October Spotlights
October is Disability Awareness Month

From Frida Kahlo, to Harriet Tubman, to President FDR, history is full of heroes with disabilities. Learn more from the Disability Social History Project.

You can also brush up on the history and paramount importance of the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act), codified into US law in 1990, from NPR's Throughline episode "A.D.A. Now!".
The Disability Pride Flag; Click to learn more about a breakdown of its elements.
Events offered by the Office for Students with Disabilities:
Open to All!

OSD's Virtual Art Exhibit
Open October, 2020. Click to view.
"The Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD), as part of the UC San Diego campus-wide Celebration of Abilities events in October, invites artists with disabilities to share their artwork with the San Diego community."

Crip Camp Panel Discussion
Tuesday, October 13th @ 12 - 1pm PST. Register here.
"As part of our programming for National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Campus Human Resources is proud to present a panel discussion of the Netflix documentary Crip Camp. Winner of the Sundance Film Festival’s Audience Award for U.S. Documentary, Crip Camp is the story of Camp Jened, a groundbreaking summer camp for teens with disabilities. If you haven’t seen Crip Camp, you can view the trailer here and find the full movie on YouTube and Netflix." (The trailer and film contain mild adult language and themes.)

NOTE: The panel lineup is awesome!
Next Monday: Indigenous Peoples Day
Monday, October 12th

Known in some states as Native American Day (South Dakota) or Discovers' Day (Hawai'i), Indigenous Peoples Day is a time to celebrate and honor the lives, culture, and contributions of Native peoples, the first inhabitants of the Americas. Learn more about how this day came to be and why it is important to unlearn and dispel the harmful myth of European "discovery" of the Americas. Here are "9 Things to Do on Indigenous Peoples Day".
Reconsider Columbus Day; Presented by Nu Heightz Cinema (2009)
@LatinxMarineSci on Twitter
A community for underrepresented minorities in the Marine Sciences at all career stages, to share experiences, resources, and support one another. Please join us on October 24th at 4pm PST for our inaugural Marine Science Networking event over Zoom. If you'd like to attend, please email latinxmarinesci@gmail.com for more information on registering. Make sure to also follow us on Twitter for more Latinx in Marine Sciences content.
Black Surf Week
Black Like Water hosted Black Surf Week in September and will continue to host Black Surf Weekends throughout the month of October. Open to all undergraduate and graduate students of UC San Diego, this program aims at teaching attendees how to surf while also discussing Black and African Diasporic relationships to land and water, and in building community. Learn more about Black Like Water and their programs on their website.
SIO Postdocs, Meet Your PDA Reps!
The UC San Diego Postdoctoral Association (PDA) comprises postdocs who volunteer their time to enhance the postdoctoral experience by organizing professional development programs and networking opportunities. Your SIO reps this year are: Florybeth La Valle (Flo, flavalle@ucsd.edu), from SCCOOS and CA Sea Grant, and Viktoria Stek (Viki, vsteck@ucsd.edu), from SIO Geosciences! Please feel free to join the Postdoc@UCSD slack channel or email them directly to chat about anything EDI- and outreach-related. This month we have several events geared towards networking. Check out the rest of the board and PDA committees here. Find ways to get involved here.
Honoring Scripps' Staff at the
Fall 2020 Service Awards 
Thursday, October 15th @ 3 - 4pm PST. Link to join.

Log on to this year's virtual Fall 2020 Service Awards Ceremony to help celebrate 43 Scripps Staff! Congratulations to all!

Happy Halloween!
Saturday, October 31st

Native American Heritage Month
Month of November

On Twitter (Nov. 29th - Dec. 5th)
Scripps Community Events
Additional opportunities for us, as a community, to come together, share our thoughts, and discuss constructive ways to address structural racism and inequality within our Institution.
Community Conversations
Scripps LEARNS
Listen, Engage, Activate, Reflect,
Nurture & Support
Planned Discussion Topics:
The BIPOC Movement
First Amendment & Free Speech
Empathy & Emotional Intelligence Dialogue v. Debate
Scripps LEADS
Listen, Engage, Activate,
Develop & Support
Possible Discussion Topics:
EDI Strategic Planning
for Units, Labs & Departments on
Access & Success, Campus Climate & Accountability
Black@Scripps Community Meetup
October 6 & 20, 2020
Every 1st & 3rd Tuesday, 12 noon-1pm.
Register here.

QuEST (Queer Engineers, Scientists, & Technical Professionals) Meetup - October 9, 2020
Every 2nd Friday, 11am-12 n.

