Week 2, Fall Quarter 2014
UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center
"Feelings are our most genuine paths to knowledge."
 -Audre Lorde

LGBT RC 15th Anniversary Symposium



We Cannot Live Without Our Lives: A conversation on Anti-blackness, Trans Resistance and Prison Abolition 

Tues. Nov 4 | 7-9p | UCSD Student Services Center Multipurpose Room

Join us for critical dialogue and a historic panel that will bring together formally incarcerated Black trans women and organizers to talk about the specific ways trans women of color are impacted by imprisonment and to highlight strategies of growing prison abolition.

Panelist include CeCe McDonald, Reina Gossett, Janetta Johnson, moderated by Eric A. Stanley, UC President's Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Communication and Critical Gender Studies. Check back every week to learn more about the panelists.

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Reina Gossett lives in Fort Greene, Brooklyn and believes creativity & imagination are vital in movements for self-determination. She is a trans activist & artist, working as membership director at the Sylvia Rivera Law Project and blogging at reinagossett.com. Reina's work has been featured in BCRW's The Scholar & Feminist Online, as well as Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment & The Prison Industrial Complex. She is an activist fellow at BCRW.

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Fluid Attraction Group

Tuesdays | 5-6p | LGBT RC

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


Contact ucsdfluidgroup@gmail.com for more info.




Trans* Collective 

Thurs. 10/16 | 5-6p | LGBT RC

Trans* Collective is a support and discussion group designed for trans*, gender variant/fluid, intersex folks including individuals who are questioning and/or identify outside of their assigned gender/sex. 

Contact rainbow@ucsd.edu for more info. 




Volunteer Orientation & Volunteer Training


Thurs. Oct. 16 | 1:30-2:30p | LGBT RC
Come learn more about what it means to be a LGBT Resource Center Volunteer, identify your strengths and leadership potential, and meet new folks!

Tues. Oct. 21 | 7-8:30 pm | LGBT RC

Learn how to use the phone, greet, visitors, table, assist with projects, and more!

Contact Chris at cdatiles@ucsd.edu for more info. Check out the Facebook event here!




Queer Grad Coffee Hour

Tues. Oct. 21 | 3-4:30 p | LGBTRC Conference Room


Are you a Queer Graduate Student? Want to meet other Queer Grad Students and build community? Stop by the LGBT Resource Center to chat and sip coffee.



Breaking the Binary: Rethinking Gender

Wed. Oct. 29 | 5-7 p  | LGBT RC Conference Room


A crash course in gender for those who want to explore how it's organized and functions in our society. Topics include a history and explanation of gender and biological sex binaries, transgender identities, gender v. presentenation v. performance, and a Q&A. This is "101" material aimed at cisgender allies and trans-questioning folks, but all are welcome!


Contact rainbow@ucsd.edu for more information! 

Queer Women of Color Social

Fri. Oct. 24 | 11:30-1p | LGBTRC Conference Room


Please join us for the first Queer  Women of Color Mixer of the academic year .

This informal mixer will get you connected to other self-identified Queer Women of Color students, staff, and faculty.


Please note that this event is a closed space for self-identified Queer Women of Color.






Student Orgs & Staff Announcements
Every other Monday, 7-9p | LGBT RC
LGBTQIA is committed to providing safe spaces for the community.  For more information please email lgbtqia@gmail.com.
Men's Group
Wednesdays, 7-9p | LGBT RC
Men's group is a social support group that strives to establish a safe, comfortable space for discussions being male and queer.
More Info: rainbow@ucsd.edu

Queer & Trans* People of Color
Thursdays 7-9p | LGBT RC
Connect with other Queer and Trans* People of Color!   Discuss issues around navigating homophobia and transphobia, resisting racism, and fighting misogyny among other things.
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Gender, War, & Accountability: Palestinian Resistance and Feminist Solidarity
Thurs. Oct. 16  | 11:30AM - 01:00PM | Cross-Cultural Center Comunidad room  

