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UC San Diego Cross-Cultural Center - Week 10, March 2014

Phone: 858.534.9689
Website: ccc.ucsd.edu
Located on the 2nd Floor of Price Center East
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The UC San Diego Cross-Cultural Center was one of the key Centers that helped start the organization of Cultural Centers in California. Even before the opening of the CCC in 1995. I met colleagues at the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education (NCORE). Over coffee and conversation we dreamed of having an association for 2 and 4 year, public and private institutions center professionals  who could come together, support one another, and help other campuses start programs. Fast forward to 1998 where the California Council for Cultural Centers in Higher Education (CaCCCHE). 15 years later, we are one of the few if not only organization that supports ethnic specific, cross/ multicultural, and intercultural centers on college campuses. We just had our spring northern and southern California drive-in meetings/ professional development and we are looking forward to hosting the summer retreat at UC San Diego at the end of June.

Check out our website 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 Dr. Dennis Childs on Receiving Tenure!

Dennis Childs is Professor at Literature, and an affiliate faculty member of Ethnic Studies Department and Critical Gender Studies. His research centers on the intersections of chattel slavery and prison slavery. He works with prison abolitionist organizations including Critical Resistance, CURB, and the Chicano-Mexicano Prison Project, and serves as faculty advisor for SAMI, Students Against Mass Incarceration at UCSD. He is author of a forthcoming book from University of Minnesota Press entitled, Slaves of the State: Cultures and Politics of Black Incarceration from the Chain Gang to the Penitentiary.

2014-2015 CCC Intern Applications!
Apply to be a 2014-15 Cross-Cultural Center Intern!

Help build community from the ground up and make a positive impact in the UCSD and San Diego communities. We are looking for the following positions:

- Social Justice Educators
- Programming Interns
- Common Ground Marketing Intern
- Joy de la Cruz Art & Activism Intern
- Affiliate & Leadership Intern
- Campus Outreach & Engagement Intern

For more info, attend one of our information sessions
Wednesday | March 12 | 5-6PM
Thursday | April 13 | 1-2PM

For more information view the flyer here
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
Breather Series: Arts & Crafts
Thursday | March 13 | 12-3PM
Cross-Cultural Center ArtSpace

Come to de-stress or take a break from work or school.
Take home what you create, whether it is a picture frame, wooden box,
canvas, etc. All supplies are provided! All are welcome! For more info
contact Violeta Gonzales at vigonzales@ucsd.edu

stressless 24 Hour Stress Less Study Jam
Monday | March 17 | 12PM - Tuesday | March 18 | 9AM 
Cross-Cultural Center

During final's week, one of the Campus Community Centers and SPACES will be open 24 hours each day of the week for students to study. There will be study materials, study snacks, and copious amounts of coffee. For more info view the flyer here or contact Violeta at vigonzales@ucsd.edu
NEPANTLA: A Collective Blog
Submissions will be accepted and uploaded on a weekly basis

"I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own' - that I am not free as long as any oppressed person remains unchained" - bell hooks.

This is a brave space for womyn of color to express themselves, challenge one another, and grow together. This blog is to promote critical dialogue on everyday experiences as womyn of color and other underrepresented identities. Please feel free to read, comment, and of course submit your personal story. For more info contact Tania at t41romero@gmail.com
2014-2015 Intern Applications!
Apply to be a Campus Community Center Intern!
Interested in social justice, making campus-wide impacts, contributing to Center growth, making new friends and personal & professional development? Apply to be a COM3 intern! 
Info sessions are Center specific: 
Black Resource Center 
Spring | Week 1 | Wednesday | April 2 | 12-1PM
Cross-Cultural Center
Winter | Week 10 | Wednesday | March 12 | 5-6PM
Spring | Week 1 | Thursday | April 3 | 1-2PM
Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center
Winter | Week 10 | Tuesday | March 11 | 5-6PM
Spring | Week 1 | Wednesday | April 2 | 1-2PM
Women's Center
Winter | Week 9 | Thursday | March 6 | 3-4PM
Spring | Week 1 | Tuesday | April 1 | 5-6PM
For more info and contact information, view the flyer here
24 Hour Study Jams at the Campus Community Centers!
March 16 - March 20

View hours posted at OASIS

LGBT Resource Center
Sunday | March 16 to Monday | March 17

Cross-Cultural Center
Monday | March 17 to Tuesday | March 18

Women's Center
Tuesday | March 18 to Wednesday | March 19

Wednesday | March 19 to Thursday | March 20

For more info view the flyer here

UCSD Women's Center    
Women's Center Events
Gender Buffet: Relax, Rest, Recharge, Repeat
Friday | March 14 | 12-1:30PM
Women's Center (Above Hi-Thai, Near Main Gym)

Join us for the last Gender Buffet of the quarter. We'll be relaxing and recharging for finals week. Free snack will be available!

For more information contact 858.822.0074 or e-mail women@ucsd.edu | Visit Website for More Events
LGBT Resource Center Events
Spring QCamp
Wednesday | April 2 | 5-7PM
LGBT Resource Center


Spring Q Camp is an informal gathering and a way to re-connect with community members and with the LGBT Resource Center. We will have tasty food and fun games. 


