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UC San Diego Cross-Cultural Center - Week 9, May 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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Dr. Dina Maramba graduated UCSD in 1992 with a BA in Urban Studies & Planning. She received her MS in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Colorado State University and her PhD in Higher Education at Claremont Graduate University. She was the Director of the Student Support Services Program of OASIS before moving to New York to teach at State University of New York at Binghamton where she is a professor in Student Affairs Administration.


Dr. Rick Bonus received his PhD in Communication from UCSD in 1999. He received his BA in Communication from the University of the Philippines at Diliman. He currently is a professor in American Ethnic Studies and Communication at the University of Washington at Seattle.


Where will they be tomorrow, Wednesday 05/28? HERE AT THE CCC! Come to their book launch at 1130am! View more info under Upcoming Highlights!


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Cross-Cultural Center 20th Anniversary Anthology: 

Call For Submissions 

Submissions due Friday | May 30


Wanna get published in the CCC Anthology! COMMUNITY! Less than 300 words due next Friday, May 30th! It is a proposal, not the real thing yet! Once confirmed, you will have the summer to write your article(s)! Submit by next Friday! Submit to the link here.


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.

The "Other" Students: Filipino Americans, Education and Power 
Wednesday | May 28 | 11:30AM-1PM 
Cross-Cultural Center

Come listen to Dr. Dina C. Maramba from State University of New York, Binghamton: Student Affairs Administration, and Dr. Rick Bonus from the University of Washington: American Ethnic Studies and Communications, both who are editors for The "Other" Students: Filipino Americans, Education and Power. Co-sponsored by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and The Pan Asian Staff Association.

For more info view the flyer here or contact Nancy Magpusao at nmagpusao@ucsd.edu 
Breather Series: Yoga
Thursday | May 29 | 12-1PM
Cross-Cultural Center Comunidad

Breathe with us as we stretch, strengthen, move, and simply let go at the CCC. Bring your own yoga mat if you have one. Limited yoga mats provided. Free healthy snacks!

For more info view the view the flyer here or contact Violeta Gonzales at vigonzales@ucsd.edu 
Graduating Senior Send-Off
Thursday | May 29 | 5-7:30PM
Cross-Cultural Center Comunidad
We would like to honor graduating seniors for their hard work and commitment in helping their community. Please come for a dinner, toast, recognition, post-graduation resources, gifts, and special guests. This event is for June-December 2014 graduating seniors only, as well as faculty and staff who would like to provide words of wisdom, offer support, and/or congratulate our UCSD graduates. There will be an open mic at the end for all participants, followed by a personalized good-bye artistic activity for graduating seniors. 
For more info contact Violeta Gonzales at violetag@ucsd.edu.
Breather Series: Arts & Crafts
Thursday | June 5 | 12PM
Cross-Cultural Center ArtSpace

Come to de-stress or take a break from work or school. Take home what you create, whether it is a picture frame, wooden box, canvas, etc. All supplies are provided! All are welcome!

For more information view the flyer here or contact Violeta Gonzales at vigonzales@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
24 Hour Stress Less Study Jam
Sunday | June 8 - Thursday | June 12
Campus Community Centers, OASIS & SPACES
Need a place to study for finals? Each day of finals week until Thursday, June 12, one of the Campus Community Centers and SPACES will be open...for 24 hours! We'll have study spaces, games, fun, and ridiculous amounts of coffee.
Schedule is as follows:
OASIS - Open late during finals, hours posted at OASIS
LGBT Resource Center - Sun | Jun. 8 - Mon | Jun. 9
Cross-Cultural Center - Mon | Jun 9 - Tues | Jun 10
Women's Center - Tues | Jun 10 - Wed | Jun 11
SPACES - Wed | Jun 11 - Thur | Jun 12
8th Annual Asian & Pacific islander American Heritage Celebration: Re-Imagining the Slant: Storytelling, Culture, and Identity 
Dialogue on Asian Parenting and Asian American Children with Windi Sasaki
Tuesday | May 27 | 6-8PM | Cross-Cultural Center
The "Other" Students: Filipino Americans, Education, And Power
Wednesday | May 28 | 11:30AM-1PM | Cross-Cultural Center
"For the Yoga" Workshop w/ Mindy Tran
Thursday | May 29 | 12-1PM | Cross-Cultural Center
"Polynesian Panthers" Film Screening
Monday | June 2 | 4-5PM | Cross-Cultural Center
View the APIAHC Events Calendar here for more information!
Mental Health Awareness Month
The "Other" Students: Filipino Americans, Education, and Power
Wednesday | May 28 | 11:30AM-1PM | Cross-Cultural Center
Mental Health Fair with Active Minds @ UCSD
Wednesday | May 28 | 9AM-3PM | Library Walk
"Stress Less": Relaxation Workshop
Thursday | May 29 | 4:30-5:30PM | Veterans Resource Center
View the Mind Your Health Events Calendar here for more information!
  UCSD Women's Center     
Women's Center Events
Program Assistant Job Opening
The Women's Center is located above Hi-Thai

The Program Assistant is the primary source of office and administrative support for the Women's Center and serves as the front line customer service representative in a fast-paced, high-volume Campus Community Center. For more information visit the website here or view contact info below.







