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UC San Diego Cross-Cultural Center - Week 4, October 2013

Phone: 858.534.9689
Website: ccc.ucsd.edu
Located on the 2nd Floor of Price Center East
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Did You Know?
If furniture could talk (Edwina Welch) Did you know the green couch in my office is the one piece that has survived from the CCC opening in 1995? It actually predates me by a year! Thanks to the hard work of Yvonne Reid-Harriston and a donation from Housing and Dining Services, we got our first furniture donated - a sofa and love seat. What's great is the couch still has a certain throwback style. ...And the stories it would tell. It might remember the one-on-ones where students talked about missing home, changing majors, and break-ups. It might remember the tears of losing loved ones or not being able to tell family about bad grades, bad days, or just what it is like to feel isolated in a sea of other people. Or even the days that were so hard, this couch was the first step to decisions about leaving school to take care of self or family. Read more here...
What stories do you have to tell? 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.
In Memoriam: Rosemary Marangoly George

November 21, 1961 - October 18, 2013


Professor George received her Ph.D. in Literary Studies from Brown University, an MA in American Literature from Northeastern University, a post-graduate degree from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi, and a BA Honors degree in English Literature from St. Stephen's College, Delhi University.  She is the author of The Politics of Home: Postcolonial Relocations and Twentieth Century Fiction and editor of & contributor to Burning Down the House: Recycling Domesticity. She has just finished a book on South Asian literature titled Indian English and the Fiction of National Literature. Her teaching and research interests included South Asian Studies, Global Literatures in English, Diaspora Studies and more.  To read more on Professor George, view the website here


Honor & Resurrect: A QTPOC Art Gallery
Art Gallery Open October 28 - November 7

Reception | Wed | October 30 | 6PM

Exhibition | October 28 - November 7

Cross Cultural Center


This is about a celebration of life and legacies of queer & trans* people of color, both living and ghostly. Visit an art gallery bridging Day of the Dead & Transgender Day of Remembrance. Give name to radical QTPOC lives, whose suicides, murders, and poetry continue to haunt the living and making this world more live-able. 


For more information, connect with Eliseo at el.jrivas@gmail.com

Social Justice LENS: Fry Bread Babes and two Spirit People: The Berdache Tradition in Native American Culture
Tuesday | October 29 | 1130AM-1PM
Cross Cultural Center Library

Join us for short film presentations that challenge mass media portrayals of Native American culture in body image, gender and identity. Part of UCSD's California Native American Day Celebration.
For more information contact Victor Betts at vbetts@ucsd.edu | View the flyer here
The Real World Career Series: Building Skills for a Diverse Interconnected Community- Preparing for Grad School
Wednesday | October 30 | 3-5PM
Cross-Cultural Center, Comunidad Room
Learn about the grad school application process from Professional & Grad School Advisors. Application Process, Timeline for Applying, Entrance Exams, Financial Aid, Scholarships& much more!
For more information view the flyer here
Breather Series: Starlight Luminaries
Thursday | Oct 31 | 12-3PM
Cross-Cultural Center Art Space

Take a BREATHER and come and decorate your own tea light jars. Light your own room with a new decorative piece. Materials provided will range from paint, glitter, stickers, gems, ribbons and glow sticks for a unique glow in the dark jar piece.

For more information contact Victor Betts at vbetts@ucsd.edu | View the flyer here
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! 
For more information contact 858.822.0074 or e-mail women@ucsd.edu | Visit Website for More Events
LGBT Resource Center Events
Queer Grad Coffee Hour 
Tuesday | November 5 | 2-3:30PM
LGBT Resource Center Conference Room


Are you a Queer Graduate Student? Want to meet other Queer Grad Students and build community? Stop by the LGBT Resource Center to chat and sip coffee.




For more information, email Maribel Gomez at mpgomez@ucsd.edu | Visit Website for More Events

Black Resource Center Events
Dare to Dream College: the African 
American Experience
Saturday | November 2 | 7:30AM-1PM
Located in the Old Student Center, Above Food 

Organized by Cal-SOAP, this event targets 4th through 12th grade students.   An estimated 1,000 people are expected to attend.  Volunteers from UC San Diego are needed in various capacities to assist on the day of the event.  To volunteer, please contact Linda Doughty or call 858.569.1866.

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

Thinking Race, Gender, and Place: A Black Studies Project 
Sponsored by the Critical Gender Studies Program
Thursday | October 24 | 4PM 
Cross Cultural Center Comunidad Room 

Hear an opening keynote address by Roderick Ferguson, Professor of American Studies, University of Minnesota, Fellow, Center for African American Studies, Princeton University. The talk engages the history of black queer diasporic formations in the nineteen seventies as part of radical attempts to reimagine and eroticize socialist imaginations. 
For more information view the flyer here


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 through the Facebook event page
Raza Grad Fundraiser at Rubio's
Wednesday | October 30 | 2-9PM
Rubio's Price Center

This year MECHA will be hosting the annual Raza Grad. Raza Grad is a student-initiated, student-run graduation celebration. This unique commencement experience celebrates the cultural diversity and history of Latinas/Latinos and Chicanas/Chicanos at UCSD. It is not restricted to students who identify as Chicana/o Latina/o but instead is open to all who value the access to higher education and retention of our communities. 

Present this flyer to the event in support of Raza Grad.
APSA High School Conference
Saturday | November 9 | 8AM-9PM
Price Center

"Are you looking to get involved in the UCSD community? In the San Diego community? Are you interested in reaching out to high school students? APSA (Asian & Pacific-Islander Student Alliance) is hosting our TWENTIETH ANNUAL HIGH SCHOOL CONFERENCE on November 9. We need your help!

For more information, contact ucsdapsa.hsc2013@gmail.com or view the Facebook event page


Monsters in Our Midst
Wed | Oct 23 | 2-3PM at Geisel Library, Seuss Room. What if our familiar world were actually inhabited by supernatural beings, who lived and loved amongst us without our even being aware of their difference? Listen to a talk by Lisa Lampert-Weissig, UCSD Professor of Literature. For more info view the flyer
A Woman Among Warlords: Prospects for Afghan Women and Non-Intervention in Afghanistan
Wed | Oct 23 | 2PM at the International Center Lounge. Listen to Malalai Joya who first gained international attention in 2003 when she spoke out publicly against the domination of warlords in Afghanistan. For more info view the flyer

12 Years A Slave: Advanced Screening 

Wed | Oct 23 | 7:30PM at Arclight La Jolla UTC. 12 YEARS A SLAVE is based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. For more info on the film view the website

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 

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

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


Day of Mindfulness for People of Color

Sat | Nov 2 | 9AM-3PM at the Sweetwater Zen Center. This event honors our Ancestors freely offered to our diverse communities. Blanca Arias Carrillo and Húng Nguyen, Order of Interbeing students of Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh will be guiding the Day of Mindfulness. For more info view the flyer

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