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Alejandro's Gen Eq Update:

This Friday stop by Gen Eq at noon to watch Business of
Fancy Dancing. A successful, gay Native American poet from
Spokane confronts his past when he returns to his childhood
home on the reservation to attend the funeral of a dear
friend.


To keep up to date with ongoing GenEq events, find us on
Facebook by searching for “Gen Eq” or visit our website at
geneq.berkeley.edu.

Gen Eq Intern Spotlight:


   1. Morgan Weinert, Program Assistant

Upcoming GenEq Programs
   2. Save The Date for Gen Eq Events

On Campus events & announcements
   3. CLUW Screening of China Blue on Wed., Feb. 13th
   4. Disability Awareness Week
   5. The Shape of Water, A documentary by Kum-Kum Bhavnani
   6. CAMPUS COMMUNITY FORUM FOR UC Berkeley LGBT
        STUDENTS, FACULTY, STAFF & ALUMNI
   7.   Celebrating Non-Violence: A Workshop
        on Domestic Violence and Cultural
        Competency
   8. CUPIDITY- A Queer Valentine
   9. STOP the Traffick Meeting
   10.     Wed Meeting (Game Night) and announcements

Off campus events and announcements

   11.      Quelaco's Call for Proposals
   12.      LYRIC's Project VOICEOVER- Get paid to make a
      film!
   13.      LGBT Scholarship
   14.      Third Thursday women's open mic Feb. 21
   15.      Combating Sex Trafficking: Prevention and Intervention in
      North Carolina and Worldwide April 3-4, 2008 Friday Center,
      Chapel Hill



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   1. Morgan Weinert, Program Assistant
I was born and raised in the conservative stronghold of Colorado
Springs, Colorado but now I live in Seattle, WA. I'm a third year
Latin American Studies major, a drag performer, a gay and women's
rights activist, queer, genderqueer, and I LOVE my co-op! I help
develop events and programs to raise awareness of gender and
sexuality on campus, so we can work towards building a safer, more
inclusive community at Cal. I'm an intern at GenEq because I'm
passionate about constructing a new society where everyone is respected
and safe, regardless of their gender or sexuality.



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   2. Save The Date for Gen Eq Events

                             SAVE THE DATE!

   o Vagina Monologues
           Feb. 16-17, 7pm, Pauley Ballroom

   o Queer Women’s Health
           Feb 22nd, 5pm, Gen Eq Back Lounge

   o Women of Color Dialogues
         March & April

   o Women’s Caucus
         February, March, & April

   o STOP Campaign
          March 6th

   o Equinox, Kick to Empowering Women of Color Conference
           March 7th, 5:30-7:30 pm , MLK Multicultural Heller Lounge

   o Empowering Women of Color Conference
          March 8th & 9th

   o Working Women’s Career Panel
             March 17th, 6-8 pm, Senate Chambers

Queer Awareness Days:
  o Julia Serano on Transgender Issues
           April 15th, 6pm, Naia Lounge
Queer Awareness Days:
  o CJ Pascoe “Dude You’re a Fag”
           April 22nd, 6-8, Senate Chambers, Eshelman

Sexual Assault Awareness Days:
          o Mujeres de Juares visual display from Amnesty International
             April 24th
Sexual Assault Awareness Days:
          o Take Back the Night
             April 17th

   o Lavender Graduation
           May 9, Alumni house


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   3. CLUW Screening of China Blue on Wed., Feb. 13th


Coalition of Labor
 Union Women
   Presents:

       China
       Blue
  Continuing their progressive “chick
           flicks” film series


                                             China Blue takes us inside a
 Wednesday, February 13th           blue-jeans      factory,     where

 UC Berkeley Labor Center           Jasmine and her friends are
                                    trying to survive a harsh
 2521 Channing Way
                                    working       environment.     But
                                    when the factory owner agrees
 Film starts at 6:00 PM
                                    to a deal with his Western
 Refreshments at 5:30 PM            client that forces his teenage
                                    workers to work around the
                                    clock, a confrontation becomes
                                    inevitable.


