GenEq Discussion Groups

QPOC Together: Queer People of Color

A monthly community forum and chill space for queer-identified students of color at UC Berkeley. No matter how you identify: Same-Gender Loving, Queer, Butch/Femme, Fluid, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Downe, etc.

Fpr Spring 2014 meeting information sign up for the listserv:  https://calmail.berkeley.edu/manage/list/listinfo/qpoc@lists.berkeley.edu

Questions? Contact Billy at billyc@berkeley.edu

 

ENVISION: White Anti-Racist Network @ GenEq:

ENVISION is a discussion space designed to equip white* students, faculty and staff with the tools to analyze white privilege and to challenge racism within and beyond our campus¹ women's and queer communities. ENVISION supports the development of anti-racist practices and can serve as a supplement to social justice work in other spaces on campus. We welcome participants who are already actively involved in such spaces, as well as folks who are new to social justice work and interested in these conversations.

*ENVISION focuses on white students, faculty and staff for three reasons: 1) it shifts the burden off of people of color to educate white people about racism and oppression; 2) white people can play an important role in supporting each other to challenge racism; and 3) it creates an atmosphere that allows white people to share more openly and honestly about race, creating more opportunities for growth and learning.

Spring 2014 meeting information below!  Sign up for the listserv to get updates about meetings! https://calmail.berkeley.edu/manage/list/listinfo/envision@lists.berkeley.edu.

Women and White Privilege: Navigating Active Allyship
Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
6:30-8pm at the Gender Equity Resource Center (202 Chavez):

Acknowledging white privilege is a big part of developing an allyship foundation, but how do we take it to the next level?  Join ENVISION as we explore whiteness in women's communities, and build tools towards being effective allies.

White Anti-Racist Training: Deconstructing Whiteness in Women's and Queer Communities PART II
Saturday, March 16, 2014
1-5pm at GenEq (202 Chavez):

Come learn about how to be an agent of change rather than passively learning about white anti-racist practices specifically in queer and women's communities. Spend the afternoon talking about how to "call someone out" and "be called out", concepts which we’ll critically discuss. Since this is “Part II” we do expect participants to have a basic understanding of terms and concepts related to race and white privilege. RSVP for location here:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1nSYnvfJR0_q84g6uVOMR_3McXxCSdrCpzqgk86w....  

ENVISION Meeting during Queer Awareness Days
Topic TBA
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
6:30-8pm at the GenEq (202 Chavez): 

Questions? Email Marisa at mboyce@berkeley.edu

 

Women's Chat Circles:

A monthly discussion space for women and women of color on different topics each month.
Questions? Contact cici at ambrosio@berkeley.edu

 

M^3: Men, Masculinity and Manhood:

A space for men to talk about masculinity and manhood. Interested in talking about the nuances, difficulties, and pleasures of masculinity? Want a space in which to comfortably talk about the various forms in which manhood takes? Or to simply discuss what exactly the phrase "being a man" means?
For questions, please contact m3.berkeley@gmail.com