Winter 2014, Week 4
UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center
Phone: 858-822-3493
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LGBT RC Open House!
Be Kind, Rewind 
Wednesday, Jan. 29 | 5:00-6:00p
LGBT RC Conference Room

Ever wanted to do the unconventional and follow the beat of your own drum? Join us for an exclusive presentation about creative freelancers who identify within the LGBTQIA spectrum as well as a discussion about their work, how they entered the field, and more.


Afterwards de-stress by painting with watercolors or drawing with coloring pencils.


Snacks will be provided.

Contact for more info.

LGBT RC Open House! 
Wednesday, Feb. 5 | 11:30a-1:30p
Join us for our Open House! If you've always meant to stop by, if you haven't been in years, or are one of our regulars...all are welcome to stop by to our open house!
Meet the staff, check out our offerings, and reconnect with UC San Diego's LGBT Resource Center.
For more info please contact or
(858) 822-3493.

Practicing Feminist, Queer, Crip a talk by Alison Kafer
Wednesday, Feb. 5 | 4:00-5:30p
LGBT Resource Center Conference Room
Alison Kafer is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Feminist Studies at Southwestern University and the author of Feminist Queer Crip (Indiana University Press), a path breaking book that links the three elements of her title in an interrogation of alternate futurities and the intersection of genders, sexualities, and abilities.

what's happening at the rc

Week 3 Statistics

Undergrads: 131
Grad Students: 2 
Staff: 7 
Faculty: 3 
Alumni: 3 
Guests: 0 
Total: 146 


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


Queer Grad Networking
Tuesday, Feb. 11 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Cross-Cultural Center Library

Are you a Queer Graduate Student? Join us for a networking afternoon with UC San Diego's LGBT Professors and Graduate Students!


Out & Genderqueer on the Job
in collaboration with Career Services Center
Thurs, February 13 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
LGBT Resource Center Conference Room 

Thinking about what the job search will be like? Come to this program to get tips on what to include in your resume and get your questions answered.

If you would like to be featured in the Rainbow Newsletter please submit a blurb and image to by 12'noon on Mondays. Please include [for Newsletter] in the subject line.

campus community centers

Black Resource Center Events
Black History Month Film Screening: American Promise
Monday, Feb. 24 | 6:30pm-8:30pm
Located in the Old Student Center, Above Food 
American Promise provides a rare look into the lives of two middle class black families as they navigate the ups and downs of parenting and educating their sons.  The goal of the film and project is to empower boys, their parents, and educators to help close the Black male achievement gap.
Cross-Cultural Center Events 
4th Annual CCC Leadership Conference: Speak Truth to Power
Thursday, February 6 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Located on the second floor of Price Center East next to the Loft
Please join the Cross-Cultural Center for a viewing and discussion of the documentary "The House I Live In". The film, by Eugene Jarecki, focuses on the human rights implications of the so called "war on drugs." For more info contact German Octaviano for click here to visit the Facebook event.

For more info contact 858.534.9689

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
Children's Book Drive 
Until January 31
Located above Hi-Thai, near Main Gym

Do you have any old children's books lying around? Don't have any more use for them? Why not donate them to your community? Golden Key International Honors Society is teaming up with the Women's Center to host a Children's Book Drive. All books will go toward the Women's Center Lactation Program to make each room more child friendly.  A donation collection box will be located in the Women's Center. All books are welcome, but we would prefer those in good condition and published after 1990. Thank you!


For more information on this event contact Dana Tumbaga at  
For more information contact 858.822.0074 or e-mail Visit Website for More Events

Winter Wellness Series Kick Off
Wednesday's of Even Weeks | 12:00pm - 2:00p

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!  

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



Week 4 Events

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

                        Week 5 Events

Resume Writing Workshop  
Wed, Feb. 5 | 3:00pm-5:00pm
Cross-Cultural Center 
Non-Profit Networking Night
Wednesday, Jan. 29 | 5-7pm
Career Services Center

Here's your exclusive opportunity to network with professionals and recruiters representing a variety of nonprofit-focused careers. Find out about full-time positions, part-time jobs, and internships in the non-profit field. Part of Career Discovery Quarter.

Check out the flyer here.

Rocky Horror Picture Show 
Thursday, January 30 | 8:00pm - 11:00pm 
Multipurpose Room in SSC next to Yogurtworld

Ever wondered what the cult classic was about? Ever wanted to dress up and dance along?  Join us for a sexy night of fun, food, and film with your friends!


There will be a live troupe performance along with a screening of the film!

Free and open to general public.

"It's a guaranteed party."


Click here to view the Facebook event!


Sponsored by the Film Studies Minor

Thurgood Marshall College Provost Office


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 

 Open Conversation: Merging Identities 
Monday, February 3 | 3:00pm- 5:00pm
Cross-Cultural Center Library

Within each of us are different identities. Sometimes these identities can seem to be at odds. Please join UCSD Graduate Students and Dr. Doriane Besson as we discuss merging our racial, academic, professional, gender...identities.


*Light Refreshments provided.

Click here to view more information. 
Playing with Traum
Submissions due by February 12

Trauma and the struggles that we go through often serve as our inspiration or the fuel to our fires. What is this trauma that we have been through and that often haunts us 'till this very day? However, the flip-side to trauma is healing. We would also like to focus on how we healed through this trauma, if we have at all, as we all have our own personal forms of healing... read more.


Submissions DO NOT need to relate to the theme above! All submissions are welcome. You can also choose to remain anonymous. 

Submissions due by February 12th to!

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We Got Your Back! 
Tuesdays at 11:00am (weeks 3-9)
at the Zone in Price Center Plaza

A free, interactive workshop on how to maintain a healthy back. Learn about proper body mechanics and go through a series of exercises to help strengthen your back.

This workshop is not intended for individuals who have been diagnosed with severe back conditions. Brought to you by Student Health Services--Health Promotion Department. 
*Watch for event regarding a campus health and well-being survey, and a chance to win a gift card. They need your input!

community classifieds
LGBTQIA Conference
February 21-23
University of the Pacific

The University of the Pacific would like to invite you to Reconstructing the Rainbow: Building for a Brighter Future 2014, and exciting LGBTQIA conference in Stockton, Ca. Come for the dynamic conversations, interactive workshops, inspiring speakers, and much more as we explore the past, present, and future of the LGBTQIA movement.

Register here by this Friday, January 31 for early registration before the registration fee goes up.
Valentine's Day Dance  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.
Victory Congressional Internship:
Deadline Feb. 10, 2014

The Victory Institute will bring outstanding LGBTQ college students to Washington, D.C., for an intensive leadership program.

Apps for Summer 2014 are due Monday, Feb. 10 - find out more and apply now at here.

LGBTQI Health Forum 
February 22 | 8:00am - 7:00pm
UCSF Parnassus Campus, HSW building

The LGBTQSA at the University of California, San Francisco, is proud to be hosting its 6th annual LGBTQI Healthcare Forum. The forum educates attendees about healthcare disparities faced by many members of the LGBTQI community, and aims to prepare current and future healthcare providers on how to better serve the needs of the LGBTQI people in a clinical setting.

For more information, contact and to register, please click here




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. 
SPRINKLE: Call for Papers 
Deadline March 24, 2014

Sprinkle, a peer-reviewed undergraduate Feminist and Queer Studies journal orignally conceived in 2007 as a collection of students works from the McGill Sexual Diversity Studies course, seeks academic submissions for Spring 2014 edition. 


Please send submissions via email as .docx, .doc, .pdf or rtf attachments to


For more information, click here.