Multicultural Meetup
October 19, 2020
Every 3rd Monday, 1-2pm. Register here.
POC Circle (Peers Offering Community) October 13 & 27, 2020
Every 2nd & 4th Tuesday, 12 noon-1pm. Register here.

New! International Community Meetup
October 26, 2020
Every 4th Monday, 4-5pm. Register here.

New! First Generation Meetup
October 21, 2020
Every 3rd Wednesday, 4-5pm.
Register here.
Events, Trainings, and Resources
Women & Minorities in Science (WMIS)
Growing Up in Science Featuring Dr. Karin Kram
Thursday, October 15th @ 12:30 - 2:00pm PST
This particular event is open to students & postdocs only. Click to register.
Picture a Scientist Screening
October 6th-8th, anytime. Please RSVP here to receive a custom link & password.
Join us in a remote viewing of the Picture a Scientist documentary, anytime Oct. 6th-8th.
Followed by... A Moderated Discussion of the Film, Featuring Dr. Jane Willenbring
Thursday, October 8th @ 4pm PST. RSVP here.
This discussion will feature a Q & A with Dr. Jane Willenbring plus a small group discussions surrounding some of the topics explored in Picture a Scientist.

WMIS General/Organizational Meeting
Thursday, October 22nd @ 11am. Link to join.
For all interested in learning more about WMIS and, potentially, ways to contribute to WMIS, please join us for this fun, casual organizational meeting.

Virtual Triton 5K
Sunday, October 25th @ 9am - 12pm PST. Link to REGISTER.
Register online with the "SIO Women and Minorities in Science" team.

Hallow-WMIS! Pumpkin Carving & Costume Party
Friday, October 30th @ 5 - 7pm PST. Link to join.
Bring your best virtual background, costume, and pumpkin carving skills!

WMIS Working Group with Accountabili-Buddies
Fridays at 10am. Link to this event sent via the WMIS listserv (WMIS@sio.ucsd.edu).
Cut through the activation energy of working alone while setting clear work goals!
Staff Education and Wellness
2020-21 Open Enrollment
Open Enrollment (OE) is coming!
October 29th (8am)- November 24th, 2020 (5pm).
All changes made during OE will be effective on 1/1/21.
Tritons Flourish
Monthly on the 3rd Thursday from 12-1pm

Thursday, October 15th, 2020 | Register

Thursday, November 19th, 2020 | Register

Mindfulness Meditation Group
Tuesday, September 29th, 12-1pm PST via Zoom
To participate, please email Daisy Do at dtd001@ucsd.edu.
Community Events & Resources
Click to view the Black Lives Matter Mural created by Master Fine Arts students and faculty in dialogue with the UCSD Visual Arts department.
Anti-racism Resources offered by the UCSD Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion can be found here.
@Postdocs, learn about the Green New Deal at UCSD!
Wednesday, October 7th @ 3-4pm PST. Register here.
"Join us to learn how you can support climate justice, solve the climate crisis and become part of a UC-wide movement." Sponsored in part by the UCSD-PDA.
Hello, World: The UCSD Graduate Student Association (GSA) has a new website! Students, please check out the GSA's new website to learn more about the organization, campus committees you can join, Travel Grants, and so much more!

Additionally, students can apply for November Housing Assistance through the GSA/HDH/Student Life/Basic Needs Committee/Graduate Division until October 9th. See email from "president@gsa.ucsd.edu" for details and application.
Women's Basketball Announces Race for Change
October 15th - 18th, 2020
UC San Diego's women's basketball program has launched Race for Change, a virtual 5K. All proceeds will benefit the UCSD Black Resource Center (BRC), which provides support services and fosters community for the entire UC San Diego population while emphasizing the Black experience. We encourage you to run, walk bike or swim 3.1 miles in your community and use #RaceforChange on your preferred social media app.
Teaching Resources
Learn more about each of these events here.

Preparing to Teach Tough Topics in DEI
Monday, October 12th, 2 - 3pm. Register

Grading Fairly and Efficiently
Tuesday, October 20th, 2 - 3:30pmRegister
Teaching What You Don’t Know
Friday, October 23rd, 12 - 1pm. Register

Postdoc Teaching Program
With the support of the Teaching+ Learning Commons, experienced postdocs will be providing postdoctoral scholars with first-hand experiences in teaching and learning with the opportunity to implement evidence-based strategies while guest lecturing in UC San Diego courses.

