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Tuesday, February 27th, 2024 | 5:00pm (PST)

Location: Hosted Virtually 

UC San Diego has been designated a Changemaker Campus since 2017 by Ashoka U, an international organization that recognizes exemplary campuses that excel in  social innovation and changemaking. This workshop will introduce students to the Changemaker 101 curriculum while learning new ways to make a positive social, environmental, and restorative impact in their community. Participants will leave having identified Changemaker efforts they might to pursue. 

Register here!

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

Saturday, January 13th, 2024 | 9:00am- 2:00pm (PST)

Location: Mission Bay High School 

This annual tradition was established in 2002 as a way for our UC San Diego community to give back. This year, we will return to Mission Bay High School from 9 AM to 2 PM for a day of community building and connection to honor the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Service projects will consist of continuing to develop the sensory garden for special education students, painting a mural, creating a space for their new peer tutoring program, and much needed general maintenance and clean up around campus. A continental breakfast, lunch, and volunteer t-shirt will be provided to all participants.

For more information, questions,  and to register visit this link.

Martin Luther King Jr. Parade

Sunday, January 14th, 2024 | 10:00am- 12:00pm (PST)

Location: Harbor Drive, Embarcadero 

Join UC San Diego’s students, staff, and faculty, and alumni as we march in San Diego's Martin Luther King Jr. Parade!

The UC San Diego contingent will be led by a large "UC San Diego" banner, followed by the UC San Diego Pep Band, the Eight Colleges, and members of the campus community. 

For more information, questions, and to register visit this link.

How to Foster Empathy and Support as a



Tuesday, January 16th, 2024 | 12:00pm- 1:00pm (PST)

Location: Virtual- Register Here

CARE at SARC invites you to attend How to Foster Empathy and Support as a Changemaker. This interactive program will focus on the intersection between sexual violence and housing insecurity. Participants will learn about the services CARE offers, how they can use IDEAS, our Bystander Intervention Techniques Model to support people experiencing houselessness, and how to take action and be a Changemaker.

For more information or questions, please email

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Tuesday, January 16th, 2024 | 2:00pm- 3:00pm (PST)

Location: Dolores Huerta - Philip Vera Cruz Room

More than 200 Tritons have undertaken a year of service as part of the #CaliforniansForAll College Corps program. Through this program, they gain valuable skills and meaningful experiences, in addition to $10,000 in financial compensation. Their work focuses on K-12 education, food insecurity, and climate change.

The Changemaker Institute will host a panel discussion with current fellows who will talk about their experiences. Come hear their stories about being a College Corps fellow and learn about how you can apply to be a member of next year's cohort. Light refreshments will be served! 

Changemaker 101 

Tuesday, January 16th, 2024 | 6:00pm (PST)2024-Website-image-Changemaker-101.png

Location: Student Services Center Room 300

This Learn & Serve workshop will introduce students to the Changemaker 101 curriculum while learning new ways to make a positive social, environmental, and restorative impact in their community. This session will also allow students to discover what type of Changemaker efforts they aim to pursue through a collaborative pedagogical approach and create their personalized definition of changemaking. Presented by the Changemaker Student Ambassadors. 

RSVP now!

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Unity Hour: Housing as a Human Right

Wednesday, January 17th, 2024 | 12:00pm- 1:00pm (PST)

Location: Black Resource Center 

Every Wednesday the BRC hosts our Unity Hour series: a space to build community and connections around a subject, topic, or event that directly impacts Black communities and culture. In alignment with UCSD Changemaker Week 2024, we'll talk about Housing as a Human Right and the intersections between housing, structural racism, and the current impacts of homelessness to our own UCSD Black community.


Road to Regeneration: From Waste to Renewal

Wednesday, January 17th, 2024 | 1:00pm- 3:00pm (PST)

Location: Climate Action Lab

This event will feature a panel of various community leaders who are leading the way in waste reduction methods for a more just and sustainable world, starting locally here in San Diego. We will invite students to open the event with a spoken word about climate justice.

Throughout the event, we will have activities relating to the different sectors of waste reduction. Waste reduction and subsequently pollution is important in the fight for social justice because underserved communities are disproportionately affected such as higher asthma rates in Barrio Logan and San Ysidro communities.

