Women of Color Resources



Campus Multi-Cultural Organizations

Center for Student Involvement (formerly known as SPAC)

The Center for Student Involvement is the campus department through which groups officially register as a student organization at UC Davis.

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Go to their website for information about campus organizations, how to register your own group, leadership development and team building for officers and members, etc…

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Cross Cultural Center

The Cross-Cultural Center (CCC) supports and advocates for the institutional goal of campus diversity. Our work fosters understanding of and appreciation for the cultures, traditions and histories reflected in the campus community, as well as social justice.

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Chicana/Latina Research Center

Provides resources for scholarship,teaching and student development.
Contact: CLRC Staff, 752-8882, clrc@ucdavis.edu

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Consortium for Women and Research

Programs for faculty & grad students. The Davis Feminist Film Festival.
Contact: Beverly Babcock, 754-8851, bababcock@ucdavis.edu

For more info email: LambdaDeltaLambda@gmail.com.

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Davis Black Pages

A one-stop shop for; prospective students, current students, and alumni, to celebrate what the Black community has to offer at UC Davis. A tool to help take advantage of what this university has to offer.

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International House

International House Davis (I-House) is a non-profit, community-based organization. The mission of I-House is to promote respect and appreciation for all people and cultures. We encourage a global community by providing many opportunities for cross-cultural interaction and exchange.

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Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center

The LGBT Resource Center provides an open, safe, inclusive space and community that is committed to challenging homophobia, biphobia, transphobia and heterosexism. The LGBTRC promotes education about all genders and sexualities, as well as space for self-exploration of these identities.

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Multicultural Resources at UC Davis

UC Davis Admissions website provide some links to pages that highlight some of the campus' culturally focused programs and resources.

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Staff On Campus Community Interest Groups

Interest Groups sponsored through the Human Resources department are diverse campus organizations whose members provide opportunities for staff and faculty to explore and share the many contributions they bring to the University.

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Student Retention and Recruitment Center

The Student Recruitment & Retention Center stands for educational equity. Our student-run and student-initiated programs foster holistic academic and personal development while raising political and cultural awareness thus empowering students to act as dynamic leaders for their communities.

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Student Retention & Support Groups

African-Diaspora Cultinvating Education (ACE)

ACE centers its retention efforts on UC Davis students, looking to promote academic, cultural, and personal development. We provide academic support cultural enriching workshops, and prepare high school students for all avenues of higher education.


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Bridge (Pilipin@ Outreach and Retention Program)

Bridge (Pilipin@ Outreach and Retention Program)

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Graduate Academic Achievement & Advocacy Program (GAAAP)

GAAAP coordinators are responsible for providing support to existing graduate students of color and recruitment of and advocacy for undergraduate students of color interested in pursuing a graduate education.

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Latina Group

This is a growth oriented support group for Latinas. We will explore how we do relationships by looking into yourself, others, and the group as-a-whole. This group also aims at providing a space to affirm and express our roots and culture.

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M.E.Ch.A.de UC Davis

M.E.Ch.A. is an acronym for Movimiento Estudiantil Chicana/o de Aztlan.

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M.E.Ch.A. can assist you in the consciousness raising of our people and the retention of our culture to give our on—campus community empowerment through awareness. On an individual level, M.E.Ch.A. fosters leadership skills, self and group respect, and more friendships with Raza students. Most importantly, M.E.Ch.A. can help us keep our education in focus and help answer that fateful question, “Why are we here?”
mecha@ucdavis.edu

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Mujeres Activas En Letras y Cambio Social (MALCS)

Women Active in Letters and Social Change
www.malcs.neBlt

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Ne'UE (Natives Empowered through Unity and Education)

Natives Empowering Through Unity and Education (NE'UE), formerly known as American Indians for Recruitment and Retention (AIRR), was created by the Native American Student Union (NASU) to address the needs of the UC Davis American Indian population.

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NE'UE is dedicated to reversing low graduation, recruitment and retention rates by utilizing a holistic approach to student development.

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Sistah-to-Sistah

This group is specifically tailored to address the needs and issues salient to African American/ Black women. The purpose is to initiate community, education, and support for African American /Black women who are students at UCD.

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Southeast Asian Furthering Education (SAFE)

Through recruitment, retention, resource and referral services, SAFE aims to empower Southeast Asian students to successfully enter and graduate from institutions of higher learning.

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Yik'al Kuyum

Using its two main components, recruitment and retention, Yik’al Kuyum aims not only to increase the number of Raza students in higher education but also to provide a culturally sensitive and academic support in order to facilitate expedient graduation dates.

