QARC Weekly Updates

Hello Beautiful Community!

We at the Queer Alliance Resource Center (QARC) have some end of the year programming updates for y’all!

Queer Awareness Days: Queer Awareness Days, our weeklong event of queer collaborations, events, and other amazing programming will be taking place April 21st to May 2nd. For your org’s event to be featured in our publicity items, please fill out this form – Due by Monday April 14th at 11:59pm HERE. More details of QAD coming soon!

Last Queer Town Hall: Our LAST Queer Community Town Hall will take place in two weeks on Friday April 17th from 7pm – 9pm at the Multicultural Community Center (MCC). We will wrap up our semester with last budget proposals, planning for Queer Awareness Days, and our QARC Officers and Board Director elections.

Officers Applications: Our semester is going to start wrapping up! That means we need a new QARC Officer cohort and Board Director(s)! If you’re interested in being a QARC Officer, please apply HERE by April 14th 11:59:59pm!

QARC Board Director Applications: If you want to anonymously nominate yourself or someone to be QARC Board Director, please input them in this form HERE by April 11th 11:59:59pm!.

QARC Room Usage: For folks who are not familiar with QARC room usage – located in Hearst Annex – we have a formal QARC room reservation process. QARC room usage will be prioritized for queer groups under our Queer Alliance. Non-queer dedicated groups will be able to reserve QARC for a limited amount of times throughout the semester – twice to three times a semester. To reserve QARC, please go to our QARC Reservation form HERE. To view current QARC reserved slots, please go to this form HERE. For any additional questions or comments, please email our Operations Coordinator, Sam Fructuoso at slfructuoso@gmail.com

Budget Proposals: For budget proposals for our upcoming Queer Town Hall, please prepare an itemized budget with our Finance Coordinator/ASUC Liaison, Gaba via email at gabrielacano@berkeley.edu.

If you have any questions, comments, concerns, and/or requests, please email QARC’s Board Director, Vy Hoang, at vy.hoang1@gmail.com.

Warmest Regards,

QARC

QARC Weekly Updates!

Hello Beautiful Community!

Welcome Back Everyone!!! We hope y’all had a rejuvenating Spring Break to finish off the last 6 weeks of school! We have some items for y’all as we start talking about wrapping up this semester!

EMERGENCY ITEM – No Queer Town Hall This Week, But Will Be Having a Reps Meeting: We will not be having a Queer Town Hall this week due to a reservation mistake on our end! We will be having a QARC Reps meeting this Friday from 6pm (SHARP) – 7pm at QARC. We have some a special item personally proposed by our QARC Board Director. The agenda can be found HERE.

Queer Awareness Days: Queer Awareness Days, our weeklong event of queer collaborations, events, and other amazing stuff will be taking place April 21st to May 2nd! Hence, as QARC Board representatives, PLEASE discuss with your organization about three potential collaborations with other queer groups. Please come prepared with these ideas to our QARC reps meeting; we will give time for us to hash out collaborations.

QARC Board Director(s) Nominations and Officers Applications: Our semester is going to start wrapping up! That means we need a new QARC Officer cohort and Board Director(s)! If you’re interested in being a QARC Officer, please apply HERE by April 14th 11:59:59pm! If you want to anonymously nominate yourself or someone to be QARC Board Director, please input them in this form HERE by April 11th 11:59:59pm!.

QARC Room Usage: For folks who are not familiar with QARC room usage, we have a formal QARC room reservation process. QARC room usage will be prioritized for queer groups under our Queer Alliance. Non-queer dedicated groups will be able to reserve QARC for a limited amount of times throughout the semester – twice to three times a semester. To reserve QARC, please go to our QARC Reservation form HERE. To view current QARC reserved slots, please go to this form HERE. For any additional questions or comments, please email our Operations Coordinator, Sam Fructuoso at slfructuoso@gmail.com

Budget Proposals: For budget proposals for our upcoming Queer Town Hall, please prepare an itemized budget with our Finance Coordinator/ASUC Liaison, Gaba via email at gabrielacano@berkeley.edu.

Reminder: QARC Officers Emails – Transparency Purposes: Referring to our QARC Reps meeting last week, a handful of y’all requested us QARC Officers to be more transparent with our work. So, we added two folders with the emails that the Board Director (Vy Hoang) sends to the QARC Officers weekly. For all of the Fall 2013 QARC Officer Emails please go HERE and for all of the Spring 2014 QARC Officer Emails please go HERE.

Stay warm everyone and we’ll see y’all Friday!

