Saturday, April 27th- Read more
Chican@s Abroad
CLAH will be hosting an information session on studying abroad. Tues, Apr 16th at the CCC Comunidad. - Read more

Internship Information Night
Earn units while interning with the Cesar Chavez Service Clubs. Thur, Apr 18th, 3-4:30PM at the Raza Raza Centro. - Read more
LTAM 109: Cultural Production of the Latin@ Diaspora Class still has room. Counts towards CLA requirement! Enroll today. - Read more
Travel Award Program
A program that provides free travel to Hispanic-identified students. Deadline to apply: Wed, May 15th. - Read more

Seeking Interviews with Latina Immigrants Looking for Latina immigrants to interview for thier research project. See link for details. - Read more
The Politics of Black Women's Hair
Check out videos from th UPenn Center for Africana Studies symposium. - Read more
Forum on Energy and Climate Justice
Free registration. Thu, Apr 11th, 8:45am-5pm at Scripps Seaside Forum. - Read more

Lecture by Winona LaDuke and Van Jones Lecture on genuine sustainability practices and policies. Mon, Apr 22nd, 7pm at PC Ballroom East. - Read more
Summer Internships
Opportunities at UC San Diego's Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies. Deadline to apply: Monday, April 22nd. - Read more

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