Fall 2016, Week 10
UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center
Monday-Thursday 8am-7pm & Friday 8am-4:30pm
858-822-3493 |  rainbow@ucsd.edu | lgbt.ucsd.edu 
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 I paint my own reality. The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to, and I paint whatever passes through my head without any other consideration.
~ Frida Kahlo
Check out these great opportunities!

Internship Info Session
Winter Quarter|Week 1 | Thurs 1/12 |4-5pm
LGBTRC Conference Room

Are you interested in gaining leadership skills, enhancing and increasing the broader LGBTQIA+ movement, and contributing to a more just, equitable society for the future?

Here's an opportunity! We are currently hiring 9 undergraduate interns for 2017-2018 school year!
9 Internship Positions available:
  • Art and Activism Intern
  • Audre Lorde Intern for Liberation and Healing
  • Bayard Rustin Intern for Education and Activism
  • Community Engagement Intern
  • Library Intern
  • Outreach and Marketing Intern
  • Rainbow Newsletter Intern
  • Social Justice Education Intern
  • Sylvia Rivera Intern for Politics and Human Rights
LGBT Resource Center Interns will develop skills and competency in the following areas:
  • Making referrals to campus and community resources
  • Group Facilitation
  • Event planning and management
  • Self-reflection and identity development
  • Office Administration
  • Program Development and Evaluation
  • Ability to understand the connections between theory and praxis
  • Community building
  • Social Justice

During the course of the internship, students receive:
  • Mentoring and supervision from professional staff
  • Leadership Development opportunities
  • Social Justice Education

Learn more about the job positions available and submit an application here
Application deadline is January 24, 2017 at 4pm

LGBTRC Peer Educator Program
DEADLINE TO APPLY: January 18th, 2017
Are you interested in volunteering? Do you want to facilitate and  educate the campus community on social justice issues pertaining to the LGBTQIA+ community?

The LGBT Resource Center has an amazing opportunity for you this Winter and Spring of 2017, where you can become a LGBTRC Peer Educator!

Find more information and apply here or contact mpgomez@ucsd.edu 

Volunteer for World AIDS Day! 

World AIDS Day is a day where we as a community work to honor the lives that were lost to HIV/AIDS, fight against the stigma of living with HIV/AIDS, promote further research for a cure, raise awareness, and also to prevent new infections. 

We will need help in order to make World AIDS Day successful, and you can help! We will only need an hour of your day, unless you want to sign up for more shifts. 

Descriptions of opportunities here and sign up here!

Save the date for the upcoming events at the RC! 

Art Jam
Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
4:30-6:00pm, LGBT Resource Center

Be in community and make some art at the LGBT Resource Center's Conference Room! We will provide the time and supplies for you to draw, write, paint, color, make some stickers, buttons, and other crafts. Or you can bring some of your art supplies for your projects you've been holding off yourself!
Feel free to use the art space to relax from the stress of finals and/or build art community and collaborate.

There will be snacks provided too.

World's AID Day 
Thursday, December 1st, 2016
10:00am-7:30pm, UCSD 

UC San Diego will honor World AIDS Day on Thursday, December 1, 2016, to focus attention on and raise awareness about the impact that HIV/AIDS has had and continues to have in the San Diego community, the nation, and the world.

Visit here for a full schedule of events.

Volunteer Appreciation Party
Friday, December 2nd, 2016
11:00-1:00pm, LGBT Resource Center
Hello volunteers of the LGBT Resource Center! We host an appreciation at the end of each quarter to celebrate the work you've done as a volunteer! It's mostly a social space where we have free food and activities such as board games.We will have the event week 10 at the Conference Room from 11-1PM, Friday December 2nd. 

Remember to save the date and we all hope to see you there!

24 Hour Study Jam
Sunday 12/4, 6pm- Monday 12/5, 7pm
LGBT Resource Center
Stop by the LGBTRC for our quarterly 24 Hour Study Jam. We'll have plenty of snacks and coffee for you too!