For more information contact 858.822.0074 or e-mail women@ucsd.edu | Visit Website for More Events
LGBT Resource Center Events
Rainbow Graduation & Induction into the LGBT Alumni Ceremony
Saturday | June 7 | 4PM
Ida & Cecil Green Faculty Club


Please join the UC San Diego LGBT community as we come together to honor the students who are graduating, our volunteers, our scholarship recipients and all who have impacted our community over the last year. The event serves as the formal induction of the graduates into the family of the UC San Diego LGBT Alumni. Although many people do get dressed up for the event, it tends to be a queer little get together, with all the trappings of our community, so be yourself. We conclude our ceremony with a scrumptious spread of good food.

Graduating and want to participate? Register here!
Want to help and volunteer? Click here!


For more information, contact Chris Datiles at

rainbow@ucsd.edu | Visit Website for More Events 

Black Resource Center Events
Black Grad Class of 2014
Friday | June 13 | 6-9PM
UCSD Student Services Center, Multipurpose Room

Hats off to the Black Grads! Please join us in celebrating the graduation of the Class of 2014. Black Graduation is open to the public, but we would greatly appreciate your reservation to make the proper accommodations! Seating and food available on first come, first served basis! RSVP at the website here
For more info contact 858.534.0471
Raza Resource Centro Events
Test Anxiety and Stress Reduction Strategies Workshop
Thursday | May 29 | 11:20AM-12:30PM
Located on the east end of the Student Services Center

Join us during your lunch hour for this interactive workshop and learn strategies to reduce negative effects of stress as you face the end of the quarter. Lunch will be provided for those who RSVP at the email below!



For more information, contact the RRC at

raza@ucsd.edu | Visit the Facebook Page

View a full calendar of RRC events here! 

PHIL 169: Feminism and Philosophy
Mondays & Wednesdays | 2-4:50PM
Summer Session I
Instructor: Amy Berg

In this course, we will discuss why feminism has mattered to philosophers and how to apply philosophy to issues women (and men) face in everyday life. We will study the history of feminist philosophy, feminism's contributions to philosophy, different kinds of feminist philosophy, and new directions for feminist philosophy, including issues of class, race, and the environment. Everyone is welcome! No previous work in philosophy or academic feminism is required, and there are no prerequisites for this course.

For more info contact Amy Berg at aeberg@ucsd.edu or visit the website here

CGS 105: Queer Theory
Queer Theory/Queer Cinema

Mondays & Wednesdays | 2-4:50PM
Summer Session II
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!

Racialized Hauntings, Ghosted Embodiments
Mondays & Wednesdays | 2-4:50PM
Summer Session II
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 the empirical, juridical, and rational modes of knowing and embodying - as well as unknowing and disembodying - the enduring violence of slavery, genocide, imperialist war, and primitive accumulation. Click here for more info!

ETHN 118: Contemporary Immigration Issues
Mondays & Wendesdays | 11AM-1:50PM
Summer Session II
Instructor: Kyung Hee Ha

This course will examine diverse issues around (im)migration -the movement and circulation of bodies, cultures, and knowledges -in the era of globalization.

For more info view the flyer here or contact khha@ucsd.edu 
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
International Summit Spring 2014
Friday | May 30 | 12-1PM
Oceanids Pavilion
May 30 | Graduate Student Career Plans
For more info view the flyer here or contact Rina Schul, Ph.D. at rschul@ucsd.edu

Internship Opportunities for Academic Credit

Literature Building, Room 210The Academic Internship Program (AIP) is accepting Summer 2014 applications! For more info view the website here 

Pride Center Coordinator Job Opening

The Coordinator of the Pride Center at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona implements year-round programs, addresses the needs of the LGBTQA community and much more. For more info and to apply, visit the website here 

SDSU Student Can't Graduate Needs Heart Transplant

Xavier Osayande's brother is waiting for his second heart transplant. #FightForF. For more info contact Osayende at 619.850.1755 or visit the website here


Sign Up for Career Connection Workshops

Next workshop will be Wed | May 28 | 12:00-1:30PM at the Student Center, Huerta-Vera Cruz Room on ASSESSING YOUR TRANSFERABLE SKILLS with Facilitator, Lizet Campos. For info on more workshops and signing up view the flyer here

2nd Annual Graduate School Tour 

Fri | May 30 | 8AM at USC & UCLA. Campus tours, academic workshops, panels with graduate students and faculty, and more! Track of Law School, Public Health, and Public Policy! Transportation and food will be provided by UCSD SPACES. Apply at the website here 

International Documentary Film Series

Mondays | June 2 & 9 | 7PM at La Jolla Village Landmark Cinema. A film series hosted by the International Rescue Committee in San Diego. For more info and ticket prices visit the website here 




Elective Affinities: MFA Graduate Visual Arts Exhibition 2014 

Opening Reception May 29 | 5:30-8:30PM at the University Art Gallery.  Open until June 27. The University Art Gallery presents an exhibition featuring sixteen students graduation from the Visual Arts MFA program at UCSD, including a diverse array of artwork. For more info visit the website here 


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