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UC San Diego Cross-Cultural Center - Week 1, October 2014

Phone: 858.534.9689
Website: ccc.ucsd.edu
Located on the 2nd Floor of Price Center East
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Welcome Our Newest Staff Member -  
Jamez Ahmad

We wanted to take a few moments to officially welcome Jamez Ahmad as a new member of the CCC family.  Jamez joined us July 8 as the new Operations and Marketing Coordinator for the Center.  Jamez completed their master's degree at the University of Southern California in the field of Critical Studies at the School of Cinematic Arts. Jamez is also an alumnus of UCSD's Muir College, graduating in 2011 with a Bachelor's degree in History (East Asian History concentration) and a minor in Film Studies. Jamez interned as an undergraduate student at the LGBT Resource Center serving as the Trent Lawley Volunteer Intern and the as the Rainbow Newsletter Intern. Jamez' interests focus on international LGBT representation and accessibility of these resources to global LGBT communities. Jamez is also from San Diego County. Be sure to stop on by and say hi to Jamez! 


Block Party Prize Winners

Congratulations to our Block Party Prize winners!
 Kimberly, Monica, Nikaria,Saniya, and Victoria

(names in alphabetical order)

Thanks to countless donations from many of the wonderful businesses on campus, the Cross-Cultural Center was able to provide a plethora of prizes to new students last week. Our grand prizes were donated by Chase Bank, USe Credit Union, and Salon 101.

Over 300 people participated and attended the event, it was a great kick off to a new year!


Faculty in Residence 2014-2015 - Dr. Espiritu

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Yen Le Espiritu as this academic year's Faculty in Residence. Dr. Espiritu is a professor in the department of Ethnic Studies and an alumna of UC San Diego. Her previous book is the award-winning Home Bound: Filipino American Lives across Cultures, Communities, and Countries.

We are excited to host her new book launch Body Counts: The Vietnam War and Militarized Refuge(es).
Public Lecture with Paul Matsuda: The Many Faces of English: Negotiating Language Through Writing
Thursday,  October 9th | 6pm | Cross-Cultural Center Comunidad Room 

UC Writing Conference 2014: "Global Students Local Contexts"

Paul Kei Matsuda is Professor of English and Director of Second Language Writing at Arizona State University. He has published widely on second language writing in various journals and edited collections in applied linguistics, rhetoric and composition as well as TESOL, and has received a number of prestigious awards for his publications.
Gender, War, & Accountability: Palestinian Resistance and Feminist Solidarity
Thursday, October 16, 2014 
11:30 AM - 01:00 PM Reception to Follow
Cross-Cultural Center Comunidad room 


This discussion will cover a range of topics including distorted media coverage between Palestine and Israel, racist and gendered images used to justify violence, and the impact on Palestinian and Israeli women.  


part of the Cross-Cultural Center's Author in Residence Program  



Book Launch & Lecture with Dr. Yen Le Espiritu 

Wednesday November 5, 2014 | 12:00 PM
Cross-Cultural Center Comunidad room

This Book examines how the Vietnamese War has continued to serve as a stage for the shoring up of American imperialist adventure and for the (re) production of American and Vietnamese American identities.

part of the Cross-Cultural Center's Faculty in Residence Program


Student Leadership Summit
October 18, 2014 | 9:00AM-4:00PM
Price Center Forum 4th Floor

Attend workshops with intersectional dialogue
Hone leadership skills
Cultivate community consciousness
Meet Ups: Career Conversation 
Wednesdays | 1-2pm
Cross-Cultural Center | Oct 22 & 29 Nov 12 &19 Dec 3
Roxanne Farkas

Also available at:
Black Resource Center | Oct 6 & 13 & 20 Nov 3 & 10 & 17
Dec 1 from 1-2pm
Student Veterans Resource Center | Oct 6 & 13 & 20
Nov 3 & 10 & 17 Dec 1 from 2:30-3:30pm

An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States book launch
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 | 3:30PM-5:00PM

Join Dr. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz for the launch of her new book.
Light refreshments will be provided.

part of the Cross-Cultural Center's Author in Residence Program
Symposium on the Mexican Diaspora in San Diego
Monday,  October 13th  - Symposium starts at 12:30pm
Malamud Room at the Weaver Center, Institute of the Americas
UC San Diego
Please RSVP here through Eventbrite

Students of Color Conference
November 7-9 | UC Merced

The A.S. Office of External Affairs and SPACES (Student Promoted Access Center for Education and Service) are now accepting applications for UCSD students to attend the UC Student Association's 26th Annual Students of Color Conference (SOCC). Applications to be a part of the UCSD delegation to SOCC are due October 17th by 11:59pm.