                                    Shot clandestinely in China,
                                    under difficult conditions, this
                                    is a deep-access account of
                                    what both China and the
                                    international retail companies
                                    don’t want us to see – how the
                                    clothes we buy are actually
                                    made.



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   4. Disability Awareness Week

+ Calendar of the Week +
Monday (3/17):
Lecture Series @ 5:30 PM

Tuesday (3/18):
Hidden Disability Event @ 7:30 PM
Wednesday (3/19):
Employer Panel @ 3 PM
Employer Resumer review
Lecture Series @ 5:30 PM
Student/Staff Wheel chair

Thursday (3/20):
ACS Disability Sexuality Panel
DSU Entertainment Night Time


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   5.   The Shape of Water
        A documentary by Kum-Kum Bhavnani


Please Join Us!
Center for South Asia Studies,
Gender & Women's Studies
Beatrice Bain Research Group, and
Society for Art & Cultural Heritage of India (SACHI)
This event is free and open to public.
For information call us at 510-642-3608 or
visit us on the web at ias.berkeley.edu/southasia

CSAS Public Film & Documentary Series
Feb 19, 2008
3:30 pm
370 Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley


The Shape of Water
A documentary by Kum-Kum Bhavnani
A story of five women in India, Brazil, Jerusalem and Senegal
who defy societal taboos to change their communities
invite you to a screening of
Screening followed by Q&A with Director
and a light reception
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   6. CAMPUS COMMUNITY FORUM
        FOR UC Berkeley LGBT
        STUDENTS, FACULTY, STAFF & ALUMNI

CAMPUS COMMUNITY FORUM
FOR UC Berkeley LGBT
STUDENTS, FACULTY, STAFF & ALUMNI

Wednesday, February 13
5:00 - 6:30 pm
Tilden Room, 5th floor,
MLK Jr. Student Union

Refreshments & networking

REPORT on the 2007 work of
the Chancellor s Advisory Committee on LGBT Community at Cal (CAC LGBT)

OPEN DISCUSSION: Gathering community input
to relay to the Chancellor &
the Vice Chancellor-Equity & Inclusion

Networking & refreshments

Preview background documents at
http://students.berkeley.edu/osl/geneq.asp?id=2827
and
http://students.berkeley.edu/osl/geneq.asp?id=3190


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   7.   Celebrating Non-Violence: A Workshop
        on Domestic Violence and Cultural
        Competency
Celebrating Non-Violence: A Workshop on
Domestic Violence and Cultural
Competency
A Narika at Berkeley
Workshop Series, Spring 2008
9:30am-11:30am, February 14, 2008
Madrone West, MLK Student Union Building, UC Berkeley
Corner of Telegraph Avenue & Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720 US
Map Link: http://www.berkeley.edu/map/maps/DE34.html




Valentines Day is a day about loving our family members as well
as loving ourselves! Narika at Berkeley would like to celebrate
ourselves and non-violence by beginning a kick off of monthly
workshops that focus on how domestic violence impacts community
starting Feb. 14th.

This first workshop will engage with broadly how domestic violence
impacts the South Asian and Asian communities, critical terms and
theory on domestic violence. Included in the activities will be an art
activity.

Supporting our conversations and activities in this workshop is our
home base, Narika. Future workshops (March and April) will also be
collaborative and details to be determined soon.
Invite Friends!

ABOUT NARIKA AT BERKELEY:
The goal of this student group is to increase student awareness and action in anti-domestic violence
initiatives. We are an all volunteer run student subgroup of the home base, Narika: A Domestic Violence
Helpline for South Asian Women, whose mission is to promote the empowerment of women in our community
to confront and overcome the cycles of domestic violence and exploitation. We work to build a movement at
the student level to end violence against women and girls and to actively support women's rights as human
rights. Our membership is diverse and we welcome students and student supporters to join us.




