May 22, 2013
Q-WAVE is participating in Queens Pride this year! Come visit the table we are sharing with GAPIMNY and say hi! Also as pride winds down check out a house party that will support Q-WAVE while enjoying delicious food.
Post-Queens Pride Party and Fundraiser
After the parade and festival, enjoy a delicious dinner, cocktails, and libations at this house party benefiting SALGA, QWAVE, GAPIMNY, and the Audre Lorde Project. Hosted by Glenn, Chris, and Malcolm.
Sunday, June 2, 2013
4:00 to 9:00 PM
3405 80th Street, at 34th Avenue
Jackson Heights, Queens
Take E/FV/R to Jackson Heights/74th St./Roosevelt Avenue stop. Or take #7 to 82nd St. stop. Corner building.
Dinner, Drinks, Beer, Wine, and Cocktails
May 13, 2013
Our Annual May Potluck Picnic is upon us!
- It will be THIS Sunday, May 19th (1:30PM - 5:00PM)*
- Location is the Nelson A. Rockefeller Park (close to River Terr & Warren Sts) in Manhattan.
- Closest trains are @ Chambers St [1, 2, 3, A, C] or PATH @ WTC.
- And since it is a potluck – bring food, drink, or games to share!
- Contact People are Alain (917-353-2068) & Aileen (718-290-5904)!
Whether you’re just finishing the AIDS Walk earlier that day, or just miss the Q-Wave community, please join us at the Picnic!! Enjoy the beautiful weather and park with even more beautiful people. Please note that this event is open to Q-wavers, our friends, and families so bring ‘em all.
Suggestions for What to Potluck:
For the punctual folks, we’ll meet at Chambers St & River Terr at 1:30PM and find a space to settle. If you get lost, feel free to call the Alain or Aileen. And a RSVP is always appreciated! The picnic will be in place of our normally scheduled PSN/GM events for May.
*In case of rain: we will cancel the picnic. If you’re unsure call Aileen or Alain! But it probably won’t happen!
Hope to see you soon!!
May 8, 2013
Q-Wave Leadership Retreat: Open Membership Day
12:00-1:00 Lunch and Welcome
1:05-1:30 A Short Presentation on Theories of Organizing and Activism
1:35-2:00 A Short Presentation on Q-Wave’s History (2004 – present)
2:05-3:05 Skills Building: How to Support Community Members in Crisis Situations
3:10-4:10 Brainstorming Session: Planning a “Community Needs Assessment” Survey for the Q-Wave Community
4:10-4:40 Winding Down and Next Steps
April 8, 2013
Speak Up, Speak Out! Sharing Our Immigration Stories
Thursday, April 11 at 6:30pm
Project Reach, 39 Eldridge Street, 4th Floor (b/n Canal and Hester)
-This event is free and refreshments will be served.
-Please RSVP individually at http://bit.ly/16LRs36
Queer Asian, South Asian and Pacific Islander communities have specific investments in the ongoing immigration debate. Some of us are in bi-national partnerships and face an uncertain future under DOMA. Many of us are undocumented, and live in fear of detention and deportation. Many of us have been kicked-out of our homes, might not have a steady income or reliable access to healthcare, and feel isolated in our battles for survival.Come join us for a community story share for queer Asian, South Asian, and Pacific Islander people to speak about our experiences of immigration in a safe, supportive, and confidential space. Our stories will help us see what we have in common as queer people of Asian, South Asian, and Pacific Islander (ASAPI) descent. Together, we will also address our shared problems with the immigration system so that we may plan ongoing events and actions that support queer ASAPI people. Loved ones are welcome to attend, but the voices of queer ASAPI people will be prioritized at this event. Resources and support for immediate immigration needs will also be shared.
See our Facebook event page at http://www.facebook.com/
Cosponsored by Q-WAVE (www.q-wave,org), GAPIMNY (www.gapimny.org), SALGA-NYC (www.salganyc.org), NQAPIA (www.nqapia.org), and CAAAV (www.caaav.org), with thanks to Project Reach (www.projectreachnyc.org)!
April 4, 2013
This month we’ve joined the forces with APICHA Project Connect’s Healthier Me Workshop, as both a program of General Meetings and PSN.
What: Coming Out Stories: Asian American LGBTQ Experiences
When: April 5th, 2013 // 6:30pm reception // 7pm-9pm workshop
Where: Project Reach, 39 Eldridge Street, 4th floor
Facebook event, RSVP, and more information: click here!
There’ll be a panel of four speakers, fully representing the LGBT spectrum: Pauline Park, Michelle Olivero, Jason Tseng, & Quail Liang. They’ll talk about coming out to family, friends, and in the workplace, and we will invite discussion from participants.
We’re also very excited to welcome guests Asian Pride Project and the API Project from PFLAG, who both offer space and resources for family and friends of LGBTQ API folks. They’ll be available for questions and resources.
Please keep in mind that this is a safe space for participants: we ask that you be sensitive in understanding that coming out is a tremendous psychological hurdle and a personal act of courage and authenticity – and we are all at different stages, with different perspectives.
We ask that you practice:
1) confidentiality – don’t share what individuals say during the event with anyone outside of the event
2) compassion – leave the combativeness at the door – discussion is welcome, but most importantly we’re here to build each other up, not to tear each other down.
If you have a friend who identifies as API LGBTQ who does not have much experience with support or coming out dialogue, this is a great opportunity to introduce them to a warm and passionate community.