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UC San Diego Cross-Cultural Center - Week 6, May 2013

Phone: 858.534.9689
Website: ccc.ucsd.edu
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"Courage (from latin: coeur): to tell the story of who you are with your whole heart."

By Angelica Perez
I recently came across this definition of courage in Brene Brown's TED talk "The Power of Vulnerability." Brown is a professor at the University Of Houston Graduate College Of Social Work and does research on human connection.
Being in the position as a facilitator for ETHN 198- In lak'ech: exploring our stories and identities through art, her research really resonated with me. She puts into perspective how society has conditioned us to reject vulnerability, even though we live in a vulnerable world; perpetuating a cycle of disconnection and a loss of practice of compassion. - Read More

Compadre and Kasama: Moments of Chican@ and Pin@y Solidarity

Wednesday | May 8th | 12PM

Cross-Cultural Center Library

Literature professor Amanda Lee A. Solomon discusses the legacy of Filipino agricultural organizing and interethnic coalitions. Part of the Asian & Pacific Islander Heritage Celebration 2013. View Flyer

 For more information contact: Nancy Magpusao at nmagpusao@ucsd.edu.

In Our Backyard: Celebrating Local efforts towards Ending Poverty

Wednesday | May 8th | 6PM

Cross-Cultural Center Art Space

Poverty isn't something that exists only in other countries. It is very much real and tangible within our own communities here in San Diego. Come learn about its reality within SD and the USA, and hear inspiring stories from individuals who have benefited from local organizations that work to alleviate poverty locally and globally, through microfinance and women empowerment. View Flyer

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

Beyond the Model Minority: What's Really Going On with Asian American Students in College with Corrine Maekawa Kodama

Thursday | May 9th | 11:30AM

Cross-Cultural Center Comunidad

Corrine Kodama was the co-editor and contributor to Working With Asian American Students, the first sourcebook designed for college professionals on Asian American student issues. She began her professional carer at UCSD in the Student Affirmative Action and Human Relations Programs, a department which played a large role in the establishment of the existing Cross-Cultural Center. She will be here to speak on student affairs. Light refreshments will be provided. View Flyer

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

Community Workshop Series

Thursdays | Spring Quarter | Varies


Next Workshop: Microsoft Excel

Thursday | May 9th | 12PM

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.

Debunking the Asian Model Minority Myth in Family and Academics with Guest Speaker Corinne Kodama

Thursday | May 9th | 5:30PM

Cross-Cultural Center Comunidad

Come out and listen to Asian American Guest Speaker Corinne Kodama talk about the myths of the Model Asian Minority relating to college, family, and academics! She will be sharing her experiences along with providing a space for students to ask questions! View Flyer

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

The End/Beginning: Cambodia

Friday | May 10th | 3PM

Great Hall, Roosevelt College

Join Dr. Sophal ear in a brief showing of the award-winning documentary on his family's struggle through Khmer Rouge and the current situation happening in Cambodia. Light refreshments and entertainment provided. Performance by Chey Chankethyaat. View Flyer

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

Cross-Cultural Center Social Justice Educators PRESENT: What's Love Got to Do with It: Self Image and Embodiment

Tuesday | May 14th | 3PM

Cross-Cultural Center Library


A Social Justice L.E.N.S. Program: Leadership, Educational engagement, Networking, Service in Community. Join us for a discussion about Self Image, a critical look at the way society and the media perpetuate notions of beauty, exotification, forms of femininity, masculinity, and more. We'll discuss how these notions affect self-esteem and self love in our communities. View Flyer

 For more information contact: Nancy Magpusao at nmagpusao@ucsd.edu.


Deconstruct "The Little Mermaid" Through a Social Justice Lens (Film Screening)

Wednesday | May 22nd | 5:30PM

Cross-Cultural Center Art Space


Come enjoy popcorn, nachos, and relax! We will be watching "The Little Mermaid" with a critical social justice lens and having a short discussion. View Flyer

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


Kiki with Queers: A Celebration of Generations Among Queer People of Color

Sunday | May 26th | 11:30AM

Cross-Cultural Center


Open to all who identify as queer people of color. Come sit a spell and have some casual and/or critical conversations with our long loved alumni who have paved the way for some of us to have the knowledge on navigating different spaces at UCSD. Deadline to RSVP for students: May 19th. Facebook Event
For more information, contact: Neftali Valle at kikiwithqueersucsd@gmail.com.
UCSD Women's Center    
Women's Center Events
Gender Buffet: Vision Boarding
Friday | May 10th | 12PM
Women's Center

Not sure what you want to do with your life? Don't freak out. Join this fun activity designed to get you to think of your future. As always, food will be provided!

For more info contact 858.822.0074 or e-mail women@ucsd.edu | Visit Website for More Events
LGBT Resource Center Events
Funky Fresh Fridays: Triton Training (Outdoor Bootcamp)
Friday | May 10th | 12PM
Meet at the LGBT Resource Center


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


For more information, contact rainbow@ucsd.edu. 


Campus Climate Intern Office Hours Build community among underrepresented students. Tues & Thurs ,10am-1:30pm, at the Women's Center.
Black Resource Center Grand Opening! Wednesday, May 29th, 4:30-6:30pm. Old Student Center 2nd floor near the Treehouse Lounge. - Read more
Diversity Dinner
This dinner will include graduate student presentations. Thursday, May 16th, 5:30-7pm at the CCC Comunidad. - Read more

Meet the Black Resource Center Director Finalists!
Get to know the candidates! Mon, Apr 29th - Fri, May 17th. Various times and locations. - Read more
A Contemporary View of Pre-Hispanic Art Exhibit from Lilia Garcia Castro. Opening reception Fri, May 10th, 6-9pm at El Centro Cultural de la Raza. - Read more
SHA Professor's Cookbook
Launch Party by the Student Health Advocates. Wednesday, May 8th, 11:30am-1:30pm at The Zone. - Read more

CA Dream Act Student Aid
A new financial aid application does not require a social security number. Check to see if you are eligible. - Read more
Jobs for UB Summer Residential Program Several positions available. Two different sessions. Open to UCSD and non-UCSD students. - Read more
Made in L.A. Event
Join notable labor organizers in a discussion about labor rights. Mon, May 20th, 5-7pm at the Warren College Rm. - Read more

Aloha America: Hula Circuits Through the U.S. Empire
With Prof. Adria Imada. Monday, May 13th, 3pm at the CCC Library. - Read more
UCSD Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Celebration 2013 Calendar
Check out the calendar of events for May. - Read more

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