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Cross-Cultural Center
Building a Socially Just Community

The Cross-Cultural Center’s mission (CCC) at UCI is committed to fostering the holistic development of students by providing an affirming and inclusive space where they can explore their intersectional social identities, raise their critical consciousness, build a socially just community, develop meaningful relationships, and encourage life-long learning beyond their time at UCI.

With your help, the CCC can continue to offer programs, workshops, and keynote speakers that can further educate students around these topics. More specifically, we hope to support our three signature programs which includes: 

Community Roots Festival: One of the Cross-Cultural Center’s longstanding traditions, the Community Roots Festival (formerly known as Rainbow Festival) celebrates our diverse communities. Cultural performances, boothing and fundraising opportunities for our affiliated student organizations and a mural contest for our students organizations are featured in this annual fall event for the broader campus community.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium takes place in January/February and features the Dr. Joseph L. White Lecture, workshops, and a service-learning project in collaboration with the Office of Campus Organizations & Volunteer Programs. Previous keynote lectures have been delivered by thought leaders including Yolanda King, Tavis Smiley, Cornel West, Charles Ogletree, Julian Bond, Harry Belafonte, Lani Guinier, and Tim Wise and most recently, in 2020, Yusef Salaam. 

Deconstruction Zone: During spring quarter, the Cross-Cultural Center hosts weeklong guided and self-guided tours for participants to learn about various forms of oppression and marginalized communities. Educational passives, thought-provoking exhibits, and film screenings are highlights of this annual event for the broader campus community.

In addition to the above signature programs, your Giving Day gift to the Cross Cultural Center Support fund will help us further develop and enhance weekly programs such as REAL Talk, Wellness, and events planned and executed by our affiliated student organizations. All of our programs not only focus on social justice but also skills that students need to explore to work and thrive in a diverse workforce.

Thank you for supporting the Cross-Cultural Center this Giving Day!

Cross-Cultural Center Donor Heatmap
Rank State Gifts
1 CA 6
2 AA 0
2 AE 0
Last But Not Least!
Congratulations to Tse-Wen Chen, a current student, whose gift to Solar Car Engineering Student Group won the Last But Not Least Challenge! With your gift Tse-Wen, $1000 in bonus funds will be awarded to Solar Car Engineering, thanks to the generous support of UCI Foundation trustees Gary and Melanie Singer!
Parent Power Hour 25 gift Challenge
Power Hour? How about a power 15-minutes?! Congratulations to our UCI Parent and Family community for coming together in record time to unlock $10,000 in support for Campus Organizations and Volunteer Programs! Keep the momentum going and support some of our outstanding matches and challenges below!
25 / 25 Gifts
1965 Challenge
Congratulations to Hilary Lapks! Your gift to Men's Volleyball just unlocked $1,965 in bonus funds for the program!
1,965 / 1,965 Gifts
Early Bird Challenge
Congratulations to Darcy Wilson-Jones (LGBT Resource Center), Katy Young (School of the Arts/Dance), Charlton Lee (Social Sciences Student Awards) and Rick Emerling (UCI Retirees Association Scholarships), for winning our Early Bird Challenge! $500 in bonus funds will be added to each of these funds in your honor!
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