Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity hosts Black LGBTQIA+ Vision Boarding 

The Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity is holding a Black LGBTQIA+ vision boarding workshop on Thursday, Jan. 19, from 5-6:30 p.m. The event is titled, “2023 Moodboard Manifestation: Black QT Vision Boarding,” and will be held in the African diasporic Cultural Resource Center Lounge. 

“This is a space for Black Queer and Trans+ students to build community and create vision boards for the new year,” the Shoreline description read

Prospective attendees can register for the event on Shoreline to be eligible for giveaway items, such as an alcohol marker set, a scrapbooking kit or an Instax camera. Food will be provided. 

Taiwanese Student Association brings “Great Gatsby” winter formal 

In collaboration with the Korean Student Association, International Student Association, Japanese Student Association, Hong Kong Student Association and Chinese Student Association, the Taiwanese Student Association is hosting a winter formal on Jan. 20 from 7-11 p.m. at the UCen Hub. The event will feature live music and performances, and food and drinks will be provided. 

The event is Gatsby themed, and guests are required to wear masquerade masks, for which guests can either bring their own mask or receive one at the check-in desk. Walk-in admission is $25.

The dress code is “Gatsby/Roaring 20s,” and guests are encouraged to wear black, white and/or gold outfits. 

MultiCultural Center hosts staff art exhibition in honor of 35th anniversary 

The MultiCultural Center (MCC) staff members are opening their staff art exhibition on Jan. 23 at 10 a.m. in celebration of the center’s 35th anniversary. The theme is MultiCulturalism & Social Justice, and the artwork will be showcased by Jesse Avila.

In honor of the MCC’s 35th Anniversary, this special art exhibition honors the current caretakers of the MCC,” the Shoreline description read. “We are creative in the ways we seek to change the campus and the larger community.”

The art exhibition will close on March 24 at 5 p.m. There will also be a reception held on Feb. 2 from 6-8 p.m. at the MCC Lounge.

Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity discusses LGBTQIA+ hydroponics workshop 

The Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity is hosting a hydroponics workshop on Jan. 23 from 4-5 p.m. at the Isla Vista Community Center in collaboration with the Edible Campus Program.

The event will discuss LGBTQIA+ agricultural history and aims to spread awareness about food insecurity and sustainable farming. Participants will also have the opportunity to create their personal hydroponics system. 

Those interested in attending can sign up on Shoreline

Asian Resource Center holds community mindful meditation 

The Asian Resource Center is hosting an event of mindful meditation for the campus community on Jan. 26 from 4:30-5 p.m. at the Asian Resource Center on the first floor of the Student Resource Building. The event is co-hosted by the Educational Opportunity Program. 

This event is planned to be weekly, and certified facilitator Michael Takahara will be leading the group in guided meditation each week. 

Campus Advocacy, Resources & Education hosts workshop of trauma-informed spaces and disclosures 

The Campus Advocacy, Resources & Education office is continuing its “Care to Thrive” series with a workshop on trauma-informed spaces and handling disclosures on Jan. 23 from 5-6:30 p.m. over Zoom. The event aims to aid teaching assistants in creating trauma-informed classrooms. 

“The goal of this workshop is to create a campus that understands and offers empathy to the survivor experience as well as to look at ways we all can bring an understanding of trauma into our daily work,” the Shoreline description read

A version of this article appeared on p. 2 of the Jan. 19, 2023, print edition of the Daily Nexus.


Asumi Shuda
Asumi Shuda (they/them) is the Lead News Editor for the 2023-24 school year. Previously, Shuda was the Deputy News Editor, Community Outreach News Editor for the 2022-23 school year and the 2021-22 school year and an Assistant News Editor during the 2020-21 school year. They can be reached at or