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Volume 51 Issue 4
April 26, 2013

Meet the Candidates for the Assistant Director of Education Position at the LGBT Resource Center


LGBT RC LGBT Resource Center, Conference Room

         Wednesday, May 1, 2013 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

LGBT Resource Center, Conference Room

         Monday, May 15, 2013 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

LGBT Resource Center, Conference Room

         Wednesday, May 17, 2017 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Meet the candidates for the Assistant Director of Education position at the LGBT Resource Center, and have some lunch! Our search for the new Assistant Director of Education at the LGBT Resource Center has begun, and we need YOUR input! Please join us for an open-forum lunch with candidates as they interview for this position. This person is an invaluable asset to our team and to our community. Bring your questions for the candidates. We would love your feedback on who YOU think will make a great fit for our center and our team. Lunch will be provided.


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Karina Jaramillo  
Preuss Intern 



Hey! My name is Karina Jaramillo. I am a senior at The Preuss School UCSD. I am currently on the pursuit of making my final college decision! Something I love doing is reading; I love to read! I enjoy sports, mostly soccer, and if running counts as a sport, then running as well. I am a bit shy at first but so far I've met quite great people here at the center that have helped me come out of my shell and become more comfortable with talking to new people. I am a strong advocate of anything dealing with equality and outreaching to different diverse groups which is why I look forward to interning here at the LGBT Resource center. I look forward to meeting you lovelies!


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Formal Presentations from the Candidates for the Assistant Director of Education Position at the LGBT Resource Center

"(Re)Framing Faith: What Role Does Faith and Spirituality Have in Queer Spaces?" by Assistant Director candidate Chris Woods 

May 1 | 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Dolores Huerta - Philip Vera Cruz Room (directly below the LGBT Resource Center)


We will explore how people negotiate the complex, and sometimes contentious, relationships between multiple, intersecting identities, specifically faith, sexual orientation, and race/ethnicity. We will discuss how we can engage in conversations about the intersections of faith and sexual orientation that are inclusive of other identities like race/ethnicity and gender identity/expression.

And save the dates for the next two presentations by candidates:


Monday, May 15, 2013 | 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 | 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Both at the Cross-Cultural Center, more details soon!


Funky Fresh Fridays              

Barre Tone       

May 3 | 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
LGBT Resource Center, Conference Room 

Tighten and tone head to toe with movements from ballet, pilates and yoga. 


Every Friday the LGBT Resource Center will host weekly fitness sessions in collaboration with Recreations. Join us in relieving stress in healthy, supportive, and fun ways. 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

Queer Black Socials               

May 6 | 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
LGBT Resource Center, Heritage Room

Community Queer Black Socials are closed spaces for Black people to talk about queer issues. Its primary focus is for Black students, staff, faculty, community members, and alumni to connect and build community with each other. This social's topic is on gender identity and expression. Please join us for community and conversation. If you can make it, please email Michelle Strange at If you are unavailable, the last social of the year will be June 7 from 12-1:30pm.

Rainbow Graduation - Register Now! 



This year's Rainbow Graduation is June 8th, 4-6pm at the Great Hall in ERC. If you are graduating this year, we encourage you to be a part of the ceremony! Please register online the LGBT Resource Center website, Just look in the lower right hand corner under Events! Contact Shaun Travers at if you have any questions.

LGBT RC Intern Alumni Reflections: The Ins and Outs 

Johnnie Rivas, Intern Class 2005-2006

Something that I choose to reflect on is the various times I gave tours of the Resource Center. These are significant to me because giving a tour usually meant that a person was new to the Resource Center and the tour would be their first interaction with the space and its various assets. It is reminiscent of my first time in the space and experiencing the warm welcome via the tour and the genuine enthusiasm of the intern. After my tour, I just remember having the thought "I want to be here." For me, tours were one way to share this and other elated experiences with individuals and signified the beginnings of establishing connections to the community.

Staff & Faculty Highlight 

SFA Meeting 

May 7 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

LGBT Resource Center, Conference Room


 Welcome all UC San Diego Faculty and Staff! The UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center serves our entire community including students, staff, alumni, and our faculty. We are proud to have YOU as a part of our family. The UCSD LGBT Staff and Faculty Association is the official faculty and staff association for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender folks at UCSD. We provide the opportunity for faculty and staff to meet new people at the University and make connections that will last your entire career. All of our events are open to faculty, & staff regardless of one's sexual orientation and gender identity. For more information, please visit the website or email Helen Mout at

Graduate Student Highlight

Diversity Dinner  

May 2 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Cross Cultural Center, Comunidad Room   


The Diversity Dinner is a celebration of diversity on the UCSD campus. This event will feature the work of three graduate students whose work addresses the theme of "complicating binaries and disproving false dichotomies."




UCSD Library New LGBT Resource

Rethinking the Gay and Lesbian Movement - Marc Stein


This engaging book examines the history of the gay and lesbian movement in the United States, focusing on the years 1950-1990. Noting that many college textbooks on U.S. history offer only passing reference to the LGBT past, Stein seeks to fill that gap and, in the process, synthesize what we know of the gay and lesbian movement's successes and failures. The book offers a close look at homophile activism of the 1950s and 1960s, moves on to the rise of gay liberation and radical lesbian feminism of the 1970s, and then to the issue-driven (e.g. AIDS, legal reforms, media representation) activism of the 1980s. An introductory chapter looks at the early history (1500-1940) of same sex love in America, while a concluding chapter gives a brief overview of the social and political landscape since 1990. A "suggestions for further reading" bibliography offers an excellent topical breakdown of important works in the field. This book is available online at a .

