Caltech Center for Diversity
New Calendar on our Website!
The calendar on our website is new! You can toggle through different types of events on the sidebar, adjust the view on the top right (day/week/month/etc) to get the most up-to-date inforamtion on all of our events and programs. If you would like to add an event, please email us! Don't forget to check out the flyers at the end of this email as there are workshops and events advertised for staff, postdocs and faculty. 
Celebrate Gaypril at Caltech
The month of April is often referred to as ‘Gaypril’ here at Caltech as we celebrate the Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgender, Questioning and Allies (LBGTQA) community and help raise awareness of issues and experiences commonly shared by those who hold those identities. Join us for Safe Zone Training, lectures, a drag show, queer prom and more, check out our exciting schedule of events and programs.
This Week @ CCD!
Upcoming Events
Community Events
Quick Peek

Monday, April 4:
ISP Facilitate Gaypril
12-1pm, CSS 2nd Floor Common Area

Tuesday, April 5:

WMW Presents Movie Night:  Miss Representation
6-9pm, CSS 2nd Floor Common Area 

Wednesday, April 5:
Grad Women Lunch
12-1pm, CSS 2nd Floor Common 

MMUF Lunch
12-1pm, CCD Conference Room 257

Thursday, April 6:
12-1pm, CCD Conference Room 257

Friday, April 7:
12-1pm, CCD Conference Room 257

Sunday, April 10:

Pride Prom – Glitter Ball
9pm-2am, Dabney Gardens
This Week @ CCD!

Mon., Apr. 4, ISP Discussion group: Gaypril, 12-1PM, CSS 2nd Floor Common Area
International students who identify as LGBTQ may face a unique and diverse range of issues related to culture and customs different than their experiences back home. During this discussion, the International Student Programs Office and the Caltech Center for Diversity will facilitate a group dialogue about LGBTQ identity from the International Student perspective. 
Tue., Apr. 5, WMW Presents Movie Screening, Dinner & Discussion:  Miss Representation, 6:30-9P.M., CSS 2nd Floor Common Area
Caltech's Women Mentoring Women presents Dinner, Movie and Discussion of Miss Representation – all are invited to attend! Please RSVP:

You can’t be what you can’t see. This 90-minute film explores how mainstream media contributes to the underrepresentation of women in influential positions in America and challenges the media’s limiting and often disparaging portrayals of women, which make it difficult for the average girl to see herself as powerful. Film includes provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, activists, and academics like Condoleeza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Lisa Ling, and Gloria Steinem and builds momentum as Miss Representation accumulates startling facts and statistics that will leave the audience shaken and armed with a new perspective. For more information and to view the trailer, visit Dinner will be provided.  Contact Erin-Kate Escobar .
Wed., Apr. 6, Grad Women, 12-1PM, CSS 2nd Floor Common
This is the regular lunch meeting for Graduate Women to discuss topics pertinent to their academic, professional and personal lives.  Lunch Provided. Contact Erin-Kate Escobar
Wed., Apr. 6, MMUF, 12-1PM, CCD Conference Room 257
This is the regular meeting of Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Scholars. Lunch provided.  Contact Eva Graham.
Thu., Apr. 7, ALLIES, 12-1PM, CCD Conference Room 257
The Allies group encourages student based dialogue centered on racial/ethnic identity, sexual orientation, sex and gender, and other issues of diversity. Please feel free to stop by and join the conversation! Open to graduate students and postdocs. Lunch provided. Contact Taso Dimitriadis.
Fri., Apr. 8, GAYPRIL: PFLAG Panel, 12-1PM, CCD Conference Room 257
Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) promote the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, along with their families and friends. PFLAG works to end discrimination around sexual orientation and gender identity through support, education, and advocacy of LGBTQ issues. Come and join the discussion as our local Pasadena PFLAG members share their stories to help us create a dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity.  Contact Taso DimitriadisLunch will be provided. RSVP strongly encouraged, not required:
Sun., Apr. 10, Gaypril: Pride Prom – Glitter Ball, 9PM-2AM, Dabney Gardens
Join us in Dabney Gardens for our annual Pride Prom in support of our LGBTQ students and the month of Gaypril! This event is for all students, as we wish to provide a safe and supportive environment for LGBTQ students and allies to express themselves and their identities. This means to wear what you want and bring who you want! This year’s theme is Glitter Ball, so bust out the glue and sequins and prepare to shine!  Contact Taso Dimitriadis.


Community Announcements

Why Can’t I Stop Feeling This Way? : Emotional Regulation
By Dr. Lisa Hoffort

Monday, April 4, at noon, Winnett Lounge 2nd floor

 Lunch will be provided on a first come basis

 Do you sometimes feel as though your emotions have taken over and you have no way of controlling them? Do you want to find better a way to regulate and cope with your emotions? Come hear from an expert on emotional regulation and find out what we can do to manage our emotions more effectively!!

Sponsored by the Counseling Center

Caltech Postdoctoral Association (CPA) and Caltech Staff & Faculty Consultation center (SFCC) invite you to attend the following workshop:
Wednesday, April 6, 12-1PM, 151 Crellin - Risk management in science: : when things don’t go as planned.

Has your project hit a dead-end? Join us for a discussion on how to assess, manage and minimize the negative effects and cope with feelings of “failure”.
Lunch will be provided. 
RSVP encouraged but not required so we can get the right amount of food!


Caltech Alliance for Reflecting on Eating Disorders
Thursday, April 7th, 12-1PM, Center for Student Services 2nd Floor Room 248

Description: CARED (Caltech Alliance for Reflecting on Eating Disorders) is a safe space for undergraduate and graduate students experiencing an eating disorder to discuss personal issues and meanings associated with disordered eating and provide/receive support from other students who have also experienced disordered eating. CARED offers a combination of support and psycheducation, with a focus on providing and discussing information related to self-esteem, body image, and nutrition as well as support and group process. CARED will be co-facilitated by Jenny Mahlum and Maggie Ateia. 

Who is welcome: everyone

Next meetings: the group meets every other Thursday (next planned meetings for this term are 4/21, 5/5, 5/19 and 6/2)


MailCode: 255-86
1200 E California Blvd, Pasadena CA 91125
Tel: 626-395-6207

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or
unsubscribe from this list