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queer & fearless: embrace your inner monster (QTW: October 27 - October 31)

Week at a Glance

queer & fearless mayhem: embrace your inner monster



You thought you knew the Abdul Ladha building, a quaint little science building that you walked by every day. You sometime hear the sounds of haunting beats and dancing ghosts, you chalked it up to the wind though, or something like that. But what if we told you that there was some substance to those sounds? What if we told you, that, on one misty night, the building will transform into its true form: a Castle of Darkness and Unimaginable Horror? 



Join us on November 1st for a night of haunting, hexing, and consensual hickeys. There will be scarily good Halloween snacks, a photobooth, trick or treating, a tarot table, games, and dancing! Come in the scariest/queerest costumes you can find because there will be a chance for you to show it off!




Pride's Halloween dance will be happening this year on November 1st from 6:30pm - 12am at Abdul Ladha Science Student Centre!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1503599719897350/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming



asexual awareness week



Happy asexual awareness week! Take a moment to think about how you can support ace spectrum folks in our communities! If asexuality or the ace spectrum is a new concept for you, take a moment to start learning!



discussion groups



NEW TIMES FOR GLoW, LFF, and TQT!

 
GLoW | TUESDAY | 3:30PM - 4:30PM| Pride Office (SUB 245C)

Guy Lovers Weekly

Lovin’ Men in a queer context ![all genders welcome]
 

On the QT | TUESDAY | 5PM - 7PM | Resource Group Centre (SUB 245)

On the Quiet Time

talkin’ queer life and queer topics in general, with dinner!

 

PLoW | WEDNESDAY | 11PM - 12PM| SUB 224
People Lovers Weekly


Lovin’ People or Not Lovin’ People, Lovin’ multiple at once or across genders! What’s loving or not loving look like outside of the scripts?

 

FLoW | WEDNESDAY | 4PM - 5PM| SUB 211
Female Lovers Weekly


Lovin’ Women in a queer context! [all genders welcome]



TaGI | THURSDAY | 3PM - 4PM| Irving 191
Trans & Gender Identities


talkin’ about figuring out gender identity, gender expression, sharing skills and experiences, and supporting one another in this genderful world!



TQT | THURSDAY | 5PM - 7:30PM | Resource Group Centre (SUB 245)
Totally Queer Thursdays


This Week: Halloween Movie Night - Beetlejuice!



LFF | FRIDAY | 3PM - 4PM| Pride Office (SUB 245C)

Label Free Fridays

Eschews, challenges and examines labels, queerness, experiences and ourselves in various configurations; looks at issues between, outside and in sexual and gender binaries.

 

general meeting
GENERAL MEETINGS: WEDNESDAYS AT 5PM - 7PM EVERY OTHER WEEK

> THIS WEEK: Wednesday, October 29th  5PM - 7PM 
> Location: Buchanan B310
 

Check In

Review Agenda

Explain Consensus

Consensus Matters

- Outweek proposals
- UBC VDAY request

RGAC Updates

Committee Updates

Discussion Group Updates

Upcoming event:

- Halloween Event

- Thrive Event

- TDOR

Open Space

Check Out

committee meetings
All committees meet every week except for Facilitation Committee which meets every other week. Facilitation Committee is not meeting this week.

ACCOUNTABILITY & LEARNING COMMITTEE | MONDAY | 12PM - 1PM | SUB 224

EVENTS COMMITTEE | MONDAY | 1PM - 2PM | SUB 211 

SPACE & SERVICES SQUAD | MONDAY | 5PM - 6PM | SUB 224

COMMUNICATIONS & MEDIA COMMITTEE | WEDNESDAY | 1PM - 2PM | SUB 224

SOCIAL JUSTICE & ACTION COMMITTEE | THURSDAY | 5PM - 6PM | SUB COUNCIL CHAMBERS

CONFLICT, CARE, & COORDINATION COMMITTEE | FRIDAY | 1PM - 2PM | PRIDE OFFICE (SUB 245)

lab time

TUESDAY | 12PM - 2PM | COUNCIL CHAMBERS
FRIDAY | 3PM - 5PM | SUB 213

Pride Lab Time is a coworking space for our organizers and coordinators to come together to collaboratively and/or independently work on all of our tasks!
Anyone is welcome to join us though in a low key work environment.

 

call for people!
You have heard right! Now is your chance to take part in organizing with the Pride Collective. We are looking for people to fit into a number of roles with the Pride Collective. No experience is required!

