Winter 2014, Week 6
UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center
Phone: 858-822-3493
How to get to the LGBT RC (click here!)
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Okay I am just amazed by how great my rugby team is doing this season. We beat University of Arizona 80-5 which makes us have an undefeated record of 3-0. Every single one of these ladies are amazing and love playing with y'all. This week we play against UCSB at Santa Barbara. If any of y'all will be up there this weekend, come out and support Sunday, February 16 at 1:00pm.
Because we work hard like this!!!

-Jes, Rainbow Newsletter Intern
Join us for LGBT Health Day!!
LGBT Health Day
Wednesday, February 26 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Come on out to the LGBT Heath Day!!!
There will be fun and interactive stations such as free massage, ask a sexpert, ask a dietitian, and much more. You don't want to miss out on this Free event! Grab a friend to go with you!

Sponsored by: UCSD LGBTRC & Student Health Services
For more info please contact or
(858) 822-3493.
what's happening at the rc

Week 5 Statistics

Undergrads: 148
Grad Students: 18
Staff: 60
Faculty: 8
Alumni: 6
Guests: 10
Total: 250


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.
Fluid Sexuality Group
Every Thursday starting week 7 | 5:00pm - 6:00pm

This group is an open dialogue and supportive space for those who identify with bisexual, fluid, pansexual, queer and questioning experiences. We welcome you to attend, listen, participate, and connect with others as we explore fluid sexualities. This is a community space where confidentiality will be respected.

For more information, please emal Bill Le and Jasmine Williams at

Trans Group 
Mondays | 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Heritage Room

Trans group is a committed and organized support and discussion group designed for trans folks, including individuals who are questioning and/or identify outside of their assigned gender. There will be weekly group meetings on trans and gender related issues, group activities and group outings! It's a good opportunity to meet new faces and share each others experiences. This is a closed space.

Contact Sam Fortier at or Ava Hoang at


A Screening of Pariah 
Tuesday, February 25 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Black Resource Center

The intersectionality between the black community and the LGBT community is a very complicated subject to address as there are many differences between the two communities. As the black and LGBT communities are small enough as it is on this community, I feel that a viewing of this movie will be a crucial component for both of these communities to have a deeper understanding of people who shared identities within both communities.

-Jaylin Stevenson, Library Intern at the LGBTRC 
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campus community centers

Black Resource Center Events

Black History Month Film Screening: American Promise
Monday, Feb. 24 | 6:30pm - 8:30pm
UCSD BSU & the Black Resource Center will be screening American Promise.This intimate documentary follows the 12-year journey of two African-American families pursuing the promise of   opportunity through the education of their sons. Cameras followed five-year-olds, Idris, and his best friend, Seun, as they started kindergarten at the prestigious Dalton School just as the private institution was committing to diversify its student body. They followed both families for another 12 years as the paths of the two boys diverged, one continued private school while the other pursued a very different route through the public education system.

*Refreshments will be provided.

Cross-Cultural Center Events

Unity, Movement, Change:
A look at Forms of Resistance 
Thursday, February 13 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Comunidad Room


Resistance is a dynamic process that takes many forms. Join us as we look at the different dimensions of resistance from physical protest to fashion resistance, political art and hactivism. Gain different perspectives and share visions with community.


To view the flyer click here.

For more info contact 858.534.9689

Black History Month Film Screenings 2014
Black Indians: An American Story 
Tuesday, February 18 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm

"Black Indians: An American Story" brings to light a forgotten part of Americans past the cultural and racial fusion of Native and African Americans. Narrated by James Earl Jones, "Black Indians: An American Story" explores what brought the two groups together, what drove them apart and the challenges they face today.

In Search for a Logo

The BRC is currently looking for a Logo to represent our center. To aid us in these efforts, today is the start of our first Logo Design Contest. Would you all please share the information about the contest (on the attached flyer) in your centers, and newsletters? Also, please let us know if you have any additional questions regarding either the contest or the design itself.

Click here to view the flyer. 


