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ABOUT US The Cross-Cultural Center is committed to supporting the needs of UCSD’s campus communities by creating a welcoming and holistic learning environment for everyone. Our vision at the Cross-Cultural Center is to empower UCSD to recognize, challenge, and take proactive approaches to diversity for campus as a whole. As part of the UC San Diego Campus Community Centers, we value differences and building relationships at all levels of the university and experience community and diversity through a broad lens.

Cross-Cultural Center A Unit of the Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion UC San Diego 9500 Gilman Dr MC 0053 La Jolla, CA 92093 858.534.9689

UC San Diego Cross-Cultural Center 2016-2017 Annual Report A Unit of the Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Table of Contents

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Executive and Data Summary Vision, Mission, and Philosophy Acknowledgements 2016-2017 Social justice Leadership Academy Community and Inclusion Academic and Faculty Engagement Staff Engagement Internship Program

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Volunteer Program Student-Centered Programming Affiliates Program and Leadership Cross-Cultural Center Staff Impact Data Gallery and Art Programs Marketing and Social Media Social Justice Educator Workshops Center Usage Data

Executive Summary

Vision, Mission, and Philosophy

The 2016-17 academic year proved very successful for the Center. We were able to enhance pilot programs with new outreach and audience development through our Social Justice Leadership Academy (SJLA). This year, most of our participants were from STEM majors. We also developed new partnerships across campus, including a joint campus-wide program with I-House. Because of these and other partnerships we ‘soft launched’ our alumni engagement program. Also of note, were our San Diego community partnerships with several Know Your Rights workshops to support students and staff who had concerns with changes in immigration policies after the national election. Dr. Luz Chung from Education Studies (EDS) is also a highlight from this academic year. As our Faculty in Residence for 2016-17, Dr. Chung made direct connections with Education Studies students by hosting activities and classes at the CCC. She held public events on timely topics, such as bilingual education. Dr. Chung connected campus to famed San Diego artist, Victor Ochoa, on the culture and history of Dia de los Muertos. Her work this year highlights the way in which the Center implements its mission and vision of academic and social justice programs. Going forward for 2017-18, we will continue this trajectory with building out a robust, three-year alumni development initiative. We will also be exploring new partnerships, particularly with programs that serve underrepresented and underserved students.

P. L. A. C. E. S. Philosophy Promoting respectful dialogues Leadership Affirmation of identities Community building Empowerment Social justice lens 01

Our Mission The UCSD Cross-Cultural Center is dedicated to supporting the needs of UCSD’s diverse student, staff, faculty, and San Diego community. Our mission is to create a learning environment in which the entire campus community feels welcome. Within this charge, and in collaboration with existing campus programs, the Cross-Cultural Center’s priority is to: *Facilitate the academic, professional and personal development of students, staff, and faculty who are members of historically under-represented groups *Provide programs and services to foster discussions on issues related to the creation of a multi-ethnic, culturally conscious university Our Vision To empower UCSD to recognize, challenge, and take proactive approaches to diversity for the campus and the San Diego community. Area Usage profile

Data Notes over 17,000 visits for Students who attend organization meetings are of highest attendance to site and programs multiple CCC events and activities. Organization attendance increases the likelihood that students will attend other programs, study, and seek staff support. Staff involved 30 events 597 CCC staff provided trainings for faculty, students, and staff. trainings/workshops participants Faculty/Teaching 205 hours Faculty office hours are an important component of student engagement. Assistant office Students are introduced to the resources of the Center and begin studying in hours the CCC and attending events. 02

Acknowledgements Programming Assistants:

The Center is only as impactful as the staff and interns who work tirelessly to create programs and services that critically engage and build community at UC San Diego. Thank you to the 2016-2017 intern cohort for your work and dedication.