  • Events Committee Members
    • organize open events throughout the year
  • Accountability & Learning Committee Members
    • organize learning opportunities for organizers
    • collect and respond to feedback

If you are interested, please email us at prideubc@gmail.com for more information about how to get involved! All our other committees (above under "committee meetings") are always open to new members as well!

upcoming event: Mapping Our Legacies: Queer & Trans Lives Embodied
For Thrive Week (Nov 3 - 7),on November 6th, Pride is holding an event where will create our own individual Body Maps. Body maps are a way of envisioning the histories. ancestral and personal, experiences, and ways we feel about our lives and selves onto paper. We can indicate our fantastic selves, our survival, and all the magic every fibre of our body contains in paint and color. No art experience required, just a desire to come make art and share as much as you are comfortable with!

community events & notices
 

AMS Annual General Meeting
Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Time: 12pm
Location: UBC SUB Partyroom
Facebook Event: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/725874837501025/
Description: Come vote on STUDENT ACTION ON FEE INCREASES at the AMS Annual General Meeting! WE NEED ALL HANDS ON DECK! A quorum/total of 500 students are needed to pass binding resolutions! Make sure you're there, and bring all your friends! 

A discussion with Chris Dixon: For the Long Haul: Care, Intention, and Steadiness in Radical Organizing

Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Time: 7pm - 9pm
Location: The Purple Thistle
Description: 
Radical activists and organizers across North America face many similar challenges as we work to build movements capable of transforming the world: How can we most productively manifest our values through our organizing? How can we move beyond self-selected activist circles? How can we avoid getting stuck in dead-end ways of doing things? How can we build structures that foster, rather than fracture, movements? And how can we link our day-to-day fights with longer-term visions? Drawing on interviews with experienced organizers across North America, this workshop will distill lessons for developing effective, visionary movements. It will also open a space to discuss the challenges we face and what we are learning together as we grapple with them.

Creating Safe Community Spaces
Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Time: 10am - 4:30pm
Location: Halpern Centre at SFU
Decription: 
In partnership with SFU School of Communication, FNSA, Women's Centre, WAVAW, and SFPIRG we invite you to a one day event where we will discuss how to build an inclusive and anti-oppressive academic community. 

Film Screening: On the Side of the Road
Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Time: 12pm
Location: Norm Theatre at UBC
Description: 
Former West Bank settler Lia Tarachansky looks at Israelis’ collective amnesia of the fateful events of 1948 when the state of Israel was born and most of the Palestinians became refugees. She follows the transformation of Israeli veterans trying to uncover their denial of the war that changed the region forever. Tarachansky then turns the camera on herself and travels back to her settlement where that historical erasure gave birth to a new generation, blind and isolated from its surroundings. Attempting to shed a light on the country’s biggest taboo, she is met with outrage and violence.

All Bodies Swim
Date: Sunday, November 2, 2014
Time: 7pm - 9pm
Location: Templeton Pool
Description: All Bodies Swim is a volunteer-ru
n grassroots group organizing body-positive nights at a public pool. We work to creatively resist society's pressures to fit unhealthy and impossible Western body image ideals.

Active Witnessing: An Empathetic Response to Racism and Social Anxiety
Date: Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Time: 1PM - 2:30PM
Location: Liu Institute
Description: 
A discussion of racism and the social anxiety people on campus might experience. Learn new strategies to make UBC more welcoming and inclusive and join the discussion of how empathy can be useful in fighting racism which can help build positive mental health for people at UBC. 

For a more complete listing of community events, check out LOve event's facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/lovepartyvancouver?fref=ts

 

 

 

 

 

Queer This Week: Oct 13-20

Week at a Glance



Totally Queer Thursdays (TQT)



The infamous TQT is starting up THIS WEEK in the Resource Group Centre (Student Union Building Room 245) from 4pm - 7pm! This first TQT of the Fall 2014 Session will be a button-making tea party full of crafting, eating good food, and meeting new people!



discussion groups

 

On the QT | TUESDAY | 5PM - 7PM | Resource Group Centre

On the Quiet Time

talkin’ queer life and queer topics in general, with dinner!

 

PLoW | WEDNESDAY | 11PM - 12PM| SUB 224
People Lovers Weekly


Lovin’ People or Not Lovin’ People, Lovin’ multiple at once or across genders! What’s loving or not loving look like outside of the scripts?

This Week’s Topic: Asexuality and Aromantic identities

 

GLoW | WEDNESDAY | 2PM - 3PM| SUB 224

Guy Lovers Weekly

Lovin’ Men in a queer context ![all genders welcome]

 

FLoW | WEDNESDAY | 4PM - 5PM| SUB 211
Female Lovers Weekly


Lovin’ Women in a queer context! [all genders welcome]



TaGI | THURSDAY| 3PM - 4PM| Irving 191
Trans & Gender Identities


talkin’ about figuring out gender identity, gender expression, sharing skills and experiences, and supporting one another in this genderful world!