Warmest Regards,

QARC

[QARC] Weekly Updates

Hello Beautiful Community!

Happy March Everyone! We hope y’all are doing well amidst midterms and mercury no longer in retrograde! Here are a handful of updates for you all:

QARC Board Meeting: We will be having our Board Meeting from 6pm – 7pm this Friday at QARC.

Spring Budgeting Meetings: We will be hosting a workshop from our Finance Chair/ASUC Liaison to help y’all with the upcoming Spring Budgeting forms. Please attend this week’s QARC Board Meeting to coordinate with our Finance Chair to turn in your Spring Budgeting Forms ASAP!

CAMP at Wilde Mountain: Next Friday – Join Oscar Wilde Co-Op as we host a fundraising party for the queer and ally youth camp, YLEAD (Young Leaders for Empowerment Advocacy and Development).

We look forward to seeing you at board meeting (open to all, of course!)!

Warmest Regards,
QARC

Bigger Queer Event

Hello Beautiful Queer Community!

Bigger Queer Event Web

BIGGER QUEER EVENT: Join us as we celebrate each other, our communities, and another semester of queerness with performances and keynotes from those from our very own, talented campus queer community!  For our Facebook Event – Please Go HERE: http://tinyurl.com/bqes2014 

PLEASE RSVP ASAP – WE HAVE LIMITED SEATING: http://tinyurl.com/spring2014bqersvp

What: Spring 2014 Bigger Queer Event
When: Sunday February 23rd, 2014
Where: Anna Head Alumnae Hall
Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Dress: Dress to Express!
Food: Vegetarian, Vegan, and Gluten Free options available
ADA Accessible: Yes

Bigger Queer Event – Performer & RSVP Submission: We need y’all’s help to make our community celebration happen! To perform or volunteer please go to: http://tinyurl.com/sp2014bqepv

Queer Town Hall: Our first Queer Town Hall of the semester will be this Friday at 7:00 p.m. at UC Berkeley’s Multicultural Center! Topics to be discussed include the protests against Napolitano and the Queer Advocacy Agenda: http://tinyurl.com/qth22114

QARC Room Reservations: We have a new spreadsheet that will be updated throughout the semester of confirmed QARC room reservations- Click HERE. We will be having a new reservation form for QARC! Click HERE for the form!

If you have any questions, concerns, and/or requests please email Vy at vy.hoang1@gmail.com.

Warmest Regards,
QARC

QARC updates for the week of February 10

Hello Everyone!

Hope y’all are keeping warm with our current rainy and chilly weather! Firstly, we would like to apologize for our delay in organizing room reservations and programs. Now, we are ready to share with y’all some very important updates!

Bigger Queer Event – SAVE THE DATE: Save the date for our Spring 2014 Bigger Queer Event on Sunday February 23rd from 7pm to 9pm!!! We will release a facebook event with performance details within the week!

QARC Room Reservations: We will be having a new reservation form for QARC! Click HERE for the form! We will also be starting a new spreadsheet that will be updated throughout the semester – Click HERE.

QARC Representative Form – Rep Deadline Extended to Thursday: This is a call-out for QARC representatives from our campus queer orgs for the Spring 2014 Academic Semester. REPS ARE DUE THURSDAY FEBRUARY 13th at 11:59pm. For the form and more information – Click HERE. Please read the application in its entirety!

QARC Board Meeting: Last, but not least, there WILL be a QARC Board meeting this Friday from 6pm-7pm at QARC! Our agenda for the meeting is HERE.

If you have any questions, concerns, and/or requests please email Vy at vy.hoang1@gmail.com. See you all Friday!

Warmest Regards,
QARC

Queer Au Lait: A Spring LGBTQ Welcome Event

Time: Thursday, January 23th 2013, 7-9pm

Location: Multicultural 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, sign up on this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1GmqtIEHkfhIZi5lUL-YqkTWLqZMZ730vgCOvlBRGLxQ/viewform

Cosponsored by the Queer Alliance & Resource Center, and the Gender Equity Resource Center

QARC updates for the last week of the semester!

Hello Beautiful Community!

We’re almost at the end of our Fall semester!  As RRR week and finals approaches we wanted to extend a GINORMOUS thank you to everyone for such a spectacular semester. From town halls to the Big Queer Event, our communities are and have been thriving and growing beautifully. We’re more than positive that our queer leaders before us would be very proud of where we are now.

So, here is our last round of weekly updates for the semester:

QARC Intern Positions: QARC is now opening intern positions for the Spring 2014 semesters! Intern applications are due Thursday December 5th at 11:59 pm. Interviews will take place during RRR week. More information is on the application. For the application, click HERE.