Sandra Luo Common Ground Newsletter and Marketing Intern

The Cross-Cultural Center would also like to thank Dr. Luz Chung

Esther Solis Becerra Programming Assistant Intern

Special Operations Interns:

Manny Gutierrez Campus Outreach and Engagement Intern

Faculty in Residence:

Terry Gutierrez Affiliates and Leadership Intern

“It (the internship) has provided me a deeper insight into what I truly enjoy doing, what I can accomplish based on those skills, what core values I must always keep in mind in order to stay grounded and succeed, and the power of feeling belonging in the workplace you spend your time in. The professional development training this internship has provided me will prove to be invaluable when I enter the job market; and now I am more well equipped to get a job and be a BOSS someday.� -- Student Intern

Gabriela Miramontes Programming Assistant Intern

Social Justice Educators:

Dr. Luz Chung Education Studies

Johnny Gonzalez Padilla Social Justice Educator Intern

Justin Bascos Social Justice Educator Intern

Sonia Garcia Avelar Social Justice Educator Intern


Social Justice Leadership Academy Our 2nd year of the Cross-Cultural Center Social Justice Leadership Academy began with an increase of participants and concluded with the full retention of 10 undergraduate students. The cohort met for six sessions over winter and spring quarter. Sessions integrated discussion and curricula marked with the political elections and the unfolding shifts in presidential legislation surrounding abilities, immigration, travel restrictions, healthcare access, reproductive justice, gender identity, and the politics of identities and language. These students’ STEM backgrounds were of particular salience, thus providing the group with rich conversations of their diverse life experiences, worldviews on representation in higher education and society, and self-awareness in addressing unconscious bias. Learning Outcomes and Goals of Social Justice Leadership Academy: • The interactive cohort model increased awareness of the intersections of identities across power, position, privilege, process, and perspective using a social justice framework. • Because of engaged conversations that related social justice concepts with events and lived experiences, our cohort activated self-reflection and awareness to enhance their leadership skills. • Readings, written reflections, and discussions helped reinforce critical thinking skills and facilitated ideas for effecting social change among the cohort.

“Learning so much about social justice in a brave environment with a cohort of thoughtful and incredible students has made me believe more than ever that it is possible to do something for my local community.” - SJLA participant 05

July 1 July 7-8 July 20 July 27 July 29 July 29 August 1 August 8 August 9 August 11 August 12 August 18 August 23, 25 September 2 September 14 September 15 September 19 September 20 September 20 September 21 September 21 September 22 September 22 September 23 September 23 September 27 September 30 November 18 January 6 February 16 March 18 April 3 April 7

Community Outreach 2016-2017 STARS Summer Research Program Tabling Palomar College Upward Bound Panel TRiO Upward Bound Math and Science Yuba College Upward Bound Student Panel Chancellors Associate Scholars Programs (CASP) 1st Year Transfer Students Chancellors Associate Scholars Programs (CASP) 1st Year Transfer Students Triton Summer STEM Academy CSU San Marcos Student Life and Leadership Multicultural Programs Admissions UniversityLink Summer Symposium Student Support Services Program Workshop Summer Bridge Equity Minded Education Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPs) Post-Doctoral Interns Visit Warren College Tour

115 180 13 60 160 20 30 2 120 50 250 10 7 15

Graduate Student Orientation 65 Campus Community Centers Training 42 Student Services Fair 500 Success Coaches 4 Black Resource Center (BRC) on the Lawn 25 Movmiento Estudial Chicanx de Atzlan (MEChA) Orientate 35 Women’s Center Welcome Week Fest 100 Chancellors Associate Scholars Programs (CASP) Open House 125 Asian Pacific Islander Student Alliance (APSA) Disorientation 40 Price Center First Friday 530 Kaibigang Pilipino (KP) Orientasyon 28 Chula Vista High Tech High 25 Native American Student Alliance (NASA) Welcome Dinner 32 Southwestern College Tour 12 Cal State Northridge Tour 16 Teaching Learning Center First Year Experience 50 Dream the Impossible Conference 300 Overnight Host 55 Overnight Tabling and Resource Fair 75 Total participants: 3,091

Community and K-12 Outreach Connections between the Cross-Cultural Center and the greater communities of San Diego included K-12, college bound students, community colleges, transfer student visitors, as well as international and professional staff interactions. The Cross-Cultural Center hosts tours, interactive workshops, and educational presentations that focus on inclusive practices and highlight the impact of diverse voices and representation in institutions. Throughout the academic year, the Cross-Cultural Center has collaborated with community-based groups, which were made possible with personal referrals, existing relations across student affairs, academic departments, and with groups of campus students, staff, faculty, and UC San Diego alumni.