LFF | FRIDAY | 2PM - 3PM| SUB COUNCIL CHAMBERS

Label Free Fridays

Eschews, challenges and examines labels, queerness, experiences and ourselves in various configurations; looks at issues between, outside and in sexual and gender binaries.

 

general meeting
GENERAL MEETINGS: WEDNESDAYS AT 5PM - 7PM EVERY OTHER WEEK

> Next General Meeting: Wednesday, October 15th  5PM - 7PM 
> Location: Buchanan B310

Agenda

Check In
Review Agenda
Explain Consensus
Consensus Matters
- Ivan's Proposal
- Thrive Partner
RGAC Updates
Outweek Meeting
Committee Updates
Discussion Group Updates
Upcoming event:
- 1st TQT
- Halloween Event
Open Space
Check Out

committee meetings
All committees meet every week except for Facilitation Committee which meets every other week. Facilitation Committee is meeting this week.

ACCOUNTABILITY & LEARNING COMMITTEE | MONDAY | 12PM - 1PM | SUB 224

EVENTS COMMITTEE | MONDAY | 1PM - 2PM | SUB 211 

SPACE & SERVICES SQUAD | MONDAY | 5PM - 6PM | SUB 224

COMMUNICATIONS & MEDIA COMMITTEE | WEDNESDAY | 1PM - 2PM | SUB 224

FACILITATION COMMITTEE | TBA | PRIDE OFFICE (SUB 245)

SOCIAL JUSTICE & ACTION COMMITTEE | THURSDAY | 5PM - 6PM | SUB COUNCIL CHAMBERS

CONFLICT, CARE, & COORDINATION COMMITTEE | FRIDAY | 1PM - 2PM | PRIDE OFFICE (SUB 245)

lab time

TUESDAY | 12PM - 2PM | COUNCIL CHAMBERS
FRIDAY | 3PM - 5PM | SUB 213

Pride Lab Time is a coworking space for our organizers and coordinators to come together to collaboratively and/or independently work on all of our tasks!
Anyone is welcome to join us though in a low key work environment.

Outweek Planning

Outweek is happening really soon! We are starting Outweek Planning Meetings the week of October 20th - 24th! Stay tuned for more information on the specific date and time, to be decided at our general meeting this week!
 

Agenda

 

Check In

Review Agenda

What is Outweek?

What has Outweek been?

Goals of Outweek 2015

Timeline of Planning

Theme

Major events

  • opening

  • closing

  • art/open mic event

Sharing at General Meeting

Open Space

Check out

 

upcoming event: Halloween Surprise!

Halloween is just around the corner! Pride is brewing something wicked so keep your eyes peeled... literally! Pride's Halloween dance will be happening this year on November 1st from 6:30pm - 12am!

community events & notices
 

SRSAWS: SCREEN PRINTING & ZINE MAKING FT. MOURNING COUP // C.DIAB // THE PASSENGER

Date: Sunday, October 12, 2014
Time: 4pm - 11:45pm
Location: 1622 Franklin Street
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/262240300566364/?ref=2&ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
Description:Safe Amp is putting on a series of workshops by donation followed by musical acts with admittance by Safe Amp's affordability policy. Workshops include aspects from arts and music and our goal is to make these events accessible to everyone but especially those who are marginalized and do not usually have access to costly cultural events and activities.

Spoken Works Poetry Night
Date: Thursday, October 16, 2014
Time: 6:30pm - 10:30pm
Location: Heartwood Cafe
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/931666376860524/?ref=2&ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
Description: Spoken Works (formerly SPEND poetry) surfaced from a recognition that there are very few ~regularly occurring and non-competitive~ spaces in this city for folks to share their poetry/music/art. We aim to promote experimentation and expression within a space that is intentionally organized to feel safer for the organizers and our communities. The event is organized within an anti-oppressive framework and will prioritize the voices of those who identify as queer, trans*, intersex, mixed, indigenous, and/or persyns of colour.

Not So Strictly Ballroom: Dance Party
Date: Saturday, October 18, 2014
Time: 8:45pm
Location: Let's Dance Studio; 927 Granville St. 2nd Floor
Website: http://www.notsostrictlyballroom.ca
Description: Sliding scale $12-15; Other dance classes are also offered throughout the fall season

Assert, Defend, Take Space: Aboriginal Youth on Identity, Activism, and Film

Date: Saturday, October 18, 2014
Time: 10 am - 4:30pm
Location: Museam of Anthropology
Facebook Event: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/772096492849838/?ref=2&ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
Description: The daylong event will feature screenings of over a dozen short films followed by panel discussions with an equal number of artists and activists from across Canada, Norway, and the United States, many of whom are featured in the exhibit itself. The themes of the sessions include: Youth Identity Politics and Sovereignty, Deconstructing the Objectification of Indigenous Women, and Environmental and Youth Activism. 
The event is free with the purchase of admission. Admission is always free for Aboriginal people and UBC students. Register online.

