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Thank you to everyone who participated in Changemaker Week 2021 and helped make it a success! We appreciate your support. Recordings of several of the events are available through the links below.

Stay tuned for news of Changemaker Week 2022!  

                             Monday, January 18, 2021                              

communitycircle.pngCommunity Building Circle with Dialogue Ambassador Program

January 18, 5:00 PM

Join fellow student Dialogue Ambassadors in a community-building circle using restorative practices. This circle is designed to help you reconnect to yourself and other participants. The circle will explore MLK Jr.'s philosophy toward racial justice, healing, and hope. This event is part of the MLK Jr. Week of Service, hosted by the Center for Student Involvement.


                             Tuesday, January 19, 2021                              

globalethics-3.jpgGlobal Ethics of Climate Change

January 19, 12:00 PM

UC San Diego Changemaker Institute in partnership with the Institute for Practical Ethics (IPE) presents a 3-part quarterly webinar series focused on Global Ethics of today’s most pressing issues, such as climate change and advances in genetic manipulation. In celebration of UC San Diego Changemaker week, this session will focus on the Global Ethics of Climate Change.

Join us for a panel discussion with Professors Veerabhadran Ramanathan (SIO), Wael Al-Delaimy (Public Health), alumna Laura Zwicker, and moderator Prof. Craig Callender (Philosophy).

View the recording of Global Ethics of Climate Change.

Global Changemakers: Making a Difference with Study Abroad

January 19, 12:00 PM

Join us for an overview of study abroad options focused on Public Health, Environmental Sustainability, Global Development and Education. Hosted by Study Abroad.


radyucsd-1.jpgEquity in Action

January 19, 1:00 PM

Learn how employee-owned firms can play a part in a more equitable future by creating communities of owners where businesses and employees can achieve more success together. Hosted by the Beyster Institute at the Rady School of Management



cm101.JPGChangemaker 101

January 19, 3:30 PM

In 2017, UC San Diego was designated a Changemaker Campus by Ashoka U,  a premier international organization that recognizes exemplary campuses that model excellence in social innovation and changemaking!  At UC San Diego, our vision is Every Triton a Changemaker. In this workshop, you will learn more about yourself as a changemaker and find out how you can make a positive social or environmental impact. Find out where you stand on the Changemaking Continuum and learn how you can get involved in campus and community efforts to address social and environmental issues. Hosted by the Center for Student Involvement and iLead 


genderparity.jfifGender Parity in Stem Research: Introduction to the APT Program

January 19, 4:00 PM

The Anthropology, Performance, and Technology Program (APT) of the Jacobs School of Engineering invites you to a screening of PICTURE A SCIENTIST, a feature-length documentary film chronicling the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. Followed by a live panel discussion on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 4 PM PDT moderated by the Director of APT Hortense Gerardo and surprise guests. 

Watch the Gender Parity in STEM panel discussion here

Pursuing-Careers-in-Social-Justice_1-19-21.pngPursuing Careers in Social Justice

Changemaking with AmeriCorps, CityYear, PeaceCorps, and Teach for America

January 19, 4:00 PM

Learn & Serve events connect UCSD students to community needs. Hear from PeaceCorps, City Year, Teach for America, and AmeriCorps PASS alumni and program representatives about how to grow as a Changemaker through their programs. Learn about how serving the community can help prepare you for life after college, grad school, and finding your passion. Hosted by the Center for Student Involvement and iLead.  



tritonstutor.pngTritons Tutor Open House

January 19, 5:00 PM

Want to learn more about the impact of UC San Diego's virtual tutoring program? Students from Triton Tutor will have an open house to talk more about the program, how it serves students in San Diego County, and offer training on how to get involved in the program. This event is part of the MLK Jr. Week of Service, hosted by the Center for Student Involvement.



