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UC San Diego Cross-Cultural Center - Week 5, April 2014

Phone: 858.534.9689
Website: ccc.ucsd.edu
Located on the 2nd Floor of Price Center East
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Did You Know?
Did you know that the Cross-Cultural Center in addition to offering social justice programs also provides wellness programs to help you balance the many areas of your everyday lives?  We know that you all are busy with work, school, life at home, etc.  Sometimes it's easy for us to forget to practice self-care when we get caught up in our daily routines.  Through our Breather Series we offer a way for you to take a step out of your busy schedule for an hour or two to un-wind and de-stress.  This quarter our programs are being co-sponsored with the Counseling and Psychological Services, the California Mental Health Services Authority, and the Prop 63 Mental Health Services Act.  We hope that you can join us! View more photos on our Tumblr here!

Breather Series: Color the Groove

Wednesday | April 30 | 5-7PM

Breather Series: Intro to 1950s Jitterbug Swing Dancing

Wednesday | May 7 | 5-7PM

Breather Series: Yoga

Thursday | May 29 | 12-1PM

Breather: Arts & Crafts 

Thursday | June 5 | 12-3

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.


Breather Series: 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
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
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! 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
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
A Conversation with Janet Mock
Thursday | May 1 | 7PM
Price Center Theater
Janet Mock is a writer, an advocate and the New York Times bestselling author.  After publicly proclaiming her identity as a trans woman in a 2011 profile in Marie Claire magazine, Janet focused her efforts on speaking about the struggles, triumphs and portrayals of girls and women like herself. In 2012, she launched #GirlsLikeUs, a movement that encourages trans women to live visibly. She currently writes and speaks about her experience of living at the intersections of identities.

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
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
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
Career Paths of Queer Black Women: Featuring KishaLynn Elliott, Educator and Life Coach
Monday | May 5 | 6PM | LGBT Resource Center
The Wonder Woman Myth: Balancing School, Work, and Life Decisions
Thursday | May 8 | 12-1:30PM | Women's Center
Career Paths of Queer Black Women: Featuring Dr. Alina R. Payne, Business and Personal Consultant
Monday | May 12 | 6PM | LGBT Resource Center
#DoItForTheJob Professionalism and Transition to the Workplace: Professional Communication
Wednesday | May 14 | 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
Real World Career Series: Careers in Violence Prevention & Intervention
Panel | Wednesday | April 30 | 12-1PM
Networking Reception | 1-1:30PM
Women's Center

Perspectives from a researcher, a police detective, an attorney, a counselor, a forensic nurse and an educator. Co-sponsored by Sexual Assault and Violence prevention Resource Center (SARC).






For more information contact 858.822.0074 or e-mail women@ucsd.edu | Visit Website for More Events
LGBT Resource Center Events
A Conversation with Janet Mock 
Thursday | May 1 | 7PM
Doors Open at 6PM
Price Center Theater


Janet Mock is a writer, an advocate and the New York Times bestselling author.  After publicly proclaiming her identity as a trans woman in a 2011 profile in Marie Claire magazine, Janet focused her efforts on speaking about the struggles, triumphs and portrayals of girls and women like herself. In 2012, she launched #GirlsLikeUs, a movement that encourages trans women to live visibly. She currently writes and speaks about her experience of living at the intersections of identities.


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 
BRC Conference Room
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
The RRC is Now Open!
Located on the east end of the Student Services Center
Monday - Friday 8AM-4pm





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
ETHN 20: Intro to Asian American Studies
Instructor: Professor Amanda Solomon Amorao
Offered Fall 2014: MWF 10-10:50AM
Center 109
This class will explore the major historical events, social movements and cultural productions of Asian American communities since their arrival in the US to the contemporary moment. We'll investigate how the group labeled Asian American has negotiated a space within American society and culture and what it means to be Asian American today. For more info view the flyer here
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.
Reception & Conversation with Harold K. Brown
Wednesday | April 30 | 2-3:30PM 
Black Resource Center
Harold K. Brown is a prominent civil rights and community and economic development leader in San Diego. Learn more about he Civil Rights Movement in San Diego and challenges we still face today in our community. Light refreshments will be provided.
For more info contact t1franklin@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 


Mississippi Freedom Summer 50th Anniversary

Submit ad by Wed | Apr 30. Conference occurs June 25-29 at Tougaloo College. The summer of 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the historic 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer. Celebrate this milestone with other former summer volunteers, staff and local activists.  For more info and to register, 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


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

TFI Presents: LGBT Rights in the Middle East

Fri | May 2 | 8PM at the International Center. Tritons for Israel and Hillel Presents: LGBT Rights in the Middle East and Israel Shabbat! Guest speaker- Hen Mezzig- Life as a gay army officer in Israel- free dinner! For more info, contact Joseph Ostunio at JOstunio@ucsd.edu or call 714.914.3962.  Visit the Facebook Event Page here




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

Q Promo Presents: Locating Power & Empowerment in Hip-Hop: Workshop

Sat | May 3 | 7PM. UCSD's Q Promo presents a night of learning and building together about gender politics, in addition to the empowerment of women in hip hop. The workshop will be hosted by Miki Vale and Professor Jilian Hernandez Bernal of the UCSD Ethnic Studies Department. For more info view the Facebook Event 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



Black Women's Collective: 3rd Meeting

Tues | May 6 | 5:30PM. Join us for an informal conversation about our experiences as Black women and connect with other Black women on campus. Free food will be provided. For more info, contact Aisha Ali at aaa002@ucsd.edu

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

Academic Abolitionism

Sat | May 17 | 3-6:15PM at the Cross-Cultural Center Comunidad Room. Native/Women of color Feminist/Queer of Color Learning and Living Beyond the (Re)Production of Death, a symposium in memory of Rosemary Marangoly George. For more info view the Facebook Event page here 


Internship Opportunities for Academic Credit

Sat | June 7 | 1:50PM at Literature Building, Room 210The Academic Internship Program (AIP) is accepting Summer 2014 applications! Through AIP, participate in an internship to gain hands-on, relevant experience and engage in research under the guidance of UCSD faculty. For more info view the website here

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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