Spring 2017, Week 5
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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"All the work I set forth is my naked truth as a woman, a Xicana, an indigenous Mexican, a daughter of immigrants, a tough urban girl who never acquiesced to societal norms."
- Aurora Guerrero
Upcoming Events!

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017
12-1:30pmLGBT Resource Center 

Join us for pan dulce, chisme & community at the LGBTRC. Our Pan Dulce platicas are open to students, staff, and faculty.

In the description 'chisme' is a reclaimed term: 
"Chisme and gossip are popular and pleasurable ways of imparting vernacular histories for different communities of color because of their porous and sometimes subversive narrative frame"
- Solimar Otero, from "Yemayá y Ochún" 

Rainbow Graduation
2-4pm, June 10th, 2017 
UC San Diego Faculty Club 

Please join the UC San Diego LGBT community as we come together to honor the students who are graduating, our volunteers, our scholarship recipients and all who have impacted our community over the last year.

The event serves as the formal induction of the graduates into the family of the UC San Diego LGBT Alumni. Although many people do get dressed up for the event, it tends to be a queer little get together, with all the trappings of our community, so be yourself.
If you are graduating, please complete the form here
Contact Shaun Travers at stravers@ucsd.edu for more information or if you have questions!!

Peer Educator Workshop Requests

In need of workshops that provide incite on LGBTQIA+ issues and information about the community? The LGBT center is taking requests for workshop presentations to be given around campus upon request. 

For more information, please email vgvillac@ucsd.edu. Stay tuned for our website which will be going live soon!

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

Queer Student Orgs and Affiliates 

Sexual Assault Awareness Month 

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The goal of SAAM is to raise awareness of sexual violence and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence.

Navigating (self)CARE 
Wednesday, May 3,  4:30-6:00pm
CARE at SARC Office,  Student Services Center, Suite 500 

Navigate your way through the CARE office as you learn about different self-care practices and how you can incorporate them in your life. Light refreshments provided.

Queer Student Orgs and Affiliates LGBT Resource Center

Queer Sixers United (QSUN)
Tuesdays, 7:30-9:00pm

Fluid Attraction
Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00pm

Men's Group
Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00pm

Black Queer Collective
Even Week Thursdays, 12:30-1:30pm

Queer Trans People of Color (QTPOC)
Odd Thursdays, 6:00-8:00pm

Fridays, 6:00-7:00pm

Gay Men's Relationship Forum
Mondays, 2:30-4pm,  Women's Center

Join us for conversations about our experiences as gay men, and connect with other gay men on campus. This group addresses relationships, sexual health, community building and more.

For more info, contact Greg Koch at gkoch@ucsd.edu
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!

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


Appropriately Ours 
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
7- 9pm, Multipurpose Room, Student Service Center

This fashion show is a night dedicated to celebrating the beauty, diversity, and uniqueness of the Black community modeled by UCSD Black students. The show will feature Joshlyn Turner, Owner and Creative Director of The Write Fit.
The fashion show is BRC's Student Success Leader Irene Kwangaba's year-long project. 


Breaking Out of The Food Chains
Thursday, May 4, 2017
5-7pm, Cross-Cultural Center,  Comunidad Room

Join us as we consider the importance of access and security to healthy and sustainable food. Learn about the impacts of environmental racism and food deserts. Resources around UCSD and the San Diego community will be presented.

Join the Community Peer Advising Program

Do you need help navigating your way through UC San Diego?
Interested in finding opportunities pertaining to your major?
Need help planning your courses for the quarter? 

Peer advisers at the Black Resource Center and the Raza Resource Centro can help you.


The Women's Center 20th Celebration: The Future of Feminism
Thursday, May 11, 2017
5-6:45pm, Price Center West Ballroom

Join the Women's Center for our 20th Aniversary celebration, "The Future of Feminism" with keynote speaker, Jamia Wilson on Thursday, May 11th, 5pm at Price Center Ballroom West!

Check out the Facebook event page here!

For more information, contact women@ucsd.edu

This Week at the RC


Rainbow Newsletter submissions: 

If you would like to submit relevant events to be featured in the newsletter, please email rainbow@ucsd.edu.
Community Classifieds

From Crisis to Change: How to Organize for Action
Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
1:45-4pm, Seuss Room, Geisel Library

Following up on the interest in the UC San Diego Library's Tell Us How UC It: A Living Archive project, this two-part training will discuss the history of UC San Diego as it relates to current campus climate, social change, and activism. It will be followed by concrete skills-building to learn the basic principles of direct action organizing. Students will learn the strategies, tools, and organizing math behind direct action that leads to victories for our communities. Pizza will be served.

For more information and to register here.

This program is also part of the T+LC's spring 2017 Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship program. Participation in any of these workshops gives students credit on their co-curricular record (CCR).

Storytelling as Resistance
Due Friday, May 26, 2017

My name is Dominique Strickland, and for my project for my internship at the Women's Center, I want to bring us all together to enjoy a night of art, community and storytelling!

So, I am asking you all to write with me! Here are some prompts to get y'all thinking...

A story about your family's immigration history

A story about an important relative or ancestor's life or childhood

A story about the kind of work someone in your family/network did or continue to do

A story about an important event in your family/network's history

Check out my flyer for more details on how to submit!

Sistas' Night Off, Pt. 3: SNI Brunches Out!
Saturday, May 6th, 2017

Closed space for Black women & femmes to connect and reflect on the year. Brunch provided.
For more information, please email Kyra at: kag022@ucsd.edu

Financially Savvy: Budgeting with Bae
Monday, May 8th, 2017
12-1pm, The Zone

Learn fun and healthy relationship skills and tips on how to plan a date night or a trip with your partner! Hosted by CARE at SARC.  

The Chancellor's Associates Scholars Program (CASP) is hiring peer mentors and student staff! 
We currently have three opportunities available.
1. Summer Intern (Job 835387)
Work dates: July 23 - 29, 2017
Application deadline: May 5, 2017
*Lead Summer ntern position available (Job 835388)
2. CASP Peer Leader (Job 835386)
Work dates: 2017 - 2018 Academic Year
Application deadline: May 5, 2017
*Senior Peer Leader position available (Job 835385)
3. Student Office Coordinator (Job 835384)
Work dates: 2017-2018 Academic Year
Application deadline: May 12, 2017 )