Academic and Faculty Engagement

Staff Engagement

We had an outstanding series of programs and events with Dr. Luz Chung of the Education Studies Department. Dr. Chung hosted many activities and discussions about the impact of the changing political climate and leadership in K-12 education. Dr. Luz Chung, along with the Cross-Cultural Center, co-organized multiple presentations by inviting community educators to address: the state of multilingual education in K-12 schools, restorative justice practices in teacher education, and the navigation of students from mixed immigration status in the classroom. Along with the Faculty in Residence program, the CCC invited other campus faculty and members of the larger San Diego area to engage with research and academic topics beyond the traditional classroom setting. Along with the events listed below, Dr. Chung also held cultural expressions workshops, such as a calacas (skull-making) workshop with muralist, Victor Ochoa, and a spoken word workshop with Professor Francisco Bustos of Southwestern Community College. Other faculty highlights included themes of environmental social justice with Dr. Brad Werner, military and migration with Dr. Yen Le Espiritu, and community conversations of academia and activism with Dr. Wayne K. Yang. This year, these discussions brought together over 500 participants. Faculty in Residence: Dr. Luz Chung, Education Studies Department 2016-2017 Programs with Dr. Luz Chung October 25 Multilingual Educational Panel Presentation October 28 Victor Ochoa Calacas Workshop and Presentation February 13 Restorative Practices Workshop and Presentation March 15 Barcelona Visit for Teachers in Training Tour and Presentation April 21 Chula Vista Promise Neighborhood Workshop May 9 Supporting K-12 Youth of Mixed Immigration Status Panel Presentation May 22 Spoken Word Workshop with Francisco Bustos


Quarterly Faculty Academic Logistical and Support Services Winter Human Development 117 Class Winter Steven Pan, Paths to PhDs Program Winter Faculty of Color mixer with Dr. Frances Contreras Winter Mark Villegas, Ethnic Studies Spring Brad Werner, Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Ethnic Studies Environmental Justice Class Spring Yen Le Espiritu, Ethnic Studies Spring Wayne K. Yang community office hours

The Cross-Cultural Center actively collaborates with staff across student affairs, academic departments, undergraduate and graduate student services, the arts, and with the UC San Diego Staff Associations. Within these partnerships, the Center takes intentional measures to offer: meaningful and relevant professional development and training for professional and student paraprofessional staff, social networking opportunities, community educational workshops, and annual cultural heritage celebration programs. Annual signature programs attract hundreds of campus staff yearly through its campus-wide and community-based events organized largely by staff, for staff. Particularly noteworthy this year, the Center invited UCSD alumni to campus for staff-specific audiences, Jeneé Darden and Dr. David S. B. Mitchell, to speak on wellness, community care, and cultivating mindfulness using a social justice framework. Cultural Heritage Celebrations Faculty Academic Logistical and Support Services Winter Native Symposium Spring Dr. Hae Yeon Choo: Decentering Citizenship: Gender, Labor, and Immigrant Rights in South Korea Spring Dr. Emily Hue: Hands Up, Don’t Shoot: The Choreography of Black Lives Matter and Buddhist Non-Violence Spring Dr. Niyatee Sukumaran: Desi Chai Talks Spring Dr. Mimi Khuc: Open Emergency: A Special Issue on Asian American Mental Health Spring Dr. Vernadette Vicuna Gonzalez: Indigeneity, War, Tourism, and Other Legacies of Empire in the Philippines Spring Dr. Leakhena Heng Tappero: Asian American Mental Health Panel Spring Quyen Nguyen-Le: Queer Vietnameseness Film Screening and Presentation Spring Mujer Mariposa: Womxn on the Periphery

Staff Engagement 2016-2017 September 23 California Native Day Celebration 150 November 16 Annual Staff Associations Diversity 100 at Work Luncheon February 22 Jeneé Darden: Revolutionary of 60 the Heart and Mind February 25 Black Staff Associations 300 Scholarship Brunch April 3 César E Chávez Celebration 300 Kick-Off Luncheon May 4 Asian and Pacific Islander 120 Heritage Celebration May 11 David S. B. Mitchell Mindfulness 31 and Cultivating Community Staff Workshop Total participants: 1,061


