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.
What We Do:
-Academic Excellence, Research and Education
We sponsor multicultural arts and educational programs, symposia, workshops, seminars, lectures, exhibits and performances; develops and funds opportunities for to undergraduates and graduates to enhance their leadership potential.
The CCC serves as a community center for the students, faculty and staff at UC Davis. The CCC provides a safe space for community members to explore themselves as well as learn about ethnicity/race and culture.
We believe social justice is process and a goal. We strive toward social justice which includes "a vision of society in which the distribution of resources is equitable and all members are physically and psychologically safe and secure. WE envision a society in which individuals are both self-determining and interdependent." Social justice involves a campus that has a sense of its own agency and social responsibility toward the campus and the world. ( -adapted from Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice by Adams, Bell and Griffin)
Gender Neutral Restrooms
As more Transgender and Gender Queer people become more visible in our society as a whole, it creates a more positive environment for all individuals to explore their gender identity and expression. As the lines of gender expression and identity become increasingly blurred, less people fit into the arbitrary gender role expectations assigned by society. This can often ignite ignorance and fear among those who do not understand the complexities of gender expression.
The implementation of gender neutral restrooms on campus can provide one opportunity to create safe spaces for Transgender and Gender Queer people. Many Transgender and Gender Queer people experience discrimination, harassment, or general discomfort when forced to choose from gender binary restrooms because they do not clearly fit into either.
The privilege of having access to safe restrooms for non-gender variant people often goes unacknowledged. Being able to have access to facilities that meet one of our basic human needs is one way to affirm the inherent dignity in all of us.
EVERYONE is welcome at the CCC!
Our hours are the following:
|SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday||Closed10am - 6pm10am - 6pm10am - 6pm10am - 6pm9am - 4pmClosed|
The Cross-Cultural Center is located on the corner of Shields Avenue and East Quad, across from Olson. Contact us (530) 752-4287 during established working hours.