Educating students on the positive effects of individual and collective action towards more regenerative practices creates a sense of community not just in UCSD but San Diego as a whole.

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Wednesday, January 17th, 2024 | 4:00pm- 5:30pm (PST)

Location: The Basement (Design & Innovation Building, 1st Floor)

 In today’s society, is it possible to build a better world through business? Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce, once said “the true purpose of a corporation is to create value for all stakeholders.” What could the future of capitalism look like?

Join us in an engaging interactive workshop with conscious San Diego business leaders in elevating humanity through business. Discover the transformative power of capitalism as a force for good and get inspired to make a positive difference in your community.

To learn more about the event and register click here! 

Changemaker Org Fair + Hot Cocoa Fest

Wednesday, January 17th, 2024 | 4:00pm- 6:00pm (PST)


Location: Price Center East Ballroom

Join us for the 2024 Changemaker Org Fair + Hot Cocoa Fest, an opportunity to meet like-minded Changemaker Tritons, build community and find changemaker opportunities that fit your passions. The event will also showcase the greater UC San Diego community to various student organizations and on-campus resources.

This FREE event for students will feature a hot chocolate bar, coffee & tea, desserts, opportunity drawings, giveaway prizes, music, and more! PLUS a FREE raffle for prizes including a JLB speaker, portable chargers, Instax Camera, some of the cutest Squishmallows, and $250 in Triton Cash!!! You must be present to win.

Register here! Students who register in advance will receive a special bonus at the event.

For more information, email 


Welcome Back, Warren!

Wednesday, January 17th, 2024 | 5:00pm- 7:00pm (PST)

Location: Warren Lawn

To kick off the winter quarter Warren College will be hosting a silent disco, where music will take the center stage through your headphones! Dance, groove, and experience the ultimate sound sensation, together yet silent. This event offers a unique element to traditional dances that allows students to socialize and listen to various genres of music! Food will be provided!

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Thursday, January 18th, 2024 | 1:00pm- 3:00pm (PST)

Location: Natural Sciences Building (NSB) Auditorium

Representatives from the UCSD MRSEC partner organization - The Fleet Science Center - will present a seminar and interactive workshop on effectively engaging with and communicating science research to the public. 

Learn how to intentionally and meaningfully engage the public in science and identify opportunities for building community partnerships with informal science education centers, schools, and community organizations. The event will consist of a presentation 1.00-1.50pm, followed by an interactive session.

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“The Untold Story of San Diego's Housing Crisis” Screening and Panel Discussion

Thursday, January 18th, 2024 | 5:00pm- 6:30pm (PST)

Location: Social Sciences Public Engagement Building (PEB), Room 721

Join us for a screening of The Hub Basic Needs Center's documentary series “The Untold Story of San Diego's Housing Crisis" created by fellow Triton and Basic Needs Peer Educator, Louis Avalos! We'll hear from panelists about the housing challenges in San Diego and discuss what action we can take to address the needs of our community at large.

Gender Buffet: Houselessness and Intersectionality

Friday, January 19th, 2024 | 12:00pm- 1:00pm (PST)GB---Houselessness.png

Location: The Women's Center @UCSD 

Come build community through a discussion of houselessness and learn about alternative systems of care, such as mutual aid.

We will explore how houselessness interacts with: Capitalism, Domestic Abuse, Race, gender, sexuality, Immigration, and other systemic oppressions.



Community Health Workers for Advancing Public Health (CHWAP) Program: Panel Discussion

Saturday, January 20th, 2024 | 12:00pm- 1:15pm (PST)

Location: Virtual Event- Click Here to Join! 

The CHWAP program is designed to train community health workers from and for underserved refugee and immigrant populations of African, Afro-Caribbean, Asian and Middle Eastern backgrounds and American Indian communities in San Diego and Imperial Counties through a streamlined recruitment, training and placement program grounded in academic-community partnerships. This panel discussion will provide an overview of the program, and feature speakers from our collaborating organizations who will be discussing opportunities and challenges as the program enters its second year.