Week 5, Fall 2015
UC San Diego L GBT R esource  Center
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What's happening at the Center?

T*Camp Applications
Deadline Oct. 30th, 2015

SoCal T*Camp brings together trans/genderqueer and gender questioning students for an exciting intercampus retreat in January 2016. Both undergraduates and graduates who are currently enrolled are welcome to apply. Retreat pioneers will notify you in November if you have been selected to attend. The UCSD LGBT Resource Center will work  with you to cover fees and transportation. 

Register at bit.ly/tcamp16. For further questions contact the UCSD campus representative, Maribel Gomez, at mpgomez@ucsd.edu or at (858) 822-3493. 

Fair Housing Informational
Oct. 29th |12pm | LGBT Resource Center
Join Mr. Branden Butler, Senior Attorney of Fair Housing Center of the Legal Aid Society of San Diego for a Fair Housing Information with an opportunity for Q&A. Come learn about community resources and services available in San Diego.

Save the date! 

Jennicet Gutiérrez Lecture at UC San Diego
Nov. 10th | Lecture 6-7:30pm, Reception to follow
Hojel Auditorium in Institute of the Americas 

Jennicet Gutiérrez is an undocumented transgender activist and organizer from Mexico. She currently resides in Los Angeles and she is an organizer with Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement. Jennicet believes in the importance of uplifting and centering the voices of trans women of color in all racial justice work. Her recent interruption of President Obama at the White House has brought visibility to the torture and violence trans undocumented women are facing inside detention centers. Jennicet will continue to organize in order to end the deportation, incarceration and criminalization of immigrants and all people of color.

Free event open to the public.

There will be ASL interpreters at the event.  This e vent is co-sponsored by Raza Resource Centro and LGBT Resource Center.

For more information, see the Facebook event here.  

Tune in... 

Fall QuEST LGBT Mixer

Where: SIO Surfside*
When: November 10, 6-9PM

QuEST: Queer Engineers, Scientists and Technical Professionals!

Please join us for our fall networking event for LGBT graduate students, postdocs and
professionals at all career levels. We welcome guests from outside STEM professions and
outside academia. This event is 21+ and IDs will be checked.

Free Food and Beverages!

*Surfside is a beautiful beachside lounge on the campus of the Scripps Institution of
Oceanography, located at 8622 Kennel Way

For more info or to subscribe to our mailing list, please contact us at info@sdquest.us

New Electronic Resources

 New Accountability Dashboards - Important Stats

The UCSD Office of the Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion has launched the UC San Diego Accountability Dashboards. The Dashboards present demographic data of UC San Diego faculty, staff, and students. They're designed to help guide the university in tracking and sharing its progress, as well as strategically focusing on equity, diversity, and inclusion. 

The dashboards are available to view  here.

Understanding this data is critical for the university to assess strengths and weaknesses in the realms of access, recruitment, retention, and success, and having this information publicly makes the university more transparent and accountable. 

This is the first version. Comments, questions, or feedback of any kind is welcome at  ir@ucsd.edu. This feedback will be incorporated into later versions.

New Free App to Find LGBT Roommates: TUTUroomii

A UCSD team recently launched a new iOS app called TUTUroomii. This app is designed to help LGBTQ+ young people and allies find ideal roommates in their own community.

The functionality of the app enables customers to search for both roommates and available housing resources based on personal preferences. It also provides a chat platform to enable deeper communication between potential roommates, to better ensure compatibility. Even for people not currently in need of roommates, this app could be a useful way to make new friends in your community. 

TUTUroomii is entirely free, and available now in the App Store.

For further questions, check out  tuturoomii.com or email  contactus@tuturoomii.com.  


Office hours at the Center:

Career Meet-Ups
Wednesdays, 2:30-3:30pm | LGBT Resource Center 

Sonia Honne-Gonzalez, the Career Services Center Liaison to the Campus Community Centers, will be at the LGBT Resource center on Wednesdays to offer career advice. Come in and connect with Sonia regarding career readiness, job search strategies, professional development, professional planning, and/or resume review!

For more information email: cservices@ucsd.edu

Critical Gender Studies Community Office Hours
Tuesday, Nov. 3rd, 2015 | 10-12pm 
LGBT Resource Center

Interested in Critical Gender Studies? Considering a major or minor, or an extra course or two? This is the first of three office hours this year in which representatives from the Critical Gender Studies department will come to the LGBT Resource Center to answer any questions and chat with students!
Campus Community Centers' events:

Real World Career Series: Imposter Syndrome
Oct. 28th | 12:00-1:30pm

Women's Center

Have you ever felt like you had something to prove? Join us for a conversation about the ways that gender, race, and age impact our ability to see ourselves as professionals. 

We'll share experiences and discuss strategies for combating imposter syndrome and perfectionism. Food provided
Dining and Dialogue
Oct. 28th | 6:00-7:30pm

Women's Center

What is sex work? How does the work disproportionately affect women? Join us for a conversation that looks at the complexities of sex work and sex positive feminism.

