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UC San Diego Cross-Cultural Center - Week 7, November 2013

Phone: 858.534.9689
Website: ccc.ucsd.edu
Located on the 2nd Floor of Price Center East
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Stephanie Oluchukwu Akpa is an Equal Justice Works Fellow in the Public Benefits Law Unit. Stephanie's fellowship project focuses on ensuring access to quality health care in the low-income African-American community in the District of Columbia. As a fellow, Stephanie represents clients in cases involving access to medical assistance, advances policy issues involving health reform and access to health care, and conducts education and outreach to assist the African-American community in receiving the health care benefits for which they are eligible. Stephanie graduated as cum laude with a B.A. in History and Political Science from UCSD in 2006 and received her J.D. from Yale Law School. Continue reading 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.

Over the weekend many of us were impacted by the events happening in the Philippines.  Our thoughts and prayers go those affected by these tragic events.  Please know that staff of the Cross-Cultural Center is here for support or other needs you may have individually and collectively. Our best human instincts are to reach out and help those impacted so see links below where you can help.  Also in this time of stress and uncertainty school, work, and other life situations can be difficult. Reach out and connect to someone (friends, colleagues, campus offices, etc).  We are stronger together and we can all help in small and large ways.Kaibigang Pilipin@ (KP) will be tabling this week to raise funds and collect supplies to be sent to the Philippines for the relief efforts. Continue reading here...
Art & Protest: Resisting the Prison Industrial Complex
Wednesday | November 13 | 3-5PM
Cross-Cultural Center
View an exhibition tour led by Mary Sutton, CSPG Program Director, followed by a presentation & panel discussion that will present an overview of the history of prison expansion in California and the current situation in the midst of the Supreme Court ruling, AB109, and state and local plans to build more prisons and jails. 
For more information contact Victor Betts at vbetts@ucsd.edu | View the flyer here 
8th Annual Staff Associations Diversity Luncheon
Monday| November 18 | 11:30AM-1:00PM
International Center Patio
Eat at the 8th Annual Diversity Luncheon with Mexican, Soul Food and Asian Cuisine. There will be live cultural presentations and opportunity drawings. Donations will be collected for Typhoon Haiyan Relief in the Philippines. 
For more info on donations and tickets to the luncheon contact Nancy Magpusao at nmagpusao@ucsd.edu | View the flyer here
Wreck-It Ralph Screening
Tuesday | November 19 | 4:30-6:30PM
Cross-Cultural Center Library
Join us in 'wrecking' structures of power and inequality in our screening and deconstructing of the film, "Wreck-It Ralph" through a social justice lens. Light refreshments will be served.
For more information contact Victor Betts at vbetts@ucsd.edu | View the flyer here 
Fashion & Resistance
Thursday | November 21
Workshop: 2-3PM | Swap Meet: 3PM
Cross-Cultural Center
Join the "Social Justice Educators (SJE) Presents" workshop to discuss how fashion has been used to resist, how we can create our own fashion of resistance, and how we can sustain our own thirst for fashion. 
For more info contact Eliseo
UCSD Women's Center    
Women's Center Events
F-Word Dining & Dialogue: Not Buying It
Thursday | November 14 | 5-7PM
Women's Center (Above Hi-Thai, Near Main Gym)
Join us for a delectable dinner and dialogue! We will discuss the intersection of feminist issues and the corporate world. What role do companies play in perpetuating and subverting gender roles? We will explore their products, marketing, and employment policies with a critical eye. Are you buying it?
For more information contact 858.822.0074 or e-mail women@ucsd.edu | Visit Website for More Events
LGBT Resource Center Events
Transgender Day of Remembrance
Wednesday | November 20
LGBT Resource Center Conference Room


The UCSD LGBT Resource Center honors Transgender Day of Remembrance to memorialize those who have died due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. Throughout the day, the conference room will be reserved as a reverent space for reflection and learning.


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

Black Resource Center Events
Blackness Around the World
Wednesday | November 13 | 12-2PM
Located in the Old Student Center, Above Food 

Have you ever thought about how the African Diaspora is viewed in countries other than the United States? Come and hear first-hand from students who travelled abroad. They will share their experiences and pique your interests about programs abroad! Lunch will be provided. For more info on this event view the flyer here
For more info contact 858.534.0471
Raza Resource Centro Events
Chicana/os & Latina/os Abroad: Study Abroad Opportunities in Latin America and Making it Count Towards the CLAH Minor
Wednesday | November 13 | 3PM
Located on the east end of the Student Services Center


Thinking about studying abroad but worried about time-to-graduate, courses, or having them count towards your major/minor? Interested in learning about Latin American cultures? Learn about study abroad opportunities and how to connect your classes abroad to the CLAH minor. 


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

"My Gimpy Life" Screening
Students with Disabilities Coalition (SDC)
Monday | November 18 | 12-1:30PM
SDC General Body Meeting | 1:30-3PM
CCC Comunidad

Join the Students with Disabilities Coalition in their first event with the screening of episodes from the mini-series "My Gimpy Life," followed by a discussion. Light refreshments will be provided.
Media Matters: Issues of Representation in the Media
Sixth College Video Production Club & APSA 
Tuesday | November 19 | 6-10PM
Dolores Huertas / Vera Cruz Room (below the LGBT Resource Center)

Sixth College Video Production Club presents its first Media Matters event, co-hosted with the Asian Pacific Islander Student Alliance. Listen to Brian Hu, Artistic Director of the San Diego Asian Film Festival and PAC Arts, along with Rachel Rostad, known for her viral poetry slam video "To JK Rowling, from Cho Chang." They will both be speaking on Asian Pacific Islander and female representation in the media.  Free pizza & refreshments will be provided. For more info, email sixthvpc@gmail.com

International Education Week (IEW)
Student Festival: Wed | Nov 13 | 12-2PM throughout campus. Join the International Education Week Flag Parade to celebrate international education and exchange at UC San Diego! For more info visit the website here

Participate in International Education Week

Wed | Nov 13. Sign-up by Nov 6. Two ways you can participate is by tabling on Library Walk or perform a Cultural Showcase. Host an info table that exhibits your culture or student org or perform a 4-5 minute piece! For more info on how to sign up view the website here

UCLA Law Fellows Program

Applications due Nov 15. The Law Fellows Program is committed to ensuring equity, access, and excellence in legal education. A strong preference is granted to applicants whose experiences reflect limited familial exposure to post-collegiate education, career opportunities, mentoring, and social support systems. To apply, view the website here

Student of Color Conference
Hosted by UCLA, Nov 15-17. The Student of Color Conference is an annual UC Student Association conference in which its membership and community partners come together to create a inclusive, educational space for UC students of color and their allies. For more info on how to register view the website here
Deadline to File for DOMA-Eligible Tax
Fri | Nov 15. The University of California Office of the President issued guidance regarding the deadline to file for DOMA-eligible tax refunds, which is only ten days away. If you have any questions contact BRC Payroll Team Lead Ana Trejo at 510.987.9057 or email ana.trejo@ucop.edu.  For more info view the website here
Academic Internship Program (AIP) 

Application due Dec 6. Experience the Academic Internship Program by exploring career options, experiencing profession environments and enriching your learning.  Start networking for careers and apply the theories you are learning in your classes. For more info view the flyer here

Frida Kahlo Exhibition

Open until 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






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