Community Announcements and Groups
Need a place to study?
OASIS: Sat. Dec. 3: 10am-6pm, Sun. Dec. 4, 10am-12am, Mon. Dec. 5 - Thu. Dec. 8, 10am-12am
LGBT Resource Center: 24 hours, Sun. Dec. 4 - Mon. Dec. 5
Black Resource Center: Mon. Dec. 5, 7am-12am
Cross-Cultural Center: 24 Hours, Mon. Dec. 5-Tues. Dec. 6
Undocumented Student Services: Tues. Dec. 6, 9am-11pm
Women's Center: 24 Hours, Tues. Dec. 6- Wed. Dec. 7
Raza Resource Centro: Wed. Dec. 7, 8am-12am
SPACES: 24 Hours, Wed. Dec. 7 - Thur. Dec. 8
Inter-Tribal Resource Center: Wed. Dec. 7, 8:30am-12am

Out at Work
Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
12:00-1:00pm, Cross Cultural Center Art Space 

Come join us for the quarterly "Out at Work,"  a series focused on conversations about our experience as LGBT professionals. We hope to create dialogue that will allow us to create a space in which we can all support one another and continue to empower everyone to thrive in their work and personal life.
Come to learn about our vision for our staff association, share with us your thoughts, and let us know how you want us to grow and build our community!

Fund for Legal Name/Gender Changes

A member of our community is coming forward and offering to pay for the costs of legal name/gender marker changes before inauguration day for Trans/Gender Queer/Gender Non Conforming folks who want to get this done ASAP! If you are interested, s imply send an email directly to: transdocumentsfund@gmail.com

For those who want to contribute or find more information, click here!

Point Foundation, the nation's largest scholarship fund for LGBTQ students, is now accepting applications for our 2017 scholarship!
Point Scholarships are provided on a last provider basis, with the average annual award being $10,000 and guaranteed until the completion of your degree, up to 4 years. As well as providing financial support for education, Point provides leadership development training through its programs, conferences, and internship opportunities. Point also matches each scholar with a mentor who is a successful professional. Mentors help scholars design and complete an annual community service project that Point requires of each scholar as a means of giving back to community.
Our application is open until January 30, 2017. To learn more, please visit: here 

Queer Student Orgs and Affiliates 
Aces Group:  Mondays, 5:00-6:00pm
Fluid Attraction: Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm
Queer Sixers United (QSUN):  T ue s d a y s ,   8 : 0 0 - 9 : 0 0 p m
Men's Group:  Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00pm
Femmes of Colour:  Thursdays, 5:00-6:00pm
Queer Trans People of Color (QTPOC):  Thursdays, 7:00-9:00pm
International QLGBT Student Union:  Fridays odd weeks, 2:00-4:00pm

LGBTQIA+ Leaders for 2016-2017

We're creating a community roster of LGBTQIA+ student leaders on campus to keep the community better updated of resources and opportunities. You have the option for your information to remain internal - for the LGBT Resource Center Professional Staff to be able to contact you regarding opportunities OR for it to be public- to be listed on our website for peers and community to know who our student leaders are.

Submit your info  here.  F or questions, contact Maribel Gomez at  mpgomez@ucsd.edu.
Campus Community Centers

De-Stress Express
Wednesday, November 30th 
Black Resource Center
Instead of getting distracted by your phones while studying for finals, stop by the Black Resource Center and relieve your stress with Mandala coloring books, word searches, and crossword puzzles!


CCC Intern Hiring Info Session
Tuesday Nov. 29,  5pm-6pm 
Cross-Cultural Center

Interested in gaining professional development and learning about social justice? Come out to our info session on Wednesday 11/30 from 5-6 PM to learn more about this paid, year-long internship opportunity! 


Intern Hiring Informational
Friday, December 2nd
12:30-1:30pm,  Raza Resource Centro

Positions available: Advertising and Marketing, Social Justice, Civic Engagement, Arte & Cultura, Yield and Retention, Program Assistant, Retention

Applications due by Jan. 24, 4pm
DACA students encouraged to apply
For more information, contact raza@ucsd.edu or 858-246-1844.


Black Women's Collective
Even week Thursdays
5-6:30pm, Women's Center Small Meeting Room

Join us for a biweekly discussion group to come together and share our experiences as Black women at UC San Diego. This program is a Women's Center and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) collaboration.

Rainbow Newsletter submissions: 

If you would like to submit relevant events to be featured in the newsletter, please email rainbow@ucsd.edu.
This week at the RC:

LGBT Resource Center Affiliate Program

Is your organization or group interested in partnering with the UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center? Are you looking to start your own LGBTQIA+ org? Need a meeting space? Looking for leadership opportunities? Check out our Affiliate Program! The UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center Affiliate Program has a variety of perks and opportunities for your organization. Check out our website for the application and more details. For questions contact mpgomez@ucsd.edu
For more Program info click here
Click here to access an Application

Do you have library recommendations?

