QACON has come and gone, finals have finally passed, and all our senior friends are graduating, but there is still one last big event of the year!
For those of you who are still in the area, APIQ is hosting their annual Queer Prom on the evening of Thursday, June 6. It’s like their version of QACON, except there’s no conference, just the party. There will also be some fun performances by APIQ Core, as well, I hear. :)
yeah, just read their blurb, cause Adam Horn wrote a better one than I’d ever be able to write: https://www.facebook.com/events/534715403241280/
(here’s a fun fact: our DJ’s at the QACON afterparty were all from Davis.)
Like always, Q&A’ers are also invited, so this event page is, uh, mostly just to let you know that you’ve been invited.
Oh, right. Also, Davis is kinda far. Here’s how you could get there and back from Berkeley:
There are basically two options on how to get there and back, the book bus, car(, and Amtrak, I guess.)
The book bus:
The book bus runs twice a day to and from Davis. On weekdays, of which Thursday and Friday are, it leaves Berkeley at 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. and returns to Berkeley at 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. To sign up for book bus tickets, you’d need to go to this website: http://fleet.ucdavis.edu/Bus/jitneyand pay with credit/debit card. You can buy tickets 2 weeks beforehand, Thursday, May 23. Of course, you’d need to find somewhere to stay for the night, either by contacting someone you already know in Davis or by filling out this form for housing: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Tz5Hx_Qba3_ooqGaMNcdm1O0yDAckK7hu-O-uNwWPX8/viewform
Some of us will be driving, so you could also either drive or hitch a ride from someone who will be driving. If you need to be back in Berkeley on Friday morning before 9:00 a.m., when the book bus would arrive, then taking a car is your best bet. If you plan on driving, please fill out this form so we can coordinate rides!: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Tz5Hx_Qba3_ooqGaMNcdm1O0yDAckK7hu-O-uNwWPX8/viewform
Hope to see all of y’all there or elsewhere! Contact me if you have any concerns.
Are you sad that the school year is ending and our seniors are ending? Do you just want really yummy Thai food? Do you want to hang out with really cool Q&A peeps?
Then don’t wait! Come RSVP a spot for the Q&A banquet, this Wednesday! (Tomorrow!)
Where: Racha Cafe
When: Wednesday, 5/8/2013 from 7:30 to 9pm
Attire: Semi-formal or whatever you feel fabulous in~
Please bring $9 to help cover the costs for food!
Hello, Cal Q&A’ers!
Well, it’s already the end of another semester, and so this Wednesday, we’ll be hosting our last discussion of the year. (But don’t worry, we still have QACON and Banquet left after this!)
This week’s topic is Language and Power. As this is the last discussion, we will be bringing back the themes from all of this semester’s discussions through a discussion on the relationship between the language people use and power dynamics in society. Finally, we will be closing with a (hopefully not very cheesy) affirmation activity.
What: Language and Power Discussion
Where: 220 Wheeler
When: Wednesday, May 1st, 2013
Hope to see y’all there!
Cal Q&A Board
And now on to announcements:
Apply to be a Cal Q&A Board Member
Wanna be part of a charming group of dedicated leaders in the Queer + A&PI Community? Cal Q&A is opening our board position application! Many of our current board members are transitioning out of the space and we need YOU to keep our vibrant community going. So, apply HERE!
Cal Q&A Banquet
Cal Q&A will be hosting our end of the Spring Semester banquet on Wednesday April 8th, 2013 from 7:30pm-9pm! We will be saying goodbye to our graduating seniors and friends transitioning to other spaces (and passing on the flirt crown). So don’t wait! Space is limited! RSVP HERE!
Our 6th annual Queer & Asian Conference (QACON13) “Navigating Spaces, Living Intentionally” is a free, 3-day conference seeking to educate individuals and initiate discussion around the intersectionalities of the queer and Asian communities. Remember to register HERE! For more info, visit calqacon.com.
QACON Boba Fundraiser
To help raise money for QACON, we will be selling boba tea from Honeyberry on Sproul at our table. Stop by our table on Wednesday or Thursday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. to buy one. All profits will go to QACON!
Queer Town Hall
Our wondrous queer community will have our end of the year townhall at the MCC this Thursday April 2nd from 7pm-9pm. We will be discussing larger community needs, electing upcoming QARC (Queer Alliance Resource Center), our umbrella organization of Cal’s queer orgs; and wrapping up everything that our community has accomplished throughout the year.
Hello Cal Q&Aers!
We hope you enjoyed that slice of Heteropizziarchy in Sex and Relationship last week!
This week, we are having our Spoken Word Social, so if last week’s meeting brought up some feelings or memories that you’re yearning to express, let us let you share your experiences, struggles, and stories. This workshop will help you create your masterpiece, so sharpen your pencils, fill up your inkwells, lubricate your larynxes, and get ready to speak your words!