Website: www.narika.org
Contact:
About the workshop? Annie Fukushima at anniefukushima@berkeley.edu
Questions about volunteering? Alyza Jehangir at volunteers@narika.org

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Annie Fukushima
Doctoral Student - Ethnic Studies
& Designated Emphasis in Women, Gender, & Sexuality
University of California, Berkeley


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    8. CUPIDITY- A Queer Valentine


CUPIDITY- A Queer Valentine! Sponsored by the Queer Alliance and Resource Center
with support of Queer Student Groups!

February 15, 2007 from 8pm-12am at the Alumni House.

Tickets are $10, queer students groups getting a portion of the funds for their group!!
Help your group raise money from your ticket!!

Food and beverages will be served: Punch, dumplings/potstickers, pizza bites, and
sushi!!!

Live DJ and Music to get your grove on!

A Queer Valentine that you wish you could go home with!

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    9. STOP the Traffick Meeting


Have you signed the Sex Trafficking Obliteration Petition and want to know more? Are
you interested in getting involved with STOP the Traffick's new semester initiatives? We
have A LOT of projects this semester! Some of our current projects include:

- Our ongoing Sex Trafficking Obliteration Petition
- Panel & Discussion on Human Trafficking March 6th
- The Human Trafficking Survivor's Quilt Project

and much more!

To learn more or get involved, please come out to our general meeting on

7:30 PM
Tuesday, February 19th
140 Barrows Hall
UC Berkeley

We hope to see you! Join our fight to end modern-day slavery today!
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   10.        Wed Meeting (Game Night) and announcements

Cal Q&A Game Night!
Wednesday, February 13
7:30 PM- 9:00 PM
305 Eshleman Hall (Queer Resource and Alliance Center)
Come join us for a night of board games, music, and Wii!

Friday, February 15
Cupidity (sponsored by QARC)
Join Cal Q&A! (Look to our email later this week).

P.S. A note about unsubscribing: please include your email address in the body of your
email. Thanks.

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Community Announcements Follow:

Queer People of Color (QPOC) Conference Planning
Every Wednesday
6:00pm-9:00pm
Please contact Julio Balzamar for more information at j_balzamar3@berkeley.edu
(Cal Q&A has been involved with QPOC in the past working with YQUE! so we
encourage our members to participate in planning this conference as well as participating
in the conference.)

Queer Culture Show (QCS) Planning Committee
Friday, February 15
MLK, Jr Student Union
Participate in the planning of Berkeley's first Queer Culture Show (coming this Fall!).
This is a new space for queer students as well as allies and interested parties to participate
in community building and to add your ideas to starting QCS.

Job Announcement: New Student Services, Publications Assistant
Provide print and online publications support for New Student Services. Publications
include Resource: a reference guide for new Berkeley students, the Welcome Week
calendar, and various other brochures. Under the direction of the Principal Publications
Coordinator, the Publications Assistant will write and edit descriptions of campus
organizations, edit short advice submissions from staff and students, maintain the photo
files, prepare publications mailings, verify publication information such as addresses and
phone numbers and transcribe evaluation and survey results. The Publications Assistant
will also make copy and layout changes to print publications and use established HTML
guidelines to convert publications, including photos, for online use. Additionally, the
Publications Assistant will assist NSS staff with various additional projects as needed.

Qualifications:
Must be a registered UC Berkeley student. Excellent and demonstrated written and oral
communication skills. Ability to work
independently and to pick up new skills quickly. Must be willing to work occasional
nights and weekends. Prefer experience in: developing HTML documents, Mac
computers, MS Word, Dreamweaver, InDesign, and Photoshop. Design and photography
experience and interest, and ability to work during spring break desirable. Training
available.

How to apply:
Applications available at New Student Services (third floor, 2610 Channing Way at
Bowditch Street, next to Crossroads Dining Facility) or online at:
http://nss.berkeley.edu/PA08.pdf. (To access the online version, you must have the
application Adobe Acrobat Reader.) A writing sample, résumé, and references are also
required.

Deadline: Friday, February 22, 2008.

