1. [Cal Q&A] Body Image - Oct. 20

    Hey Cal Q&A’ers,

    Hope you had a good weekend, and that midterms aren’t stressing you out too much! This week, we will be talking about Body Image and Positivity. Any standard of how bodies ought to look will inevitably leave some behind, since we are doomed (or perhaps blessed?) to a world filled with bodies of all shapes, of all sizes, and of all colors. So how can we make our spaces safe and supportive for bodies of all types? How, in the face of forces that collude to make us feel less than, can we remain proud of our bodies, proud of the many struggles and triumphs that our bodies bespeak? If these issues seem interesting and compelling to you, come join us at Cal Q&A this Wednesday! 

    What: Body Image and Positivity 
    Where: 30 Wheeler
    When: October 22, 2014
    Time: 7:30 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.


    You’re invited to participate in a survey for a PhD student’s research. It focuses on the experiences of people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer, or Transgender and/or identify as a sexual minority. The survey is online and should take 20-30 minutes. People tend to find this research interesting, as it is relevant to personal identities and social change. Participation is voluntary, confidential, and participants can stop participating at any time without penalty. Survey link is here.https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1787845/groups 
    If you have questions, please email jcalcagno@gc.cuny.edu. 

    Apply for QACON15 Committee Chairs!!
    Cal Queer & Asian (Cal Q&A)Hey everyone! Here is the link to the application to be a chair in the QACON planning committee. Don’t worry if you don’t have any experience planning a conference - most of us didn’t either when we joined! Message me, my co-chair Alina Vuong, last year’s co-chair Faye Pon or any board members if you have any questions!
    DEADLINE: October 25th at 11:59 PM!
    Our meetings are on Mondays from 8:30 to 10pm — but the meetings will not start until we have selected and notified committee chairs.

    Queerly yours,

    Cal Q&A

    1 day ago

  2. [Cal Q&A] Scavenger Hunt - Oct. 15

    ​Treasureeee, that is what you areee! Come out and destress after all those midterms! or take a break from all that studying! There will be a fun photo scavenger hunt where you traverse the UC Berkeley campus. The team with the most points will win a great prizeeee! :) 
    What: Scavenger Hunt
    Where: 30 Wheeler
    When: October 15, 2014
    Time: 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Last call for Halloween Haunt at Great America sign-ups is 11:59pm on Tuesday, October 14! 
    Here is the link to the google doc for Halloween Haunt! We will be going to Halloween Haunt this Friday, October 17! 
    There are 3 spots left, unless someone has a car and wants to drive more people :D 
    PLEASE BRING YOUR MONEY TO THIS WEDNESDAY’S MEETING! $20! We accept cash or venmo! :) 
    Also, if you have not heard about QACON (Queer and Asian Conference), we are planning for the 8th annual QACON! If you would like to have a hand in this awesome conference, apply to be a planning committee chair! You can be a chair in Special Activities (SPACS), Workshops, Volunteers, Merchandise, Food, Publicity, Outreach, and Finance. Come develop great planning and leadership skills ^_^ QACON meetings are held on Mondays right after board meetings (which y’all are free to join) from 8:30-10:00pm. Check out our website at this link: QACON. We will be sending out more information on how you can apply! :D Ask any board member or former QACON committee members for more information! 
    Hope to see you all there!

    1 week ago

  3. [Cal Q&A] Relationships (and Dating)

    Hey Cal Q&A,

    In the great words of the illustrious bard and poet, Justin Bieber: “As long as you love me/ We could be starving, we could be homeless, we could be broke/ As long as you love me/ I’ll be your platinum, I’ll be your silver, I’ll be your gold/ As long as you lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-love me (love me)” We marvel at the staggering depths of passion expressed in this paragon of lyricism! What depths of passion are explored in these supple and quintessentially Bieberian iambs! Oh, we bid you mark the lo’s in the last line: do they not distill all that is human, all that is passion, all that is love in fifteen devastatingly eloquent syllables? Ah, how wondrous Bieberesque verse is: relentless as a honey badger in heat, yet so tender as well! And speaking of honey badgers, this week at Cal Q&A we are going to talk about Dating and Relationships! We are going to talk about healthy dating practices, and we are going to discuss the ways in which dating might intersect with being Asian and Queer. We hope to have an illuminating conversation with you folks, and we hope to see you all there! (PS: because Bieberotic wisdom is almost too much to bear for us mere mortals, to keep things light we’ll keep Justin Bieber talk to a minimum) 
    What: Dating and Relationships 
    Where: 30 Wheeler
    When: October 8, 2014
    Time: 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    And now for announcements…
    It’s that spooky time of year again, so to celebrate, Q&A is going to Great America’s Halloween Haunt! We’ll be getting our pants scared off Friday, October 17th. We’ll be arranging rides, but seats are limited, so spots will be on a first filled-out-the-form, first served basis. The park is open 7pm-12am, so we’ll be sure to leave early enough so y’all can go through as many mazes/ride as many rides as possible! And since Q&A is helping to pay for the tickets, it’ll only cost $20 to go :) Please find the application here!
    Also, please be sure to come to Oscar Wilde on Friday, October 10 for our Glitter Trash Bash themed party! The party starts at 10:00 p.m., and we hope to see you all there! The entrance fee is $5 without a costume, and $3 with a costume.
    Queerly yours,
    Cal Q&A

    2 weeks ago

  4. [Cal Q&A] Great America’s Halloween Haunt - Come join Q&A! :D

    Here’s the info for the Halloween Haunt that we were talking about! Mark the date (Friday, Oct. 17) on your calendars and sign up as soon as you can so we can get a headcount and start collecting money/buying tickets 


    2 weeks ago

  5. [Cal Q&A] TRIVIA

    Hey Cal Q&A’ers!

