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UC San Diego Cross-Cultural Center - Week 8, February 2014

Phone: 858.534.9689
Website: ccc.ucsd.edu
Located on the 2nd Floor of Price Center East
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Did You Know?

May 24, 2007 marks the date the Cross-Cultural Center held its last All People's Celebration Program, an annual spring event, at the original location known as University Center 510 (photo shown here). Previously utilized as Mail Services, the 2-story building with stairs and no elevator, welcomed the new, original Cross-Cultural Center in 1995. The building was furnished with purple carpet,  green couches and chairs donated from residential halls and desks from surplus sales.  Prior to the Cross-Cultural Center's move to its current and permanent location at Price Center East's 2nd floor, the Cross-Cultural Center's interim space was University Center Building 201. Did you know this "middle space" was the former Financial Aid Building, and previously housed the campus bookstore and sundry store? Imagine that. 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.
Congratulations Prof. K. Wayne Yang!
Please join us in congratulating Prof. K. Wayne Yang for receiving tenureship from the Department of Ethnic Studies! Also, don't forget to attend his book launch of Youth Resistance Research and Theories of Change next Thursday noon at the CCC. Check out the event post below for more information.
"Youth Resistance Research and Theories of Change provides readers with new ways to see and engage youth resistance to educational injustices. It features interviews with prominent theorists, including Signithia Fordham, James C. Scott, Mimchelle Fine, Robin D.G. Kelley, Gerald Vizenor, and Pedro Noguera, reflecting on their own work in light of contemporary uprisings, neoliberal crises, an the impact of new technologies globally." - Routledge Taylor & Francis Group
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
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
Womyn of Color in the Academy Gender Buffet
Friday | March 7 | 12-1PM
Women's Center

Meet and hear from three dynamic UC San Diego professors on their journeys in academia:

- Dr. Boatema Boateng, Communication
- Dr. Happy Araneta, Family and Preventive Medicine
- Dr. Gloria Chacon, Literature
For more info contact Gabby Herencia at gherenci@ucsd.edu or Nancy Magpusa at nmagpusao@ucsd.edu
UCSD Women's Center    
Women's Center Events
Winter Wellness: The Fat Body (In)Visible
Wednesday | February 26 | 12-2PM
Women's Center (Above Hi-Thai, Near Main Gym)

Join us for a screening of the short film The Fat Body (In)visible followed by a Q&A with the film's director, Margitte Kristjansson. We'll be discussing fat activism, body image, and health at every size. REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED!

Margitte Kristjansson is a fat activist, writer, and filmmaker. She holds an M.A. in Communication from UCSD, where she studied fat identity, fat-positive community building, and fa(t)shion. She currently resides in San Diego with her partner Chris and their cat, Sugar.

For more information contact 858.822.0074 or e-mail women@ucsd.edu | Visit Website for More Events
LGBT Resource Center Events
"Ecosexuality: Notes for an Orgasmic Earth" talk by Serena Anderlini-D'Onofrio, PhD
Thursday | March 6 | 4:30PM
LGBT Resource Center


Ecosexuality is a new sexual identity and the cultural trope that is likely to galvanize a movement of movements that places love and its infinite modes of expression at the gravitational center of cultural formation, dynamics, and organization. The concept establishes a correlation between the quality of ecosystems that host human life and the practices of love therein sustained.  View the flyer to learn more. 





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 on rules & how to enter 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

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.

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 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

APSA's 19th Annual Benefits Talent Show: Counting Stars
Talent Show Saturday | March 1 | 5-10PM

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.

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
An Asian American Art of Failure? Queering Masculinity After Bruce Lee
Presented by the Ethnic Studies Department
Thursday | February 27 | 3:30-5PM
RIMAC, 4th Floor Conference Room
Glen Mimura is associate professor of film and media studies and Asian American studies at UC Irvine, and currently serves as Associate Dean of Graduate Studies for UCI's School of Humanities and Director of its public humanities outreach program, Humanities Out There (H.O.T.). He received his Ph.D. in History of Consciousness at UC Santa Cruz and is the author of Ghostlife of Third Cinema: Asian American Film and Media (University of Minnesota Press, 2009). For more info view the flyer 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
Colloquium & Book Signing
Friday | March 7 | 2-3:30PM
Social Sciences Building (SSB), Rm 107
Reception to follow in SSB 103
Listen to a presentation on the rightlessness of certain populations of color in the United States is foundational to U.S. law in that the absolute repudiation of certain status categories-criminals, gang members, illegal aliens, suspected terrorists, etc.-is necessary to maintain the fiction of "legal universality."Listen and get a book signed by Lisa Marie Cacho, Associate Professor at the University of Illinois. Books will be available for purchase and signing before and after the presentation. For more infoview 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 

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

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

Associate Director, Campus Diversity and Inclusion Position at University of Redlands

Position reports directly to the Associate Dean of Campus Diversity and Inclusion (CDI).  CDI serves as a catalyst to the campus community on matters related to diversity, multicultural programming and cultural pluralism, working collaboratively with individuals, departments and offices. View job post here

Planting SEEDS: Scientists & Engineers Explanding Diversity & Success

Tues | Feb 25 | 6-7PM at Fung Auditorium in the Bioengineer Building. Listen to keynote speaker Dr. Douglas E. Fenner, who holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, a Master's degree in Computer Resources and Information Systems Management and more. For more info view the flyer here

Fellow Chats: Opportunities and Research in International Public Health

The current state of deportation research on the US-Mexico Border | Thur | Feb 27 | 12-2PM AND Lessons learned in research with vulnerable populations | Tues | Mar 4 | 11AM-1PM at Great Hall, I-House. The I-House Faculty Fellow program provides opportunities for students to connect with faculty members outside of the classroom. For more info view the website here

BlaqOUT Conference a UCRiverside April 18-19

Program proposals due Fri | Feb 28. Applications due Apr 1. Conference occurs May 2-3. We would like to cordially invite all folks who self identify as Black/African American or of African Descent and as Same Gender Loving, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning or somewhere on the LGBT Spectrum to apply to attend. For more info view the website 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

Call for Graduate Student Papers - "Fugitive Bodies: Critical Writings on Race, Queerness and Contemporary Dance"

Proposals due Mar 1. We invite emerging scholars and artists in all fields to join us for a half-day graduate student conference with Thomas F. DeFrantz and Kyle Abraham. For more info view the flyer here

La Jolla Playhouse Presents: The Who and The What

Showing Mar 9. Raised in a conservative Muslim family in Atlanta, the outspoken and brilliant Zarina routinely clashes with her traditional father and sister. Zarina's one outlet - her recently completed book about womenand Islam - threatens to tear her family apart for good. For more info view the website here

Blueprints to Freedom: An Ode to Bayard Rustin

An inspirational play that revolves around themes of racial & sexual identity issues Bayard Rustin endures while planning the March on Washington prior to 1963. Director of this play is Phylicia Rashad, an American Tony Award-winning actress, singer and stage director, best known for her role as Clair Huxtable on The Cosby Show. 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

Academic & Career Fair for Success

Mar 14 | 5-9PM at McDonald Hall. Come learn about healthcare career opportunities, free academic support services, how to get into college and how to pay for college. Come speak with Southeast Asian Healthcare Professionals! For more info view the flyer 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

PFLAG Call for Scholarship Applications

Application deadline Mar 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



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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