Hi everyone,What: Food DiscussionWhere: 88 DwinelleWhen: March 12, 2014Time: 7:30-9 p.m.
Hope you all had a good week! Our meeting this week is going to be about…*drumroll* FOOD! Do you like food? Do you want to talk about your love for food, or your distaste for food? (haha.) Is there something you’d eat every day for the rest of your life? Is there something you’d never eat for the rest of your life because of dietary restrictions? Come talk about it on Wednesday at the first-ever Cal Q&A meeting on food! (There will be snacks!)
And announcements:This week is the Week of Cultural Resistance! For a list of events, click this link. This week culminates in the Night of Cultural Resistance, which will take place this Friday at Memorial Glade from 5-9 p.m.! There will be food and performances, so please come with us!Right after the Night of Cultural Resistance is an Oscar Wilde party, at Oscar Wilde! This event will benefit YLEAD, a leadership camp for high school students held at this campus. The theme is Camp (interpreted however you want), and it will be $3 with a costume and $5 without.On Saturday from 8:30-5:30 is the annual Empowering Women of Color Conference! Click the link for more information; it’s a great conference every year!On Sunday, we will then be going to CAAMFEST’s OUT/HERE series of queer and Asian short films produced by local Bay Area artists! We will announce more information at the meeting on Wednesday :)On Sunday night, the queer sorority GRL is having a St. Patrick’s Day fundraiser at Pappy’s.And finally, save the date for QACON (you’re probably sick of us talking about it by now) from May 2 to May 4, and register online here!
Hey Cal Q&A!
What: Non-traditional Student Discussion
Where: 88 Dwinelle
When: Wednesday, March 5
Time: 7:30-9:00 p.m.
This week we’re going to have a discussion meeting about the non-traditional students who are in our midst (not “in our midst” as in MUAHAHAHA we’ve successfully infiltrated Berkeley, but “in our midst” as in we’re among your friends and classmates). We’re going to also talk more broadly about difficulties, both social and academic, you as a student might face, and also about the difficulties those who are non traditional students might face as well. Wait, you might ask, what exactly is a non traditional student? Good question! This Wednesday, we’ll be discussing this question, and many others of comparable moral importance!
Hope to see y’all there!And announcements:Bridges Rock Gym Social: Do you enjoy rock climbing? Do you enjoy watching people rock climb? Do you enjoy judging people who enjoy rock climbing? If any of the above apply, get yo’ body ready this week, ‘cus Cal Q&A is going to Bridges Rock Gym in Richmond this Friday, 3/7 at 5pm! We’ll be meeting at Downtown Berkeley BART and heading off from there (directions here) . Day passes cost $6 with student ID and $15 without (plus $2-$6 for equipment rentals), so please bring money, your Cal student ID, and appropriate clothing. Make sure to bring your big/little sibs as well ;) Get updates on the official Facebook event page! (If you can’t view it, contact a board member to be added to our secret FB group.)APIICON: This Saturday, March 8, there will be the annual Asian Pacific Islander Issues Conference here at UC Berkeley! Admission is free, and to sign up or get more information, look at this link: http://apasd.berkeley.edu/apiicon2014EWOCC: And next Saturday, March 15, there will be the Empowering Women of Color Conference! For information and registration, look here: https://ewocc.wordpress.com/CAAMFEST: Furthermore, next Sunday, March 16, we will be attending CAAMFEST, the Center for Asian American Media’s film festival in the Castro! Talk to a board member or email us if you are interested in getting a (possibly free, or if not, discounted) ticket!QACON and Board Meetings: Finally, every Monday in 223 Wheeler from 7:30-8:30 p.m., we have Q&A board meetings, and in the same place from 8:30-10, we have QACON meetings, where we plan the annual Queer and Asian Conference! Stop by :)
Hi, Cal Q&A’ers!Were you expecting a Big C Hike? Well,… psych! Instead, we will be having Board Game Night 2: Not-Big-C-Hike Edition. The Big C Hike has been cancelled due to an unfavorable weather report :(Come join us for a board game night! Come play Cards Against Humanity, Bananagrams, Munchkin, and other board games while you de-stress or take a study break from all that midterm studying!What: Board Game Night 2: Not-Big-C-Hike-EditionWhere: 88 Dwinelle
When: Wednesday, February 26, 2014Time: 7:30-9:00 p.m.Also, on Saturday, we will be having a movie screening.What: Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo’s NestWhere: 263 DwinelleWhen: Saturday, March 1, 2014Time: 2:00-5:00 p.m.
Have you ever wanted to laugh and destigmatize mental illness at the same time? Well we’ve got just the film for you! Kristina Wong’s film Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is a one-woman show tackling suicide and depression among Asian American women.Hope to see everyone there!
Ever played Hot Seat but only wanted to do it to Cal Q&A Board Members? Never played Hot Seat, but wanted to find out how it is? Come find out more about Cal Q&A Board this week when we have our first-ever Board Panel! There will also be Board Trivia and possible (really awesome) prizes!
What: Board Panel MeetingWhere: 88 DwinelleWhen: Wednesday, February 19, 2014Time: 7:30 to 9 p.m.And now, announcements!Did you miss the Sib Reveal last meeting and still want a Sib? Fill out this application, we’re still accepting applications! Click meeeeOscar Wilde house is having a party on the night of Friday 2/21! The theme will be “Rainbows” (and by rainbow, they mean “Stoplight” i.e. wear red if you’re in a committed and exclusive relationship, yellow if it’s complicated, or green if you’re single).The Bigger Queer Event is this Sunday, Feb. 23 at 6:30 p.m. in Anna Head Hall (near Martinez Commons)! Please RSVP at this link. For more info, check out the Facebook event!Finally, if you are interested in the larger campus queer community, there will be a Queer Town Hall this Friday before the Wilde party! It will be at 7:00 p.m. at the Multicultural Community Center in Hearst Annex.
