Winter 2014, Week 2
UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center
Phone: 858-822-3493
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Winter LGBT RC Volunteer Training
Tuesday, Jan. 21 | 4:00-5:00p
LGBT RC Conference Room

Become a volunteer at the LGBT RC!  Learn the basics of social justice, working the front desk, and tabling.

For more info, contact Dana our Trent Lawley Volunteer Intern at
what's happening at the rc

Week 1 Statistics
Undergrads: 127
Grad Students: 8
Staff: 7
Faculty: 2
Alumni: 0
Guests: 1
Total: 145


Crafternoon: Inspiration Boards
Thursday, Jan. 16  |  2:00-3:30p
LGBT RC Conference Room

Come start off this quarter by setting your goals and intentions for the New Year with an inspiration board!  Materials will be provided.

MLK Day of Service 2014

Donate by Friday, Jan. 17 at the LGBT RC 


Please support this year's donation drive for Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. Items collected will be donated to the Sunburst Youth Housing Project which offers supportive and affordable housing for homeless youth in San Diego especially LGBTQ and HIV positive youth.


For more info go here.


LGBT Undergraduate Scholarship Program  
Applications are due February 3, 2014.


The LGBT Undergraduate Scholarship Program encourages gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender UCSD students to apply for the six scholarships made possible by generous contributions from many people, including Chris Arrott, Michael Marx and Donald Marshall, Russ Ty, and from funds in memory of Tracee Parsons and Stephen P. L'Italien, Jr. 


All LGBT Scholarship applications will be submitted to the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center (LGBTRC). For more information, e-mail 


Click here for instructions how to apply.

Black History Month Film Screenings 2014:
The New Black
Thursday, February 6th | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

"The New Black" documents the story of African-Americans grappling with the LGBT issue through the lens of the recent marriage equality movements and the fight over civil rights. Activists, families and clergy examines the issue in the black community's institutional pillar-the black church.

During February, the Campus Community Centers will also be having other Film Screenings. To get more information on what films will be played or where and when they will be shown, click here

campus community centers

Black Resource Center Events
Financial Aid Pizza Lunch
Wednesday, January 15 | 12:00-2:00pm
Located in the Old Student Center, Above Food 
Save the date! Meet with financial aid counselors to learn about the FAFSA and the CA Dream App. Ask about the application deadline and bring a friend! Snacks and gifts from the Financial Aid Office!
Cross-Cultural Center Events 
4th Annual CCC Leadership Conference: Speak Truth to Power
Sunday, January 25 | 9:00am-4:00pm
Located on the second floor of Price Center East next to the Loft
This year's theme of "Speak Truth to Power" emerges from the historical trajectories of resistance and self-expression. The conference will be about the issues that face our communities and how do we experience and navigate them through our own experiences of self, friends, family, and community. Keynotes will be presented by Dr. Dennis Childs of the Literature Department and by DJ Kuttin Kandi. 

For more info contact 858.534.9689

Fancy Folding Meets Simple Delicious:
Origami and Strawberry Shortcake 
Tuesday, January 28 | 12:00pm-2:00pm
CCC Art Space

What do origami and strawberry shortcake have in common? YOU!
Come learn origami, make strawberry shortcake, and meet new people.

For more information, click here to view the Facebook event. 

Raza Resource Centro Events
Located on the east end of the Student Services Center

Stay tuned! The Raza Resource Centro is currently under construction, but look forward to events the RRC may be sponsoring!


For more information, contact the RRC at | Visit the Facebook Page 

Women's Center Events
Winter Wellness Series Kick Off
Wednesday, January 15 | 12:00-2:00p
Located above Hi-Thai, near Main Gym
Express Yourself! Zine Workshop Feeling blah? Join us every other Wednesday at the Women's Center for crafting, relaxation, fitness, and fun! Our kick-off will be a workshop where we'll create a community zine. Express yourself and let your creative juices flow!
For more information contact 858.822.0074 or e-mail | Visit Website for More Events

Gender Buffet: Feminism 101 
Friday, January 17 | 12:00pm-1:30pm

What does feminism mean to you? Do you identify with the term? Why or why not? Join us for a dialogue around the different connections we all have to feminism and what it means for all of us. Free snacks and great conversation provided!

