March 20, 2012
Join NQAPIA, GAPIMNY, QWAVE, and Center Families in this program:
ASIAN AMERICAN PARENTS WHO LOVE THEIR QUEER KIDS
Friday, March 30, 2012
6:00 to 8:00 PM
The LGBT Center, Room 302
208 West 13th Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues, West Village
Marsha Aizumi , an Asian American mother describes how she and her transgender son moved from fear and uncertainty to love and acceptance. Sharing some of her innermost thoughts and feelings, Marsha will describe specific and concrete ways they were able to face adversity and keep their hearts open to each other.
Marsha, who resides in Los Angeles, is one the national Board of PFLAG. Marsha is an educational consultant, author of an upcoming memoir being released by Magnus Books called Two Spirits, One Heartand recently was elected to the Parents, Family and Friends for Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) National Board. She believes her journey with her transgender son transformed her into a more compassionate, courageous and loving mother. And this journey opened her eyes and her heart to the amazing LGBT community which taught her the real meaning of unconditional love.
National Queer Asian and Pacific Islander Alliance
Gay Asian and Pacific Islander Men of New York
For more information
March 12, 2012
Asian Queer Identities and the Left:
GAPIMNY, SALGA, and QWAVE will jointly present on a panel at the Left Forum on Sunday, March 18, 3pm (room E324). We will discuss how efforts at lifting visibility have or have not been able to align with the left progressive movement. Participate, support, and speak your mind at the session!
The Left Forum will be held at Pace University in Manhattan.
Registration can be done on site: $15-20
Panel description: http://www.leftforum.org/panel/asian-queer-identities-and-left
More on the Left Forum: http://www.leftforum.org/
March 12, 2012
Featuring Sarah Baskin, Purva Bedi, Jaspal Binning, Sergei Burbank, Mariam Habib, Ashok Kumar, Bushra Laskar, Deanna McGovern, Antonio Miniño, Eric Percival, Anil Ramani, Shetal Shah, Imran W. Sheikh, and Dathan B. Williams. With George Allison (Set Design), Karen Ann Ledger (Costume Design), Carl Faber (Lighting Design), Martha Goode (Sound Design), Arooj Aftab (Composer & Singer), Gisela Fullá-Silvestre (Composer); Navdeep Tucker (Choreography), and production stage manager Sarah E. Ford. Produced by Martha Goode with associate producer Jessica Thornhill for MTWorks.
• Tuesday, March 20: post-show Talk Back on the legacy of the partitions of former British colonies, cold-war era partitions, proposed contemporary partitions, and domestic partitions/displacement within the US; with Jasbir Puar (faculty, Women’s & Gender Studies, Rutgers University/2012-2013 Edward Said Chair in American Studies at the American University in Beirut), Andrea Ritchie (police misconduct attorney, co-coordinator of Streetwise and Safe (SAS), and co-author of Queer (In)Justice: The Criminalization of LGBT People in the United States), and Grainne O’Hara (UNHCR/UN Refugee Agency).
March 15–31 at the Theater at 14th St. Y
March 12, 2012
Please join our next General Meeting 3/16!
In this month’s meeting, we shall be observing the relationships between Asian American and Western culture on homosexuality.
*Why is homosexuality tabooed within the Asian narrative?
*Was homosexuality always viewed through a negative scope in Asian Culture?
*How has Western influences alter, or form permanent fixtures of identities within the Asian context?
*Have we heard any homophobic things we heard from family or friends?
*How are our identities formed and how are we viewed by those that are not within our community?
*What are some acceptable behaviors in both Asian and Western culture that are usually deemed homosexual but can pass as harmless play?
We shall be exploring the different narratives that form hegemonic views of homosexuality within the pan-Asian and Western context. Fun and engaging group activities are also included within our agenda to help us build a better understanding of the topics we are trying to convey.
Think you’ll be hungry? Snacks and light refreshments will be served~ After the meeting we can further congregate on what we would like to eat.
Hope ya’ll can make it!
CUNY Graduate Center, 34th St. and 5th Ave.
** Q-Wave is a safe space dedicated to lesbian and bi-sexual women, transfolk and gender-nonconformists of Asian and PacificIslander descent; our General Meetings and Coffee Hours are open to this particular community. Q-Wave welcomes all supporters, friends and families to join our other social events (ie BBQs, picnics, parades, film screenings, etc). Please respect our space and confidentiality. Thank you very much.*