1. 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 weeks ago

  2. [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
    Official | Facebook | QACON

    2 months ago

  3. [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
    Official | Facebook | QACON
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    2 months ago

  4. [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
    Official | Facebook | QACON

    3 months ago

  5. camerashyphotog:

Every year, the Queer & Asian Conference (QACON) brings queer APIs and allies from across the United States to participate in engaging workshops, keynotes from prominent activists, performers, scholars, and politicians, a “Storytime” session in which individuals are invited to share their personal stories with one another in small, intimate groups, performances from our talented community members, and of course, the afterparty!
For our seventh annual QACON, our theme “RefrAction” directs attention to those issues that are not necessarily a priority for mainstream LGBT political agendas. The capitalized “A” signifies how activism can effectively integrate social justice movements into our surroundings through outlets that are not always strictly political, in arenas outside grassroots community organizing.This conference is free of charge and lunch will also be provided on Saturday. You may also request free housing provided by our volunteers.TL;DR?
What: QACON 2014 “RefrAction”When: Friday May 2nd, 2014 - Sunday May 4th, 2014Where: University of California, BerkeleyWho: Anyone Interested in AttendingCost: Free****** REGISTER HERE: http://tinyurl.com/QACON14Registration
****** Workshopshttp://tinyurl.com/QACON14workshops
****** Opening Night Performanceshttp://tinyurl.com/QACON14openingnightperformance
****** Volunteershttp://tinyurl.com/qacon14housingvolunteerform

    camerashyphotog:

    Every year, the Queer & Asian Conference (QACON) brings queer APIs and allies from across the United States to participate in engaging workshops, keynotes from prominent activists, performers, scholars, and politicians, a “Storytime” session in which individuals are invited to share their personal stories with one another in small, intimate groups, performances from our talented community members, and of course, the afterparty!

    For our seventh annual QACON, our theme “RefrAction” directs attention to those issues that are not necessarily a priority for mainstream LGBT political agendas. The capitalized “A” signifies how activism can effectively integrate social justice movements into our surroundings through outlets that are not always strictly political, in arenas outside grassroots community organizing.

    This conference is free of charge and lunch will also be provided on Saturday. You may also request free housing provided by our volunteers.

    TL;DR?

    What: QACON 2014 “RefrAction”
    When: Friday May 2nd, 2014 - Sunday May 4th, 2014
    Where: University of California, Berkeley
    Who: Anyone Interested in Attending
    Cost: Free

    ****** REGISTER HERE: 
    http://tinyurl.com/QACON14Registration


    ****** Workshops
    http://tinyurl.com/QACON14workshops


    ****** Opening Night Performances
    http://tinyurl.com/QACON14openingnightperformance


    ****** Volunteers
    http://tinyurl.com/qacon14housingvolunteerform

    3 months ago  /  Source: camerashyphotog

  6. [Cal Q&A] Carnival Night

    Hello, Cal Q&A’ers,
    What: Carnival Night
    Where: 88 Dwinelle 
    When: Wednesday, April 2, 2014
    Time: 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
    Imagine yourself as an energetic carefree child, when student loans did not exist in your innocent minds.  You are running through a carnival with your popular friends.  YOU ARE POPULAR.  Doesn’t this feel nice?  Well, we are going to recreate this experience… in your MIND!  Come to the carnival at this week’s meeting, where we will be playing tons of competitive carnival games like dart balloons and ring toss!  See you there!
    And by the way, if you have not registered for our annual Queer and Asian Conference, QACON, which will be taking place from May 2 to May 4, check it out at our facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/431140623697318/, and register at this link!: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/11kx8h22VBXBMPQkEWOxpC7OizlUb3YHQz6YcLeIDeCo/viewform
    Best,
    Cal Queer & Asian (Cal Q&A)
    University of California, Berkeley
    Official | Facebook | QACON

    3 months ago

  7. [Cal Q&A] Food Discussion

    Hi everyone,

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    What: Food Discussion
    Where: 88 Dwinelle
    When: March 12, 2014
    Time: 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!

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

    4 months ago

  8. [Cal Q&A] Non-traditional Student Discussion

    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/apiicon2014
    EWOCC: 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 :)
    Cal Queer & Asian (Cal Q&A)
    University of California, Berkeley
    Official | Facebook | QACON

    4 months ago

  9. [Cal Q&A] Board Game Night 2: Not-Big-C-Hike Edition and Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Screening

    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-Edition
    Where: 88 Dwinelle
    When: Wednesday, February 26, 2014
    Time: 7:30-9:00 p.m.
     
    Also, on Saturday, we will be having a movie screening.
    What: Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
    Where: 263 Dwinelle
    When: Saturday, March 1, 2014
    Time: 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!
    Cal Queer & Asian (Cal Q&A)
    University of California, Berkeley
    Official | Facebook | QACON

    4 months ago

  10. [Cal Q&A] Board Panel and Trivia

    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 Meeting
    Where: 88 Dwinelle
    When: Wednesday, February 19, 2014
    Time: 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 meeee
    Oscar 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.
    Cal Queer & Asian (Cal Q&A)
    University of California, Berkeley
    Official | Facebook | QACON

    5 months ago