This discussion will cover a range of topics including distorted media coverage between Palestine and Israel, racist and gendered images used to justify violence, and the impact on Palestinian and Israeli women. Part of the Cross-Cultural Center's Author in Residence Program.

ccc.ucsd.edu | 858-534-9689 





Student Success Series 

Thurs. Oct. 16th | 3:00pm | BRC


Attention New Students! Wanna gain some insights on how to SUCCEED & THRIVE during your first year at UC San Diego?  JOIN US for the Student Success Series! Every student who attends will receive a BRC T-shirt! (You MUST stay for the entire session to receive the T-shirt). Come out and bring a friend! RSVP HERE


brc.ucsd.edu | 858-534-0471 






Fiesta Fridays! This Week: Ice Cream Party

Fri. Oct. 17th  | 11:00-1:00 | The RAZA Resource Centro


Come out to the RRC for some FUN and FOOD every Friday. Join us for free ice cream before the sunny days come to an end! Socialize and meet new people! There will be an ice cream bar with all kinds of toppings.


raza.ucsd.edu | 858-822-0072 




VOICES Leadership Retreat

Sat. Oct. 25th | 8:00 AM-4:30 PM | UCSD Women's Center


The VOICES Leadership Retreat is a day-long retreat open to first-year women students at UCSD. Through community building, reflection, and interactive workshops, participants will develop their voice and uncover their leadership potential. Applications are available at women.ucsd.edu and are due by Thursday, October 16th. Please contact Cecily Nelson-Alford at cnelsona@ucsd.edu for more information. 


women.ucsd.edu | 858-822-0074 

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Okaeri: a Nikkei LGBTQ gathering

Sun. Nov. 15 | 8:30am-4:30pm

Japanese American National Museum

OKAERI, meaning "Welcome Home" in Japanese, is a one-day gathering of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning individuals, family and allies who seek to find support and resources, information and motivation, and 
who wish to connect with others to build greater inclusion in the Nikkei community. It will be a day of connecting, education and storytelling in workshops and plenary sessions. You will leave the gathering inspired and motivated! 

For more information & to register: www.okaeri-la.org 


Muir Drag Show!

Fri. Oct. 17 | 7-9pm  |  In front of MOM   


Come out and celebrate the end of LGBTQIA awareness week with performances by drag performers and other performers from local San Diego. This event is meant to celebrate gender fluidity and showcase these individuals' talents. This night promises to be full of fun and excitement, so be sure to come!

*Cake will be served (first come first served)


For more info, click here!



T*Camp: An InterCampus Retreat for Trans/Genderqueer & Gender Questioning Students

January 9-11, 2015

T*Camp is an intercampus retreat to explore gender identity and expression and to engage in dialogue with our peers. This event is specifically for students who are transgender, genderqueer, or gender questioning (TGQQ). Retreat facilitators include transgender and genderqueer community members, as well as campus LGBT resource professionals.


Apply online by October 30 here!


The Partners at Learning

The Partners at Learning Program offers 6-unit upper division courses in which UCSD students work with underserved P-12 students and schools. Available PAL Courses: EDS 130/139: Intro to Academic Mentoring, Elementary; EDS 131/139: Assisting in Preschool EDS 136/139: Intro to Academic Tutoring, Secondary; and EDS 138/139: Intro to Academic Tutoring at Charter Schools.

For more information: http://palprogram.ucsd.edu 

Give Back, Earn Credit!

This is a high school mentoring and tutoring program open to all UCSD students. Avalible Courses: TMC 198: TMC0/Create Partnership Schools Program; ERC 89: ERC/Create Math Tutor Corps; and CONT 150A: College Academic Mentoring Program (CAMP).

To learn more about each program, click here!




The Asterisk Trans* Conference: Submit a Workshop


The Asterisk Trans* Conference is seeking program proposals that focus on building trans* community, the health and well-being of trans* people, and education and resources for trans* youth advocates. All accepted workshops will be presented over 60 minutes on Saturday, February 28, 2015. 

Submit a proposal online here by November 15th. For more information visit here