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UC San Diego Cross-Cultural Center - Week 7, February 2014

Phone: 858.534.9689
Website: ccc.ucsd.edu
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Current Black History Month Exhibits Now on Display


Exhibit: Honoring Black Feminists: Celebrating Black History Month
Location: Hallway
Description: Eight notable Black feminists were selected to highlight their tremendous contributions towards Black feminist thought in literature, music, the academy, politics, and social justice.

Exhibit: Black Girl Problems
Location: Conference Room
Description: The exhibit consists of various posts from a former Tumblr blog by the name of Black Girl Problems. The posts encompass various scenarios and microagressions experienced by those who identify as Black girls or women.


Both exhibits will be up for the entire month of February in honor of Black History Month.

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.
Co-creating the Future of the
Cross-Cultural Center 
Fill out the survey by Friday | March 7 for a chance to win!    

Hello Community! It's that time again where we ask for your help by filling out our anonymous survey about the CCC. Our goal is to get 750 people to fill it out so tell your friends as well! As an incentive this time around, you can enter a raffle for a chance to win a $100, $50 or $25 gift card to Amazon.com when you complete the survey at the website here. Thank you!
If you were unable to enter the raffle after filling out the survey please email ccc@ucsd.edu
Remedios and Comunidad: Mexican Traditional Medicinal Knowledge with Maribel Gomez
Staff Training and Research Program (STAR Program)
Wednesday | February 19 | 11:30AM-1PM
Cross-Cultural Center Library


Remedios (home remedies) and folk healing demonstrate a connection to healing practices based on Mesoamerican indigenous medicine and the preservation of centuries of regional plant knowledge. This presentation will analyze the importance of folk healing in Mexican families and how these practices demonstrate resiliency and community wealth with a focus on gender and spirituality. 

For more info view the flyer here
Social Justice Educator Presents: Food Justice
Thursday | February 20 | 12:30-2PM
Cross-Cultural Center Library




Join us for an interactive dialogue on geopolitics and access to healthy foods. We will discuss food distribution, its regulation and how we can be healthy, justice oriented eaters.





For more info contact Eliseo Rivas at el.jrivas@gmail.com 
Alumni Roots: Womyn of Color, Social Justice & the Non-Profit Sector
Friday | February 21 | 12PM
Cross-Cultural Center Library



Listen to alumni Jennifer Ganata (c/ o 2003) and Moneek Bhanot (c/ o 2005) in an open conversation on womyn of color working in social justice and non-profit organizations. LIght refreshments will be provided.

For more information view the flyer here
Beyond La Jolla: The Frida Kahlo Exhibition
$5 Deposit Deadline | Friday | February 21 | 2:30PM Must deposit $5 to the CCC Front Desk
Event Date: Saturday | March 1 | 10AM-12PM
Beyond La Jolla is an annual event to explore the art community in the Greater San Diego area. This year, we will be carpooling to NTC Liberty Station to view The Complete Frida Kahlo Exhibit. A light lunch and discussion will follow the exhibit tour. Group discussion topics will include, but are not limited to, the following topics: impact of cultural appreciation, well-being, art as a healing force, self-expression, and how to access CAPS services.
CHIFA: Mixed Identified Storytelling
Monday | February 24 | 6-7:30PM
Cross-Cultural Center Library


What does being "mixed identified" mean to you? How do you share your story? Presented by Diana Li, this program will premiere the first cut of her video on her Chinese Peruvian American background. Following the video will be a discussion on Maria P. P. Root's "Mixed Bill of Rights" and the fluid ways of presenting ourselves to others. Learn, share and engage in the power of storytelling based on merging identities. Food & refreshments from the Nazca Grill will be provided. 

For more info contact Diana Li at d2li@ucsd.edu
The "U" in Community
Tuesday | February 25 | 4-5:30PM
Cross-Cultural Center ArtSpace
Join us for a program of community building and creativity! All participants will have the opportunity to be the "artists" of their story. Paint your story as you see it and how you would like to tell it. All materials supplied! No artistic background required! 


For more info contact German Octaviano at goctavia@ucsd.edu
Deconstructing the World of Comics
Thursday | February 27 | 5-7PM 
Cross-Cultural Center Comunidad

Do you love comics, superheroes, and social justice? Perhaps you don't know much about any of these,  but would like to learn. Well, you are in luck! Join us as we deconstruct notions of gender, class, and race in the world of comic books. Explore the identities of your favorite characters through a social justice lens and share your own perspectives.
For more info contact Sandy Garcia at smg006@ucsd.edu  
Youth Resistance Research and Theories of Change - Book Launch
Thursday | March 6 | 12PM
Cross-Cultural Center Comunidad
Join us in celebrating Professor in Ethnic Studies, K. Wayne Yang's book launch, Youth Resistance Research and Theories of Change with guest presenter, Jumanah Albahri. Light refreshments will be provided.

