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UC San Diego Cross-Cultural Center - Week 3, October 2013

Phone: 858.534.9689
Website: ccc.ucsd.edu
Located on the 2nd Floor of Price Center East
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Where Are They Now?
Emelyn dela Peņa is the Assistant Dean of Student Life for Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion at Harvard College, where she is responsible for campus initiatives regarding gender and sexuality, residential life programs, and student organization advising. Her responsibilities include oversight of the Harvard College Women's Center and BGLTQ Student Life. Prior to Harvard, she was a Campus Diversity Officer and Director of the Women's Center, here, at the University of California, San Diego. She was an intern at the Cross-Cultural Center as the Volunteer Intern in 1995. She also served as Associated Student (AS) Vice President - Internal from 1991-1992, the Chair of Kaibigang Pilipino (KP) from 1992-1993, and the Student Affirmative Action Committee (SAAC) Chair from 1993-1994. Continue reading article...
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.
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

The CCC Annual Report has Arrived!

Get a glimpse at all of the services, programs, and community engagement that the Cross-Cultural Center was involved in over the past academic year.


From SJE workshops to national conferences like the Afrikan Black Coalition and MEChA Nationals, the CCC was a part of it all. The report is currently available as an online publication and will be available for download through our website soon. In the mean time, enjoy the online publication or stop by the CCC to see a physical copy. View the report now!

UCSD Women's Center    
Women's Center Events
FACES of Leadership Retreat Applications DUE
Friday | October 18 
Women's Center (Above Hi-Thai, Near Main Gym)

This retreat will be held Saturday, November 2nd and provides an opportunity for first-year women at UCSD to connect with and empower one another. Feminism and social justice will be explored in fun and new ways, and participants will be given tools to impact their campus and community! Pick up applications in the Women's Center!

All woman-identified first year and new transfer students are encouraged to apply. Space is limited. 

For more info contact 858.822.0074 or e-mail women@ucsd.edu | Visit Website for More Events
LGBT Resource Center Events
Volunteer at the LGBT Resource Center!
Wednesday | October 16 | 3:30-4:30PM
LGBT Resource Center Conference Room


Have an urge to learn and become involved with social justice issues? Help the community and be an intern at the LGBT Resource Center! Come to the volunteer orientation at the LGBT Resource Center! At the orientation interested volunteers will learn the basics of social justice, covering the front desk, giving tours, and tabling.





For more information, contact Trent Lawley Intern Dana Ayuyao | Visit Website for More Events

Black Resource Center Events
Black Wednesday
Wednesday | October 16 | 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
CLAH presents, Gentrify My Love: Latino Sexuality, Property & the Borders of Neighborly Desire
Wednesday | October 23 | 4-6PM
Weaver Room, Institute of the Americas


Co-sponsored by the Raza Resource Centro, Chicano/a-Latino/a Arts & Humanities (CLAH) Program presents Chicano professor Richard T. Rodriguez. Listen to him lecture on his current research in the area of queer Latino studies. 



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
Reinventing South Asian American
San Diego Conference for Service in South Asia

Wednesday | October 16 | 5:30-7:30PM
Price Center East, Multipurpose Room

This event organized by the San Diego Conference for Service in South Asia (SDCSSA) features professors from a range of disciplinary fields to speak and discuss their work with students. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions and talk about these topics amongst themselves and the faculty present. This event is a great opportunity because it allows us to reflect, in guided discussions, on what it means to be a South Asian student not only at UCSD but in America. For more info view the flyers
CommUNITY Night Event
The National Organization for Professional Advancement of Black Chemists (NOBCChE)
Thursday | October 17 | 4-7PM
Porter's Pub

The purpose of CommUNITY Night is to unite all of the Black student organizations, supporting faculty, and staff to gather around for a night filled with games, food, and networking. It is important that students take advantage of the networking opportunities at UC San Diego; what better way to do so than with faculty and staff over games and food! If interested, please take time to complete the GoogleDoc

A Taste of Africa
International Affairs Group & African Students Association
Tuesday | October 22 | 7:30PM
Great Hall, International House 
International Affairs Group (IAG) in collaboration with the African Students Association is hosting "A Taste of Africa" as the official UCSD kickoff to San Diego's African Restaurant Week, while exposing the UCSD community to various cultures of the African continent and diaspora through food, music, performance and visual displays. Dinner will be catered by various local San Diego African Restaurants. RSVP for the Facebook event page


College Ambassador Jobs
Info Session Fri | Oct 18 | 4:30-6PM at PC West Ballroom. Become a College Ambassador! Applications now available. College Ambassadors represent the university to 40,000+ visitors each year. We give the tours for prospective students and families. For more info visit the website here
African Restaurant Week

Fri | Oct 18 - Sun | Oct 27 at Digital Gym Cinema, 2921 El Cajon Blvd. Join the San Diego community and try some thing new! Eat at the 2nd Annual African Restaurant week in San Diego. For more info and to view the full event schedule view the flyer


Transfer Friday 
Oct 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 view the flyer

Frida Kahlo Exhibition 

Sat | Oct 19 - Fri | Jan 10 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
Mon | Oct 21 | 6:30PM at Central Library, Shiley Special Event Room, 9th floor. 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 
Town Hall Meeting
Wed | Oct 30 | 10-11AM at the Student Health, Second Floor Conference Room. Learn how UC SHIP works, what the Affordable Care Act do and what "Covered California" is. Facilitated by Heather Pineda, director of UC SHIP for the UC System. For more info 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 
AIM for Law                           
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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