Is there anything you'd like to see added to our library at the LGBT Resource Center? Well you're in luck, our library intern is currently looking for recommendations!

If there is a book, magazine, comic, CD, etc. that you think would be a great addition, feel free to let us know by filling out this survey!

Community Classifieds

Therapy Fluffies Extravaganza
Tuesday, Dec. 6th, 10am-2pm 
PC West Ballroom A

The Zone presents Therapy Fluffies Extravaganza during Finals Week on Tuesday, 12/06 @ PC West Ballroom A from 10am-2pm! Take a study break and de-stress with some adorable fluffies! Head to the Facebook Event Page for more information.

On Saturday, February 11th, 2017, UCSD's HMP3 is hosting the Medical Education for Diverse Students (MEDS) Conference at the Telemedicine Building!
This conference is designed for students that are interested in entering the medical and pharmaceutical fields. We are aware of the need of professionals from diverse backgrounds in the healthcare system, who can identify with an even more diverse group of patients. Therefore, MEDS was created to close the disparities seen in both medical education and healthcare. Most importantly, MEDS now exists to serve the students - to encourage, educate and empower students on their road to a career in health.
MEDS is an all-day conference, where students will get to choose from diverse workshops and activities. Students will experience hands-on activities (such as suture clinic, simulation labs), in addition to workshops that will help students get the information they need to get into Medical/Pharmacy school. 

Register and learn more at meds.ucsd.edu!

Asian American Community Forum: Even weeks, 12-1ppm, Cross Cultural Center 

The UCSD Department of Literature is now accepting campus submissions for The Ina Coolbrith Memorial Poetry Prize!  Entries must be submitted to the Literature Undergraduate Office, Room 110 Literature Building, by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 8th, 2016.
The Ina Coolbrith Memorial Poetry Prize is awarded for the best unpublished poem or group of poems by an undergraduate student at the University of California campuses, University of the Pacific, Mills College, Stanford University, Santa Clara University and St. Mary's College.  The prize was established by friends of Ina Coolbrith, former Poet Laureate for California.  Approximately $1500 is available annually for prizes, to be apportioned by the judging campus.
Entries must be typed, with only the last four digits of the entrant's PID and the name of the contest (Coolbrith) printed at the top of each page-with no other identifying information, please.  A cover sheet will be attached to each set of poems (1-3 poems per person may be submitted).  Cover sheets can be picked up in the Literature Undergraduate Office (Room 110 of the Literature Building).
Contestants should retain original copies of their poetry, as entries will not be returned.  Participating campuses will each select three finalists, which will be forwarded to the final panel of judges.  For full contest details and information, go to: http://financialaid.berkeley.edu/prizes-and-honors-ina-coolbrith-memorial-poetry-prize

Frat parties mocking Black History Month, homophobic slurs, anti-Mexican graffiti on campus, and sexual harassment...these reoccurring events affect ALL students, underrepresented or not, and demonstrate the need for a conversation about student experiences related to the campus climate at UC San Diego.  Join the conversation and submit your creative work!

The UC San Diego Library is creating a "living archive" as an alternative way to highlight awareness, provide a space for dialogue, and preserve and document events related to UC San Diego history. A  living archive is a collection of materials presented in a way that allows for the expression, exhibition, documentation, and preservation of a sentiment or movement in a particular community.  This type of "archiving" is "living" because it is constantly updated with the current climate and consists of all manner of expression from documents of the past, to creative expression through art, to real-time feedback of the current period.

We want YOU to be a part of the Living Archive.  What do you have to say or express about the current climate at UCSD?   

Information on the project and how to submit work is here:  http://lib.ucsd.edu/howucit 
The physical exhibit will run from February 1 - March 31, 2016 in Geisel Library, with a permanent online collection of submissions.  Deadline for submissions is November 30th and you must be enrolled as a current UCSD student.  Paintings, drawings, collages, prints, sculptures, photographs, performance art, written work, video or film are welcome! 
For questions or more information, contact Tamara Rhodes,  tlrhodes@ucsd.edu.