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

Phone: 858.534.9689
Website: ccc.ucsd.edu
Located on the 2nd Floor of Price Center East
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From the Vault
Elaine JOY de la Cruz, a cherished family member of the Cross-Cultural Center, has gifted us with her soulful art activism and lyrical spoken word.  Last Sunday, October 6, marks a decade of her passing and a celebration of her heart, light, and radiance. In the spirit of JOY, we bring you the Common Ground Newsletter, Tribute to Joy. Take a peek, here are excerpts of joy: Joy is a poet, artist, confidant, mentor, student, teacher - goddess. To UCSD, Joy is the Freedom Writer.  She is one who never leaves the Cross-Cultural Center intern office. She is the CCC newsletter editor. She is the organizer of the first Woman of Color Conference. She is the free spirit - a Leo. Joy is the soft-spoken voice that deafens and inspires. Joy is our poetry. peace.love.joy. View Fall 2003's Common Ground A Tribute to Joy 
Visit our Tumblr and be sure to attach #ccctb20 to any of your social media posts (Tumblr, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter). Get excited and be a part of our project of celebrating 20 years in the making of CCC love and community. For more information please contact Edwina Welch at ewelch@ucsd.edu.

Critical Filipino and Filipina Studies Symposium
Friday | October 11 - Sunday | October 13
Cross-Cultural Center Comunidad & Other Locations
Go to opening night with arts & culture, meet the author of the Mango Bride, come to the symposium and participate in community action & discussion.
The Critical Filipino and Filipina Studies Collective seeks to organize educators and scholars to challenge histories of Western imperialisms and their relationship to past and present Filipina/o migrations. 
For more info on the events view the flyer or visit the Facebook event page
Queer/trans* artists of color Call-Out!

Submissions due Wed | October 16

Art Gallery displayed October 28 - November 7

Program Wed | October 30 | 6-8PM

Cross Cultural Center


Submissions will be for an art gallery bridging day of the dead & trans* day of remembrance. The purpose of this exhibition is to celebrate the life and legacies of queer/trans* people of color (qtpoc). The exhibition will honor the struggle, importance, and dignity of qtpoc, both living and ghostly. Welcoming performances, poetry, paintings, photography, & spoken word. 


Interested? Connect with Eliseo at el.jrivas@gmail.com

UCSD Women's Center    
Women's Center Events
Love Your Body Day
Wednesday | October 16 | 11AM-2PM
Women's Center (Above Hi-Thai, Near Main Gym)

Join us for free food, crafts, massages, and more! Every day, in so many ways, the beauty industry (and the media in general) tell women and girls that being admired, envied and desired based on their looks is a primary function of true womanhood. The beauty template women are expected to follow is extremely narrow, unrealistic and frequently hazardous to their health. The Love Your Body campaign challenges the message that a woman's value is best measured through her willingness and ability to embody current beauty standards.  

For more info contact 858.822.0074 or e-mail women@ucsd.edu | Visit Website for More Events
LGBT Resource Center Events
QLeague Fall 2013!
Saturday | October 12 | 9AM-8PM
Black Resource Center


Are you currently a queer student leader? Are you interested in being a student leader in a queer organization? Do you want to participate in the LGBTRC's leadership retreat? Then register for the retreat!  

Q LEAGUE is a leadership retreat for queer students interested in fostering leadership development, collaboration, discussing intersecting and multiple identities, and interested in planning student retreats and conference delegations.
*note: maximum space for the retreat is 25 students.


For more information, contact Maribel Gomez. 

Black Resource Center Events
Black Wednesday
Wednesday | October 9 | 12-2PM
Located in the Old Student Center, Above Food Co-op

Come visit and hangout with the Black Student Union at the Black Resource Center!  Happening every other Wednesday of Fall Quarter, the BSU is hosting Black Wednesdays, a time to chat, play board games and eat free food.

For more info contact 858.534.0471
Raza Resource Centro Events
UCSD Chican@/Latin@ Transfer Student Gathering
Thursday | October 10 | 3-5PM
Located on the east end of the Student Services Center


Inviting all new and returning transfer students for a mixer! Meeting people or getting involved on campus as a transfer student can be tough.  Here's a chance to connect with other transfer students and to learn about some of the resources UCSD has to offer. Light refreshments will be provided!     