For more information, contact Maribel Gomez at

mpgomez@ucsd.edu | Visit Website for More Events

Black Resource Center Events
BRC Sweet & Salty Study Break
Monday & Tuesday | March 17 & 18 | 9AM-6:30PM
Come join us at the BRC for a Sweet & Salty Study Break. We will provide sweet treats, salty snacks and HAPPY DANCE Moments! Come join the fun! 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

Sign-Up for the BSU Overnight Program Phone-a-thon
March 10-14 | 4:30-9PM
Admissions Office in the Student Services Center, Level 4

We are currently recruiting students for the Phone-a-Thon! This is your opportunity to connect with admitted students before they arrive on campus. You can help influence their decision to come to UC San Diego! Please consider getting involved in helping to build community this way. Dinner will be provided. For more info and to register view the flyer here

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

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.
Enhance Your SP14 Schedule with a CGS Course!

CGS still has space in its SP14 courses:

CGS 87 Reproductive Politics Today

CGS 104 Topics in CGS: Queer Contact Zones in Asian, Intra-Asian, and Asian-American Studies 

CGS 104 Topics in CGS: Place and Displacement in Feminist Thought.

Check out the Schedule of Classes for more info on these Spring CGS courses!
For more info contact cgs@ucsd.edu
UCSD TRiO Outreach Programs is Hiring!
Applications due March 21

Interested in working with High School Students? Are you passionate about education? Then apply to work for the UCSD TRiO Outreach Programs! We have various job opening for the 2014 Summer and the 2014-2015 Academic School Year! Please look at the attached flyer for more detailed information! For the summer, we are looking to hire Residential Assistants (RA's), Tutors and Office Coordinators. For the academic school year, we will be hiring College Advisors, Tutors and Event Coordinators. All student positions are paid! Apply through Port Triton! For more info contact Carri Fierro at cfierro@ucsd.edu
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 


Associate Director, Campus Diversity and Inclusion & First Generation Student Programs Coordinator Positions Open at University of Redlands

Positions report 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 posts here

'14 Spring Quarter: Mentoring + Tutoring Programs in Secondary Education

These college-based programs are open to all UCSD students. Serve as a role model and mentor to first-generation students at Thurgood Marshall College. Support academic achievement to students at Lincoln High School at Eleanor Roosevelt College. Sign-up for EDS 198: College Academic Mentoring Program to promote college access! For more info view the flyer here


Enroll in Classes through the Partners at Learning Program

Enroll in classes which aim to train and send undergraduate tutors to high-need schools across the country.  These courses will be available for students to enroll in for Spring 2014. Courses offered through Muir, Thurgood marshall, and Eleanor Roosevelt College! For more info view the flyer here


Moodiness or Mood Disorders? What's the Difference?

Thur | Mar 13 | 12-1PM AT pc West, Green Table Room. Join in an informative and enlightening discussion on mood disorders. Learn what they are and techniques on dealing with them whether they affect you or others. For more info view the flyer 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 Mar 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

BlaqOUT Conference a UCRiverside April 18-19

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

Hillel at UCSD


Wed | Apr 2 | 7PM at the UCSD Institute of the Americas, Hojel Hall. Come see a special screening of
Arab Labor and talk by the show's creator, Sayed Kashua, with Q&A and book signing to follow. Free and open to the public. For more info view the website

Sixth Video Production Club Digital Film Festival

Submit by Fri | Apr 4. Submit to Sixth College Video Production Club's 11th Annual Digital Film Festival! The festival is open to all UCSD students with a valid PID under the categories Documentary/PSA, Drama, Comedy, Animation and Wild Card. For more info on how to submit visit the website here

Volunteers Needed for Cultural Celebration!

Volunteer at Cultural Celebration and be part of one of the longest standing traditions at UCSD! Every year, the student-run event features live entertainment, delicious cuisine, arts and crafts, games and more for UCSD students, future students and the San Diego community. For more info contact Nikki Hsueh at nhsueh@ucsd.edu

UCSD A.I.M. for Law Program

Meets every week Spring Quarter beginning April 8 | 6-8PM. This is a law school prep program geared primarily to underrepresented and economically-disadvantaged college students. If you're thinking about law school, the A.I.M. for Law program is for you! This is free and open to all UCSD students. For more info and to apply view the flyer here 

Expanding Horizons of Microfinance

Apr 8 | 9AM-5PM at the Ritual Tavern. The 6th Annual San Diego Microfinance Summit will bring together leading microfinance practicioners, social entrepreneurs, students and members of the general public to explore the expanding horizons of the microfinance industry. For more info view the website here 

Leadership & Scholarship Opportunity: City Year

Applications due Apr 30. City Year's mission is to build democracy through citizen service, civic leadership and social entrepreneurship. This 10-month program is a powerful way to build your resume, receive scholarships and discounts for graduate school, while giving back to the community. 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 

Frida Kahlo Exhibition

Open until Jun 8 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 


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