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Leadership Retreats

Asian Pacific Islander Leadership Retreat

The annual Asian Pacific Leadership Retreat aims to recruit, develop, and maintain student leaders on campus. We will accomplish this through workshops and activities focused on self-awareness and self-application in a comfortable environment.

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Black Leadership Retreat

The Black Leadership Retreat is an intensive retreat in which participants develop and enhance leadership abilities, learn new skills necessary for successful leadership, practice skills with

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hands-on activities and situations, network with other student leaders and organizations, discuss Black community concerns and plan activities for the upcoming year in breakout sessions. Contact the Student Recruitment and Retention Center for more information.


Chicana/o Latina/o Leadership Retreat

The Chicana/o Latina/o Leadership Retreat is geared towards student empowerment through development of political, cultural and social consciousness.

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By providing a safe, welcoming and accepting environment for all students, we hope to create a space conducive to community interaction as well as self-reflection.

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Middle Eastern South Asian Leadership Retreat

The Middle Eastern South Asian retreat serves as a tool to bring the communities together and motivate students to establish a more prominent presence on campus as a community.

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The hope for this retreat is to motivate students to take leadership roles on campus so that they are in positions to voice their opinions as individuals and part of THE MESA COMMUNITY.

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Native Leadership Retreat

The annual leadership retreat is put on by Natives Empowered through Unity and Education at the Student Recruitment and Retention Center.

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Ethnic Graduations

Black Graduation Celebration

In addition to attending the commencement ceremony for their particular college, students of African descent are invited to the Black Graduation Celebration. Students may invite up to 30 guests, enabling them to share this experience with their families and friends.

 

Chicano/Latino Graduation

The goal of the Chicano/Latino Graduation Celebration is to sponsor a culturally meaningful celebration that reflects Chicano/Latino culture and values.

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Filipino Graduation (Fil-Grad)

Fil-Grad is a celebration of the achievements of graduating students through an intimate cultural ceremony for the Fil-Am community. You do not need to be Filipino to participate.

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Southeast Asian Graduation (SEA Grad)

SEA-Grad is a celebration of the achievements of graduating students through an intimate cultural ceremony for the SEA community. You do not need to be SEA to participate.

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Campus Organizations (On S.O.D.A. Council)

Asian American Association (AAA)

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Jewish Student Union (JSU)

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Native American Student Union (NASU)

nasu.ucd@gmail.com


Black Engineers Association (BEA)

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Chinese Student Association (CSA)

The Chinese Student Association (CSA) is a student group with an emphasis on Chinese student culture at UC Davis.
chkwong@ucdavis.edu

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Filipinos in Liberal Arts and Humanities (FILAH)

FILAH provides political, social, academic and personal support to fellow students in liberal arts, humanities, and social sciences.

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FILAH programs allow artistic and social outlets to its members while contributing to the community at large with events that preserve Filipino heritage and challenge current sociopolitical issues.
Contact: Kaye Caburnay, kscaburnay@ucdavis.edu

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Hmong Student Union

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Mixed Student Union

Mixed Student Union (MSU) is the only student organization on campus devoted to the mixed race, multiethnic, and transracial adoptee community.

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We discuss the growing issues on diversity and mixed heritage and explore areas of racial, ethnic and cultural identification, sexuality, media representation and politics.
davismsu@gmail.com

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Mexican Graduate Student Association

As a Mexican Association our main purpose is to represent our country at the UCDavis, to share our experiences to new and perspectives Mexican students interested to study at UCDavis and to collaborate with other groups (associations) to actively participate with UCDavis community.
Alejandro Estrada, acestrada@ucdavis.edu


Muslim Student Association

The MSA at UC Davis works to bring Muslims on campus together in order to learn more about our faith, together, and to dispel any myths and untruths about Islam.

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Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in the Sciences (SACNAS)

Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in the Sciences (SACNAS) enhances public understanding of and appreciation for Chicanos, Latinos, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other underrepresented minorities in science.

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Culture Days

Native American Culture Days is a weeklong celebration of the traditions and contributions of Indigenous cultures.

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NACD seeks to create a space on campus for Native music and dance, Native voices, Native art and Native culture to be vibrantly visible. NACD ends with Powwow, the single largest gathering of Native people on the Davis campus that attracts over 1,000 dancers, vendors and spectators for contests and celebration.

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Asian Pacific Islander Leadership Program hosts a weekend-long retreat that focuses on developing individuals within the Asian Pacific Islander community by enhancing self-identity and personal growth.

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It is a fun weekend that provides students with the opportunity to learn about the issues concerning the Asian Pacific Islander community and gain valuable tools and resources to empower themselves and the community.

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Mixed Heritage Week is an annual celebration of the mixed experience.