Hi Q&A peeps!
The (in)famous Valentine’s Day is coming up soon! To honor the sappy/dreaded/romantic/capitalist holiday, Cal Q&A will be having a Relationships Discussion. We’ve planned a super special role playing and speed dating activity that we’re positive you all will enjoy. If for some reason you need more impetus to come, we also will be revealing sib pairings (how cute)!
What: Relationships Discussion
Where: 88 Dwinelle (NOT 20 Barrows)
When: Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Time: 7:30-9:00 p.m.
General Member Retreat has also be tentatively scheduled for the weekend of March 7-9, so mark your calendars! More information will be released soon~Hugs and kisses,
It’s that time of the semester - Storytime! (Haha, get it? “TIME of the semester” and “storyTIME” - ahh, we make ourselves laugh…) Have you been dying to tell us about that one time you fell in the toilet? Or maybe you just went somewhere awesome this past break? Well come tell us all about it! (Or just listen to everyone’s stories and take comfort knowing you’re not the only one who’s slipped and fallen in another person’s vomit.)What: StorytimeWhere: 20 BarrowsWhen: Wednesday, February 5, 2014Time: 7:30-9:00 p.m.Also, if you are interested in signing up for the sib system, then here’s the link to the sib app! Don’t be scared off by the number of questions–we just wanna get to know you a bit better so that we can pair you up with someone of similar hobbies and interests. There’s no age or year requirements to be a big or lil sib, but we do ask that big sibs are returning members who have been in the space for at least one semester. If you’ve been a big or little sib in the past, feel free to apply again for this semester!
Hello, lovely Q&Aers! Hopefully you’ve enjoyed our first meeting of the semester. Here’s some info on some programs we’re planning for the next couple months.SIBLING SYSTEM (SPRING 2014)Cal Q&A is re-opening its Sibling System application for the Spring 2014 semester! If you’ve ever wanted an awesome, fantabulous friend/mentor/mentee, the Sib System will help you with just that, so that you can become more integrated into the Q&A space.Here’s the link to the sib app!Don’t be scared off by the number of questions–we just wanna get to know you a bit better so that we can pair you up with someone of similar hobbies and interests. There’s no age or year requirements to be a big or lil sib, but we do ask that big sibs are returning members who have been in the space for at least one semester. If you’ve been a big or little sib in the past, feel free to apply again for this semester!GENERAL MEMBER RETREAT 2014
Are you interested in attending a super special Cal Q&A General Member Retreat? This semester (in March or April), we’re planning to drive down to Monterey or Santa Cruz for a weekend to bond and hang out. If you want to frolic on the beach with your Q&A friends, please fill out this survey to help us plan which weekend retreat will be. If we don’t get enough interest, we won’t be able to hold the retreat, so please let us know if you are at all interested! (Filling out the form doesn’t bind you to any obligations, of course.)
Hi Cal Q&A community~
Welcome back! Did you miss us? We hope you did, because we missed seeing you all. Our first general meeting is coming up this week, so before the semester starts to get really hectic, come hang out and mingle with fellow Cal Q&Aers! Because it’s the first meeting, we’ll be playing some games (there may even be some small prizes) and getting to know one another.
What: First Gen!
Where: 20 Barrows
When: January 29, 2014
Time: 7:30-9 p.m.
Also, are you interested in attending a super special Cal Q&A general member retreat? This semester, we’re planning to drive down to Monterey or Santa Cruz for a weekend to bond and hang out. If you want to frolic on the beach with your Q&A friends, please fill out this survey to help us plan which weekend retreat will be.P.S. be on the lookout for our Spring 2014 sib application!
Hello, everyone! Spring semester’s almost here, which means that we will be having our beginning-of-the-semester queer welcome event! Come see all the people you haven’t seen over break and meet the new students! :)Queer Au Lait: A Spring LGBTQ Welcome EventThursday, January 23th 20137-9pmMulticultural Community Center (Hearst Annex D)Come socialize, connect with old friends, meet new people, learn about the different LGBTQ organizations on campus, and enjoy coffee/tea and snacks! If you enjoyed Queer a la Mode in Fall ‘13, then it’s time to start Spring 2014 off the same way!First timers are extremely encouraged to attend as well as “regulars” to the queer community at Cal!Food and drinks will be provided! Tea, coffee, delicious noms, etc. :) If your LGBTQ-focused organization would like to table, contact Vy at email@example.com.Cosponsored by the Queer Alliance & Resource Center, and the Gender Equity Resource Center
This semester, we will be having our semesterly banquet at Long Life Vegi House at our normal meeting time, Wednesday at 7:30! For those who have never been, it is located at 2129 University Ave, between Shattuck Avenue and the UC Berkeley campus. The cost of dinner will be $10/person and it will be veg-friendly (it’s called vegi house, after all!).
If you haven’t registered for banquet yet but would like to, please fill out this following form by tomorrow (Monday)! We need to confirm with them how much food we will be ordering.
Thanks, everyone, and good luck with RRR week and finals!