1. [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

    6 hours ago

  2. [BIG C HIKE, THIS SATURDAY, SEPT. 20]

    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 week ago

  3. [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

    2 weeks ago

  4. 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

    2 weeks ago

  5. 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.

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    3 weeks ago

  6. 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!

    3 weeks ago

  7. Cal Queer and Asian 2014 Updates

    Hello Everyone! 

    Cal Q&A has just finished completed its transition process! 

    The new board has many changes (good changes) that are to come ahead within the next few months. As we speak, we are planning to outreach at SF PRIDE Weekend, and some other neat bonding events that will shape us to be better leaders for all of you. We are currently planning to create very interesting weekly topic experiences (they are not meetings, but rather experiences :] ), and events that will actually strengthen the queer and asian community. 

    Expect meeting topics that include issues like coming out in a strict asian household to learning how to deal with a narcissist in a narcissistic relationship. 

    We will be updating this page a lot more frequently this year and if you have any suggestions, please don’t hesitate to contact us by contacting one of the board members. Personally, I’ll love to connect with ya’ll and take down your suggestions for next year.~

    Yours,

    Shawn Sieu

    Q&A Co-Operations

    3 months ago

  8. [Cal Q&A] Banquet

    Hi folks!
    Thank you for a great year in Cal Q&A! Our very last meeting will be our end of the semester banquet at Biryani House. Those of you graduating will also have the chance to make a short speech if you’d like. Please dress in semi-formal attire (seriously though, we want to look cute)!

    What: Spring Banquet

    Where: Biryani House (2011 Shattuck Ave)

    When: Wednesday, May 7, 2014

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

    If you haven’t already, please fill out the RSVP form here and indicate which dish(es) you’d like to order. Depending on what you order, the cost will be approximately $10. We have a maximum attendance of 35 people, so please RSVP ASAP!
    Cheers,
    Cal Q&A Board

    Cal Queer & Asian (Cal Q&A)

    University of California, Berkeley
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    4 months ago

  9. [Cal Q&A] Language Discussion

    Hello, Q&Aers! 안녕! नमस्ते! 你好! Kia ora!

    I hope you can bear some puns. Because lesbihonest, language is full of joy and sorrow and mystery. Come join our convers-asian to discuss the ways in which we interact with language as Q&A folk. We twink you’ll enjoy our very last general meeting of the 2013-2014 academic year!

    What: Language Discussion

    Where: 88 Dwinelle

    When: Wednesday, April 30, 2014

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

    Now for some other SUPER IMPORTANT events to kick off your RRR Week:

    • MAY 2-4 (Fri-Sun): The 7th annual Queer and Asian Conference (QACON14) is right around the corner! This year’s QACON, themed “RefrAction”, will be full of amazing keynotes, workshops, performances, and more. If you haven’t yet, register now! (It’s FREE!) [FB event, official website, registration, volunteer/housing]

    • MAY 6 (Tues): Two days after QACON, we’ll be having one last Bowling Social! Meet at the BART station at 7:30 p.m.; we’ll take either the BART or AC Transit to Albany Bowl. Costs include $1.50 per game, $4 for shoes, and ~$4 for transportation. Ask a board member if you have any questions! [FB Event]

    • MAY 7 (Wed): Lastly, we’ll be having our Cal Q&A Banquet for the Spring 2014 semester! This semester’s banquet will take place at 7:30-9:00 p.m. at Biryani House on 2011 Shattuck Ave. The cost is ~$10 (depending on what you order), and the dress code is semi-formal. We have a maximum attendance of 35-40 people, so RSVP now! [FB Event, RSVP]

    Lastly, applications for Cal Q&A Board 2014-2015 are still up! Fill out the application here by MAY 2 (Friday) at 11:59 p.m.!  After you apply, current board members will be conducting an informal interview/conversation with everyone to see which positions would be right for you :)

    Best wishes,

    Cal Q&A Board

    Cal Queer & Asian (Cal Q&A)

    University of California, Berkeley
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    5 months ago

  10. [Cal Q&A] Scavenger Hunt

    Hello friends!

    Did your team lose during last semester’s scavenger hunt? Do you still possess everlasting shame and feel the need to redeem yourself? Or do you want to defend your incredibly important title as scavenger champion? Are you sick and tired of riddles about bubbly buildings? Do you want cute prizes from the board members? Well, this event is for you, so bring your friends and cameras/phones for Cal Q&A’s photo scavenger hunt!

    What: Scavenger Hunt
    Where: Meet at 88 Dwinelle
    When: Wednesday, April 9, 2014
    Time: 7:30-9:00 p.m.
    And announcements:
    Day of Expression:  The new UC Berkeley queer organization Plurality will be hosting their first event, the Day of Expression, this Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in 20 Wheeler.  Come support this new organization!  There will be an open mic, a rainbow pool, and a cue card activity to prepare for the Day of Silence.  If you would like to perform in the open mic, sign up on this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1X0x9XSWkaX1B9EGhm2GwillkevmEFezVaaIgtcw5zGA/viewform
    SJSU+Stanford Q&A collaboration:  On April 19, the Q&A groups from SJSU and Stanford will be coming to visit us around noon-ish!  We will be playing games, then having a movie social where we watch the movie East is East.  Stay tuned for more details, but save the date!
    QACON:  And of course, our annual Queer and Asian conference is going to be from May 2-4.  If you haven’t registered, haven’t signed up to volunteer, or simply haven’t seen our new website that just launched this weekend, you can do all of those things at www.calqacon.org!
    Cheers,
    Cal Q&A
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    Cal Queer & Asian (Cal Q&A)
    University of California, Berkeley
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    5 months ago