Apply Now

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
  UCSD Women's Center     
Women's Center Events
Love Your Body Day 

Wednesday l October 22 l
Women's Center (Above Hi-Thai and near the Main Gym)


For more information contact 858.822.0074 or email
LGBT Center Events
We Cannot Live Without Our Lives: A conversation on Anti-blackness, Trans Resistance and Prison Abolition


Tuesday November 4th | 7pm-9pm | UC San Diego  
Student Services Center Multipurpose Room 
Reception immediately before at 6pm


For more information, contact the LGBT RC at

rainbow@ucsd.edu | Visit Website for More Events 

Black Resource Center Events

Homecoming & Tailgate Party!

October 10 | Tailgate 4:00-6:00PM | BRC

Homecoming 7:00pm | RIMAC

Join BRC for pre-game food and fun.
For more info contact 858.534.0471
Raza Resource Centro Events

Friday Get-Together
Friday October 10,2014 | 11:30PM-1:00PM 
Raza Resource Centro

 Join RRC for boardgames and snacks. 


For more information, contact the RRC at

raza@ucsd.edu | Visit the Facebook Page

View a full calendar of RRC events here! 

Weekly General Body Meetings at the CCC *(Meeting times subject to last minute changes)
For any questions regarding student organization meeting times, please directly contact the organizations' board members
Mondays: MEChA 5-6:30PM & Black Student Union 6:30-8PM
Tuesdays: Asian Pacific Student Alliance 6-7:30PM (odd weeks) & IV La Fe and BCM 7-9pm
Wednesdays: Kaibigang Pilipin@ 6:30-8:30PM (even weeks)
Thursdays: African Student Association 6-8pm & Muslim Student Association 6-8pm (beginning week 3)
HIEA 153- Social & Cultural History of Twentieth-Century Korea: Domination & Defiance through Text & Film 
Tuesdays and Thursdays | 9:30-10:50 AM | Cognitive Science Building (CSB) 4
Fall 2014  | Instructor: Todd A. Henry, PhD

This course explores the cultural and social structures that dominated twentieth-century Korea: imperialism, ethnonationalism, heteropatriarchy, capitalism, socialism, and militarism. It also uses individual and collective engagements with these hegemonic structures to demonstrate contentious interactions between individuals and society.  

SHS Health Education Department is now Health Promotion Services

click the image for more info on health fee waivers, flu shots, and more!
Center for Ethics & Spirituality Open House
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM


University Center 201

 UC Berkeley 
UC Los Angeles  
UC San Diego  

34th Public Policy & International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institute

The application deadline is *November 1, 2014*.   For the application materials and to apply,visit: 




UCLA Law Fellows Program

The application deadline is October 20, 2014. the application is at the bottom of the web page linked below.


McNair Program Call for Applications 

 The application deadline is October 24. For more information visit the link below.


McNair Scholarship  

UC San Diego Price Center East 
UC San Diego  

PPIA Scholarship Info Webinar

Friday October 10, 2014 |11AM-12PM


JSI Informational Webinar this friday! Register below:




One Button Studio  

One Button is a simplified video recording studio UC San Diego students can use to rehearse oral presentations and develop high-quality video projects. Make a reservation, bring a flash drive, and use the studio!! Visit http://onebutton.ucsd.edu for more information!
Open House 10/10 First 100 students will receive flash drives! 
Caregives and Eldercare Support Group meeting  

 Thursday October 23,2014 | 12:00PM-1:00PM

Women's Center

Caregiving and eldercare responsibilities often come up unexpectedly and can lead to difficulty balancing family and work.  Decisions of caretaking are numerous and never easy to make.

 For caregiving and eldercare resources to help you manage, please visit:     

UC San Diego ERC Room 115
UC San Diego Career Services   
Asylum in the United States: A tour of Latin America and the Continent's Claims

Yvette Lopez, Esq.
October 16, 2014 | 4:00PM-5:30PM
Eleanor Roosevelt College
Room 115

Lecture presented by the Institute for International, Comaprative and Area Studies (IICAS) UC San Diego.




Teach for America Info Session

October 16, 2014 | 5:30PM
Career Services Center Round Room

Come learn about the program and new initiatives.