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Volume 50 Issue 9
March 8, 2013

Queerness in the Media 

March 11-15

LGBT Resource Center, Conference Room   

 

 An art dialogue that will encourage critical thinking about LGBTQI representations. When you think about the various forms of media you interact with (i.e news, magazines, television shows, and movies), do you ever feel like your identity isn't reflected in the media? This is your chance to express your thoughts about some of the queer stereotypes perpetuated in the media, and also to express what identities are not being represented. Stop by the LGBT RC Conference Room any time during hours of operation Week 10 to express your thoughts! For questions contact Jamie at rainbow@ucsd.edu.
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UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center Assistant Director

           

The UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center has begun its search for an Assistant Director of Education. For the full job description, please see the announcement on our webpage http://lgbt.ucsd.edu. The filing deadline is March 22, 2013. To apply for the position, please go to http://jobs.ucsd.edu. On campus interviews will be Week 5 of the spring quarter, April 29 through May 3rd, 2013 and the community is invited to participate in open community lunches that week - exact dates, times and locations to be announced. Please share this opportunity broadly with potential candidates.

Funky Fresh Fridays              

Session 8: Yoga and Relaxation    

March 8 | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
LGBT Resource Center, Conference Room 
 


 Every Friday of Winter quarter the LGBT Resource Center will host weekly fitness sessions in collaboration with Recreations. Join us in relieving stress in healthy, supportive, and fun ways. Winter quarter usually tends to be the quarter of burn out, so let's make it a healthy burn! The activities, levels of intensity, and times will vary each Friday. Wear comfortable clothes and supportive shoes. You may also want to bring water and a towel.

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Michelle Strange at mdstrange@ucsd.edu. For the full schedule of sessions click here.

LGBT RC Intern Alumni Reflections: The Ins and Outs 

Mike Moody, Intern Class 2007-2009

 
It's been three years now since I was an intern at the UCSD LGBT Resource Center. Though in many ways it feels like ages as life outside of the Resource Center walls is so dramatically different. For me, it was a nurturing place. If college is supposed to be a time of growth and self discovery, the Resource Center was that to the nth degree. It was a place to incubate our thoughts, our identities, and our definitions of the world spinning on around us. Not only do I credit so much of my personal development just to walking through those doors for the first time my freshman year, but I grew so much more when I was afforded the opportunity to open those very same doors to others. Sitting at the front desk, answering the phone, and of course organizing and re-organizing the library (my guilty pleasure/job), I was able to welcome new members of the community and be an integral part of their personal growth. That will always be one of the most rewarding aspects of my undergraduate career.
 

Staff & Faculty Highlight 

Annual UCSD LGBT Staff and Faculty Association Reception

March 21 | 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

LGBT Resource Center

 

Join us on the first day of spring,  March 21st from 4 to 6 p.m. at the LGBT Resource Center on Campus, for our annual reception.  It'll be a great opportunity to see what events we have going on for the year, and network with fellow UC San Diego Staff, and Faculty members.

We have some great new projects planned for the coming year, like the Visibility Project, and our Faces of Pride flag, that we're starting this year.  We hope you'll come and participate!!! 

Graduate Student Highlight

Your Space 


LGBT RC Welcome graduate students to the UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center. Our Center serves all constituents of the UC San Diego community, including and especially our graduate students. Our space is open to all constituents, although we know from our statistics that the majority of the folks who use our space on a daily basis are undergraduate students. However, our second largest category is graduate students, so we encourage you to make the Resource Center your own.

 

Grad students: this space is yours! Please use the LGBT Resource Center to hold your office hours and small seminar classes. You can fill out a room reservation form here. Our conference room provides a great study space for many graduate student study groups, presentations, and research based work. The Heritage Room is also a great space to work or take a nap after reading and grading. If you want to get more connected with others, hang out in the Family Room around our brand new table, ottomans, or chairs. Between the library, computers with free printing, and cozy couches, you are certain to find community at the LGBT Resource Center.