Internship program The Cross-Cultural Center’s internship program is our most long-standing intentional developmental program. Every aspect of the internship program is interwoven in all aspects of the Cross-Cultural Center’s mission, philosophy, and services. Although every position has its unique job specific roles, intentional learning outcomes are the foundation of the program. The internship has been the most valuable and rewarding experience for UCSD undergraduate student interns and the Cross-Cultural Center as a whole. Some of the developmental outcomes met that stood out this year were: • Public speaking skill enhancement • Personal and professional goal setting • Accountability structure development • The ability to express emotions: o Conflict resolution o Provide and receive constructive feedback o Development of life balance in relation to self-care and care for others All interns are responsible for a capstone project and/or program known as a Self-Initiated Project (SIP). The development of the SIP begins with an exploration of their passions in the beginning of their internship. During this process, they develop a sense of self, as well as recognize the importance of giving back to the CCC community through their shared insights and learnings.


It involves personal development while exercising the professional skills they have learned over the course of their internship, such as intellectual growth, critical thinking, innovation, community engagement, identify solutions and resources, etc. They hold themselves accountable to the creation and follow-through of their project with the scaffolding support of the full-time staff. A self-initiated program highlight was the “Ambitious, Powerful, Innovative: A Panel of API (Asian Pacific Islander) Women in Leadership” program. As described by the student Intern: “Since the percentage of women in leadership positions in businesses and government is already below the representation of women in society, how far off is the proportion of Asian Pacific Islander American women in leadership from their societal representation? How does a woman break both the “glass ceiling” and the “bamboo ceiling?” Do they exist?“- CCC Intern Panelist included API women in positions of leadership across different industries. Participants learned from their stories, experiences, and advice. Featured panelists: - Tina Lai - Vice President, Global Marketing & Product Development at Alere Inc. - Nina Vir - Founder, Daily Dress Me - Rebecca Smith - Executive Director, Office of Strengths & Vocation at Point Loma Nazarene University - Ellen Chang - Founder, Lightspeed Innovations


Volunteer Program

The Volunteer Program, now in its second year, has expanded the level of engagement that undergraduate students have with the Cross-Cultural Center. Volunteers worked closely with the Community Outreach and Engagement Intern. During the academic year, thirty-one volunteers participated in the program averaging nine hours of service each for the year. The Community Outreach and Engagement Intern worked with the volunteers to provide opportunities for critical engagement with social justice theory and praxis.

Brenda Gutierrez Carina Su Deisy Rodriguez Elizabeth Gomez German Partida Harry Truong

The primary function of the Volunteer Program is to increase support to the CCC staff during programming, as well as front desk coverage during staff meetings. The volunteers facilitated their own program during the winter quarter. It enabled volunteers the opportunity to increase their skills in teamwork, event logistics, and administration. This year, one-on-one supervision was added to increase a sense of belonging amongst the volunteers and to help ensure that they were accessing any needed resources for their own academic success.

Hazel Baker-Harvey Itzel Rogriduez Jenna Hugo Laura Valenzuela Leilah Clark Mariela Flores

As part of the professional development for the volunteer team, Cross-Cultural Center staff conducted regular workshops and trainings to expand the skillset of participants. Workshops topics include: communication styles, time management, and career preparation. Our volunteers also learn about social justice topics ranging from micro-aggressions to sexism or colorism. This year we had nine volunteers apply to leadership positions on campus and 7 of them were selected to hold student staff positions for the following academic year.

Melissa Leyva Michelle Hariman Ryan Maralastas Sagar Bajpai Stephanie Vargas Tiffany Chan

The Cross-Cultural Center would like to thank the long term volunteer cohort and the short term volunteer cohort for over 300 hours of volunteering during the academic year.

