Silly commercial jingles getting into my head, burrowing into my brain, and never leaving.
There’s only one event this week (a little relief after last week’s torrent of events/midterms/papers/rain… maybe?). Take a break and let loose this Wednesday. Our loverly Kimberly, Stephanie, and Raymond have put together a massive game of Assassins. It will basically be the EPICEST game of tag you have ever seen. Ever. EVER. Seen. Scene. Seam. Seem? It will be an outdoor activity, so please wear closed-toed shoes and loose warm-ish clothing (unless you’re a wildperson and like to run around barefoot and naked, that’s fine, too…. I guess?). Also, if you have one, bring your charged cell phones. We will be distributing contact numbers and have y’all exchange numbers in case anything semi-disastrous happens or a duckling gets lost. Please be on (Berkeley) time so we can start playing and running around campus like psychos… or not psychos. I quote Stephanie there. Bring all your friends! The more people we have, the more exciting and fun it will be. Coordinates:
What: Cal Q&A Social: Assassins: Tthe Mega Extreme Game of Epic Tag: The Beginning: Colons Ahoy! Where: Meet at 305 Eshleman (QARC), running around on campus When: Wednesday, 21 October 2009 Time: 7:30-9:00P Bring/wear: Loose clothing, closed-toed shoes, charged cell phones
Again, please be on Berkeley time, which means arrive at QARC by 7:40. Do not dillydally, do not delay, do not druck.
See you tomorrow. I’m so ready to run around and squeal like a small child with lots of candy and a guinea pig allergy at a petting zoo.
Crackers and snacks. I want to live in a hamburger bun.
SO MUCH STUFF HAPPENING THIS WEEK.
Kelly, can you handle this? Michelle, can you handle this? Beyonce, can you handle this? I don’t think they can handle this (fish jelly?)
In honour of National Coming Out week and deviating a little from our alternating socials/discussions format, we will be having a discussion this week. Not surprisngly, the topic of discussion is coming out. Drawing a little from our storytime discussion as well as the format from last week’s mental health discussion, prepare for a GREAT AWESOME DISCUSSION because I can’t think of any more exciting adjectives at the moment. My stupid rhetoric factory is located in my feet, which are currently marinating nicely in my not-meant-for-rain old Chucks oh ew. Coordinate this:
What: Cal Q&A Discussion: Coming Out Where: 305 Eshleman (QARC) When: Wednesday, 14 October 2009 Time: 7:30-9:00P
The following day, our very own loverly Robert will be holding a poetry writing/self-actualization workshop at my apartment, complete with lit candle.
Coming out is one very small step in the process of self-actualization. This workshop hopes to examine the role that sexuality plays in our lives through exploring the way we process reality. Our connections with others, platonic or otherwise, bob and surface in our lives. Shackling down memories in writing, we elucidate the subjective experience of reality: how have you arrived where you are today? Do you choose to shape yourself and who has shaped you? Thinking caps on, and bring a poem to share, if you’d like.
What: Cal Q&A Workshop: Poetry and Coming Out Where: 2017 Berkeley Way, Apt. 1 When: Thursday, 15 October 2009 Time: 6:30-8:00P
Following the workshop will be an informal dinner-getting affair with our internal chairs, Eric and Sonny. You can ration wisely and be hungry by 8! Om nom nom.
Also happening this weekend is a day of food eating and film watching. Come to the first fundraiser for all things Cal Q&A. We’ll be having amazing Berkeley Thai House food, and the eyeball-entertaining movie entitled The Wedding Banquet. A casual Saturday full of good food, film, and friends.
Please please please come out and support Cal Q&A. Food is priced at ten dollars a plate. All the money goes toward Cal Q&A, which helps provide some foundation for our upcoming 3rd annual QACON in May of 2010. It comes back to you in the form of amazing events, more food, and an even better conference than last year.
On a side note… if you want to get involved in planning QACON10, let me know, and I’ll let you know our secret meeting time and location. Hint: It’s a secret treehouse that requires an authorized thumbprint to enter. Otherwise, our lasers will SHOOT YOU BEW BEW BEW.
With garlic. Garlique? Gar-leek. Garlicleeky? Leaky garlic.
This week our discussion is on mental health. It will be a more serious but just as insightful discussion as before. Learn stress-relieving techniques, especially potent against the distress of midterms and papers. Sit comfortably while we massage your brain with a nice stimulating activity. Coordinates:
What: Cal Queer and Asian (Q&A) Discussion: Mental Health Where: 305 Eshleman (QARC) When: Wednesday, 7 October 2009 Time: 7:30-9:00PM
Cal Queer and Asian is proud to present an excellent educational workshop led by Shin Yi Tsai, a queer Taiwanese American therapist with a private practice in Berkeley.
With over 12 years of experience working with diverse communities at agencies like The Pacific Center in Berkeley and the Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center in San Francisco, Shin Yi specializes in helping queer, transgender and intersex people feel less isolated and more confident in who they are. Visit her website at www.510therapy.com.
Shin Yi’s workshop will teach us how to pay closer attention to what your Inner Critic is saying and learn to effectively talk back to it. Being both Asian/Pacific Islander and LGBTQQI, we oftentimes develop painfully loud Inner Critics, who recite negative messages from the mainstream media, social institutions, our families of origin and many other sources. This workshop will help you to identify what your Inner Critic is saying, understand where it comes from and learn how to manage it in healthy ways. Individually and collectively, we don’t have to give the Inner Critic so much power over telling us who we are and who we want to be.
Join Cal Q&A in our October Saturday Social! We will be having a scavenger hunt in the Castro. Bring digital cameras if you have one and if you want to, but we will be placing you into teams with a person with a camera. This means that evidence of finding “items” will be in the form of pictures/videos.