Friendship Bracelets

May 1 | 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Cross Cultural Center, Library  

Show love to your friends! Come de-stress and take a break from studying!

Make friendship bracelets for friends or family before they graduate! All materials including beads, strings, and snacks are provided!


Favianna Rodriguez: Art As a Visual Tool of Protest

April 29 |5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Cross Cultural Center, Comunidad Room   


Favianna Rodriguez, artist and activist, will exhibit her art work and speak on how art is used as a visual tool of protest. Rodriguez is a celebrated print-maker and digital artist based in Oakland, California.

Her vivid images reflect issues related to migration, the global community and civil rights.


She will be speaking Monday, April 29th, 2013 at the Cross Cultural Center--Comunidad Room, from 5PM to 6:30PM. Her art will also be exhibited at the Cross Cultural Center starting then until May6th, and later at the Raza Resource Center (behind the Registrar's Office) until the May 17th.


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Gender Buffet 

Fridays | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.   

Women's Center 

In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, each Gender Buffet this month will deal with issues around healthy sexuality, consent and support. Please join us every Friday from 12-1:30 for Gender Buffet at the Women's Center!
Questions/Concerns about our programs and accessibility? Contact us by phone (858) 822-0074, email (, come by our physical space, or find us on Facebook! 

Cross-Cultural Center Presents: Community Workshop Series 

Thursdays | Various Times   

Cross Cultural Center, Art Space 


Do computer applications and social networking tools confuse you? Want to learn some basic skills to improve marketing and outreach for your programs? Come out to one or two (or all!) of our weekly workshops! These workshops touch upon different tools to improve communication, office skills, and marketing. Come learn how to access these expensive programs for free, gain useful tips on marketing, and develop technical skills that can translate to any field!


For more information, contact Maggie Quan at

Abreast Call for Submissions 


Women's Center Logo The UCSD Women's Center is looking for submissions for the spring issue of its ABREAST magazine. In lieu of Sexual Assault Awareness month, the theme for Spring Quarter is, Allies to Survivors: What does care and support for survivors of grief and trauma look like? Or how should this care and support be given?

Please email edited submission to by May 15th. 

You're Invited: SHA Professor's Cookbook Launch Party

May 8 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

The Zone


Do you like to cook? Want a cookbook with recipes submitted with love from your very own professors? The Student Health Advocates invite UCSD students to the SHA Professors' Cookbook Launch Party on Wednesday, May 8th from 11:30am-1:30pm at The Zone.  Drop by, try samples of the recipes, chat with our Professor contributors, and leave with a cookbook of your very own! Don't miss out on this delicious, interactive, and FREE event. 


National Transgender Health Summit

May 17-18  


The 2013 National Transgender Health Summit (NTHS) integrates the expertise of the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health and the World Professional Association for Transgender Health in order to provide a unique and exceptional educational forum for disseminating cutting edge research, increasing clinical skills among health care professionals of all backgrounds.


Full program information including speakers and session available at the NTHS website.

Click here for more details.

VOX Voices for Planned Parenthood

Wednesdays | 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.   

LGBT Resource Center, Family Room 


We're a pro-choice student org on campus that is directly affiliated with planned parenthood. We talk about current events and policies that apply to reproductive and women's health. We also hold group discussions about gender sexuality relationship related topics. But we need YOU! Currently we are looking for members to help us transition to the next school year!

Come through for more info! You'll find us in the LGBTRC family room, Wednesdays from 5-6pm. Or email us at

Film Screening (SJ)

May 22 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Cross Cultural Center, Art Space  

 Come enjoy popcorn, nachos, and relax! We will be watching The Little Mermaid with a critical social justice lens and having a short discussion.


SIP Debunking the Asian Model Minority myth in Family and Academics with Guest Speaker Corinne Korama Week 6, May 9th 5:30-7:30pm Communidad ALL


Come out and listen to Asian American Guest Speaker Corinne Kodama talk about the myths of the Model Asian Minority relating to college, family, and academics! She will be sharing her experiences along with providing a space for students to ask questions

We Are Tritons Audio Recordings  


Beginning in the fall of 2013, incoming undergraduate students will be taking an online program called "We Are Tritons" that will introduce them to the diverse UC San Diego community.  We are looking for volunteers to do voice recordings that will be used throughout this program!  In order to truly represent UC San Diego's diverse student culture, we need YOU!  If you are interested in participating, please contact Chris Higa, a staff member of UC San Diego's Health, Recreation & Well-Being department. You can reach him at, or 408.646.7222.  We look forward to hearing back from you and thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to help introduce incoming students to UC San Diego's welcoming community. 


UCSD Smoke and Tobacco-Free Campus   


UC San Diego, along with all of the UC campuses, will be a Smoke and Tobacco-free campus by January 2014. UC San Diego's date to go Smoke and Tobacco-free is September 1, 2013. This will contribute to a healthy environment for all staff, students, faculty and visitors.

If you are a student and a smoker who would like to quit, Student Health Services can help. You can make an appointment with a Health Educator at Student Health Services by calling (858) 534-5571. Smoking cessation appointments at SHS are free, and cessation aids are available.  If you prefer phone counseling to help you quit, call the California Smokers' Helpline at (800) NOBUTTS.

Get Yourself Tested   


The UC San Diego Student Health Advocates present "Get Yourself Tested", a video about how to talk to partners about getting tested for sexually transmitted infections: 

Testing can be done on a walk-in basis at Student Health Services.

For more information visit


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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 Newsletters are archived at  


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 or (858) 822-3493.


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