What: Spoken Word Social
When: Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Where: 220 Wheeler
And now, on to community announcements!Apply to be next year’s Cal Q&A Board! Ever wonder how we give birth to all the great Cal Q&A meetings? Wanna be part of the amazing team of Cal Q&A board? You can be next year’s board! Cal Q&A board is a unique and exciting opportunity to find a new Cal Q&A community and a fantastic group of friends! Apply Apply Apply! Due next Friday May 3rd!6th Annual Queer & Asian Conference: May 3-5 REGISTER NOW! QACON is almost here at UC Berkeley! The dedicated QACON planning team have bought to you this year’s conference “Navigating Spaces, Living Intentionally.” The conference is completely free including food, drink, party, and swag! If you haven’t registered, REGISTER NOW! See you there!You Art What You Love: A QPOC Self-reflection Activity: Thursday April 25th This semester, we experienced the ups and downs of the “horny, awkward, giddy, and jaded” times of “dating” as a QPOC and backtalked the moments in academic spaces where our identities and narratives have been and are still silenced. As the semester winds down, join QPOC Together one more time as we close our eyes and reflect on ourselves with a simple doodling activity.13th Annual Lavender Graduation: Friday April 26th Thank you to everyone who are joining us to celebrate the end of another year at Cal and bid farewell to our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer graduating seniors, graduate students, and allies! RSVP AT LINK PLEASE—FB “join” does NOT count.SEO Presents RainGLOW: Saturday April 27th Top off queer awareness week and shine bright at rainGLOW, on April 27th. Join the brothers of SEO in this high-energy experience that pays homage to Ke$ha, psychedelic pop, and the spectrum of tomorrow’s sweet skittle flavored regrets. Wear your brightest/most colorful clothing and come dance the neon night away! Facebook Event!
Hi Q&Aers!We hope y’all have been practicing your “Gee” dance over the weekend, since you’re gonna need it for this next week’s meeting……just kidding. This week’s discussion is on Heteropatriarchy in Sex & Relationships! We’ll be discussing the impact of gender and sexual norms on our (a-)sexual/(a-)romantic lives as API queers, among other juicy, saucy, tomatolicious stuff.Whether you’re a veteran Q&Aer or a newbie who’s never been to a general meeting, all are welcome to join our discussion!What: Heteropatriarchy in Sex & Relationships Discussion
When: Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Where: 220 Wheeler
Time: 7:30-9pmAlso, Cal Q&A is holding a Vegan Bake-Off Social after Cal Day this Saturday!!! Will YOU and YOUR TEAM create the next Cinnaholic?! The competition takes place at Tiffany and André’s apartment from 6:30-9:00pm at 2610 Hillegass Ave. (We’ll also hang out afterwards, so come for lots of fun~) Check the Facebook event for updates!The 6th annual Queer & Asian Conference (QACON13) is coming up very soon! This amaaaaaaaaaazing conference, hosted by Cal Q&A, is completely FREE and will be taking place on campus on the weekend of May 3-5! For more information, check out the conference’s website! Register here!Finally, check out these cool events from other API and/or Queer groups on campus:Yours truly,
- Hello fantastic Cal Q&A family!
Thanks for coming to our Cultural Misappropriation Discussion last week. We hope you learned a lot from that meeting and the discussion before it, but this week it’s time for some k-pop fun! Join us for some amazing (and super competitive) games to take the stress off of upcoming midterms.
If you’re not as competitive as *some other* Cal Q&A folks, don’t worry! There will also be a very special, very charismatic, very sexy surprise dance instructor who’ll be at the meeting to teach y’all how to dance to a very, very, very popular k-pop song ;) (Wow, that was a terribly constructed sentence, but it just shows how excited we are about this meeting!)
I know everybody’s just as excited about this as we are, so we expect to see you there~
What: K-Pop Dance Social!
When: Wednesday, April 10th!
Where: 220 Wheeler!
Time: 7:30-9:00 PM!
See all those exclamations points? Yeah you do~~
Also, Cal Q&A is having our semesterly sib social this Saturday from 1:30 to 4:00 PM. We’re meeting on Memorial Glade and playing *drumroll please* ASSASIBS! The weather should be absolutely gorgeous, so it’d be a great day to frolic around outside with all your wonderful sib/Q&A families. And no worries if you don’t have a sib this semester; the social is open to anybody and everybody in Q&A because we’re all one big (cheesy) family!
And one last thing—right after the sib social, Q&A is co-hosting a collaborative Queer Open Mic from 4:00 to 6:00 PM in 130 Wheeler. There’ll be some amazing performances by awesome people from our community, and feel free to perform something of your own if you’d like! Here’s the Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/223375091120550/
Hey Cal Q&A’ers!Hope you all had a relaxing and fun Spring Break, and that you all are caught up on sleep and studying. We have lots going on during the month of April so we are hoping to see you all soon!A quick word of thanks to those of you that came out to our first ever Gender and Sports Discussion before Spring Break. This week we will be having our Cultural Misappropriation discussion. It should be a good opportunity to talk about culture and to hang out with your fellow Q&A’ers, so you should definitely come if you are free!So, without further ado, here are the details:WHAT: Cal Q&A’s “Cultural Misappropriation” Discussion!
WHEN: Wednesday, April 3th, 2013!
WHERE: 220 Wheeler!
TIME: 7:30 - 9:00 PM!See you all Wednesday!
