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 20, come 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
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!
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.
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!
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.~
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)
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
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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 DwinelleWhen: Wednesday, April 9, 2014Time: 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/viewformSJSU+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
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.
What: QACON 2014 “RefrAction”
When: Friday May 2nd, 2014 - Sunday May 4th, 2014
Where: University of California, Berkeley
Who: Anyone Interested in Attending
****** REGISTER HERE:
****** Opening Night Performances
Hello, Cal Q&A’ers,What: Carnival NightWhere: 88 DwinelleWhen: Wednesday, April 2, 2014Time: 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/viewformBest,