Veronica Balbuena Vivian Nguyen Vivianne Silva Yordanos Tesfai Yuzhou Tong Ziyue Wang *Some volunteers not pictured


The Cross-Cultural Center would also like to thank those volunteers who are not pictured : Ka Yi (Kitty) Chan, Nok Man Ho, Hoi Ching Susanne Lee You-Lu Lin, Cecilia Lorenzo, Ruoxue Wu


Student Centered Program Data Snapshot

Overall Community Building Program Participation Experience

Student-centered programing is essential to the Cross-Cultural Center’s work. The student population is our largest target, although all are welcome to attend. Programs are inspired by students’ passion, personal interests, campus climate, national and global issues, wellness, and personal and professional skill-set areas of interest. The Cross-Cultural Center executed 32 student-centered programs to include student-initiated and staff-led programs, whereby impacting a total of approximately 2,435 participants.

n= 209 total respondents 1,427 total participants

Overall Social Justice/Intellectual Post-Program intentions for Further Personal Development LEGEND Definitely Most likely Maybe Probably not No

n= 129 total respondents 229 total participants

I will explore I will attend prodiversity and grams and events social justice issues of communities through reading and groups other and/or research. than my own.

I will talk with my peers about the topics covered in the program.

I will get involved I will attend future or continue to CCC programs. be involved with the Cross-Cultural Center.

This I felt I was provided I felt a I felt like I Programs The CCC staff I will utilize CCC I will attend I made new future the sense of belonged. comfortable such as connections provided me were friendly. resources in the with needed participating. programs opportunity to community. these are with fellow future. stress relief. offered by the engage in needed. peers. CCC. activities LEGEND Maybe outside my Strongly Agree Disagree normal routine.

Agree Strongly Disagree

Community building programs encourage and facilitate the formations of new relationships with peers and provide an introduction to the resources available at the Cross-Cultural Center.

Social justice-intellectual programs facilitate critical thinking, intellectual discussions, and knowledge acquisition.



Student Centered Program Partnership Highlights

2016-2017 Student Programming List:

This year we partnered with numerous on and off-campus partners to maximize student outreach, access to resources, and critical engagement. Going forward we hope to work more intentionally with alumni. Cross-Cultural Center Student-Centered Programming Partnerships Program: Explore the Roots of Cuban Music with ¡Cubanismo! Stress-Less 24 Hour Study Jams (3)

Know Your Rights: The Latest in Immigration News (3) Breather Series: Therapy Fluffies Where Did My Neighborhood Go? Real World Career Series (2) Breaking Out of the Food Chains Racist Violence and Toxic Concepts of Black Masculinity Get In or Get Out: Culture and Contemplation as Cures for Toxic Times Life Skills Series: Financial Literacy for College Students Ambitious, Powerful, Innovative: A Panel on API Women in Leadership Kapwa: On Community and Belonging All People’s Celebration: Thanks to Those Who Spoke Up and Woke Up


Partnership(s): Art Power


First Friday


Explore the Roots of Cuban Music with ¡Cubanismo! Presented with ArtPower


Breather Series: DIY Sensory Bottles Workshop


The Impact of Media on Gender: Looking at the Portrayal of Women in Disney Films


Breather Series: Arts and Crafts

Participants: 23

Black Resource Center, Intertribal Resource Center, LGBT Resource Center, OASIS, Raza Resource Center, SPACES, Student Veterans Resource Center, The Zone, Undocumented Student Services Center, Women’s Center Alliance San Diego, APIMEDA Programs Office, Black Resource Center, LGBT Resource Center, OASIS, Raza Resource Center, Ready Now San Diego, San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium, SPACES, Undocumented Student Services Center The Zone, Love On a Leash Black Resource Center Black Resource Center, Raza Resource Center, Women’s Center, UCSD alumni Enrique Soto and Erica Eddings Basic Needs Services International House, UCSD Alumni David S.B. Mitchell

Block Party



200 22 68


Fall Stress-Less: 24 Hour Study Jam


Know Your Rights: The Latest in Immigration News


Winter is Coming


In the Mirror: Embracing Our Downfalls as a Form of Self-love


Breather Series: Therapy Fluffies


Real World Career Series: It’s Who You Know


Body Positivity


Know Your Rights: The Latest in Immigration News


Winter Wellness: Wii Fit


Hand Lettering Workshop


Where Did My Neighborhood Go?