UCSD Library New LGBT Resource

In a Queer Voice: Journeys of Resilience from Adolescence to Adulthood

by Michael Sadowski

   

 Despite increased tolerance by society, it's still hard to be young and queer in America. Bullying at school, lack of support at home, and higher risks for depression, suicide and eating disorders are too often part of daily life for LGBT youth. "In a Queer Voice" explores these issues by documenting the experiences of six individuals, interviewed first when they were in middle/high school and again as adults. The subjects relate ways in which they were discouraged from early self-acceptance and expression, and explore the avenues that helped them become more comfortable with themselves and find their true voice. An appendix provides a brief list of online resources that support the queer voice. This book is available online through the UCSD Library at http://goo.gl/pLxNh.

Campus Community Centers Intern Hiring!

Deadline: April 8 | 4:00 p.m.

Note: submit separate application materials to each Center(s) of interest

 

Interested in social justice, making campus-wide impacts, contributing to Center growth, making new friends, and personal/professional development? APPLY NOW! Come to an info session and learn more! View Flyer 

Cross-Cultural Center Information Sessions:

Wednesday | March 13th | 4-5PM

Thursday | April 4th | 1-2PM

At the Cross-Cultural Center Library

 

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center Information Sessions:

Thursday | March 14th | 12-1PM

Wednesday | April 3rd | 3:30-4:30PM

At the LGBT Resource Center

 

Women's Center  Information Sessions:

Thursday | March 14th | 3-4PM

Wednesday | April 3rd | 5-6PM

At the Women's Center

Gender Buffet: Women in STEMM 

March 8 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.   

Women's Center 

  

Women's Center LogoThis  Int'l Women's Day discussion, cohosted by GradWISE and Gender Buffet, will focus on women in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, math, and medicine), recognizing how far women have come and what more needs to be done to remove barriers affecting women in these fields, personally and professionally. All folks are welcome to this discussion, whatever field or gender they identify with. Free caffeine and food will be served.

 

Want updates/know more? Find the event on FB: "Women in STEMM: Problems and Progress" (http://www.facebook.com/events/332353123537453/). 

Questions/Concerns about our programs and accessibility? Contact us by phone (858) 822-0074, email (
women@ucsd.edu), come by our physical space, or find us on Facebook!

International Women's Day Event

The Gender Agenda: Gaining Momentum

March 8 

  

You're invited to the International Women's Day Event: "The Gender Agenda: Gaining Momentum." Celebrate Progress. Celebrate Equality. Celebrate Women. 

Over time and distance, the equal rights of women have progressed. We celebrate the achievements of women while remaining vigilant and tenacious for further sustainable change. There is global momentum for championing women's equality.

 
Kick-off

12PM-1:30PM International Center Cafe @ International Center ($5 cash)
12PM-1:30PM Gender Buffet @ Women's Center (free)

Main Event

1:30-4PM in Price Center West Ballroom A 

 

For more information visit www.iwd.ucsd.edu.

Cross Cultural Center Breather Series

March 14 |12:00 p.m.   

Cross Cultural Center, Art Space 

  

Let the right side of your brain have some fun by coming over to the CCC 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. Faculty and staff as always are very welcome. Light refreshments and all supplies are provided.

 

For more information contact: Violeta Gonzales at violetag@ucsd.edu.

FInals Week 24 Hour Study Jams

March 16-21

 

Need a place to study for finals? Each day, from the morning of March 16th until the morning of March 21st one of the Campus Community Centers or SPACES will be open 24hrs. Here is the schedule:

 

Raza Resource Center: Open 24hrs, Sat (3/16)-Sun (3/17)

LGBT Resource Center: Open 24hrs, Sun (3/17)-Mon (3/18)

Cross Cultural Center: Open 24hrs,  Mon (3/18)-Tues (3/19)

SPACES: Open 24hrs, Tues (3/19)-Wed (3/20)

Women's Center: Open 24 hrs, Wed (3/20)-Thurs (3/21)

 

Get your Study on! 

