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.
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 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)
1st Q-Wave General Meeting of 2013, Jan 18 — Learn about us, give leadership feedback, and get involved!!!
January 15, 2013
Q-Wave is continuing to grow in 2013! It is more important than ever for us to have a space where ALL lesbian/bisexual/queer women and transgender/gender variant people of Asian descent, as stated in our mission as an organization, can contribute our voices and be able to ask for support from one another. A General Meeting is about bringing the whole community together to make sure that Q-Wave is still serving our base.
In solidarity with our fellow Queer Asian / South Asian / Pacific Islander organizations, our first GM of the year will be co-hosted with SALGA and GAPIMNY as a joint Town Hall. Below are the details:
Queer Asian, South Asian, Pacific Islander Town Hall
Friday, January 18th; 8:00pm-10:00pm
LGBT Community Center
208 W 13th Street, NY, NY 10011
Join GAPIMNY, Q-WAVE, and SALGA for an annual town hall for all LGBT and Queer AAPIs to come together, discuss the issues which face our community, and set the agenda for the coming year. Find out about our current collaborative initiatives and help us chart a new year of community building. We will be discussing political engagement, visibility/coming out, diversity/community education, and more. If you have any suggestions regarding discussion topics, you can tell us here: https://docs.google.com/
RSVP on FB here:https://www.facebook.com/
We have allocated the first 15 minutes of the Town Hall for business related to steering committee elections for Q-Wave and GAPIMNY. Accordingly, the GM will start SHARPLY @ 8 PM with a call for self-nominations to positions on Q-Wave’s Steering Committee for 2013 and beyond. Come on time to learn more about the candidates OR to declare your own self-nomination! Q-Wave’s SC election will take place online between Jan. 28 and Feb. 12, and the deadline for self-nomination is Jan. 18!
If you cannot make it to the Town Hall, the form for self-nomination to the Q-Wave SC is here: https://docs.google.com/
November 8, 2012
SALGA, GAPIMNY and Q-WAVE’s three-part joint general meeting series on the 2012 Elections concludes this month!
“Vote ASAP!…Building the Power of Asian, South Asian, and Pacific Islander (ASAP) Communities through the Electoral Process”
Part III: Election Discussion and Debrief
Time: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2012, 7pm to 9pm
Place: CUNY Graduate Center, Room 9204 (365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street)*
Join us to talk about the results of the election and what it all means for our queer ASAP communities. We’ll be talking about some of the major issues that remain pressing, including immigration, health reform, and marriage quality. We’ll also talk about Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath, and how to best join the volunteer efforts, especially in terms of reaching out to undocumented and transgendered folks in our communities. And finally, we will be collecting donations to go through Project Hospitality to 13 undocumented families in Staten Island who lost everything in Hurricane Sandy (and are not eligible for certain kinds of aid). Below is a list of items that have been identified as much-needed:
-batteries: AA, aaa, D
-candles & matches
-new socks and underwear
-GENTLY used blankets
-GENTLY used scarves & gloves
-diapers and wipes
-cleaning supplies (garbage bags, bleach, mops)
*You may be asked to present photo identification by CUNY security staff.