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Started in 2005 as a joint effort between MOSAIC (a student organization for mixed students, now known as the Mixed Student Union) and the Cross Cultural Center. Mixed Heritage Week seeks to empower members of the mixed community, as well as to educate the larger community about issues faced by mixed individuals.

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Black Family Week is a time to celebrate the essence of the Black culture.

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Its purpose is to bring awareness about our history and make our presence known on the UC Davis campus. This celebration consist of food, entertainment, vendors, art, and an overall fellowship all geared towards reviving the Black community here on the UC Davis campus.

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Local

Catalyst Project

Catalyst Project is a center for political education and movement building based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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We are committed to anti-racist work in majority white sections of left social movements with the goal of deepening anti-racist commitment in white communities and building multiracial left movements for liberation.

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Empowering Women of Color Conference (EWOCC)

EWOCC is recognized to be one of the longest running conferences in the nation that addresses the needs and concerns of women of color.

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Our purpose is to build bridges between academic and community women of color in an effort to assist them in sharing resources, strategies, and visions that will empower them at all levels of society.

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INCITE!

Our purpose is to provide a social support group to sisters across Sacramento. We are dedicated to building and strengthening the bond of sisterhood, and empowering women through education and social activities.

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My Sister's House

My Sister's House's mission is to serve the needs of Asian and Pacific Islander women and children impacted by domestic violence by providing a culturally appropriate and responsive safe haven and community services.

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The South Asian Women's Network (SAWNET)

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Women of Color Day

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Women's Policy, Inc

WPI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization whose sole focus is to help ensure that the most informed decisions on key women's issues are made by policymakers at the federal, state, and local levels.

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National

Hispanas Organized for Political Equality

"HOPE is a non-profit, non-partisan organization committed to ensuring political and economic parity for Latinas through leadership, advocacy, and education to benefit all communities and the status of women."

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Leadership and Women of Color Conference

This leadership conference provides critical research, proven strategies and best practices for creating and sustaining authentic and ethical leadership.

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Private and public sector thought leaders, from multicultural communities, will explore the importance of civility in strengthening America, community by community, workforce by work force, and leader by leader.

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MANA, A National Latina Organization

Association dedicated to advancing the status of American women of Hispanic descent.

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It hopes to reach this goal by promoting leadership among Hispanic women, advocating for public policies that benefit Latinas and their families, improving communication and furthering parity with Hispanics. Before 1994 this organization was known as: Mexican American Women's National Association.

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National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum

NAPAWF is a bridge. We bridge the many issues that confront API women and their communities in the Bay Area.

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We bridge strategies of individual empowerment with a larger vision of mobilizing power for justice, equality and peace.
SF Chapter: bayareachapter@gmail.com


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The Professional Women of Color Network

The Professional Women of Color Network was founded by Meko L. Lawson during the spring of 2002 out of a true desire to create a buisness resource for all Professional Women of Color in the Pacific Northwest.

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Due to an incredible demand, we have since grown to an international level reaching out to women of color all aroung the world in an effort to create opportunities for networking across the globe!
SF Chapter: bayareachapter@gmail.com


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Queer People of Color Collective

The Queer People of Color Coalition (QPOCC) is a space for self-identified queer students and staff of color who aim to engage our communities in large social movements.

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Through political action, education and community building we are committed to increasing the representation and visibility of queer people of color at UC Davis.
For more info email: qpocc4@ucdavis.edu


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SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Collective

A network of local, regional and national grassroots agencies representing five primary ethnic populations/indigenous nations in the United States: African American, Arab American/Middle Eastern, Asian/Pacific Islander, Latina and Native American/Indigenous.

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Racialicious

Racialicious is a blog about the intersection of race and pop culture.

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South Asian Sisters

We are a diverse collective of progressive South Asian women dedicated to empowering our community to resist all forms of oppression through art, dialogue, conscious alliances, and grassroots political action.

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Women of Color Against Violence

Women of Color Against Violence is a national activist organization of radical feminists of color advancing a movement to end violence against women of color and their communities through direct action, critical dialogue and grassroots organizing.

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Women of Color STEM Conference

A leading, high-level meeting of minority women in information technology, computer science, information science, bioinformatics, digital arts, and system, the Women of Color STEM Conference is the place to connect with the key issues in U.S. job growth diversity, the critical shortage of women in IT careers, technological innovation, and women-owned IT ventures.

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Young Women of Color Leadership Council

The Young Women of Color Leadership Council is composed of young women of color, leaders and activists, who have come together to promote a message of prevention and empowerment.

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All of our work is a collaboration of diversity and passion, coming together in the hopes of affecting a million or more.

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