For more information, contact Mandy Lucas at mlucas@ucsd.edu or view the flyer here

Gender & Teaching Assistantships
Thursday | October 17 | 3-5PM
Women's Center (above Hi-Thai restaurant)
The Campus Climate Intern is welcoming female identified graduate students to discuss the role gender plays in one's experiences as a TA. For more info contact climate-intern@ucsd.edu or view the flyer 
Weekly General Body Meetings at the CCC *(Meeting times subject to last minute changes)
For any questions regarding student organization meeting times, please directly contact the organizations' board members
Mondays: MEChA 5-6:30PM & Black Student Union 6:30-8PM
Tuesdays: Asian Pacific Student Alliance 6-7:30PM
Wednesdays: Kaibigang Pilipin@ 6:30-8:30PM
National Coming Out Day
Friday | October 11 | 11AM-2PM
Price Center West Plaza, organized by LGBTQIA
"Come out" and join the community in celebrating National Coming Out Day. Guest speakers will share their coming out stories and experiences throughout the rally. There's open mic for all to share their own stories, experiences, spoken word, dances, singing, or whatever you feel like sharing! A bright purple closet door will be present to walk through and capture epic selfies. If you are interested in speaking during NCOD, or table as a LGBTQI affiliated org, please email us at lgbtqia@gmail.com 

African American Studies Minor Kick-Off Reception 
Thurs | Oct 10 | 4-6PM at the Black Resource Center. The African American Studies minor requests your company. Come join us as we enter this new academic year and meet affiliate faculty, staff and students. Food will be provided. For more info view the flyer  
Transfer Friday
Oct 11, 25 & Nov 8 | 10:45-11:30AM. Transfer Friday is program devoted to serving prospective transfer students; the program includes information on all of the benefits associated with being a Triton! The Chancellor and Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs are confirmed to give the keynote remarks. For more info
Dr. Nicole M. Guidotti-Hernandez Lunch, Workshop & Lecture
Mon | Oct 14 | 12-2PM at the Cross Cultural Center, Comunidad Room | 4-6PM at the Thurgood Marshall College Room. Guidotti-­-Hernández is Associate Professor of American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. For more info 

UCLA Law Fellows Program
Applications due Oct 15. The Law Fellows Program is committed to ensuring equity, access, and excellence in legal education. It focuses on students' academic development, with the objective of increasing the participants' academic competitiveness for admission to law school.  For more info visit the website here
UCSD McNair Program
Applications due Oct 15.  The program helps first-generation college students from low-income families and students from underrepresented ethnic groups to prepare for graduate research and professional careers. For more info visit the website here
Coming Out Group
Tues | Oct 15 | 3-4:30PM at the Women's Center, Small Conference Room. The Coming Out Group is a place to meet and gain support while discussing your sexual and or gender identities in a confidential setting. For more info view the flyer

Frida Kahlo Exhibition
Sat | Oct 19 at Liberty Station, Barracks 3. Experience the rich and colorful life of Frida Kahlo in "The Complete Frida Kahlo: Her
Paintings. Her Life. Her Story. The Exhibition," making its U.S. premiere in San Diego. For more info view the website here 



Alternative Accounts
Join Ethnic Studies professor and scholar, Ross Frank, for an in depth look at Plains 
Indian ledger art, a genre of drawings on paper dating from about 1860 to 1900. For more information view the flyer

Help Rebuild the Middle Class  
Apply to be a Union Organizer. For more than 75 years, SEIU has been helping working families stand up for their rights, fighting for dignity and respect in the workplace. Our diverse staff of organizers help workers join forces to bring democracy to the workplace. For more info visit the website here




AIM for Law                           
AIM for Law program is accepting applications. Learn how to study for the LSAT, how to prepare and apply for law school, meet attorneys, law professors and more!  The program is free and open to all UCSD students and meets every Tuesday 7:10-9pm. For more info visit the website here

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