Fall 2016, Week 7
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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There are lessons in everything. The bad, the good. Our job is to listen, and to continue to learn, so that maybe we get better at this. Maybe get better at life.

~ Laverne Cox
Save the date for the upcoming events at the RC! 

Time Check: Transgender Hour

Thursday, November 10th, 2016
3:00-5:00pm | LGBT Resource Center Conference Room
This interactive, awareness program will provide an overview of transgender community issues including definitions, activism, history, etc.

Set your alarms to remind you about this program so you don't miss out on learning more about the transgender community!

Queering Sex Ed
Facilitated by Laura Brown (Health Educator, Gynecological Teaching Assistant, Yoga Instructor)
November 15th, 5:30pm-7pm, 
Cross-Cultural Center Library
Join us for an educational workshop about sex in the LGBTQ+ community. Come learn about sexual health, pleasure and consent. Refreshments will be provided. Free safer sex supplies and giveaways!
About Laura:
Laura believes that profound change radiates when folks are empowered within their own bodies and decisions. This belief inspires her current work as a Health Educator, a Gynecological Teaching Assistant, and a Yoga Instructor. By contextualizing her own traumas, Laura is motivated toward the intersecting goals of self-care and social justice.

That's Racist! A Conversation About the Presidental Election
Wednesday, November 16th, 2016
4:30-6:30pm | LGBT Resource Center 
A closed space for QTPOC to process and heal from the presidential election and all the racist events that have occurred during the race. We will also be making DIY kinetic sand as a way of practicing self-care. See you then!

Thursday, November 17th, 2016
12:00-1:30pm, LGBT Resource Center

Join us for pan dulce, chisme & community at the LGBTRC. Open to students, staff, and faculty.


Trans Day of Remembrance: Remembering & Honoring our Community
Friday, November 18th, 2016 
12:00-2:00pm, Library Walk

Stop by library walk for a Trans Day of Remembrance community altar space to honor members of our Trans community who have died or been impacted by anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. Community is encouraged to bring photos. We'll have resources and educational activities as well.

Community Groups

3rd Series: Let's Talk About Self Care & Healing
Thursday, November 10th, 2016
3:30-4:50pm, LGBT Resource Center

Calling for all folks (Undergraduates , Graduates, Staff and Faculty) who identify along the Trans spectrum, to come connect in a three part series program space that is validating, intentionally building community, while also holding space to explore and share what each individual healing journey looks likes navigating a cis-normative world.

This is a closed space for folks who identify along the trans spectrum focused on self-care!

LGBT Veterans Talk
Thursday, November 10th, 2016 
2pm-3pm, Cross Cultural Center
A discussion group lead by a Military Vet for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Trans military veterans, reservist, and active duty service personnel; and their partners. As Veteran's Day approaches, what does duty and being a veteran mean as a LGBT person? If you have questions or want to RSVP, email rainbow@ucsd.edu.

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

The State of Black Immigrants: The Haitian Refugee Crisis
Wednesday November 16, 6:00-8:00pm
Black Resource Center

Join us for dialogue on the state and existence of black immigrants, and how you can support current refugees in crisis.

The Impact of Media on Gender Roles: Looking at the Portrayal of Women in Disney Films
Thursday November 17,  5:00pm-7:00pm
Cross-Cultural Center
Media plays a critical role in how we view ourselves and come to develop and understand our identities. Join us as we explore the ways in which gender is perceived in Disney classics and how it plays out in our day to day lives.


Brown Bag Series
Wednesday November 16, 12:30-2:00pm
Raza Resource Centro

Mark your calendars for the first "Brown Bag Series" of the school year! Join us as we come together in community to learn more about the research being done by UCSD graduate students:  Crystal Roxana Pérez, Jeanelle Horcasitas, and Alina R. Méndez.

Light refreshments will be provided!

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
Graduate Brown Bag at the LGBT Resource Center: Thursday, November 17, 2:00PM

'Eyes that can never close': Colonial Agnosia and the Mnemonics of Refusal: Nov 10, 3-4:30pm, Cross Cultural Center, Comunidad Room

Colonialism in North America is dynamically structured through an interplay of disavowals, forgettings, and other misrememberings that help redirect attention away from the historical consequences of dispossession, genocide, and slavery. Close reading Joy Harjo, BioShock Infinite, and a recent installation at the Field Museum, this talk will consider how knowledge and memory have colluded to obscure American Indian pasts, presents, and futures.
Become a CARE Peer Educator: Online Apps due Nov 13 at 11:59pm
For more info, visit sarc.ucsd.edu 

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

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

Engineering at Stanford University: Graduate Admissions Process and Undergraduate Research Opportunities
During this session the graduate admissions process (specifically for the School of Engineering) and undergraduate research opportunities in engineering will be discussed. Also, the speaker will discuss her own experience applying to graduate school and being a graduate student at Stanford.
About the speaker:
Gaby Baylon transferred to UC San Diego from San Diego City College and graduated Cum Laude from UC San Diego in 2010 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. As an undergraduate she conducted research and presented her work at several local, statewide and national conferences.  After graduating from UC San Diego she worked for Boeing for a year before starting a Ph.D. program in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University in 2011. She received the NSF Graduate Researcher Fellowship (NSF-GRF) in 2011 to pursue her graduate studies.

Date: Monday, November 14, 2016
Time: 1 - 2 p.m.
Location: Original Student Center Building "B" - Large Conference Room on the 2nd floor (across from the Art of Espresso/Mandeville Coffee Cart)
If you are interested in attending, please RSVP by filling out the following online form.

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.