Circle logo with words AMERICORPS and JUSTICECOPRS written around the outer ring and a large A in the centerCreating Change with JusticeCorps

January 19, 6:00 PM

Since it began in 2007, the San Diego JusticeCorps program has served more than 100,000 self-represented litigants who couldn't afford legal assistance by sharing legal information, referrals, and helping with legal forms. Learn more about how you can create change in the local legal system as a JusticeCorps member. Join us. Hosted by the Center for Student Involvement and iLead 


Revelle-logo.pngReflections on a Legacy of Equity-Minded Leadership: Revelle College Emerging Leaders Program Alumni Panel

January 19, 7:00 PM

The Revelle College Emerging Leaders Program has been actively educating students on equity-minded leadership for the past decade. Engage with a panel of Emerging Leaders Program alumni to hear how their understanding of equity-minded leadership has informed their ability to create change in their field of study and communities. Hosted by the Revelle College Emerging Leaders Program.


                             Wednesday, January 20, 2021                             

Sustainability and Changemaking in the UCSD Center on Global Justice

January 20, 10:00 AM

Join us to hear from Bridey Scully from the UC San Diego Center of Global Justice. Sustainability is multi-faceted and can look different in the varying contexts of environmental, social, economic, or cultural lenses. Tune-in to this interactive presentation to hear how the UCSD Center on Global Justice exercises different aspects of sustainability to address issues of equity and to make collaborative change with their community partners. A live Q&A session will follow the interactive presentation.


Changemaking in Classroom and Community: A Discussion with the Changemaker Faculty Fellows

January 20, 11:00 AM

A Panel of Changemaker Faculty Fellows will describe their motivations, experiences, and takeaways from incorporating community-engaged learning into their classrooms to create change for a more equitable and just future. Hosted by the Teaching + Learning Commons Engaged Teaching Hub and the Center for Student Involvement 


entrepreneurs making an impactEntrepreneurs Making an Impact

January 20, 12:00 PM

Social change is happening all around us. Join a discussion with UC San Diego innovators sharing different pathways in making a positive impact through innovation and entrepreneurship. Learn how you can pursue your passion and find ways to create a positive influence in our community in this panel discussion hosted by the IDEAS Council.


Pathways to Leadership: Social Change Model

January 20, 12:00 PM

You may be thinking, “What is the Social Change Model?” Don’t worry, this is a common question. Come learn how you can apply this theory to you being a student leader, and make a difference in the world. Let’s create some positive social change! Panel hosted by Muir College. More information to come.


alumni101.jpgAlumni 101: Scholar & Citizen in Action for Justice & Equitable Futures

January 20, 4:00 PM

What does justice look like? How do we work towards equitable outcomes for all? Let's imagine a future that centers these values for folks in public health, legal justice, education, and civic engagement. Join us for a conversation with alumni who've made the scholar & citizen philosophy their life's work. Hosted by Thurgood Marshall College the UC San Diego Alumni Association.


Turn Your Passion Into Action! A Conversation with Local Nonprofit Changemakers

January 20, 4:00 PM

Do you want to make a difference in your community? Do you have a passion for change? Hear testimonials and learn from local leaders who are on the frontlines of social justice initiatives and reform in San Diego and beyond. From client outreach and advocacy to community organizing and policy change, find out how to make powerful impacts in our world. Hosted by the Career Center and iLead.  

Watch a recording of the local nonprofit changemakers' conversation.


MLK_WebImage_Jan20.jpgChangemaking in the Past, Present, and Future

An Interactive Dialogue with San Diego Seniors

January 20, 5:00 PM

Join this interactive intergenerational dialogue featuring seniors from the San Diego community and YOU! This workshop will be an opportunity s to share the unique perspectives that every member of the conversation has to offer by incorporating different viewpoints and stories across generations. The conversation will be focused on altruism and community service. We will explore how the expression of community service has changed and share stories about how community service has impacted us. The hope is to explore what social change means to each individual and discuss the process of progress in our communities. This event is part of the MLK Jr. Week of Service, hosted by the Center for Student Involvement.


