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UC San Diego Cross-Cultural Center - Week 2, April 2014

Phone: 858.534.9689
Website: ccc.ucsd.edu
Located on the 2nd Floor of Price Center East
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From the Vault
The First CCC Mural

Intern projects and events have always been the backbone of Center community building and events. Over the years Interns have done everything from coloring books, zines, photo projects, blogs, to name only a few. In 2001 Delia Pacheco, as her Student Initiated Project (SIP), put together the first CCC mural. The mural was conceived, designed, and painted for community by community (Jennifer and Olympia painting) and the finished product are featured here. The mural is alive and well our Price Center location and will make its triumphant return during 20 year anniversary activities. Thank you Delia and all those community members to worked on the project. The art we make together, in community, is a big piece of the Centers history and impact. View more photos 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.
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
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!

Tritons For Israel Presents: The Persecution of Minorities in the Middle East
Thursday | April 10 | 7-9PM
Cross-Cultural Center Comunidad

Irving Roth a Jewish Holocaust survivor was sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp. He speaks on the nature of anti-Semitism and how it operates.


Kasim Hafeez is a British Muslim of Pakistani decent who formerly hated Israel. He visited Israel on his own to investigate the claims of apartheid and is now an outspoken supporter of Israel.


Father Gabriel Naddaf is an Israeli Greek Orthodox Priest who speaks out about the persecution of Christians in the Middle East and the common fate of Arab Christians. 

For more info view the flyer here
Breather Series Presents: Therapy Fluffies
Wednesday | April 23 | 6:30-7:30PM
Cross-Cultural Center Art Space

Take a breather and de-stress by petting and playing with some adorable fluffs! The Zone @ UCSD (located next to PC Theatre) also offers Therapy Fluffies every Thursday from 1:30-2:30PM. In collaboration with Therapy Dogs International Chapter #227.

For more info view the flyer here or contact Sandy Garcia at smg006@ucsd.edu
Art Reception | Monday | April 21 | 12-1PM
Cross-Cultural Center Art Space

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.




For more info view the flyer here

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 (POSTPONED TO MAY 1 | 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 
UCSD Women's Center
Women's Center Events
Red Carpet Feminism
Thursday | April 10 | 4:30-6:30PM
Women's Center
Ever think your favorite celebrity doesn't share your views on social justice or feminism?  Join us as we discuss when celebrities' actions contradict their statements and explore if you can enjoy these forms of entertainment while staying true to your personal feminist beliefs.

For more information contact 858.822.0074 or e-mail women@ucsd.edu | Visit Website for More Events
LGBT Resource Center Events
The New Black: Film Screening
Thursday | April 10 | 12-1:30PM
LGBT RC Conference Room


"The New Black" documents the story of African-Americans grappling with the LGBT issue through the lens of the recent marriage equality movements and the fight over civil rights. Activists, families and clergy examines the issue in the black community's institutional pillar-the black church. View the Facebook Event here


For more information, contact Maribel Gomez at

rainbow@ucsd.eduVisit Website for More Events

Black Resource Center Events
#DoItForTheJob Professionalism and Transition to the Workplace: Interpersonal Communication Skills
Wednesday | April 16 | 12-1:30PM 
Interpersonal communication is an art. Some people are naturally good at it, and they can't really tell you why. They are just great communicators. Interpersonal communication is truly an art, but also a science.  In this interpersonal communication workshop, we will teach the art and science of effective communication based on specific situation.  For more info view the flyer here

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

The Raza Resource Centro is looking for its next Coordinator who will work directly with the San Diego community on event development, campus visits and outreach activities. Applicant must communicate effectively in Spanish and English for community outreach, workshop facilitation and more. For more info view the job posting here



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
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 
Black Girl Genius as Better Than Status Quo
Thursday | April 24 | 3-5PM
SSB 107
Brown-Bag Lunch Discussion with Dr. Ruth Nicole Brown
Friday | April 25 | 12-1PM
Black Resource Center Conference Room
Dr. Ruth Nicole Brown, Assistant Professor in Gender & Women's Studies & Education Policy, Organization, & Leadership Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and Author of Hear Our Truths: The Creative Potential of Black Girlhood will speak about Black Girl Genius as Something Better Than Status Quo. 
For more info view the flyer here or contact cgs@ucsd.edu 
2014 Nicholas Papadopoulos Endowed Lecture in Gay & Lesbian Studies
Tuesday | April 29 | 6-9PM 
Calit2 Auditorium in Atkinson Hall

Critical Gender Studies presents South African visual activist, Zanele Muholi. This event includes a three part lecture series exploring the visual culture of black LGBTI youth from various South African townships. The visual activism approach will be used to understand realities of black queers born at the end of apartheid in SA focusing mainly on visual expression of the black Queer Born Frees. 

For more info view the flyer here or contact cgs@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 

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!

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  


Seeing U in GradUate School 

Apr 15 | 6-8PM at Thurgood Marshall Room, PC West 2nd Floor. Come find out more about Graduate and Professional School with the Career Services Center. In addition, meet real-life Grad School student in the San Diego area. Free refreshments and a catered dinner are included! For more info contact harrisonkamiya@gmail.com or view the flyer 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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