For more info view the flyer here
Real World Career Series: Building Skills for a Diverse Interconnected Community

Budgeting Tips for College Students
Week 7 | Thursday | February 20 | 5-6PM
Women's Center

Application for Med School Workshop
Week 8 | Tuesday | February 25 | 2-3:30PM
Career Services Center

Careers in Social Justice Panel
Week 8 | Tuesday | February 25 | 4-6PM
Career Services Center

The Real World Career Series is sponsored by the Cross-Cultural Center, Raza Resource Centro, Black Resource Center, Career Services Center and the Ethnic Studies Department.  For a full list of events occurring throughout Winter Quarter view the flyer here

Black History Month Film Screenings
Come together in community to celebrate Black History Month. Join the Campus Community Centers by watch a screening of these films in each of the centers! For more info on film descriptions and screenings view the calendar here
American Promise
Monday | February 24 | 6:30-8:30PM
Black Resource Center
UCSD Women's Center    
Women's Center Events
Isha Yoga Club Meditation Meeting
Tuesday | February 18 | 7:30-9PM
Women's Center (Above Hi-Thai, Near Main Gym)

Stressed? Anxious? Find balance in life through meditation. Come learn Isha Kriya, a simple but powerful meditation at Isha Yoga Club meeting. Socialize and meet with people interested in yoga, meditation and spirituality over free food!

For more information contact 858.822.0074 or e-mail women@ucsd.edu | Visit Website for More Events
LGBT Resource Center Events
Poetry Slam
Tuesday | February 25 | 5-7PM
LGBT Resource Center Conference Room


This program will offer a space for people to speak their minds and use creativity to voice their inner thoughts. This is an opportunity to listen to the beautiful poetry hidden in the minds at UC San Diego! Please sign up to perform by contacting Sofia at sbeltran@ucsd.edu. Snacks will be provided so please come enjoy the show!


For more information, contact

rainbow@ucsd.edu | Visit Website for More Events

Black Resource Center Events
Logo Design Contest
Submission Deadline Wednesday | April 9 | 5PM
The newly created Black Resource Center at UCSD is establishing its visual identity and we need your help! We are asking current UCSD undergraduate and graduate students to submit creative, innovative, and professional logo designs. For more info view the flyer here

For more info contact 858.534.0471
Raza Resource Centro Events
Located on the east end of the Student Services Center

Stay tuned! The Raza Resource Centro is currently under construction, but look forward to events the RRC may be sponsoring!




For more information, contact the RRC at raza@ucsd.edu | Visit the Facebook Page

Fluid Sexuality Group
Meets every Thursday at the LGBT RC

This group is an open dialogue and supportive space for those who identify with bisexual, fluid, pansexual, queer and questioning experiences. People of all sexual identities are welcome to attend, listen, and participate. We welcome you to share your experiences and learn from others as we explore fluid sexualities. This is a community space so confidentiality will be respected. For more information, please emal Bill Le and Jasmine Williams at ucsdfluidsexuality@gmail.com

NOBCChE West Regional Meeting: Call for Papers
Poster and Technical Abstract Submission due Friday | February 21
Poster Session & Technical Sessions | Saturday | March 22

Participate in the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineer (NOBCChE) West Regional Conference. Undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and industry representatives are invited to submit and abstract  in chemistry, chemical engineering, sustainable energy, and other related fields for an oral or poster presentation. For more info view the flyer here or visit this website

A Conversation Between Anjali Arondekar & Michelle Erai
Friday | February 28 | 3-5PM
CCC Comunidad Room
f/a/q - A Salon Series in Feminist and Queer of Color Critique presents: A Conversation between Anjali Arondekar (UC Santa Cruz) & Michelle Erai (UCLA). Light refreshments will be served.
TGIF: The Green Initiative Fund
Student Sustainability Collective
Apply by Friday | February 28

TGIF is The Green Initiative Fund by the Student Sustainability Collective | UC San Diego.

The SSC provides funding for student projects that reduce UCSD's negative impact on the environment, in addition to making UCSD more sustainable in both social and environmental aspects. If you have a sustainable project don't let lack of funds stop you, apply to get a TGIF grant! The Winter Cycle deadline is February 28th. For more info visit the SSC UCSD website here.  Apply to the grant here.

