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UC San Diego Cross-Cultural Center - Week 3, 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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Where Are They Now?
Jennifer Dabu, known as Jen or Dabu to her friends, graduated from UCSD in 2001 with a major in Electrical Engineering. She was a team member of the first Diversity Peer Educator cohort at the Cross-Cultural Center in 2000-2001. In addition to her participation as a Contemporary Issues Discussion Facilitator for OASIS in Summer 2001, Jennifer was highly active with APSA, Asian & Pacific-Islander Student Alliance and soon returned to the Cross-Cultural Center as the Facility Manager and Administrative Assistant from 2002-2004. 

Following her exit from UCSD, Jennifer Dabu pursued her passion and went on to receive her Master Degree at Emperor's College of Traditional Oriental Medicine Since then, Jennifer applied her hands-on studies sailing and seeing the the world as an Acupuncturist aboard major cruise ships for five years beginning in 2008. Last year, Jennifer opened her own private acupuncture practice in the Lemon Grove, San Diego area.
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.
Thursday | April 17 | 3:30 - 5 pm | Location: Raza Resource Centro
Thursday | April 24 | 4 - 5:30 pm | Location: Women's Resource Center
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 

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
Color the Groove
Wednesday | April 30 | 5-7PM
Cross-Cultural Center Art Space

Come join us at the CCC to get creative on recycled vinyl records! Take home your record and add some art to your wall! View the flyer here  








For more info view the Facebook Event or contact German Octaviano at goctavia@ucsd.edu

Dr. Kevin Nadal
Thursday | April 24 | 11:30AM-1PM
Huerta-Vera Cruz Room

Dr. Kevin Leo Yabut Nadal is an award-winning professor, psychologist, performer, activist, and author, who received his doctorate in counseling psychology from Columbia University in New York City. He is one of the leading researchers in understanding the impacts of micro aggressions, or subtle forms of discrimination, on the mental and physical health of people of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, and other marginalized groups.

For more info contact Nancy from the CCC at nmagpusao@ucsd.edu or Chris from the LGBT RC at rainbow@ucsd.edu
Breather Series: Intro to 1950s Jitterbug Swing Dancing
Wednesday | May 7 | 6-7PM
Cross-Cultural Center Art Space

Take a flashback to the 50s and join us for an intro to Jitterbug swing lesson! It's a fun and energetic partner dance. No partner required to participate. We will rotate partners to help you learn faster and meet new people. This lesson will be taught by Violeta Gonzales and Brandon Frost from the San Diego swing dance community.

For more information, contact Violeta Gonzales at violetag@ucsd.edu 
Delano Manongs Film and Talk
Friday | May 2 | 11:30AM-1PM
UCSD Forum

Delano Manongs: Forgotten Heroes of the United Farm Workers. Film Screening and Presentation with Marissa Aroy and Gerardo Arellano.

Coalition and Contention: Manongs and Compadres

For more info contact Nancy Magpusao at nmagpusao@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

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

Career Paths of Queer Black Women: Featuring Fofie Amina Bashir, Nonprofit Management 
Thursday | April 24 | 5:30PM
LGBT Resource 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
Social Justice Comic Con
Wednesday | April 16 | 12-2:30PM
Women's Center
Do you enjoy pop-culture / games / series / TV shows / movies / fantasy? Do you also feel that these mediums sometimes further sexist, racist, heterosexist, ablest or other oppressions? Come out to the first ever social justice comic con, like the real San Diego event we will be celebrating all things geeky! We will also be examining the way we can enjoy fantasy series while also critiquing their depictions of social identities. There will be food, dialogue, prizes, and of course COSPLAY!

For more information contact 858.822.0074 or e-mail women@ucsd.edu | Visit Website for More Events
LGBT Resource Center Events
Out and Proud Week 2014
Monday | April 21 to Friday | April 25


Out and Proud Week presents the largest opportunity for community visibility on the UC San Diego campus. It is a week-long group celebration and private reflection on the achievements of LGBT-identified students, staff, and faculty and our allies. It is also a time for public awareness and discussion of current LGBT issues on the state and national levels.




