March 9, 2013
Join us at Q-Wave’s March General Meeting on Friday, 3/22/13:
“Where are you really from? Are you a boy or a girl?”: A Discussion on Microaggressions and Macroaggressions
Have you been treated like you are an alien? Have you been stopped from entering bars or clubs because of your citizen status or been bullied because of the way you look? Do people make assumptions about your because of your race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation? Let’s talk about how we experience this, what those things are really about, and learn together how we could deal with them.
Who? Q-WAVE members old and new. We are especially welcoming PSN members to this month’s GM!
Why? Q-WAVE wants lesbian, bisexual, queer women and transgender Asians to feel supported in society and is a place to build this support.
What? An interactive discussion over light refreshments (and we usually go out to dinner together afterwards)
When? Friday, March 22, 2013 from 7 pm – 9 pm
Where? 114 East 35th St (btw Park & Lexington Aves.)
*PLEASE NOTE* THE LOCATION IS NOT at the CUNY Graduate Center. This meeting is only open to people who identify as lesbian, bisexual, queer, and/or gender variant people of Asian/Pacific Islander descent.
February 2, 2013
2013 will mark our 4th year marching in the Lunar New Year parade.
Four years ago, Lunar New Year for All, led by members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) Asian Pacific Islander (API) community, successfully petitioned to be a part of the historic Lunar New Year parade in Manhattan’s Chinatown. It was the first time that a LGBTQ contingent joined the Lunar New Year parade in New York City.
Help us continue the tradition by joining Lunar New Year for All on Sunday, Feb. 17th to celebrate the Year of the Snake.
WHY WE MARCH —
We march because homophobia, transphobia and discrimination still exist in Asian Pacific Islander (API) communities. We march for the grandmas, grandpas, aunties, uncles, mothers, fathers, siblings, cousins and all other family members in our community who love and accept us for who we are. And we march to honor all of the different kinds of families that exist in our community.
JOIN US —
When? Sunday, February 17th.
Where? The parade is convening at the corner of Hester Street and Mott Street at 11:30 AM. Please be on time because everyone’s convening the contingents there. We may not be at that exact corner when we space ourselves out but we’ll be near there. Volunteers should meet us at 11:00 AM at Project Reach on 39 Eldridge Street, 4th floor to help us move the banners, posters, snake and other materials.
What time? Parade starts at 1pm. Folks should not wait to meet us until 1 PM because they won’t be able to reach us in time because of the crowds.
After the march, we will have an after-party at Project Reach.
Lunar New Year for All is open to all, particularly LGBTQ APIs and family members.
HELP US —
- Come to our Info. Session/Prep Party on Tuesday, Feb 12 from 7-9 PM at Project Reach – This will include a presentation on API Equality’s research on how to talk about LGBT issues to Asian people of different generations. Food will be available.
- RSVP on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/152354961584949/, and “Like us” and share the event with friends at https://www.facebook.com/LunarNewYearforAll.
- Volunteer – We need people to help organize the after-party; hold banners, signs and a giant stuffed snake; outreach and publicity; translate materials. E-mail us at email@example.com to volunteer.
And lastly, invite your family members to participate! And let us know that they are coming by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit our website at http://www.lunarnewyearforall.org
February 1, 2013
A brand new and exciting era of Q-wave is about to begin. We want you all to come and join us for this special General Meeting.
We are going to be introducing the new Q-wave SC. They have many exciting ideas for the year and we want you also to share yours with them. If you want more social events, more political actions, more transgender and gender nonconformity rights and issues discussed, here is a chance for you to let us know. For newer member of Q-wave, this is the opportunity for you to see which projects might interest you to be more involved.
Date: Friday Feb 15th
Place: CUNY Graduate Center, Room 8405 (365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street)
Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
We usually go out and eat dinner together afterward. So, stick around folks!
Jenna and Quail (Election Committee and Feb GM facilitators)
January 30, 2013
Come to our Lunar New Year Info. Session/Prep Party. This will include a presentation on API Equality’s research on how to talk about LGBT issues to Asian people of different generations. Food will be available.
When: Tuesday, Feb 12 from 7-9 PM
Where: Project Reach at 39 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002
RSVP on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/
“Like us” and share the event with friends at https://www.facebook.com/
Volunteer – We need people to help organize the after-party; hold banners, signs and a giant stuffed snake; outreach and publicity; translate materials. E-mail us at email@example.com to volunteer.
January 28, 2013
After having been aware of physical, emotional, and sexual violence towards women, especially ones from the LGBTQ community, Vita Ng was inspired to create a Fitness + Self-Defense program called Solirea. Named after three women under whom Vita trained in women’s self defense (Sokha, Lindai, and Aurea), Solirea is a program that encourages women to be more self-confident and empowered. Of all things, Solirea’s mission is to encourage Q-Wavers to be confident & comfortable with who they are and not be afraid to stand up for themselves and knowing when to say, “No!”Sokha and Lindai are certified in Wing Tsun martial arts. Aurea is certified in women’s self defense. They will be helping Vita create the Solirea workout program.When: Saturday, February 9th, 2013 from 11am – 1pm [Event postpone. Time TBD]
Where: Project Reach, 39 Eldridge Street, 4th floor, New York 10002
Instructors: Sokha, Lindai, and Sije Nicole
Facebook RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/event
ALL Q-Wavers (including Trans) are welcomed to this event.
10:00am – 10:30pm Event set up (volunteers needed)
10:30pm – 11:00pm Networking, enjoy light refreshments
11:00am – 1:00pm Fitness + Self-Defense class begins
The main concept of Professionals Social Network (PSN) is to provide a monthly social networking event on Fridays for Qwave professionals. We want to make our social meetup as welcoming as possible. We would like to invite all Qwavers to stay connected. While making new friends and having fun, we also try to help job seekers or give advice for recent graduates if there is any. We share our coming out experience in the work force if there is any.
Currently, we have met people from different lines of work including design (apparel/graphic/interior/web)
Does it sound interesting to you? Let’s meetup this Friday!