APSA's 19th Annual Benefits Talent Show: Counting Stars
Talent Show Saturday | March 1 | 5-10PM
Film Submission deadline | Friday | February 21 | 11:59PM

Calling all talents out there! Do you want to perform alongside famous artists and your fellow API community? And all while showcasing your talents to help a benefits? APSA's 19th Annual Benefits Talent Show wants you to come out and join us in 'Counting Stars' in the API community and reclaiming API representation in the media through artivism! The top 3 performances will receive awards and media coverage. For more info contact ucsdapsa.ts2014@gmail.com or visit the Facebook event page here

We appreciate all kinds of help, and without volunteers, this event would not be possible! If you would like to sign up to volunteer, visit the website here
FAQ: A Salon Series in Feminist and Queer of Color Critique Graduate Student Conference
Conference Dates | May 2-3, 2014

UCSD is pleased to announce an inaugural graduate student conference in feminist and queer of color critique, which will take place May 2-3, 2014. The conference seeks to open dialogue about the intersections of women of color feminism and queer of color critique. Graduate students from UCSD and elsewhere are invited to participate in our two day conference, with a keynote and a closing musical performance. We are honored to have Professor Sharon Holland from Duke University as our keynote speaker.
Afro-Caribbean Dance & Drumming Workshop
Thursday | February 20 | 3:30-5PM
SSB 101
Black History Month Brunch
Saturday | February 22 | 10AM
UC San Diego Faculty Club

ArtPower! in Collaboration with AAASRC Presents Fatoumata Diawara
Wednesday | February 26 | 8PM
Price Center East Ballroom
For a full list of events in the celebration of Black History Month 2014 view the calendar here
Race, Politics, and Neoliberalism After 9/11
Wednesday | March 5 | 3:30PM
Join a conversation between Erica Edwards, English Department, UC Riverside & Sohail Daulatzai, Media Studies and African American Studies, UC Irvine. Sponsored by the Department of Ethnic Studies

For more info view the flyer here
2014 Women's Conference 
Tuesday | May 6 | 8:15AM-2PM
The Chancellor's Advisory Committee on the Status of Women (CSW) is seeking volunteers to assist with the preparation of UC San Diego's 2014 Women's Conference. This highly popular annual conference is tentatively scheduled for mid-May and will be drawing around 600 people from our UC San Diego community. This half-day conference is part of UCSD's ongoing commitment to staff professional development and cannot be achieved without a highly dedicated group of volunteers.

For more info contact Jennifer Kim j4kim@ucsd.eduand/or Rachel Cook racook@mail.ucsd.edu 

Gospel Night
Wednesday | February 19 | 6-9PM
Multipurpose Room

In celebration of Black History Month, UC San Diego's Black student union has worked in collaboration with UCSD's Intervarsity and Black Campus Ministry to present Gospel Night. It will be a night full of performances to give tribute to historical black figures, in addition to praise and free Italian pasta!

12th Annual Black History Month Scholarship Brunch
Saturday | February 22 | 10:30-1PM
UCSD Price Center Ballroom A & B

"The Journey is not complete, we can and must do more" - Martin Luther King. Join us for the 12th Annual Black History Month Scholarship Brunch, recognizing the 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights in America! Listen to special keynote speaker Dr. Angela Davis! Hosted by the UC San Diego Black History Month Planning Committee and the UJIMA Network. For more info contact Pamela Fruge at pfruge@ucsd.edu. Tickets available at the UC San Diego Box Office 

Kuumba Fest: Black to Love 2014
Thursday | February 27 | 6-9PM
Multipurpose Room

In honor of Black History Month, UC San Diego's Black Student Union has collaborated with UCSD's Arts and Humanities Department, African American Studies minor, and the  San Diego community to present Kuumba Fest : Black to Love. Kuumba Fest is San Diego's longest running and premier celebration of African American expression, culture, and heritage. This event will include traditional African art and pageantry, drama, Hip Hop showcase, spoken word pieces, and an African diaspora dinner.