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

CGS 105: Queer Theory
Queer Theory/Queer Cinema

Mondays & Wednesdays | Summer Session 2
Instructor: Ashvin R. Kini


This course will offer an introduction to some of the key debates and questions in the study of lesbian, gay, trans, and queer sexualities. We will approach the field of queer studies by viewing a handful of iconic queer films of the past few decades: Isaac Julien's Looking For Langston; Dee Rees' Pariah; Jennie Livingston's Paris is Burning; and Wong Kar-Wai's Happy Together. These films will allow us an opportunity to engage a range of issues addressed in the various critical essays we will read by queer studies scholars and activists including the history of sexuality; family, kinship, and marriage; representation and performance; queer subcultures; and migration and globalization. Throughout our study, we will consider how gender and sexuality intersect with formations  of race, class, citizenship, and culture. Click here for more info!

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
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.

Grads & Romance 
Wednesday | April 23 | 3-4:30PM
LGBT Resource Center, Conference Room

We will talk about the challenges graduate school presents for maintaining healthy romantic relationships. This is sure to be a discussion in which people of all relationship statuses can participate. Feel free to share your success and challenges with peer graduate students and CAPS representatives. Please join in the conversation (refreshments will be served). I hope to see you all there!

For more info contact Jahmese Fort at climate-intern@ucsd.edu 
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!

Assistant Director of Diversity Affairs/Coordinator of GLBTQ Services Job Opening 

The Assistant Director, Office of Diversity Affairs and Coordinator of GLBTQ Services at Miami University will support students who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning or allies. Masters in Education, Higher Education Administration, Student Affairs Counseling or related field.  For more info view the website here

Assistant/Associate Director Job Opening at Days-Massolo Center (Multicultural Center)

Applications due Tues | Apr 15. Hamilton is one of the nation's top liberal arts colleges. It is independent, highly selective, coeducational and residential. Originally founded in 1793 as the Hamilton-Oneida Academy, Hamilton is today composed of 1,812 diverse and talented students from nearly all of the 50 states and approximately 40 countries. For more info view the website here

Summer Session II Course: Revolutionary Constellations 

M/W | 11AM-1:50PM at Warren Lecture Hall 2112.
LTCS 102 explores radical cinema and spatial interventions that allow us to see beyond the moment of failed revolution or revolt. Students will have a chance to work on creative projects that bridge theory and praxis. Majors and Non-majors welcome! For more info visit the website here or contact Niall Twohig at NTwohig@ucsd.edu 



Food Week

Apr 15-17 at various locations.

Join the Student Sustainability Collective for a three day event series examining the social and environmental conditions under which our food is produced, distributed, sold and consumed. We will consider the regional, national and global linkages in our food system, and how the food system affects our health, our environment and our communities. For more info visit the Facebook Event page 

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

LGBT 12-Step Meeting 

Tues | Apr 22 at the LGBT Resource Center Heritage Room, organized by CAPS. The LGBT 12-Step Recovery Meeting is open only to those who participate in any of the 12-step programs or are questioning whether or not they have an addiction problem. If you are concerned with your anonymity and would like to speak to someone one on one to ask questions about recovery please contact Christina Carter at cacarter@ucsd.edu  

Diversity in Medicine Lecture Series 2014

Thur | Apr 24 | 6-7PM Lecture at MET 141 and 7-8PM Networking Dinner at MET 143-145. Join us for an evening with Dr. Jabbar Bennett, Associate Dean for the Graduate School, and for the Division of Biology and Medicine at Brown University. Dr. Bennett will discuss his path to bio-medical sciences and share his expertise in the development of pipeline programs. For more info view the flyer 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

31 days of Mental Health Wellness 

For Mental Health Awareness month (May), Counseling and Psychological Services is taking photos of staff, faculty and students involved with MMHA and asking "What is one thing you do to promote their mental health?" It could be anything like exercise, writing in a journal, eating healthy, talking with friends, etc. For more info contact Koko Nishi at 858.534.7403


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