Dinner provided!

BRC Midterm Movie Marathon
Oct. 29th | 10am-6pm
Black Resource Center

Are you stressed with midterms? Well drop by the BRC, there will movies playing all day! This will be a great study break or time to relax to keep your mind off of midterms. There will be snacks and refreshments! 


Día de los Muertos Festival at the Raza Resource Centro
Oct. 30th | 4:30-6:30pm
Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead is a holiday celebrated throughout Latin America that commemorates departed loved ones. This celebration will be a joyful event with live entertainment, cultural cuisine, sugar skulls, ballet folklorico, face painting, film screenings,  papel picado, a community altar, and other surprises!

The Raza Resource Centro at UC San Diego will be hosting a month-long series of events and workshops, including a weekly Cine de Calavera every Friday during October and a Festival on Friday, October 30th to conclude this beautiful remembrance of life. The Raza Resource Centro cordially invites the UC San Diego community to join the Mes de Celebración. Our events and workshops will highlight how diverse Día de los Muertos is honored across North, Central, and South America via interactive activities, historical context, and tradition and custom.

Campus events... 

CAPS ADVANCE Workshop Series

ADVANCE is a three part psycho-educational workshop series that can be conceptualized as a "Peak Performance Personal Training Program" that focuses on creating a foundation of strategies aimed at helping students improve academic success and overall student wellness

To sign up for ADVANCE, visit the CAPS website here

National Competitive Scholarship Info Session
Oct. 28th | 3-5pm
AEP Conference Room
Student Center Building B, Second Floor

The Academic Enrichment Programs (AEP) of UCSD are holding an info session about competitive scholarships, such as the Rhodes and Fulbright Fellowships.

These scholarships and fellowships span the range of majors, and include opportunities for both continuing and graduating students. Scholarships topics include public service, graduate study, international experiences, and research. Students who are typically under-represented in these types of scholarships, are highly encouraged to attend and apply! We want to work towards full representation of all types of students in these competitions. 

The first info session will be about international experiences, and will be from 3-4pm. Sign up here.

The second info session will be about advanced study and public service, and will be from 4-5pm. Sign up here.

For an overview of available scholarships, click here

For further questions, contact Sophia Tsai at stsai@ucsd.edu

Ellie's Garden Harvest Day

Nov. 1st | 6-7pm
Ellie's Garden, located between Africa Hall & Asia Hall

The student organization Ellie's Garden at ERC is making a meal, open to the whole community. It will be cooked from fresh ingredients, some of them grown in the garden on campus. This vegetarian dinner will include a couscous dish, a caprese salad with sorrel, caramelized sweet potatoes, and herb-infused water. It will be vegetarian and sustainable.

Part of the mission of Ellie's Garden is to grow food, to connect people to nature, to create a sense of community, and to try to live a more sustainable life. 

For more info, contact elliesgardenerc@gmail.com


Mkubwa and Mdogo Program

Deadline: Nov. 3rd

Mkubwa and Mdogo are Swahili words that mean 'big' and 'little'. This program was created this year in order for black students to share knowledge and insight, while gaining community and a support system at UCSD. You can find your mkubwa or mdogo by applying to the Mkubwa and Mdogo Mentorship Program!

This program is organized by BSU (the Black Student Union). 

Register here
Geisel After Dark Student Success and Safety Information Fair
Nov. 4th, 2015 | 8-10pm | Geisel Library Seuss Room

The event will be open to all UCSD students and will focus on student resources, services, and safety, particularly (though not exclusively) during nighttime hours.  

CARE at SARC Violence Prevention Initiative 

CARE at SARC (Sexual Assault Resource Center) is developing a campus wide violence prevention initiative and wants student input. Are you interested in sharing your thoughts and suggestions about how students engage with the issue of preventing sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking? If so, join one of the focus groups.

Snacks will be provided.

To sign up, click here

BSU Needs High School Conference Volunteers!
Nov. 21st | 8am-6pm

Come help UC San Diego's Black Student Union with their 25th annual High School Conference!

The High School Conference serves to expose underrepresented and historically disadvantaged high school students to the possibilities of higher education.This program will engage students in thought-provoking discussions regarding community, identity, and culture, and furthermore how they intersect to create the unique experiences of people color in higher education.

Register to volunteer here

African-American Studies Minor Upcoming Courses

For students who are interested in the intersection of history, culture, and the African American experience, the African American Studies Minor could be a perfect fit. 

The African American Studies Minor has a list of courses that will be coming up in the Winter and Spring that could count toward the minor, including but not limited to CGS 150: "Visuality, Sexuality and Race" and ETHN 183: "Gender, Race, Ethnicity and Class."  

For further information, check out the website.  

last week at the Center...

