Queer Awareness Days - April 21-May 2, 2014

Queer Awareness Days
April 21-May 2, 2014

Get Ready!

Queer Awareness Days takes place annually during the last two weeks of April as a way to increase visibility of LGBTQ issues at UC Berkeley, engage the campus community through educational events and campaigns, and celebrate everything queer! As information about events during these two weeks is confirmed it will be posted on this page. Check back for updates!

Questions? Contact Adelyn adelynauza@berkeley.edu for any questions, or if you'd like to add an event to the calendar! To see the 2013 QAD calendar and get a sense of what happened last year, click here!




Infosession for GenEq Internships  


GenEq - 202 Cesar Chavez

Work with a dynamic and diverse team to foster social change!

Become a GenEq Intern and work on LGBTQ issues, women’s issues and sexual/relationship violence issues!

For full information and to download an application visit: http://geneq.berkeley.edu/internships


Eliminating homophobia

Stopping hate crimes

Subverting sexism

Ending violence against women

Toppling transphobia

Redefining masculinities


Questions? Email Marisa at mboyce@berkeley.edu


ENVISION: White Anti-Racist Network at GenEq

6:30-8pm GenEq (202 Chavez)

And we mean all relationships: friends, romantic, sexual, community, etc! Come build tools to critically analyze how race and white privilege are factors when white people are in relationships with people of color, particularly how white people can be cognizant and accountable.


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.


Questions? Email Marisa at mboyce@berkeley.edu

For accessibility-related accommodations, seehttp://access.berkeley.edu/


-FRIDAY 4/25-

Lavender Graduation Celebration


Alumni House


Food, Friends, Fun and FREE

Dress: Informal, fabulous, drag, no academic regalia.

RSVP AT LINK BELOW PLEASE--FB "join" does NOT count.



Thank you to everyone who are joining us to celebrate the end of another year at Cal and bid farewell to our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer graduating seniors, graduate students, and allies.  Graduating students receive a rainbow tassel (no charge).


Rafael Mandelman, Board of Trustees SF City College, Attorney Burke Williams & Sorensen and UC Berkeley School of Law Alumnus. (For more information, please visit: http://geneq.berkeley.edu/lavendergraduation)


To apply to be a speaker at this year’s, please apply here: http://tinyurl.com/LavGrad2014SpeakerForm


Speakers will be chosen based on service within the campus or off campus LGBTQ community, cogency and invocation of memory. We also value a diversity of speakers thus consideration will also be given to the communities the applicant brings to hir speech. Please prepare your remarks to be no longer than 5-8min. Allies of the LGBTQQA community are welcome to apply.


Questions: Contact Billy Curtis 510.643.0788 or billyc@berkeley.edu


-MONDAY 4/28-

T-Cal: A Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Space at Cal Meeting



Email tcalatberkeley@gmail.com for location.
T-Cal is a group that seeks to address the spectrum of gender and gender expression, especially for students, staff and faculty who may ide
ntify across the transgender spectrum at UCB. Join us for conversation, community, and resources!




Screening and discussion of "Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes"  


202 Chavez


Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes provides a riveting examination of manhood, sexism, and homophobia in hip-hop culture.  Director Byron Hurt, former star college quarterback, longtime hip-hop fan, and gender violence prevention educator, conceived the documentary as a "loving critique" of a number of disturbing trends in the world of rap music. He pays tribute to hip-hop while challenging the rap music industry to take responsibility for glamorizing destructive, deeply conservative stereotypes of manhood. The documentary features revealing interviews about masculinity and sexism with rappers such as Mos Def, Fat Joe, Chuck D, Jadakiss, and Busta Rhymes, hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, and cultural commentators such as Michael Eric Dyson and Beverly Guy-Sheftall.  Critically acclaimed for its fearless engagement with issues of race, gender violence, and the corporate exploitation of youth culture.  Discussion facilitated by Takeo Rivera, Theater, Dance and Performance Studies (TDPS).  


For info, contact ambrosio@berkeley.edu.




Our Trans*gender and Genderqueer Lives: Experiences of Gender Specific Spaces


1798 Scenic Avenue Berkeley CA


Come join the Pacific School of Religion as we host a panel of Trans*gender and Genderqueer religious leaders, seminarians, and community activists. The panel will talk about their experiences of gender specific spaces in institutions, religious traditions, and social/community organizations. What's affirming? What re-produces harm and oppression? What are other visions for how we can address Trans*gender and Genderqueer people's needs?


Featuring Panelists: Janetta Johnson~Program Director of the Transgender Gender Variant Intersex Justice Project, Schmian Evans~ Minister at City of Refuge Church and PSR seminarian, Rev. Rohrer~ ECLA Pastor, and director of WELCOME, and Kelsey Pacha~ activist and community organizer of LGBTQ Youth and PSR Seminarian.






Questions? Contact studentmovementPSR@gmail.com



Reflections on Being Out in Academia: One Professor's Perspective


375 LeConte


IGenSpectrum would like to present Professor Robert Carprick from the University of Pennsylvania, where he will discuss issues LGBT students and faculty face in academia.  


“I will discuss my perspective as an out academic on the progress made and challenges faced by LGBT researchers. The climate and the landscape for LGBT communities have evolved dramatically over the past 25 years, a time period that overlaps with the span of my career as a researcher so far. I will use my own career path to highlight some of those changes, to discuss some of the difficulties and the benefits of being a LGBT academic, and to look forward with some recommendations on achieving further progress.”  - Robert Carprick, John Henry Towne Professor and Department Chair, Mechanical engineering and Applied Mechanics Department, University of Pennsylvania


Refreshments will be provided!


-FRIDAY 5/2-


"Healing Voices"  

Time TBA

Clark Kerr Campus (CKC)


CKC will be hosting a survivor-centered program on the topic of sexual harassment and sexual violence on May 2. The program, entitled Healing Voices, will include several short presentations of spoken word, monologues, and dramatic performances.

Questions?  Anneliise Rehn Email: anneliise@berkeley.edu







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