    Is your brain filled with random bits of knowledge that have no practical application at all in the real world? Do you feel that your ability to wax eloquent about weird Berkeley trivia and Japanese literature by women is unappreciated and ignored? Well, sigh no more ladies, sigh no more—show off your trivia chops at Cal Q&A Trivia night this Wednesday! It’s modeled after trivia at Kip’s (but, alas, without the sultry sexiness of Jack Ruben), so if you enjoy trivia there, or are curious about how it is, then sorry, this’ll be nothing like the real thing :-( (but come on over anyway!)
    We’ll have really great prizes for the winning team, and eloquently delivered commiserations for everyone else!
    What: Cal Q&A Trivia Night
    Where: 30 Wheeler
    When: October 1, 2014
    Time: 7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m 
    Also, keep an eye out for our upcoming Halloween haunt trip!
    Queerly yours,
    Cal Q&A

    3 weeks ago


    Hey Y’all!!

    Have you ever hiked to the Big C? No?! You should come hang out with Q&A on Saturday, Sept. 20 and hike with us to the Big C! [But if you have gone, you should still come out and hang with us!] There is a really gorgeous view 

    We will be gathering at the Campanile at 6:30pm. Bring a flashlight, and water! There will be fun games and delicious snacks 

    If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask! We hope to see as many of you as possible  

    Don’t forget to apply for the sib system at http://tinyurl.com/n6vjfyb

    1 month ago

  7. [COMING OUT.]

    What: COMING OUT.

    Where: 30 Wheeler

    When: Wednesday, September 17, 2014

    Time: 7:30-9:00 p.m.

    Hey Cal Q&A,

    Hope your semesters are going smoothly, and that you can come out to Cal Q&A this Wednesday! During this week’s meeting, we will talking about coming out, that often nerve-wracking and exciting process of discovering, affirming, and sharing the many identities that you might have. Some topics we might be talking about are: What exactly is “coming out”? What are some reasons to come out, and some reasons not to? Do representations of “coming out” in the media reflect how “coming out” actually is in real life? And finally, what does “coming out” mean to you? Probably none of us will walk into the meeting with a definitive answer to any of these questions, but during the meeting we hope to create a safe and supportive space wherein to wrestle with these problems. We hope to see you there!
    And now for some announcements:
    On Saturday, September 20come join us for a hike to the Big C. There will be snacks and games. We are meeting at the Campanile at 6:30 p.m.so we hope to see as many of you as possible! 
    Also, we encourage you to sign up for our Sib Program, which is a lovely way for you to meet and connect with members new and old. Here’s the link: http://tinyurl.com/n6vjfyb.
    Queerly yours,
    Cal Q&A

    1 month ago

  8. Hey y’all! Don’t forget to sign up for our sib system! Apply by Monday, Sept. 22 so we can include you in the sib reveal on Wednesday, Sept. 24! Thanks! Have a great weekend! 

Once again, the link is http://tinyurl.com/n6vjfyb

    Hey y’all! Don’t forget to sign up for our sib system! Apply by Monday, Sept. 22 so we can include you in the sib reveal on Wednesday, Sept. 24! Thanks! Have a great weekend! 

    Once again, the link is http://tinyurl.com/n6vjfyb

    1 month ago

  9. Welcome to Cal Q&A!

    Welcome all to the Cal Queer and Asian family! We hope you’ve enjoyed your (too short!) summer, and are ready for the dulcet tones of the a cappella groups, the sight of poor suffering souls trudging to their 8 am’s, the weird and wonderful musings of preachers on Sproul, and, most importantly, the first general meeting of Cal Q&A!

    Come and learn about all the great activities and discussions we’ve planned for the semester, and get to know members new and old by playing (kinda awkward) bonding games :) We’re really excited to get to reconnect and meet with you all, and we hope to see you there!

    What: Welcome Meeting!
    Where: 182 Dwinelle Hall
    When: Wednesday September 10, 2014
    Time: 7:30-9:00 p.m.

    Cal Queer & Asian (Cal Q&A)
    University of California, Berkeley
    Official | Facebook | QACON

    1 month ago

  10. Hi Q&Aers! It’s a new year and that means Cal Q&A will hit the ground running! Our first welcome meeting is on Wednesday, Sept. 10th 7:30-9pm in 182 Dwinelle Hall! Also, come visit our table on Sproul! We will be here every day this week! See you all soon!

    Hi Q&Aers! It’s a new year and that means Cal Q&A will hit the ground running! Our first welcome meeting is on Wednesday, Sept. 10th 7:30-9pm in 182 Dwinelle Hall! Also, come visit our table on Sproul! We will be here every day this week! See you all soon!

    1 month ago