We’ve got spring break together!
COME TOGETHER AND KICK IT WITH Q&A FOLKS & ALLIES! UCD, UCB, Stanford, SJSU, SFSU, UCLB, UCSD, UCLA all have the same spring break, so we can party together with our ALUM, and COMMUNITY MEMBERS! We’ll meet up at MEMORIAL GLADE on the UC Berkeley campus for a picnic/potluck/gaymes during the day and then party at night!
2:00pm Welcoming words
2:15pm Introductions + Community Agreements
2:45pm Get ready, GO GO GO GAYMES GAYMES GAYMES
6:00pm CLEAN UP Lesbihonest
9:00pm PARTY PARTY PARTY AT URIEL’S [RESPONSIBLY]
==============HOW TO PITCH IN! ==============
- invite your friends, family, and allies
- bring food/drinks (G-Rated food/drinks please)
- tweet it/instagram it/etc
==============HOW TO PREPARE==============
- bring extra clothes, towels, socks etc
- dress for the weather (projected to be 58 degrees F)
- wear clothes that you’re not afraid to get dirty
- bring water
- yes! #ASMUCHASPOSSIBLE
- Please contact one of the hosts of this event for more information about rides, etc.
More information to be determined. Invite your friends!!!!
See you thereeee :)
What: Queer Asian Spring Break #QASB
When: Sunday 3/24
Where: Memorial Glade, UC Berkeley
Time: 2pm - Party Time!!!
Haaaayyyyy Cal Q&A’ers!
Surprise email trivia! Which womyn’s basketball team won the Pac-12?! I’ll give you a hint: NOT UCLA’S! *hiss*
Hope you all had fun last week at our trivia night and were able to bond with each other in your shared hatred for Thomas Hwang and his questions! This week, we will continue asking questions, except our questions will be focused on gender and sexuality in sports! And it’s not really a trivia night but a discussion! By the way, Thomas Hwang is facilitating this week’s meeting too, so study hard and be prepared for some impossible questions! (But don’t worry—like last week, wrong answers won’t affect your GPA!)
So, without further ado, here are the details!
WHAT: Cal Q&A’s “Gender and Sexuality in Sports” Discussion!
WHEN: Wednesday, March 20, 2013!
WHERE: 220 Wheeler!
TIME: 7:30 - 9:00 PM!
Also, did you notice that everything is ended with an exclamation mark?! That’s how excited we are for you to come to this week’s meeting!
Yay! See you Wednesday!
Heyoooo beautiful Cal Q&A’ers!Hope the time change this weekend didn’t confuse you too much (and that by Wednesday you’ll be able to arrive to our meeting on time)!
Are you feeling tired and burned-out from your midterms? Well, have we got the cure for you! Cal Q&A welcomes you to “Trivia Night 2!”, where all the questions are as non-academic as possible! Do you know your Harry Potter, Mean Girls, Pokemon, and Queer TV/movies trivia? Or better yet, test how well you know Cal Q&A board!
This can’t-be-missed trivia session is going to be off-the-charts fun, so study hard and come along to “Trivia Night 2!” but don’t stress and worry because wrong answers won’t affect your GPA! Doesn’t that sound ah-mah-zing?
WHAT: Cal Q&A’s “Trivia Night 2!”
WHEN: Wednesday, March 13, 2013
WHERE: 220 Wheeler
TIME: 7:30 - 9:00 PM
See you all Wednesday!
Take Back the Night 2013 - We invite you to join us in our campus community mission against violence! Take Back the Night seeks to shatter the silence that surrounds sexual violence by utilizing various art forms in a night of empowerment, expression, and education.
FEATURING…BareTroupe // CalSlam // the Dean of Social Welfare // Open Mic and MORE!
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/367877889976227/
The Bigger Queer Event - This Thrusday! Save the date! Door Opens at 7:00pm: food, refreshment and mingling activities. You don’t want to miss this. Everyone welcome.
A variety of performances. Including your emcee formally Reina De Atzlan, currently Reina De Las Coronas. And the Big Queer Dance Troupe!
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/295132937282325/?fref=ts
THEATRE RICE! presents: Uncommon Sense, their Spring 2013 Midsemester Show!
featuring…Comedy Troupe, Drama, Adaptation, Music Videos, and more!
Dwinelle 155, Friday, March 15th & Saturday, March 16th!
Doors at 7pm, show 7:30
$3 presale/$5 at door
% of proceeds go towards charity!
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/427890873970088/?fref=ts
GRL Presents: Beyond the Rainbow - This St. Patrick’s Day, Gamma Rho Lambda, Cal’s LGBTQ & ally social sorority, invites you to: “Beyond the Rainbow,” a LGBTQ & ally Extravaganza! Come join the sisters of GRL for a night of mingling, dancing, and popping music as we travel down the steps of Pappy’s to a rainbow wonderland. Beyond a typical dance party, “Beyond the Rainbow” seeks to bring together the queer community and friends in a night of festivities. Contact a sister for pre-sale tickets. We will also be selling tickets on Sproul from March 11-15 — look for the purple canopy and our Greek letters!
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/603634792997728/