Breather Series: Arts and Crafts


Winter Stress-Less: 24 Hour Study Jam


21 29

“The Mask You Live In” Film Screening and Discussion


“Corridos Sin Fronteras” Film Screening


Unmask Your Identity


SPACES, UCSD Alumni David S.B. Mitchell


Know Your Rights: The Latest in Immigration News


Breaking Out of the Food Chains


USE Credit Union


Racist Violence and Toxic Concepts of Black Masculinity


Get In or Get Out: Culture and Contemplation as Cures for Toxic Times


SPACES, APSA (Asian Pacific Islander Student Alliance), and Pan-Asian Staff Association


Kapwa: On Community and Belonging


Life Skills Series: Financial Literacy for College Students




Ambitious, Powerful, Innovative: A Panel on API Women in Leadership


Real World Career Series: Resumes and Cover Letters- Your Interview Conversation Starter




All People’s Celebration: Thanks to Those who Spoke Up and Woke Up

Total program partnership participants: 1,696

Breather Series: Arts and Crafts Spring Stress-Less: 24 Hour Study Jam

134 57 301 Total participants: 2,965


Affiliates Program and Student Leadership The Cross-Cultural Center’s Affiliates Program fosters relationships with student organizations and their leaders. This relationship enhances the growth and development of student leaders both within their organization and outside of the university. Affiliate organizations create a sense of belonging within their communities and help build campus climate for the entire campus through their events and activities. Intentional programs, workshops, and advising facilitated by staff throughout the year enhance the leadership and personal development of affiliated organizations and their members. During the 2016-17 academic year, these programs included a jointly sponsored CCC and SPACES pre-fall quarter leadership retreat. Throughout the year, the CCC also sponsored leadership development workshops on communication styles, helped plan large scale events, and organized quarterly gatherings for cross-organization engagement. Of particular note, a partnership developed between the Black Student Union and the Muslim Student Association with a joint meeting. In addition, a CCC intern developed a student-initiated program with the Asian Pacific Islander Student Alliance and Kaibigang Pilipino.


Student Organization Data Highlights Student Organization events and activities account for over 35% of general Center usage. Organizations use the Center most often for general body and board meetings. Increasingly, students are also implementing wellness and study jams type activities as well. For the 2016-17 year, the CCC had 21 affiliate organizations. These organizations work with the Center on leadership development, communication styles, board development, and conflict resolution. The CCC planned critical engagement opportunities across various organizations, offered support to high school conferences, co-sponsored team events and activities, and provided “get to know each other” mixers. Based on our data, many long-term users of the Center’s programs and services are first introduced to the CCC through student organizations. Many of these students move on to hold campus leadership positions in Associated Students and the Colleges as Orientation Leaders and Resident Advisors.


CCC Staff Engagement Staff of the Cross-Cultural Center support campus-wide EDI efforts in a variety of ways. Annually, we collect data on these efforts. The chart below shows hours of work in addition to running the CCC that support campus climate building efforts. CCC Participation and Traffic Data

Staff continued to track advising sessions for the second year in a row. Students and alumni outreached to us on many areas and staff usually covered an average of three topics per visit. For example, during a typical conversation, staff moved from talking about conflict with a peer to career planning and graduate school. 2016-17 main topic areas were wellness and leadership. Staff of the Center attributed these top trends to the political climate and uncertainty after the US elections. CCC staff were uniquely positioned to address these ‘intangible’ campus climates issues. Because of these ad hoc sessions, CCC staff were able to share student and alumni needs more broadly with other campus partners.

2016-2017 CCC FTS AdHoc Meetings Tours Visits Career Family Peers

As captured through Events Management Software- EMS, *includes Campus Community Center joint trainings

Based on 17,000+ Total Scans (does not reflect all activity)

Fall Winter

Current work/job Mental Health


Financial/$ Academic

This year there was a slight decrease in staff engagement hours from 2015-16. This variation reflected staffing shifts starting winter quarter 2016.