Every Seviie a Changemaker

January 20, 5:00 PM

Seventh College students are invited to join us to explore ways you can become a changemaker at Seventh College! Learn more about the UC San Diego Changemaker designation, and how to identify ways that YOU can create positive change.



Community-Health-Project-Info-Night-FB.pngCreating Change Locally: The Community Health Project Info Night

January 20, 6:00 PM

Sponsored by the Center for Student Involvement, the Community Health Project is a cross-disciplinary opportunity for UC San Diego students to support local community partners in building healthier communities among more vulnerable populations. Participants in this event will

  • Find out about the history of the program and what we're working on now
  • Have an opportunity to network with project leads to learn more about our current projects and find the right fit
  • Learn how to submit an application to join one of our projects



Health-Literacy-1.jpgHealth Literacy

January 20, 6:00 PM

Join us as we discuss the importance of health literacy, its effects, and its prevalence in marginalized communities. Hosted by the Cross-Cultural Center





[You]th in Social Change

January 20, 7:00 PM

Are you passionate about social issues? Muir College Council and International and Out-of-State Outreach Coordinators are hosting a webinar on YOUth in Social Change. Come and join us to learn about youth social activists and how you can engage in making a difference in your community! We’ll discuss the works of Malala Yousafzai, Greta Thunberg, Thandiwe Abdullah, and Jazz Jennings. Hosted by Muir College and International & Out-of-State Outreach Programs


                             Thursday, January 21, 2021                             

_Black-History.jpgBlack U.S. History: the Harlem Renaissance

January 21, 12:00 PM

"Black History" is a bi-weekly social media series where the Cross-Cultural Center highlights different monumental historical moments and figures within Black U.S. history. This week the Cross will be highlighting the Harlem Renaissance. See the images on Instagram and Facebook




podcast.JPGDown for Change: Envisioning a Different Future

UCSD Podcast on Changemaking 

January 21

Do you want to make change for a different future but not sure how? Listen to UC San Diego student Changemakers share their passions and give tips on how you can get started towards becoming a Triton Changemaker. Hosted by UC San Diego Student Affairs



Sip and Submit Your CCR Opportunity + Changemaker Info Session 

January 21, 12:30 PM

Interesting in submitting a Co-Curricular Record (CCR) opportunity? Know that your potential CCR opportunity is creating impactful change? Come to a virtual Sip and Submit! The Engaged Learning Tools team will lead a session on CCR submission best practices and more! This event will also include information on the Changemaker designation. Hosted by the Co-Curricular Changemaker Committee. 



Making Change through Global Seminars

January 21, 1:00 PM

A panel of faculty and students will share the ways that Global Seminars inspire participants to make change. Hosted by UC San Diego Study Abroad.



Intercultural Communication Workshop

January 21, 2:00 PM

In this workshop, you will learn about the fascinating dimensions of intercultural communication! This workshop is designed to create awareness about the intercultural dimensions themselves, where you might fall on the spectrum regarding these dimensions, as well as where others might fall and reasons for doing so. This workshop will help you better understand your time at UC San Diego as well as prepare you to be global citizens and leaders. Hosted by the International Students & Programs Office


prisons.jpgThurGOOD Reads: Are Prisons Obsolete?

January 21, 3:00 PM

Join the Cross-Cultural Center and Thurgood Marshall College for bi-weekly reading and discussions led by staff for the entire UC San Diego community- staff, students, alumni and faculty. In alignment with the Marshall College 50th anniversary theme for the quarter, Acknowledging Our Present, we will read and discuss Angela Davis' book Are Prisons Obsolete in an effort to increase awareness and action around the present carceral system in the United States of America.

Meetings will be held from 3-4 PM on the following dates:
  • January 7: Intro Session
  • January 21: Chapters 1 & 2
  • February 4: Chapters 3 & 4
  • February 18: Chapters 5 & 6

Register for ThurGOOD Reads: Are Prisons Obsolete?