For more info on more Black History Month celebrations visit the website here

Volunteer or Intern for the San Diego Latino Film Festival
The San Diego Media Arts Center is looking for interns and volunteers in Marketing and Graphic Design. The internship will assist with both festival related events and our brand new Digital Gym Cinema in North Park. For more info visit the website here
San Diego Pride Internships
San Diego Pride is offering internships to give students real-world experience in a variety of areas. Available positions include the Business Development Internship and the Fundraising Internship. For more info view the descriptions here

Leadership Position at UC Berkeley

The University seeks an energetic leader to provide strategic vision, leadership, and daily administration for an established and growing student development office. For more info view the website here


Search for UC Davis LGBTQIA Center Director

Under direction of the Executive Director, Community Resource Centers and in support of the University's mission with respect to diversity and inclusion, this position takes a leadership role in building an inclusive campus community, enacting the mission of the LGBTQIA Resource Center. For more info view the website here

WorldBeat Cultural Center Presents Black History Month 2014
Occurring throughout the month of February. Check out events for Black History Month happening at the WorldBeat Cultural Center in Balboa Park. For more info visit the website here

PFLAG Call for Scholarship Applications

Application deadline March 15. If you are an LGBT high school, undergrad or grad student and you are a San Diego county resident, apply for this scholarship! For more info contact Kim Martinez or view the flyer here

Triumph Over Adversity: Rise Above Traveling Exhibit

Tues | Feb 19 | 8AM-3:30PM at Walter J. Porter Elementary School. See this exhibit, a one-of-a-kind climate controlled movie theater with a 180-degree screen providing you with a multimedia experience you won't forget! For more info view the flyer here

Take the Lead Challenge Launch Event

Wed | Feb 19 | 4:45PM at SME 248. What do you need to take the lead? Women can rise together to fairness and equality. Join a panel of top journalists on Women's Media Center "Status of Women in Media" report and its impact on leadership and more. Food & refreshments provided. For more info view the flyer here

Muir College's Annual MLK Luncheon

Thur | Feb 20 | 11:30AM-1:30PM at Muir's Mariposa Room. Join John Muir College as we commemorate and celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Enjoy traditional soul food, win great prizes, and hear what your peers have to say about how Martin Luther Kings has affected their lives. For more info view the flyer here

Feel Better Fast Group

Thursdays at the Zone. Feel Better Fast is an educational and experiential workshop designed to help students cope with and overcome anxiety or manage feeling stressed and overwhelmed through relaxation techniques, mindfulness, and general self-care. For more info contact sflaherty@ucsd.edu

 26th Annual Tomás Rivera Conference 2014

Fri | Feb 21 | 10:30AM-4PM at the HUB, UC Irvine. Join and register for the conference events and performances based on Civic Morality: Community Engagement Through Creative and Scholarly excellence. For more info and to RSVP visit the website here

Diversity in Medicine Lecture Series

Tues | Feb 25 | 6-8PM at UCSD SOM, Medical Education & Telemedicine (MET) Auditorium. Presented by the UC San Diego School of Medicine, this series will showcase research and scholarly work conducted by faculty from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in medicine. For more info view the flyer here

Apply to be a Tribal Liaison/Professor of Practice at USD

Application review begins Feb 28. The University of San Diego invites applications for the position of Tribal Liaison/Professor of Practice. For more info on positions and how to apply visit the website here



Apply for the Smithsonian Summer Program

Application review begins March 1. The Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology (SIMA) is a research training program offered by the Department of Anthropology at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History with major funding from the Cultural Anthropology Program of the National Science Foundation. For more info view the website here

UCSD Chicano/a Alumni Scholarship

Applications due Mar 7. This Fund was established to recognize currently enrolled UCSD students who have participated in MEChA at UCSD and/or in community service opportunities that have benefited the Chicano community. Recipients will receive a $500 honorarium and will be presented at an event during the Cesar Chavez Holiday. For more info contact k2garcia@ucsd.edu

Frida Kahlo Exhibition

Open until March 9 at Liberty Station, Barracks 3. Experience the rich and colorful life of Friday Kahlo in "The Complete Frida Kahlo: Her Paintings. Her Life. Her Story. The Exhibition," making its U.S. premier in San Diego. For more info view the website here


Experience Academic Internship Program

Applications due March 14. Experience AIP for Spring 2014. Explore your career options, enrich your learning and experience professional environments. Engage in practical learning, transcript notation, career clarification, networking and more. For more info view the flyer here

Directing Change Video Contest

Submissions due Mar 21. Students throughout California are invited to Direct Change by submitting 60-second videos in two categories: "Suicide Prevention" and "Ending the Silence about Mental Illness". The winning teams will win cash prizes and will be recognized at a statewide award ceremony. For more info visit the website here



AFL-CIO Organizing Institute

Applications due May 2. The AFL-CIO and Cornell University are sponsoring a Strategic Corporate Research Summer School from June 8 to 13 in Ithaca, N.Y. This provides students with an academic and hands-on training covering the ins and outs of running corporate research campaigns. For more info view the website here


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