Org/ &, or leadership Wellness/balance Conflict Resoultion



Gallery and Art Programs The Cross-Cultural Center ArtSpace continues to be a welcoming venue for artistic and creative expression. This space functions as a multi-purpose room and is used to host receptions, meetings, programs, academic courses, and performances. The ArtSpace is unique because it utilizes art as a way to critically engage and explore issues surrounding social justice, building community, self-care, and wellness. This year, the Cross-Cultural Center was honored to exhibit the collections of esteemed faculty and alumni of UC San Diego. The Cross-Cultural Center once again was able to exhibit “Palestine in Portraiture,” the photography exhibition of Dr. Gary Fields, UCSD Communication Department.

Marketing and Social Media The Cross-Cultural Center E-Newsletter has an average weekly open rate of 27%.

Facebook Insights Average Impressions (Over 28 days) Fall 2016 52,720 Winter 2017 23,743 Spring 2017 26,332 Average Impressions Per Quarter 34,265

Tool E-Newsletter Website Tumblr Twitter Issuu Facebook Print Media Total

Subscribers 5,246 7,302 315 750 1,607 2,307 800 Est. 18,327+

Annual Impressions 188,856 26,174 103,005 32,224 14,701 102,795 2,100 Est. 440,898+

“I am grateful for the CCC facilitating opportunities for me to get involved with different communities, develop meaningful relationships, and embrace myself and the knowledge I bring to academia as an immigrant undocumented womxn of color. Through my self-initiated blog on health disparities I feel very fulfilled and affirmed. My blog was read internationally and it had a profound impact on my perspectives around health access needs globally. I am so happy to have had the opportunity to become part of the CCC family.” - CCC Intern 21


Social Justice Educator Trainings and Programs The Social Justice Educators (SJE) are a cohort of four undergraduate student leaders of varied academic disciplines. They are trained in facilitating workshops and conducting presentations that address topics such as, social equity, diversity, inclusion, and cross-cultural representation. Applying a social justice and intersectional framework of social and cultural identities, the SJE team works with students, staff, and educators both within the campus, San Diego, and beyond. These communities include emerging leaders, student organizations, K-12 youth, transfer students, community college populations, and international students. The SJE team averaged 10 trainings per quarter and often served as student panel members for community visits in addition to providing Center tours. Along with other peer interns, the students share narratives, answer questions, and provide information relating to campus life, resources, and experiences.

Date January 28 February 4 February 7 February 18 February 24 March 4 March 4 March 7

Given the election year, the SJEs presented on several “hot” topics that created a learning environment for workshop participants to engage, ask questions, and reflect on the impact of current politics. These topics included the politics of language and policy, immigration, labor practices, and reproductive justice. Date September 16 September 20 September 27 October 7 October 12 October 20 November 4 November 12 November 16 November 18


Social Justice Education (SJE) Workshop Program Schedule Fall 2016 Group Workshop Type Attendees SPACES Practicum Communication Styles Workshop 17 Jacobs School of Engineering Students Diversity Paradigms Workshop 47 High Tech High Chula Vista Cross-Cultural Center Interview 4 Triton Community Leadership Institute Scenarios Workshop 56 iLead POP Culture: Power Oppression Privilege Workshop 8 Chancellor’s Associated Scholarship Program Scenarios Workshop 12 iLead Connect.the.Dots Workshop 12 APSA High School Conference Cultural Identities Workshop 17 UCSD Associated Students Communication Styles Workshop 29 SD City College Leadership Summit Social Justice Workshop 120 Total participants: 322

Date April 12 April 18 April 18 April 21 April 24 May 3 May 22 May 23 May 23 June 1

Social Justice Education (SJE) Workshop Program Schedule Winter 2017 Group Workshop Type Attendees The Village Residents Connect.the.Dots Workshop 10 Kaibigang Pilipin@ High School Conference Culture Identity Workshop 5 UCSD Community SJE Presents: Un-Presidented Circumstances Power of Language 23 MEChA High School Conference Revolución Educativa Workshop 16 UCSD College Ambassadors Microaggressions Workshop 84 Comienza con Un Sueño Undergraduate Student Panel, English 36 Comienza con Un Sueño Undergraduate Student Panel, Spanish 42 CCC Volunteers Diversity and Social Justice Workshop 4 Total participants: 220