SARC.jpgCreating a Culture of CARE

January 21, 3:00 PM

Campus Advocacy, Resources, and Education at the Sexual Assault Resource Center (CARE at SARC) is committed to creating a culture of CARE at UC San Diego. Our Six Pillars of Primary Prevention provide positive, inclusive, and empowering strategies for everyone to adopt in order to cultivate a community that is anti-violent and grounded in consent. Join us on January 21, 2021 at 3pm to learn more about the six pillars and how you can help create change in our community! Hosted by CARE at SARC


Justice (Re)Defined

January 21, 3:30 PM

All participants will reflect, identify, and attempt to define "justice." This workshop leads participants through a consensus-building model to understand the assumed and prescribed definitions of "justice." Through self-reflection, community dialogue, and practice, participants will collectively understand personal and generational biases and assumptions about "justice." Key questions to guide the workshop are, "Is justice a process, concept, or an outcome, and who benefits from the dominant forms of "justice?" Hosted by the Center for Student Involvement and iLead


blackowned.pngBlack-Owned Businesses Panel

January 21, 5:00 PM

What does shopping have to do with service? Join Maya from Maya's Cookies and colleagues from Black-owned restaurants. We will hear perspectives on Black veganism, social entrepreneurship, and how shopping Black-owned supports the community. Seven participants will be selected to receive a box of Maya's cookies. This event is part of the MLK Jr. Week of Service, hosted by the Center for Student Involvement.

 View the Black-Owned Businesses Panel webinar.

placemakers.pngPlacemaker Panel 

January 21, 7:00 PM

How do we make our communities a better place for all? Join Urban Changemakers on Thursday, Jan. 21, from 7-8:30 PM for our PLACEMAKER PANEL, a presentation and open Q&A about placemaking led by four of San Diego’s community leaders. This free event will be hosted over Zoom (Zoom ID: 917 8930 6789) and is open to everyone to attend.


Watch a recording of the Placemaker Panel.


                             Friday, January 22, 2021                             

lgbtqia.pngSan Diego LGBTQIA+ Community Panel

January 22, 12:00 PM

UC San Diego's LGBTQIA+ Resource Center will partner with a local community organization to explore community engagement during COVID-19, how the organization is supporting BIPOC, and how to get involved in SD Pride 2021 programs and initiatives. This event is part of the MLK Jr. Week of Service, hosted by the Center for Student Involvement and the LGBTQIA+ Resource Center


how-to-be-an-antiracist.jpgChangemaker Book Club: How to be an Antiracist


Postponed until March 3, 2021. Learn more on the Changemaker Events page





HT-Reproductive-Rights.jpgReproductive Rights

January 22, 3:00 PM

An interactive discussion space designed to educate and reflect on reproductive rights in relation to policy and body autonomy. Hosted by the Cross-Cultural Center





volunteer.pngVirtual Volunteering Opportunities

January 22, 7:00 PM

In the current virtual environment, it may be difficult to feel connected to campus and San Diego. Learn about ways that you can volunteer and participate in service programs wherever you are. Hosted by the International Students and Programs Office (ISPO). 




                          Saturday, January 23, 2021                         


translators.pngTriton Translators Orientation

January 23, 12:00 PM

Triton Translators is an organization that provides no-cost translation services to community partners in San Diego. UCSD students who identify as bilingual or multilingual are invited to an orientation session to learn more about the program and how to join the cohort. This event is part of the MLK Jr. Week of Service, hosted by the Center for Student Involvement.


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Grand Challenge Scholars Program Info Session

January 25, 5:00 PM

The Grand Challenge Scholars Program is an innovative certificate program for UC San Diego undergraduate students focused on addressing one or more of the National Academy of Engineering's Grand Challenges or the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Learn more about the Grand Challenge Scholars program.