To learn more, please see the Postdoc Teaching Program Flyer and contact Cynthia Lebeaupin (clebeaupin@ucsd.edu) & Carolina Makowski (cmakowski@ucsd.edu) for more information.
Events Beyond UC San Diego
2020 Virtual California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education
October 12th - 16th, 2020
The California Diversity Graduate Education Forum is dedicated to providing 3 days of workshop activities where financial aid, graduate school applications, the GRE and employment prospects will be discussed. Representatives from over 100 institutions will be available to chat with you and answer your questions regarding their graduate programs. To participate, please log on to their website here, and use registration code hornets2020.
2020 SACNAS - The National Diversity in STEM Conference
October 19th - 24th, 2020
Every year the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) hosts a national diversity conference. This year's event will be held virtually, with five days packed full of science, culture, and community. Registration is all-inclusive with full access to keynote addresses, breakout sessions, the Graduate School & Career Expo, networking receptions, and cultural events.
Support Groups
For Staff

Staff Social Session: Talent Show/ Karaoke
Wednesday, October 7th @ 12:00 - 1:00pm
The Staff Association is excited to announce that we will be hosting a Social Session Wednesdays at noon. Coming up on October 7th we are hosting our Talent Show and we need performers! If you have a talent or skill to show, we want to see it. Sign up to participate as a performer and you could win a prize!
For Parents

Remote Working Parents Support Group
Wednesday, October 7th @ 12:00 - 1:00pm
If you are a parent working from home while juggling the duties of parenthood, please join in on a support group meeting where you'll get to speak to and with other parents in similar situations. Join the conversation using the this Zoom link.
For Students

CAPS (Fall 2020) Drop-In Workshops
CAPS is now offering DAILY DROP-IN groups for all registered students.
No appointment necessary -- simply show up and enjoy!
  • Coping during COVID (Mondays) @ 1 - 2pm PST
  • Wellness Wednesdays @ 1 - 2pm PST
  • Mindful Thursdays @ 3 - 4pm PST
If you have any questions, please download the CAPS flyer or call 858-534-3755 for more information. See you there!

Black Women's Collective
Thursday, October 15th @ 3:30 - 5:00pm
Join us (virtually) for conversations about our experiences as Black women & femmes and connect with others on campus. Please stop by when you can and stay for as long as you want. Register here if you'd like participate.

Supporting (International) Students' Health and Well-Being
ISPO is dedicated to ensuring that students not just succeed academically, but that they have what they need to stay healthy. The iTable program, in partnership with The Hub, provides anyone in our international student community facing food insecurity with resources such as a food packet or gift card. Additionally, the iTable program has expanded to help support those experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19-related challenges.   
ISPO also partners with Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) to provide support for international students physically in the state of California who may need help navigating challenges including depression, anxiety, adjustment difficulties, social and romantic issues, and crisis intervention. CAPS providers can provide therapy in different languages including Mandarin, Spanish, Farsi, Khmer, Japanese, Nepali and Hebrew, and all services are confidential and free of charge.

Learn more about UCSD's Latina Doctoral Student Collective!
Email latinadoctoralcollective@gmail.com for details.
Campus Community Centers
APIMEDA will be hosting a confidential affinity group space where students can come together and discuss their experiences with others who may have a similar identity. Meetings will be every Wednesday, with the first meeting on October 7th from 12-1pm. Please register here.
Tuesdays 5-7pm
This intentional Black affinity space will be held on Zoom and broadcasted via Facebook live. Feel free to use the hashtag on social media and the comments sections to lift up how you’re feeling and be held in community.
The Alumni Roots Mxntorship Program is designed to bring together alumni with current students and recent graduates for mutually beneficial career advancement and community building.
Welcome Event
The ITRC will be hosting a welcome dinner via Zoom. Meet Native students, staff & faculty. To attend, please visit the following link on October 9th @ 4 pm.
Día de los Muertos Workshops
As the academic year begins, please keep an eye out for upcoming events related to Día de los Muertos. These events will be hosted near the end of October and beginning of November. See you there!
Thursdays 5-8pm
UCSD Queer & Asian Collective seeks to provide a brave space for TLGBQIA+ (trans, lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, intersex, asexual, aromantic, +) Asians, South Asians, and Southeast Asians. If you would like to participate, please email queernasianucsd@gmail.com for more information.
This program is intended to create space where gender marginalized undergraduate students can connect and build community within the larger context of STEM as a male dominated field. We will be hosting an info session on October 14th from 4-5pm. Please register here.
The Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) at UC San Diego works with: undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students with documented disabilities, as well as student veterans.
See above for details about events held in October in honor or Disability Awareness Month!
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