Have you been wondering about how to get involved in the queer community?
Do you have a passion for coalition building and queer retention?
Well here is your chance to get involved!
The Queer Alliance & Resource Center is opening up its coordinator positions
to all of you beautiful queer people!
How to get involved! Fill out the survey here:http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/C3XBPL8
Apply by May 1st and be ready for community interviews May 3rd!
More information on the interview process will be sent out after all applications have been received.
Don’t let this opportunity pass you by!
Apply. Get Involved. Queer up the world!
Creating the Workshop:
The Big Queer Workshop Working Group (BQWWG) will meet every other week for 90 minutes during the Spring 2013 semester to develop workshop materials that will support queer communities to be more inclusive. This will include a set portion of a workshop that will be consistently included in every workshop for every group, and the BQWWG will identify how to support each organization to tailor the remainder of the workshop to their group’s specific needs. The BQWWG will support groups to collaborate on similar themes (e.g. SEO and GRL on greek intersections) when possible. The group will also identify if there is a need for different types of workshops (e.g. 101 vs something more advanced), and if these workshops will only happen at existing group meetings or if there will also be an open-call-for-participants
What Does it Mean to Join the Working Group:
- commit to 90-minute meetings every other week for the whole Spring semester
- have a commitment and passion to creating inclusive queer spaces
- be able to work well in a group environment
- commit to transparency in the development process and accountability to queer communities
- be open to continuing work into Fall 2013 to continue implementing the workshop
A couple of people should have each of these (but they’re not required of all)…
- experience with curriculum design or running workshops
- content expertise on issues and experiences of transgender communities, QPOC communities, asexual communities, and/or other identities/experiences often marginalized in queer spaces
- interest in researching what other organizations are doing to address similar issues to see if we can learn from their work
- ability to keep the process structured, including meeting reminders, drafting documents, taking notes, etc.
How Do I Join the Working Group:
First meeting is on Wednesday, February 13th from 6-7pm in 156 Dwinelle. Or email Caitlin at firstname.lastname@example.org to get information about other meetings, or to ask questions.
Last year, we held our event in Bodega Bay. This year, we will hold our retreat in the warm sands of Santa Cruz, California from March 1st to March 3rd, 2013 (Friday late afternoon to Sunday noon). This event is open to the community and we encourage everyone to apply, especially new and old members of the Cal Q&A space! The price of the retreat ranges $35 – $45, depending on the amount of cool peeps who attend. But, for a nice 3-day vacation and ride back and forth, damn, that’s some good deal right there!
If this wonderful retreat entices you, apply by FEBRUARY 27th, 2013, Wednesday, 11:59 pm.
So let’s recap…
What: Cal Q&A General Member Retreat 2013
Where: Santa Cruz, CA (exact location TBA)
Deadline: February 27th, 2013, Wednesday, 11:59 pm
When: March 1st – 3rd, 2013
Price: $35 – 45
How: Click on this application!
Can’t wait to see you there!!
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At the Big Queer Meeting a lot of different voices and concerns were heard/addressed. We know that not everyone was able to go and there are still voices left unheard. Here’s your opportunity to voice your wants/needs/concerns!
Please fill out the quick survey below and rank the concerns addressed at the townhall and feel free to add anything that is not addressed in the survey.
Want to help out even more? Add your friends to the event page, circulate the survey, and spread the word in any other way possible!
We will be closing the survey on the October 10th and debrief the 12th at our second Big Queer Meeting
Hope to see/hear from y’all!
Queer Alliance Resource Center
***SUBMISSIONS REVIEWED ON A ROLLING BASIS UNTIL OCTOBER 7th ***
Who can submit: Anyone! Students, Community members
What medium: We welcome artists of various mediums including but not limited to paintings, sculptures, poetry, photography, film, and more.
Movement of Queer Diasporas explores the multiple ways movement is creatively present in the lives, resistance, and struggles of queer communities in the diaspora. There is movement in the fluidity of expressions of queerness, how notions of family are challenged, “coming out” narratives, and in the search for home. There is movement in navigating different locations and in the hiding, (un)masking, de-queering, and transformation that can come with queerness. With the Movement of Queer Diasporas Exhibit, we hope to honor the mosaic of stories and hxstery of movement ingrained in queer diasporic communities.
diaspora- the movement, migration or scattering of communities from home/land(s) to home/land(s).
We seek to acknowledge the non-neutrality of the construction of diaspora, to visibilize the displacement and renaming of lands, to queer any one static definition of diaspora.
If you are interested in submitting, please email your work to us at email@example.com
What we ask: Art be ready to hang/display/present. Artist is responsible for delivery of art-work by October 10th and pickup by November 9th. The Art show will begin on October 15th and will be up for about three weeks. Artwork must be original work only.
The MCC Art Gallery is a free and accessible art space run by and for students and community members. We aim to provide a platform for artists who engage with social justice principles that encourage the use of art as a tool for empowerment, resistance, and engaged learning. Submissions will be reviewed and selected by the MCC Art Committee (a student-led collaborative committee) based on relevance to theme, ease of installation, and craftsmanship. Artists will be notified by October 8th of acceptance into this show. We apologize in advance that we are not able to accept every piece submitted.
Are y’all ready for the next community wide event?
This year is a year of transition, whether it is regarding the move out of Eshlerman into the Hearst Annex or getting a new Chancellor, which means community support and building are more important than ever.
Join the queer community this Friday as we meet, mingle, and discuss what we want from the university. Or if that’s not your cup of tea, come out and be around some amazing queer people!
Date: September 28, 2012
Location: Heller Lounge (Old MCC space in MLK 2nd floor)
See you all there!
Andrew Albright, Undergrad Representative of the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee for LGBT Rights
Felipe Flores, Board Director of the Queer Alliance Resource Center.
Nolan Pack, ASUC Senator