Fall 2016, Welcome Week
UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center
Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm  
858-822-3493 |  rainbow@ucsd.edu | lgbt.ucsd.edu 
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 Join us for QT Fest! 


QT Fest 
Wednesday, September 28th, 2016
5:00-7:00pm | the LGBT Resource Center, Thích Nhất Hạnh Room and adjacent outdoors




Join us for a Fall Welcome event for our campus community at the LGBT Resource Center. We'll have tours, a photobooth, and more!
 
 Join UC San Diego for AIDS WALK  
San Diego AIDS Walk and Run! 
Saturday, Sept. 24 | 7am @ Balboa Park

 
Please join UC San Diego's award winning team for San Diego AIDS Walk and Run!  

For the last ten year's UC San Diego has been the top fundraising team at the college/university level, our team members have often been in the top five of overall fundraisers at the event, and we want to continue the tradition with your help!  The money raised goes to providing essential services for those living with HIV here in San Diego.  Many of you have walked for years, and for some this may be your first time joining us.  It is fun and easy, and because we have such a long history of success we get our own tent to congregate in the morning, right next to the stage!
 

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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

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 LGBT Resource Center welcomes Elena Hood
  UC San Diego Inter-Tribal Resource Center  Inaugural Director! 

  The Inter-Tribal Resource Center joins  five EDI campus community centers  established to build community, increase awareness of social issues, encourage dialogue and improve retention among UC San Diego's diverse population of students, faculty and staff members. 

Elena Hood, photo by  Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Publications

 "My goal is to foster a welcoming space for Native populations, including students, staff, families and visitors on campus, provide resources to support academic and professional development, as well as build partnerships with both urban and local tribal communities."  
Elena Hood,  thisweek@ucsandiego



 



  
To learn more, visit  diversity.ucsd.edu    or    UC San Diego News Center
 
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If you would like to submit relevant events to be featured in the newsletter, please email rainbow@ucsd.edu.
 
Community Classifieds

All of Us or None of Us: Intersectionality & Allyship 
Thursday, October 6, 2016
5:00 - 7:00 PM
Geisel Library, Seuss Room

 

CELEBRATE LGBTQ HISTORY MONTH WITH
 Kim Katrin Milan, award-winning educator, activist, writer and artist.
Seating is limited, so RSVP at:

All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.


This presentation explores multiple intersections of identity within the LGBTQ community-including race, gender and ability-as powerful sites of community organizing. Milan approaches activism as an important agent for changing systems and examines how diverse groups have different bases of accountability and issues they mobilize around. By establishing a shared language and deconstructing systems of oppression, Milan emphasizes the importance of sustainability and self-care. Drawing on her background as the daughter of a librarian and one of the owners of the oldest LGBT bookstore in the world, Milan addresses the cultural shifts made by Queer and Trans folks, using current social media-based examples. Attendees will gain a solid foundation for understanding the experiences of others, and tangible strategies for solidarity and how to act in allyship.

Kim Katrin Milan is a queer, multi-racial womyn of color, and the co-founder and Executive Director of The People Project, a movement of queer and trans folks of color and allies, committed to individual and community empowerment through alternative education, art activism and collaboration. She has ten years of local and international community development experience, and recently hosted Laverne Cox at "Supporting Our Youth," a dialogue for LGBTQ youth. Kim also engages in community-based healing initiatives including teaching Queer and Brown Girls Yoga, and retreats for femme-identified Folks of Colour and Indigenous Folks. She is also one of the owners of the Glad Day Book Shop, the oldest LGBT bookstore in the world.

LGBTQ History Month is an annual observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history, as well as the history of the gay rights movement. Alongside Milan's lecture, the Library will feature an art wall with posters of queer activists of color, works by LGBTQ poets of color from the Archive for New Poetry will be on display, and recent books on the diverse intersections of identity within the LGBTQ community will be available for check out. The exhibit runs from October 1 -November 3, 2016 on the second (main) floor of the Geisel Library building in the East Wing.

This event is proudly sponsored by:
UC San Diego Library, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, the Black Studies Project, the Cross Cultural Center, the Critical Gender Studies Program, the Department of Ethnic Studies, the Institute for Arts and Humanities, the LGBT Resource Center, and the Women's Center.

For more information, contact Alanna Aiko Moore at (858) 822-5918 or aamoore@ucsd.edu.
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.