Community Classifieds
What's Your Issue? Event
Oct. 28th | 6-8pm
1730 West Olympic Blvd., Suite 300, 3rd Floor 
Los Angeles, California 90015

Gender Justice Los Angeles is hosting a What's Your Issue? survey event for their next membership meeting. What's Your Issue? is a national survey for LGBTQ and Gender Non-Conforming youth.
There will be cash prizes up to $1,000 for taking the survey, and the event will be a good chance to meet other gender non-conforming youth.

Check out the Facebook event.  
Hiring Student Ambassadors
Deadline: Oct. 30th, 2015

Student Ambassadors are an important part of representing UCSD to new prospective students and families. give tours, sit on panels, and participate in special events. The Campus Tours Program depends on a large and diverse group of College Ambassadors to welcome prospective students from all walks of life. The position begins on Jan. 9th, 2016. 

The position is posted on Port Triton and the form is available here
HIV Positive Aging Forum
Monday,  Nov. 2, 2015
irst  Unitarian Universalist Church
4190 Front St., San Diego

The UCSD AntiViral Research Center and POZabilities present   'Help! I've Lost My Mind! There's an App for That!'
An HIV Positive Aging forum
What is HIV-associated memory loss? How can I cope with it?

A light meal will be provided for those who RSVP by October 30th. ASL and Spanish to English translation requests must be made by October 26th.

RSVP email
San Diego's Diversity Employment Day Career Fair
Nov. 4th, 2015 | 11am-3pm
Handerly Hotel San Diego
950 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108

Meet with San Diego's top 20+ employers. Hundreds of jobs and careers! Admission is free. 

Play "Precious Little"
Nov. 6-21st, 2015
Diversionary Theater Black Box
545 Park Blvd, San Diego

InnerMission Productions presents "Precious Little" by Madeleine George. Brodie, a gifted linguist, learns unsettling news about the baby she carries. Unable to get comfort from her girlfriend, she finds it in the two least likely sources imaginable: the elderly speaker of a vanishing language and a gorilla at the zoo. 

Buy tickets  her e.  
Fashion Show: A Benefit for Bienestar
Nov. 15th | 7pm
1038 S. Hill Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015

This fashion show, with talented featured designers, is a fun night themed A Black and Gold Affair, with proceeds that go to Bienestar. Bienestar is a Latino organization that provides HIV/Aids services in a supportive multi-cultural environment. 

Tickets are $25 for the general public and $75 for VIP status. 

Tickets are available here and further information here
Alan Turing Memorial 
$10,000 Scholarship
Deadline Oct. 28th, 2015

The new Alan Turing Memorial Scholarship is for undergraduate students majoring in Computer Science or Computer Engineering who are active in supporting the LGBT community.

Apply here.

For further questions contact Becky Obayashi at 
robayashi@ucsd.edu or Eseban Marquez at 
Spring 2016 HRC Internship
Priority Deadline: Nov. 15th

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is now accepting applications for the Spring 2016 semester. These are available for undergraduates, graduate students, or people who have recently graduated. The internships are located in Washington D.C., Jackson, MS, Birmingham, AL, and Little Rock, AK. Scholarships are available. 

FAQ here, and application here.
Robert Giard Fellowship 
$7,500 Photography Award
Deadline: Nov. 15th, 2015

The Robert Giard Fellowship Award will be awarded in support of a new or continuing project that addresses issues of sexuality, gender, or LGBTQ identity. This award is presented to an emerging, early or mid-career artist from any country working in photography and still images. 

For more info, visit the website.
Duberman-Zal Fellowship
$2,500 Graduate Award
Deadline: Nov. 15th, 2015

The Duberman-Zal Fellowship Award is granted to a graduate student,  independent scholar, or an adjunct from any country doing scholarly research on the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) experience.

For more info, visit the  website

Thinking Gender
Deadline: Nov. 20th, 2015

Submissions are open for the graduate student research conference on the topic of Spatial Awareness, Representation, and Gendered Spaces. Submissions can include papers, posters, panels, and films, as long as they engage with the politics of gender, race, sexuality, and space. We also intend to address international and transnational encounters, and colonization and decolonization practices.

Submission guidelines are  here.
Send submissions  here.
Call for Articles: Outside the Gender Box
Deadline: Jan. 1st, 2016

SUNY Press is collecting articles for a new anthology, Outside the Gender Box , which will be the first anthology to focus on the experiences of trans and non-binary gender students, staff, and faculty. Articles should be 5,000-7,500 words and can be research or first-person narrative.

Formatting guidelines are here.  
Finished articles should be sent to 

Opportunity to Urge Gov. Brown to support AB 959

AB 959 would ensure that sexual orientation and gender identity data would be collected along with other important demographic information used to determine state policies and funding. A petition is circulating in favor of AB 959, to increase out visibility in state policies.

You can view and sign the petition here
Lesbian Body Image Survey 

The Department of Psychology at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville is doing a study on lesbian attitudes & feelings about your own body,gender identity and gender expression. Lesbians over 18 are eligible and $50 Amazon gift cards will be raffled for participants. The survey should take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete.

The survey is available  here.