Social Justice Education (SJE) Workshop Program Schedule Spring 2017 Group Workshop Type Attendees SPACES Practicum Isms Workshop 32 Westminster School Upward Bound Undergraduate Panel Presentation 35 Diversity Peer Advocates Peer to Peer Conference 27 Chula Vista Promise Neighborhood Group Cultural Identities Workshop 30 UCSD Community SJE Presents Hidden Voice of the United Farm Workers 26 UCSD Community SJE Presents Reproductive Justice 31 First Year Experience Students Connect.the.Dots Workshop 19 First Year Experience Students Connect.the.Dots Workshop 20 Garrison Elementary School Undergraduate Panel Presentation 44 Knox Middle School Privilege Workshop 4 Total participants: 268


Center Usage Data Center Usage Breakdown Types


Advising - Faculty


Advising- Graduate 58 Student/Teaching Assistants Advising – 274 Staff/CAPS


Estimated Attendance 231 70


Board/Planning Meetings Classes – Academic


Classes Department







3,249 3,841

Center Usage Breakdown Continued...




Faculty from the Departments of Ethnic Studies, Communication, and Education Studies used the Center for their formal office hours. The Tranquility Room, Library, and the Lobby was primarily used by Ethnic Studies, Critical Gender Studies and Communication Department graduate students, this included ad-hoc, formal, and group advising. Six graduate students held office hours in the CCC. Mainly used by the Campus Community Centers’ in-home psychologist and post-doctoral interns to conduct office hours, client intake, and group meetings. This also included hours by Career Services Center staff, Study Abroad Office and graduate student interns in-takes on mentoring and job counseling. Staff and student organizations met in the Center to plan their events and programs. Over 25 student organizations and departments utilized the space for their board/planning meetings. Academic classes this year included courses from Theater and Dance, African-American Studies, Ethnic Studies, and Literature. The Campus Community Centers also held a class with their interns under the Critical Gender Studies and Academic Success Program. At times, faculty and graduate lecturers requested to move their class for a couple of occurrences in the Center to change the classroom environment or to hold their midterm presentations. Departments from various areas of campus utilized spaces to hold courses and workshops in the Center. For example, the Center for Communication and Leadership, under the Center for Student Involvement, held workshops ranging from public speaking to resume building. Student organizations working with the Student Promoted Access Center for Education and Services (SPACES) held workshops in the Center for their high school conferences. Various departments also used the Center for their academic conferences, such as the Sixth College Experiential Learning Conference and the Octavio Butler Conference.

Department Events


Estimated Attendance 307

General Body Meeting 513








Student Events







3,011* 21,816*

Note Ethnic Studies held its Honors Symposium in the Center, highlighting this year’s honors students and their research. Other events included staff and faculty recognition, MA and PhD defenses, and a colloquium series. Affiliated student organizations conducted general body meetings that held more than 100 students per meeting. Included department, student organization, and CCC sponsored speakers that were held in the Center and open to the general public. Topics included “Studying Social Justice” ,“Community Health & the Foster Care System” ,“TRIO Leadership Development”, and numerous others by Ethnic Studies, Black Staff Association, and Office Academic Support and Instructional Services (OASIS). This included work parties before major events or social events hosted by our student organization affiliates. The Center for Student Involvement, Inclusion Diversity Excellence Achievement (IDEA) Center, and the Chancellor’s Associate Scholars Program each held respective workshop series in the Center on communication, social change, and financial aid among many other topics. *based on EMS Reservation software


Thank You

Congratulations The Cross-Cultural Center would like to congratulate Benjamin Mendoza, who recently accepted the position of Internal Programs Advisor for UC San Diego’s Student Access Center for Education and Service (SPACES). The Cross-Cultural Center would also like to welcome Magda Alejandra Arguelles to the Cross-Cultural Center team as the new Office Manager.


Cross-Cultural Center 2016-2017 full-time staff (from left to right): Edwina Welch, Director Benjamin Mendoza, Office Manager Nancy Magpusao, Educational programs Violeta Gonzales, Assistant Director Jamez Ahmad, Facilities, Operations, and Events


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