CHIFA: Mixed Identified Storytelling 
Monday, February 24 | 6:00pm - 7:30pm
CCC Library

What does being "mixed identified" mean to you? How do you share your story? Presented by Diana Li, this program will premiere the first cut of her video on her Chinese Peruvian American background. Following the video will be a discussion on Maria P. P. Root's "Mixed Bill of Rights" and the fluid ways of presenting ourselves to others. Learn, share and engage in the power of storytelling based on merging identities. Food & refreshments from the Nazca Grill will be provided. For more info contact Diana Li at 


Click here to view the Facebook event page. 
Food Justice
Thursday, February 20 | 12:30pm - 2:00pm
CCC Library

Join us for an interactive dialogue on geopolitics and access to healthy foods.  We will discuss food distribution, its regulation and how we can be healthy, justice oriented eaters. 


To view the flyer click here.


Raza Resource Centro Events

Welcome Dr. Gerardo Arellano! 

Please welcome Dr. Gerardo Arellano as the inaugural director for the Raza Resource Centro (RRC).  Gerardo is an alumnus of UC San Diego.  He received his Master's and Ph.D. degrees from UC Berkeley in Comparative Ethnic Studies and his Bachelor's degree in Ethnic Studies from UC San Diego.  


His research interests include post-secondary educational achievement and the development of institutional capacities, at the undergraduate and graduate level, to ensure Chicano academic and leadership success. He has over 15 years of experience providing academic advising, counseling, and support services to underserved students of color at the community, high-school, and university levels.

Located on the east end of the Student Services Center

Women's Center Events

Black History Month Film Screenings 2014: 
Say My Name 
Thursday, February 13 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Located above Hi-Thai, near Main Gym
In a hip hop and R&B world dominated by men and noted for misogyny, the unstoppable
female lyricists of "Say My Name" speak candidly about class, race, and gender in pursuing their passions as female MCs. This worldwide documentary takes viewers on a vibrant tour of urban culture and musical movement, from hip hop's birthplace in the Bronx, to grime on London's Eastside, to Philly, Detroit, Chicago, Atlanta, and L.A., and points in between.
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 6 Events

Law School Panel with Ethnic Studies Alumni 
Wed, Feb. 11 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm 
 Cross-Cultural Center

Week 7 Events 

Budgeting Tips for College Students 
Thurs, Feb. 20 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Women's Center

Black History Month:
February 2014

Check out what UC San Diego is doing for Black history Month! A full listing of events are here: 

OASIS Job Fair   
February 12-13 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

OASIS will be holding a job fair this Wednesday and Thursday at the OASIS Lobby. Come learn about available jobs for Spring 2014, Summer 2014, and the 2014-2015 academic year!

For more information click here to view the flyer.

QPOC's 11th Annual Kiss-in 
Friday, February 14 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
UCSD Library Walk 

Join QPOC for a gathering of fierce queer love- romantic, platonic & otherwise.  Support this queer lovefest by being visible and present on library walk however you are comfortable- by kissing a partner, hugging a friend, or getting wrapped in caution tape.


If you want to be involved/volunteer please fill out this form:


Check out the facebook event for more info:
Playing with Traum
Submissions due by February 19

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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community classifieds
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.  


The Queer People of Color Conference (QPOCC) Collective of San Diego State University is happy to announce that we are now accepting call for proposals for the 9th Annual Queer People of Color Conference!

Call for Proposal Click here


Black History Film Screening:
The Butler 
Tuesday, Feb. 25 | 6:00 pm
PC Theatre

OPHD and University Centers will be screening "The Butler".
Of Course, it's free. So come on by and bring some friends to watch this film, which was inspired by a true story.

"One Quiet Voice can ignite a revolution".


Directing Change Student Video Contest:
Now open to UCSD students 
Submission deadline March 1

University of California students are invited to Direct Change by submitting 60-second videos in two categories: "Suicide Prevention" and "Ending the Silence about Mental Illness". The winning teams will win cash prizes and will be recognized at a statewide award ceremony. Visit the campaign website for contest rules and information: