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UC San Diego Cross-Cultural Center - Week 1, April 2014

Phone: 858.534.9689
Website: ccc.ucsd.edu
Located on the 2nd Floor of Price Center East
How to get to the CCC (click here!)
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The JOY of Art
Art Space (Display in progress this week)

In 1999, a rape conviction was overturned because the victim was wearing tight jeans and it was assumed they must have helped the attacker remove them. Wearing denim became an international symbol of protest against sexual violence. This month long exhibit showcases denim decorated by survivors of sexual assault and features the spoken word piece, Our Herstory of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, by DJ Kuttin Kandi.

Conference Room

TABLOIDS, by Visual Arts Media student, Diana Li reworks the mediated images portrayed on magazines viewable on the racks at local grocery stores and newspaper stands. Satirizing the large text imposed upon the framed ambiguously female body, this project moves from the public celebrity sphere of paparazzi to the private and intimate closets of women's homes. The blurred body taken with a slow camera shutter speed elicits frustration with the insecurities communicated in the "Body Policing" text. Come visit and carefully read the witty comments that critique the cultural consumption of tabloids.
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.
Climate Survey Listening Sessions 
The VC-EDI is holding a series of Listening Sessions for students at the Campus Community Centers to identify and respond to important student issues in the Climate Survey.  At these sessions the Climate Survey results relating to students will be discussed and we invite your ideas and recommendations on areas that require action. We invite you to attend one of the following sessions. Light refreshments will be served.
Tuesday | April 8 | 4 - 5:30 pm | Location LGBT Resource Center
Monday | April 14 | 4 - 5:30 pm | Location: Black Resource Center
Tuesday | April 15 | 4 - 5:30 PM | Location: Cross Cultural Center
Thursday | April 17 | 3:30 - 5 pm | Location: Raza Resource Centro
Thursday | April 24 | 4 - 5:30 pm | Location: Women's Resource Center
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 our information session
Thursday | April 3 | 1-2PM

For more information view the flyer here
Cross-Cultural Center Video Tour!
Open Mondays-Thursdays 9AM-9PM & Fridays 9AM-4PM
Located on the 2nd Floor of Price Center East

Spring Quarter is here and it's not too late to visit the CCC for the first time! Check out our resources in this video! Not satisfied? Come get a tour in person!

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
Real World Career Series: Building Skills for a Diverse Interconnected Community

Career Paths of Queer Black Women:
Featuring Philo Ekaette Mbong, Research Scientist
Tuesday | April 15 | 5:30PM 
LGBT Resource Center

#DoItForTheJob Professionalism and Transition
to the Workplace: Interpersonal Communication Skills 
Wednesday | April 16 | 12-1:30PM
Black Resource Center

Exploring Life Post-College: A Talk with Latina Professionals
Thursday | April 17 | 5-7PM
Cross-Cultural Center

The Real World Career Series is sponsored by the Campus Community Centers, SARC, Career Services Center and the Ethnic Studies Department. For a full list of events occurring throughout Spring Quarter view the flyer here 
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
Spring | Week 1 | Thursday | April 3 | 1-2PM
Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center
Spring | Week 1 | Wednesday | April 2 | 1-2PM
Women's Center
Spring | Week 1 | Tuesday | April 1 | 5-6PM
For more info and contact information, view the flyer here
UCSD Women's Center    
Women's Center Events
Breastfeeding Workshop at the UCSD Women's Center
Thursday | April 10 | 12-1PM
Women's Center
Please join us for a discussion about everything breastfeeding related. The workshop will be led by Lactation Consultant, Corey Anaka, RNC, LCCE, IBCLC, from UCSD Medical Center. Corey has been a NICU nurse for over 25 years, assisting mothers and babies with feeding. She is currently the Nurse Coordinator of UC San Diego Medical Center Perinatology Programs and also sits on the Board of Directors for the San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition. Be sure to come with questions. Corey always offers great advice from her many years of experience!

For more information contact 858.822.0074 or e-mail women@ucsd.edu | Visit Website for More Events
LGBT Resource Center Events
SCREAMING QUEENS: The Riot at Compton's Cafeteria
Friday | April 4 | 12-1:30PM
LGBT Resource Center


Join us over lunch to learn more about early Transgender Activism. We will be showing Screaming Queens which depicts transgender women and drag queen's resistance to police harassment at Compton's Cafeteria in San Francisco's Tenderloin in 1966, three years before the famous riot at Stonewall Inn bar in NYC.

*Refreshments will be provided.  View the flyer here






For more information, contact Maribel Gomez at

rainbow@ucsd.eduVisit Website for More Events 

Black Resource Center Events
Apply to be a Student Success Leader at the BRC! 
Applications Due April 7 at 4PM. 

Does promoting black student recruitment, retention, and matriculation on campus sound exciting to you? You might be interested in applying to be one of the Black Resource Center's Student Success Leaders! An internship with the BRC could provide you with an opportunity to contribute to the growth of the BRC, while gaining personal and professional development!

Applications are now available for pick up at the BRC or can be downloaded at brc.ucsd.edu!

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

Enroll in these CGS Classes! 

