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UC San Diego Cross-Cultural Center - Week 4, 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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Did You Know?
Did you know that the photo tree in the CCC lobby is an art installation that was created by current Ethnic Studies graduate student Mirna Carillo? She made the beautiful art piece for the 2010 All People's Celebration and it depicts photographs of the 2010 Compton Cookout and other CCC events and programs. Come check it out for yourself and be sure to mark your calendar for this year's All People's Celebration happening Thursday, May 22 from 5-7pm. Remember to nominate someone in the community who has contributed their time and efforts to advance cross-cultural dialogue and building community. Join us to celebrate 19 years in the making! Submit nominations by 4pm on 5/15 tinyurl.com/cccallpeoplesnomination2014.
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 24 | 4 - 5:30 PM | Location: Women's Resource Center
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


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


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
8th Annual Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Celebration Kick-Off 2014
Kick-Off Lunch | Thursday | May 1 | 11:30AM-1PM
Great Hall

Celebrate APIA Heritage Month with a kick-off lunch! Tickets available Monday, April 21. For ticket prices and where to purchase them, view the flyer here 
For more info contact Joseph Ramirez at jarramirez@ucsd.edu or Nancy Magpusao at
Inside the Interview: Perspectives from Employers
Tuesday | April 30 | 3-5PM
Cross-Cultural Center

Obtain insight and tips about the job interview process from a panel of employers. From knowing how to effectively prepare for the interview to what you should wear, get familiar with the interview process from the interviewer's point of view!

For more info view the flyer here
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
Exploring Life Post College: A Talk with Latina Professionals
Thursday | May 1 | 5-7PM
Cross-Cultural Center Comunidad
Come connect, build community, and network with Latinas in established professional careers. Hear panelists share their stories and knowledge of their post-college experience as well as tips on how one can navigate the professional world as a Latina. Light refreshments will be served.
Co-sponsored by the UCSD Cesar Chavez Committee and the UCSD Chicano/a Alumni Council.
For more info view the flyer here
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. View the flyer here
For more information, contact Violeta Gonzales at 
Poets in Justice
Thursday | May 8 | 6:30-8:30PM
Cross-Cultural Center Comunidad
Jagged edges, beautiful souls, stories untold. Storytelling is powerful for oneself and others, yet many stories go untold. Join the CCC for a night of students speaking truth to empower. For more info view the flyer here
Got a story? Contact Annie at avasisht@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
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
#DoItForTheJob Professionalism and Transition to the Workplace: "ISMs" in the Workplace
Tuesday | April 29 | 3-4:30PM | Cross-Cultural Center
Careers in Violence Prevention and Intervention
Wednesday | April 30 | 12-1PM | Huerta-Vera Cruz Room (Panel)
1-1:30PM | Women's Center (Reception)
Inside the Interview: Perspectives from Employers
Wednesday | April 30 | 3-5PM | 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
Feminism and the Quiet Revolution
Event occurs Friday | April 25 | 12PM
Submissions due Friday | April 25
Women's Center

Are you quiet? Do you prefer to be alone to recharge? Have you ever compared yourself to your more gregarious and extroverted friends and peers? Have you ever felt misunderstood in your introversion? Join us as we challenge the stereotypes about introversion and explore feminism and leadership through the lens of quiet power. Introverts and Extroverts welcome! Free food, art, and more!


For more info and to submit, email Dana Tumbaga at dtumbaga@ucsd.edu  


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
Multiple Locations



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. Click here for a full list of events






For more information, contact Maribel Gomez at

rainbow@ucsd.eduVisit Website for More Events 

Black Resource Center Events
Midterm Movie Marathon
Thursday | May 1 | 9AM-4PM 
Come to the Black Resource Center and kick-back, wind-down, de-stress and have a laugh during midterms. We will be showing black stand-up comedian acts all day in the BRC conference room. Refreshments will be provided. View the flyer here
For more info contact 858.534.0471
Raza Resource Centro Events
Gutting the Book Workshop Series
Monday | April 28 | 1-2PM
Wednesday | April 30 | 4-5PM
Located on the east end of the Student Services Center
Are you struggling to read all assigned articles and books for your courses? Do you want to read faster, more effective, and place scholars in conversation with each other? The RRC invites you to attend to our Gutting the Book workshop series by Dr. Arellano. For more info, view the flyer here 


For more information, contact the RRC at raza@ucsd.edu | Visit the Facebook Page


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
All Aboard the SPACES Programming Train
Monday | April 28 | 7-8PM
Bear Room
Thursday | May 15 | 7-8PM
Marshall Room
This is a great opportunity for incoming board members and future program coordinators of your orgs to become more familiar with how to program for next year! Parfait Bar will be provided as well! Let Shelley or Harrison know ASAP if you or your boards will be attending any of these sessions. Remembers this workshop was created based on feedback we received from BOD at the beginning of the year." For more info visit the website here
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 


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

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 


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




Sat | May 3 | 10AM-10PM at Town Square.  "Flags of the Nations." Come and experience Native American arts and crafts, food, dancing and singing. Open to the public. For more info view the flyer here

Art Counts

Mon | May 5 | 6-9PM at PC Plaza. A night of great vibes and great performances! Come out to watch fellow UCSD students perform their hidden talent! For more info contact Whitney Zhu at whitzhu@gmail.com


Volunteers needed for Mi Arte, Mi Voz

Sat | May 10 | 8AM-3PM. Volunteers are needed to help make our conference a success! For more info contact Sandra at stelles@ucsd.edu or call 858.534.5271


Triton 5K

June 7 | 9AM at the Spanos Track and Field Stadium. Run or walk the Triton 5K race featuring a 3.1 mile scenic course through UC San Diego, past the King Triton statue, the iconic Geisel Library and several renowned public artworks fromt eh Stuart Collection.  Established in 1996, the race has raised more than $3.5 million benefiting more than 1000 UC San Diego students. For more info visit the website here



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