No QARC Board Meeting: There will NOT be a QARC Board Meeting this Friday December 6th, 2013. Please take care of yourselves as we enter the last few weeks of Fall semester.

GEAR-UP: Road to a BEAR-able Fall Finals: The Holistic Health-Programming Department of the Academic Affairs Vice President of the ASUC will be holding a week-long series of activities gearing up for Reading, Review, and Recitation (RRR) week. The purpose of these events are to promote students well-being, healthy living, and holistic health health. There will be a variety of fun resources made available to you absolutely FREE! For the facebook event – Click HERE.

QPOC Together Film Screening: Finally, QPOC Together will be screening the movie Gun Hill Road this Friday at 5:30 p.m. in GenEq!  Dessert will be served.

Good luck with everything!

QARC

 

Hello Beautiful Community!

Happy Transgender Awareness Week! We are excited to bring to you some amazing events in collaboration with other superb, campus organizations to celebrate this special week:

Transgender Awareness Week: Be sure to check out our Transgender Awareness Week Events cosponsored by the Gender Equity Resource Center, Multicultural Community Center, Queer Alliance and Resource Center, Queer Straight Alliance, Trans*Action and UNITY House. For events, click HERE.

November Queer Town Hall: Right after the closing event for Transgender Awareness week, we will be having another town hall this Friday November 22nd at the MCC (Multicultural Community Center) from 7pm – 9pm.

Queer Newsletter Submissions: QARC and Queer Endorsed ASUC Senator Caitlin Quinn will be working on a semester Queer Newsletter! Submissions are now open! If you would like to submit a piece regarding your experiences in the UC Berkeley queer campus community and even beyond, please email your piece to qarc.pr@gmail.com by November 22nd!

QARC Intern Positions: QARC is now opening intern positions for the Spring 2014 semester. Intern applications are due Frida November 29th at 11:59 pm. Interviews will take place during RRR. More information is on the application. For the application, click HERE.

Queer Advocacy Agenda: The office of queer community-endorsed Senator Caitlin Quinn is announcing the continuation of our community’s Queer Advocacy Agenda, which began last year. Expect a more in-depth email soon that will be circulated through QARC and community townhalls! A new form will be circulated where we will revisit issues from last year and add new agenda points as needed.

We look forward to seeing you around!

QARC Board Meetings, ASUC Senate elections, Townhalls, and Newsletters

Hello Beautiful Queer Community,

It’s already November?! This month is going to be packed with tons of queer gatherings and exciting events!

Queer ASUC Senate Nominations: Nominations for our Queer Community Senate Candidate are due this Friday! If you want to nominate someone to go through the nomination, slating, and campaign process toward claiming our seat in ASUC senate, please nominate them HERE.  More information is on the form and additional processes will be released at a later time.

November Queer Townhall: We will have our monthly Queer Townhall on Friday November 22nd from 7pm – 9pm at the Multicultural Community Center (MCC) located in Hearst Field Annex. We will cover topics such as Recruitment and Retention Center (RRC) endeavors for QARC, upcoming events, and any additional topics that arise in the next couple of weeks. The official agenda for the November Queer Townhall will be released at a later time.

Queer Newsletter Submissions: QARC and Queer Endorsed ASUC Senator Caitlin Quinn will be working on a semester Queer Newsletter! Submissions are now open! If you would like to submit a piece regarding your experiences in the UC Berkeley queer campus community and even beyond, please email your piece to qarc.pr@gmail.com by November 15th!

If y’all have any questions, comments, concerns, and/or requests, please free to contact QARC through our Board Director, Vy Hoang, via email atvy.hoang1@gmail.com. We hope to see you around!!!

Warmest Regards,
Queer Alliance and Resource Center

Queer Community ASUC Senate Nominations

***Please Forward Widely***

Hello Beautiful Queer Community!

Thank you all for coming out to our Second Town Hall! We appreciate y’all’s hard work in building our growing community. Just a reminder, there will NOT be a QARC Board (Reps and Officers) Meeting this Friday.

As discussed during our town hall, we are opening up Queer Community ASUC Senate Nominations – Click HERE.

Queer Community ASUC Senate Nominations will due on November 8th at 11:59:59pm! Candidates will be slated to run with CalSERVE.

More information about our Queer Slating Townhall will be announced at a later time. If you have any questions, comments, requests, or concerns; please feel free to email the QARC Board Director, Vy Hoang, at vy.hoang1@gmail.com.

Thank You!
QARC