CGS 87: Feshman Seminar: Reproductive Politics Today with Prof. Sara Kaplan

CGS 103: 
Feminist Theory

CGS 104: 
Advanced Topics in CGS: Queer Contact Zones in Asian, Intra-Asian, and Asian-American Studies with Prof. Todd Henry

For more info contact Joje at cgs@ucsd.edu
Enroll in LTEN 150 Gender, Text, and Culture: Racialized Hauntings, Ghosted Embodiments 
Class offered Summer Session II | M/W 2-4:50PM
Instructor June J. Yuen Ting

Gender/text/culture: in this somewhat unconventional "literature" class, we will see "culture" itself as "texts" to be read like literature, and take "gender"-or better, the critiques of heteropatriarchy-as the lens to analyze culture as texts. This course will explore "hauntings" as a genre of critical inquiry that attends to the surplused, unclaimed, and uncontainable relations of social reproduction/attrition...(continue reading the description here)
coming out group
Outside the Box: Drop-In Group for Mixed Race  
Students, Faculty & Staff  
Thursdays | 3-4:30PM
Cross-Cultural Center Tranquility Room

"An open dialogue and safe space for people of multiracial/multiethnic and other non-dominant identities to share personal experiences and...be heard." This is a drop in group for Mixed Race students, faculty and staff.  Co-sponsored by the Cross-Cultural Center and Counseling and Psychological Services.

For more info contact Cat Thompson at cathompson@ucsd.edu
Coming Out Group 
Tuesdays | 3:30-4:30PM
Women's Center Small Conference Room

The Coming Out Group is a place to meet and gain support while discussing your sexual and/or gender identities in a confidential setting. This group is for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, straight, or questioning folks who are coming out, considering coming out or may already be out. Topics are determined by group participants and can include stress, fear, anxiety, loneliness, excitement and celebration with regard to coming out. The group is open to new members the first 3 weeks of each quarter and then closes to maintain safe space.

For more info contact Cat Thompson at cathompson@ucsd.edu or Agustin Orozco at aorozco@ucsd.edu
Cantar De Espejos: Mirrors & Bridges Across Border 
Thursday | April 3 | 4-5:30PM
De Certeau Room, Literature Building 

A lecture and reading by Professor Claire Joysmith on her most recent anthology, Cantar de espejos: Poesia testimonial chicana de mujeres (2012), a Mexicana-Chicana cross-border literary project.
 The intention of this volume is to create a space for Chicana poetry that is entirely unknown in Mexico and in Spanish-speaking countries. It is meant to be a bridge, bringing the voices of Chicana poets back to Mexico and into Spanish, with the idea of creating a real and metaphorical border-crossing, a kind of coyotaje both cultural and linguistic. 

For more info contact Norell Martinez at nomartin@ucsd.edu 
Black Graduate Student 
Association Spring Mixer 
Thursday | Apriil 10 | 4:30-6:30PM
RSVP to brc@ucsd.edu by Tuesday | April 8
Black Resource Center

Join us for an opportunity to network with faculty members, graduate students & the campus community. This event aligns with the campus-wide Graduate and Professional Student Recognition Week.  
Apply for BSU Executive Board 
Applications due Wednesday | April 16 | 11:59PM

Interested in being on the Black Student Union executive board for the next academic year?  Our BSU executive board is an integral part of our organization. The executive board works all year building relationships, programming, and making BSU a presence on this campus. If you have any questions email us at ucsdblackstudentunion@gmail.com or talk to a current board member.

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.

For more info visit the website here
7th Annual Diversity Day
Friday | April 11 | 11AM-2PM
Official Program 12-1PM
Hillcrest Medical Center, Front Lawn | 200 West Arbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92103

Organized by the Diversity Staff Association. Departments and staff are invited to host a booth showcasing their cultural diversity. Examples include displaying cultural dress, hosting activities and offering information is welcome.  There will be free lunch and giveaways along with live entertainment and a faculty/staff opportunity drawing!

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 

Online Submission Form for the CCC E-News
Fill out the form and spread the word! 

Have an announcement you would like to submit to the CCC E-Newsletter? Visit our new Online Submission Form and provide us with all the essential information we need from you. This well help improve the quality of information flow and guidelines for submissions will be more explicit. Please help us spread the word by telling others I may have missed in this e-mail! Thanks for partnering with us to help you spread the word about your events and announcements to the community.
Click here to visit the Online Submission Form now!

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


36th Annual Cultural Celebration 

Sat | Apr 5 at Thurgood Marshall College. Thurgood Marshall College, in conjunction with UC San Diego and Triton Day, is hosting its 36th Annual Cultural Celebration - "Now Boarding, Destination: Everywhere!" Spend a beautiful day in San Diego tasting delicious international cuisines and touring artisan crafts from local vendors. For more info view the flyer 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

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

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 

Multicultural Living Learning Community 

Applications due Fri | Apr 11. Do you have a passion for social justice, multiculturalism, and diversity? If so, sign up today for the Multicultural Living Learning Community! Live in a community that learns about and practices civic engagement, advocacy, and social justice, located in the Sixth College Apartments, and open to students from ALL six colleges. For more info view the website here  


18 Mighty Mountain Warriors 

Apr 18-20 at the Hazard Center. Mo`olelo is proud to partner with Pacific Arts Movement to present the San Diego premiere of the 18 Mighty Mountain Warriors in their latest sketch comedy theatrical show. For more info view the website here

Black Girl Genius as Something Better Than Status Quo 

Thur | Apr 24 | 3-5PM at SSB 107. In Hear Our Truths: The Creative Potential of Black Girlhood, Dr. Ruth Nicole Brown argues for a Black girlhood that is not yet fully known, but revealed through collective and creative methodologies that make possible intersubjective Black girl truths about who is looking at, listening to, and moving with Black girls in their daily lives. For more info view the flyer 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



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