Contact:
Jenne Mowry, Principal Publications Coordinator, 642-4881, jmowry@berkeley.edu

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   11.         Quelaco's Call for Proposals

Here we are    sending you Quelaco's Call for
 Proposals.    This will be for the Visual Art Exhibit
 at Galeria    de la Raza, the coming months of
 June-July.    Please note the datelines.
Call For Proposals
Galería de la Raza and QueLaCo (Queer Latino Artist
Coalition) are inviting individuals or groups to
submit an exhibition proposal presenting work by
LGBT Latino artists for QueLACo’s annual visual art
exhibition.

The winning proposal will be produced and sponsored
by QueLaCo and will be
presented in the main gallery of Galeria de la Raza
in conjunction with the Latina/o Queer Arts Festival
and the National Queer Arts Festival in June 2008.

The selected Curator(s) will work with Galería de la
Raza’s Assitant Curator, Raquel de Anda, in the
production of a 2 month long exhibition.

Galeria de la Raza and QueLACo will provide:
- Gallery space
- Publicity and press coverage
- An opening reception and programming space
- Technical assistance

Submission Process
Latino LGBT curators will submit a hard copy and a
CD with digital files that include the following:
- A one-page thematic curatorial statement detailing
the premise of the
exhibition and its pertinence to the National Queer
Arts Festival.
- A list of Latino artists under consideration
- 3 to 5 digital images representing the artistic
work of each selected artist
- For complex installations, we ask that proposals
include a preliminary floor
plan with exhibition distribution and special
installation needs. (Floor plan
available at www.galeriadelaraza.org)
- List of equipment needs (if necessary)
- Curator’s resume

Notes:
• Individuals may submit only one proposal for
consideration.
• As the production budget is very limited, we
suggest curators to consider work that is
hang ready.
• Installation details will be fine-tuned with
support of the Galeria

Please submit Application to:
Raquel de Anda
Galería de la Raza
2857 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110
Selection Process
The selection process will be based on the
originality and pertinence of the proposed
exhibition and will be chosen by a panel of 5
artists and curators from both Galería de la Raza
and QueLACo. The selected proposal will be on
display at Galería de la Raza from June 6th – July
26th.

Deadline for submission is Saturday, March 8th. The
curator or curators selected will be notified by
March 12th
……………
* For further questions or comments please contact
Raquel de Anda at 415.826.8009 or by email at
raquel@galeriadelaraza.org
* For further information on participating
organizations, please visit the following
websites:
QueLACo
www.quelaco.org
Galería de la Raza
www.galeriadelaraza.org
Queer Cultural Center and the National Queer Arts
Festival
www.queerculturalcenter.org


QUELACO is an arts organization for LGBT Latin@s
promoting the arts in our diverse communities.
Our mailing address is: P.O. Box 40792, San
Francisco, CA 94140
If you have a question, please email:
info@quelaco.org
  http://www.quelaco.org




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   12.      LYRIC's Project VOICEOVER- Get paid to make a
      film!


     Hey, folks…I coordinate Project Voiceover (formerly known as the Queer Young
     Women's Video Project) here at LYRIC. I was hoping that you could help me
     and please forward on to your networks…It is a paid internship for female bodied
     and/or female identified young folks 24 years old and under. Participants explore
     issues of violence against women, create their own films, and impact the
     community through screenings and workshops…Please spread the word!!!
     Spots are filling up fast!

     Thanks!!!
       Toni =)




       Tonilyn A. Sideco

       Program Coordinator

       LYRIC

       (Lavender Youth Recreation and Information Center)

       127 Collingwood St.

       San Francisco, CA 94114

       415.703.6150 ext.12

       www.lyric.org


       LYRIC's mission is to build community and inspire positive social change through
       education enhancement, career trainings, health promotion, and leadership
       development with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth,
       their families, and allies of all races, classes, genders, and abilities.



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   13.    LGBT Scholarship


Point Foundation (Point) is the nation's largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian,
gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students of merit. Point provides financial support,
leadership training, mentoring and hope to LGBT individuals who are marginalized because
of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

We are currently accepting applications for a Point Scholarship. Attached is a general
announcement and we would be grateful if you could pass it on to any email lists you
may have as an organization in the LGBT community.
For more information about Point Foundation please visit us at www.pointfoundation.org
To go directly to our Application page visit us at
http://www.pointfoundation.org/apply.html
For questions regarding press please contact me directly.