Feminists in Fandoms Series:
Sci-Fi & Social Justice 
Thursday, January 23 | 3:00pm-4:00pm

Not so long ago in a galaxy pretty close to here... Do you geek out for sci-fi? Love watching but wish you saw more diversity in space? Join is for a discussion on Doctor Who, Star Wars, Star Trek and more! We'll talk about what we hope "lives long and prospers" in sci-fi and also what we want to "exterminate". Food provided! 
student orgs & campus events

Come check out some of the student orgs that meet at the LGBT RC!

LGBTQIA - Mondays from 7:00-9:00p, Family Room
Men's Group - Wednesdays from 7:00-9:00p, Heritage Room
Trans* - Odd Week Thursdays from 6:00-7:00p, Heritage Room
Queer People of Color (QPOC) - Thursdays from 7:00-9:00p, Family Room



Thinking Race, Gender, and Place

Thursday, Jan. 23 | 4:00pm-6:00pm

Qualcomm Room, Jacob's Hall School of Engineering


Thinking Race, Gender, and Place: A Black Studies Project at UCSD presents...

Reading Rosa Parks and Black History's Lessons for Today A Conversation with...

Jeanne Theoharis: Professor, Political Science, Brooklyn College

Ericka Huggins: Community Activist, Poet and Teacher


Reception to Follow Sponsored by the African American Studies Minor.  


Week 4 Events

Careers in Mental Health Panel
Tues, Jan. 28 | 11:00am-12:30pm
Career Services Center

Non-Profit Networking Night
Wed, Jan 29 | 5:00pm-7:00pm
Career Services Center

Beyond the Bachelor's: Preparing Students for Success Academic Enrichment Programs
Thurs, Jan. 30 | 12:00pm-1:30pm
Women's Center
FAQ: A Salon Series in Feminist and Queer of Color Critique - Graduate Student Conference
Submissions due Saturday | February 1
Event May 2-3

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.

Submit your 250 word abstract to or for more info visit the website here

community classifieds
Couples Workshop
Brought to you by CAPS

Couples Workshop: a 4 session workshop to help you 1) Get off to a good start in a new relationship 2) Enrich an already good relationship 3) Work through difficulties 4) Resolve trust in your relationship and 5) Decide about continuing your relationship.

Interested? Click here to gain more information.
Student Health Services

1) Flu clinics @ the Zone:  Jan 14th & Jan 24th 12-4 pm. Walk-in; students with SHIP no charge; other students $15/$25 for injectable/nasal spray.
2)     Jan 27-31 is Medication Education week. Watch for opportunities to test your knowledge and win prizes.
3)      Ready to Quit Smoking Workshops at Student Health - see web for dates. Walk in, no fee or call for individual appointment.

Same Love Anthem 
Tuesday, January 28 | 8pm
The Loft in Price Center

Do y'all remember the song Same Love that was performed by Macklemore  featuring Ryan Lewis? Well Mary Lambert, the woman who wrote the song, is currently working on her own full length album. She is a huge activist for feminism and is heavily involved in the LGBT community.

For more information about this event, click here.  
Valentine's Day Dance Fri, February 7 | 7:00pm-9:30pm
The Center in Hillcrest

HRC San Diego, a nationwide organization that advocates for human rights, particularly for LGBT equality, is having their first Valentine's Day Dance Party at The Center in Hillcrest. HRC will be providing complimentary non-alcoholic drinks, snacks and a chocolate bar for everyone to enjoy as well as dance music from a special DJ. Please visit their FB event here for additional details. Make sure to RSVP by joining the event.




Call For Papers:  3rd Annual Native American Studies Graduate Student Symposium
April 17-18, 2014
UC Davis

We are pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Native American Studies Graduate Student Symposium, to be held on the UC Davis campus on 
April 17-18th, 2014. We welcome proposals from all 
current UC graduate students whose research critically addresses the issues, concerns, and lives of Indigenous peoples worldwide.

This year's theme is 
"Dreaming to Knowledge: Acorn Eaters in Transnational Waters. For Submission forms click here and to submit the forms email them to by February 14, 2014. 

Deadline to submit blurbs will be Monday Night