Summer Session I, Week 1
UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center
Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm

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"I don't want to be tolerated. That offends my love of life and of liberty."  - Jean Cocteau
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Summer Kick-Off Ice Cream Social!

Ice Cream Social Summer Kickoff
Thursday, July 5, 2018
1:00-3:00PM | LGBT Resource Center 

Please join us on July 5th any time from 1:00-3:00 pm in the LGBT Resource Center for an ice cold treat and be welcomed back for Summer Session I! We look forward to seeing you there.  

Pride Parade Work Party
Friday, July 13, 2018
12:00-3:00PM | LGBT Resource Center 

Join the LGBT Resource Center at this year's Pride Work Party! This is where we really pull things together and build energy for the parade. From our signs, t-shirts, other decorations, and logistics! It will be a fun afternoon filled with pizza, ice cream, and good company. We can't do it without you so please come out, show your support, and bring a friend!
LGBT+ Community Events

LGBTQ+ San Diego: Stories of Struggles and Triumphs
July 8, 2018-January 2020; 10:00AM-5PM
San Diego History Center

The San Diego History Center in partnership with the Lambda Archives of San Diego brings the first-ever exhibition in Balboa Park focused on the history of San Diego's LGBTQ+ community. Visitors will experience and learn about the struggles to overcome persecution, the battle with AIDS, bullying and intolerance, the power of the community, and the tremendous strides taken in the fight for equal rights. The exhibit curator is noted author and historian Lillian Faderman.

Exhibition runs: July 8, 2018 - January 2020.
For more information: click here

UC San Diego Health Celebration of Pride
July 9, 2018; 7:00-8:00PM
UC San Diego Medical Center - Front Lawn 
200 West Arbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92103

Please join us and special guest California Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins, for the fourth annual Pride Lighting Celebration. The event will include live music from the San Diego Women's Chorus and complimentary refreshments.

Volunteer at SD Pride 7/14 - 7/15
July 14, 2018; 6:00AM-11:00PM

SD Pride has several departments and opportunities for volunteering . We welcome all: any ability, any talent, any contribution. If you need accommodations to volunteer just let us know. Volunteer one 5-hour shift and have free admission the whole weekend!

For questions, contact

S an Diego Pride
July 14-15, 2018
Balboa Park, San Diego

San Diego Pride Festival 2018 will be FREE for all junior high and high school aged youth. Just check in at the box office!

For questions, contact Jen at 

Pride 5K Run and Walk
July 14, 2018; 9:30AM

University Avenue at Centre Street Hillcrest
San Diego, CA 92013

The annual charity Pride 5k Race and Walk is held along the Pride Parade route through Hillcrest and Balboa Park. The crowds begin to form at 
9:30  so you'll have lots of spectators and cheering to help you achieve your goals!  Participants will receive a beautiful, top-quality, short-sleeve shirt (available in men's and women's cuts). After you cross the finish line, treat yourself to some delicious goodies! For more information, click the link: 

Learning the Art of Non-Distraction
Saturday July 14, 2018; 8:00am-1:00pm
UCSD Telemedicine Building, Lower Level Auditorium

Breakfast and lunch will be provided!
Cost: $125

Kelee meditation (KM) is a unique, brief 5-10 minute meditation practice performed twice daily.  In KM, the goal is to practice attaining stillness of mind, which is strictly defined as the absence of distraction from thinking/brain chatter and distraction from the 5 physical senses.  This is achieved by learning how to get out of "brain function" (associated with the thinking process, brain chatter, and the 5 physical senses) and open up to "mind function", associated with a mental feeling process.

Leadership in the Age of Smart Cities: How Data and Technology are Impacting Equity in Urban Communities
July 20-21, 2018; 
Washington D.C.

Apply to attend the Public Service Weekend hosted by Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy at their Washington DC location. This conference is designed to provide you with the opportunity to learn about potential careers in public policy, network with students and professionals in the DC area, and explore ways in which technology can help make communities more sustainable, efficient, and equitable.

Apply for this FREE Conference here.

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Community Classifieds
CGS 113: Gender and Sexuality in the Arts

Take CGS 113 for Summer Session 1! For this summer course, we will explore histories of art production - especially film, performance, photography, and sculpture - that imagine, stage, and critically re-invent representations of intersectional gender and sexuality. Students will encounter a broad range of artists and their work, and will be asked to create their own representations in various forms. The course will include regular film screenings, visits to local art events and museums, and experimental projects designed and produced by class members.

LATI 10: Reading North by South: Latin American Studies and the US Liberation Movements
Class offered Summer Session II!

Haven't fulfilled your DEI requirement yet? Take LATI 10, a class that will study the multilayered relations between Latin American Studies and US Liberation movements! Students will be exposed to a more nuanced and rich understanding of social movements, identity formation and political culture on both sides of the hemisphere. This class is offered Summer Session II. 

CGS 123: Gender and Reproductive Politics

Take CGS 123 for Summer Session 2! This course will examine historical and contemporary debates around issues such as abortion, birth control, surrogacy, fetal testing, and assisted reproductive technologies. Topics include the essentialization of women as reproducers; the relationship between the corporeal body and body politics; the fight for abortion/birth control; eugenics and coerced sterilization of poor, women of color; reproductive health "rights" and "choices;" and the effects of structural violence and inhumane conditions on reproductive health.