Thank you for your time.
Sincerely,
Jennifer Kolmel
Communications and Marketing Manager
POINT FOUNDATION
THE NATIONAL LGBT SCHOLARSHIP FUND
5757 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 370
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Tel: 323-933-1234 X228
Fax: 323-933-3232
jennifer@pointfoundation.org

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   14.    Third Thursday women's open mic Feb. 21

Join us Thursday February 21 for the women's open mic talent
showcase at the Montclair Women's Cultural Arts Club, 7:30 pm.

This is an all-women event and all women are welcome.

Our Featured Performer this month is SHARI KLINE. An accomplished
pianist and composer, Shari has been a visible member of the
women's music community in the Bay Area for the past 4 years. She is
known for her soulful original music scores and blues piano. She
shares her musical talents to enliven her seniors at St. Peters Adult
Day Care, and enrich the lives of pediatric patients at Oakland
Children's Hospital. As a member of the Average Dyke Band she has
played all over the Bay area including San Francisco PRIDE, Santa
Cruz PRIDE, and Nor Cal Music Festival.

AND...the heart and soul of Third Thursday: YOU, as either performer
or audience member. Drop in for some laughs and bring your songs,
poems, prose, instruments, voice or any other talent you might have.
Each performer has 5 minutes to do their thing, sometimes more in
the second half if time allows. It is an evening rich with
entertainment.

Performance sign-up is at 7 pm, show is from 7:30 to 10:00 with an
intermission. We have a small sound system and an electric
keyboard.

The Montclair Women's Cultural Arts Club is located at 1650 Mountain
Blvd. in
Oakland, corner of Mountain and Thornhill off Hwy. 13, 510-654-4088
for info.
$ 7 at the door.

Thank you for keeping this event scent-free. Event is wheelchair
accessible. Let me know if you need disabled access parking *one day
in advance.*

Janet Rachel, Host/MC
Third Thursday Women's Talent Showcase


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   15.    Combating Sex Trafficking: Prevention and Intervention in
      North Carolina and Worldwide April 3-4, 2008 Friday Center,
      Chapel Hill


REGISTER NOW!!

Combating Sex Trafficking:
Prevention and Intervention in North Carolina and Worldwide

April 3-4, 2008
Friday Center, Chapel Hill

Every year, approximately 800,000 individuals are trafficked worldwide
across international borders and exploited through forced labor and
commercial sexual exploitation. Nearly 20,000 of these victims enter
the United States; an estimated 23 percent arrive in the southeast. All
nations that serve as points of origin, passage, and destination must
work collectively to raise awareness, nurture its victims, prosecute
its offenders, and end human trafficking.

The Carolina Women's Center at the University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill, in partnership with the Jordan Institute for Families, the
UNC School of Social Work, the Law School, Diversity and Multicultural
Affairs, and the Office of Research Development, along with other
campus, state and community partners, will sponsor a national
conference entitled Combating Sex Trafficking: Prevention and
Intervention in North Carolina and Worldwide on April 3-4, 2008 at the
Friday Center in Chapel Hill, NC. This conference follows the Carolina
Women's Center 2006 conference, "Sexual Trafficking: Breaking the
Crisis of Silence."

"Combating Sex Trafficking" will be an action-oriented conference,
focusing on: sensitive advocacy for survivors of various ages, races,
and ethnicities; shutting down demand for commercial sexual
exploitation; the role of the travel and tourism industry; legal
research and advocacy; local prevention models and efforts; the media's
impact in educating the public; and the role of corporate, private,
non-profit, and faith-based sectors in dealing with this global
problem.

The conference will provide training to first responders, educators,
health professionals, and the legal community, with the purpose of
developing a working plan for North Carolina and beyond to help
victims, raise global awareness, and put a stop to sex trafficking.

For more information, contact Dr. Pam Lach at plach@email.unc.edu or
visit: http://womenscenter.unc.edu/08conference/

Online registration is now available at:
http://fridaycenter.unc.edu/pdep/trafficking/

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