June 14, 2013
Happy Pride 2013, Q-WAVE!
As an organization, members come out to participate in the most visible activities in the last week of June–walking through the streets of Manhattan together. And every year the organizers provide a sign making opportunity before then for members to meet and come up with messaging that we could use in Trans Day of Action, Dyke March, and Manhattan Heritage of Pride. Check out all the festivities that span multiple days below. RSVP HERE IN EVENTBRITE so organizers can contact you!
- Friday, June 21st 6:30-9:00 PM - Manhattan Pride 2013 Mixer & Sign-Making. Afterwards, we’ll be headed to Karaoke. RSVP for karaoke here. We have limited spots so RSVP today.
- Friday, June 28th, 2:00-5:00 PM – ALP’s Trans Day of Action. Q-WAVE will be there to support trans and gender non-conforming people of color, chanting demands over issues that impact some of the most vulnerable of our members. Look out for the Q-WAVE banner or for Charlie Solidum!
- Saturday, June 29th, 4:30-6:30 PM - Dyke March! Q-WAVE members have traditionally self-organized a presence there. We’ll bring our banner. Join SALGA for brunch beforehand at 1:30 pm at Dhaba (108 Lexington Ave between 27th and 28th St) or find us at the start of the parade at Bryant Park.
- Sunday, June 30th, 11:30-3:30 PM - JOIN Q-WAVE FOR THE MANHATTAN HERITAGE OF PRIDE MARCH. We’ll be marching with GAPIMNY and feature a Korean drumming troupe that a few Q-WAVE members are a part of. There’s also rumors of a dinner afterwards, stay tuned for details! If your willing to help us logistically with a car or purchasing supplies, please let the SC know!
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)!