M.E.Ch.A National Conference Volunteer Opportunities

 

M.E.Ch.A de UCSD would like to offer opportunities to volunteer at this years 20th Annual M.E.Ch.A National Conference occurring Thursday- Sunday, March 21-24, 2013. Volunteers will receive a letter of completed of community service hours co-signed by the University of California, San Diego's (UCSD) Cross-Cultural Center and a M.E.Ch.A de UCSD T-shirt. Furthermore, participants will be able to learn about the logistical steps needed to organize in large groups that can be utilized in any work environment . The main website to sign up is mechadeucsd.org/nationals/volunteer.

Sweet Dreams 

March 13 | 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Library Walk 

 
volunteers According to a recent survey of UCSD students, sleep problems are the #2 health impediment to academic success.  To help you learn how to have a good night's sleep, the CAPS Wellness Peer Educators are hosting Sweet Dreams to teach students about healthy sleep and its benefits. All participants receive a free sleep kit, milk and cookies! Yum! 

Chancellor Visits the San Diego LGBT Community Center 

 

Chancellor Khosla, along with several campus leaders, met with LGBT community members, elected officials, and UC San Diego faculty, staff and students at the San Diego LGBT Community Center in Hillcrest on Feb. 22.  At the breakfast reception, the Chancellor reaffirmed UC San Diego's commitment to the LGBT community, diversity and public service, saying, "I realize that our commitment to diversity has to be clear. It has to be stated in our actions and in making our commitment obvious. I stand committed."

 

Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate

March 13 - June 6 | 7:00 p.m.

 
In celebration of ADL's Centennial, ADL San Diego presents Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate at the Gotthelf Art Gallery. Join us on March 13th at 7:00 p.m. for our opening night, featuring Frank Meeink, author of "Autobiography of a Recovering Skinhead: The Frank Meeink Story as Told to Jody M. Roy, Ph.D."

Register at www.adl.org/speakingvolumes to attend. 

PFLAG San Diego Scholarship

  

The purpose of these scholarships is to recognize outstanding LGBT undergraduate and graduate students, to encourage them to continue post-secondary education, and to promote a positive image of LGBT youth. PFLAG San Diego invites San Diego County LGBT post-secondary students to apply for our scholarships.

 

Call or email us today to find out how you can apply for a PFLAG scholarship

For scholarship requirements and to apply please visit our site at http://www.pflag.com/scholarship.html.

National Study of LGBTQ Student Success

 

Small Rainbow FlagWhat can colleges and university do to support LGBTQ students? What factors contribute to academic, personal, and social success? This groundbreaking study will help define how colleges and universities can best serve LGBTQ students.

 

The National Study of LGBTQ Student Success invites you to participate in our online survey at http://www.lgbtqsuccess.net/Everyone who completes the survey can enter to win an iPad. The survey is open through March 8, 2013. Share YOUR voice and YOUR experiences!

Participation in Research Opportunity

 

UC Davis psychologists have exciting opportunities for you to tell us about your experiences as an LGBT-identified person.

 

Lesbians, gay men, bisexual women and men, and queer-identified people - Tell us about your experiences with discrimination in the Everyday Experiences with Discrimination Study (http://www.psychsurveys.org/kamclemore/ucd_glee). 

If you are transgender, tell us about your past experiences with misgendering in the Transgender Social Identity Survey (http://www.psychsurveys.org/kamclemore/ucd_transis).

If you are a bear- or cub-identified gay or bisexual man, tell us about how you display that identity in the Men's Body Image Study (http://www.psychsurveys.org/kamclemore/ucd_mbis).

These opportunities are open only to people over the age of 18 years. If you have any questions, please contact the principal investigator Kevin A. McLemore at kamclemore@ucdavis.edu.

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This publication is a regular compilation of news and information from the UCSD LGBT Resource Center to help keep you informed about news and events relevant to the UCSD LGBT community. For more information about the Rainbow Newsletter or to offer your comments or suggestions, please contact the LGBT Resource Center at (858) 822-3493 or rainbow@ucsd.edu. Newsletters are archived at http://lgbt.ucsd.edu/newsletter.asp.  

 

The UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center is committed to being accessible to all who frequent our space, participate in our programs, and attend our events.  Our physical location is accessible to anyone who utilizes assisted mobility.  If you require specific accommodations to fully access any of our programs or events, please contact Shaun Travers at stravers@ucsd.edu or (858) 822-3493.

 

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