Out in Schools Lottery
Final ticket buying date: Sunday, October 19, 2014
Ticket draw date: Monday, October 20, 2014
Website & Buy Tickets online: www.queerfilmfestival.ca/lottery
Description: 1 ticket for $20, 3 tickets for $50; Money is being raised for the Out in Schools program which delivers presentations to high school students throughout British Columbia about bullying, homophobia, and transphobia.

For a more complete listing of community events, check out LOve event's facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/lovepartyvancouver?fref=ts
 

Queer This Week: Sept 26

Week at a Glance

Tea & Gaymes Night

Date: Friday, October 3, 2014
Time: 6pm - 10pm
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/812977185421434/




Join us for a night of tea, snacks, video games, and board games! Everyone is welcome to attend and drop by at any time! Come dressed to the nines for some fancy tea or down to sweats and t-shirt ready to rumble!



Originally scheduled for Friday, Sept 27th, this event is happening Friday, October 3rd. We will be playing games such as Apples to Apples, Mario Party, Just Dance, Taboo, and many more! You are welcome to bring your own games as well!



Accessibility information will be updated on the facebook event as soon as a room is booked. A scent policy is in place so please do not wear perfumes, colognes, or other products with heavy scents.



This event is happening on the unceded land of the xʷməθkʷəyəm (Musqueam) people, which UBC is located on. Learn more about this and its implications on the work we are doing, here: (http://thetalon.ca/an-introduction-to-settler-colonialism-at-ubc-part-one/).



discussion groups

Discussion Groups will be starting this week!

PLoW | WEDNESDAY | 11PM - 12PM| SUB 224
People Lovers Weekly


Lovin’ People or Not Lovin’ People, Lovin’ multiple at once or across genders! What’s loving or not loving look like outside of the scripts?

 

GLoW | WEDNESDAY | 2PM - 3PM| SUB 224

Guy Lovers Weekly

Lovin’ Men in a queer context ![all genders welcome]

 

FLoW | WEDNESDAY | 4PM - 5PM| SUB 211
Female Lovers Weekly


Lovin’ Women in a queer context! [all genders welcome]



TaGI | THURSDAY| 3M - 4PM| PRIDE OFFICE
Trans & Gender Identities


talkin’ about figuring out gender identity, gender expression, sharing skills and experiences, and supporting one another in this genderful world!



LFF | FRIDAY | 2PM - 3PM| SUB COUNCIL CHAMBERS

Label Free Fridays

Eschews, challenges and examines labels, queerness, experiences and ourselves in various configurations; looks at issues between, outside and in sexual and gender binaries.



Times for On the QT will be announced as soon as possible.

 

general meeting
GENERAL MEETINGS: WEDNESDAYS AT 5PM - 7PM EVERY OTHER WEEK



> Next General Meeting: Wednesday, October 1st 5PM - 7PM
> All General Meetings will be in the Resource Group Centre (Student Union Building Room 245) until further notice.




Next General Meeting Agenda:

Check in (explain gender pronouns, accessibility needs)



Review Agenda
Explain Consensus
Consensus Matters:
- Invitation to be on the SAAM advisory Committee
- Two-spirit 
- Sex workshop
- Hillel House Lunch tabling
- Thrive Partner
- SLC
Outweek
Queer U
Ivan's Proposal
Volunteers:
- Got Consent Week Tabling
Committee Updates (meeting times & places)
Discussion Groups
TQT
Tea & Gaymes Night
Space Staffing & Peer Support Schedule
Respecting the Space
Open Space
Check Out



committee meetings
All committees meet every week except for Facilitation Committee which meets every other week.

ACCOUNTABILITY & LEARNING COMMITTEE | MONDAY | 12PM - 1PM | SUB 224

EVENTS COMMITTEE | MONDAY | 1PM - 2PM | SUB 211 

SPACE & SERVICES SQUAD | MONDAY | 5PM - 6PM | PRIDE OFFICE (SUB 245)

COMMUNICATIONS & MEDIA COMMITTEE | WEDNESDAY | 1PM - 2PM | SUB 224

FACILITATION COMMITTEE | WEDNESDAY | 7PM - 9PM | PRIDE OFFICE (SUB 245) [Meeting this week!]

SOCIAL JUSTICE & ACTION COMMITTEE | THURSDAY | 5PM - 6PM | SUB COUNCIL CHAMBERS

CONFLICT, CARE, & COORDINATION COMMITTEE | FRIDAY | 1PM - 2PM | PRIDE OFFICE (SUB 245)

lab time

TUESDAY | 12PM - 2PM | COUNCIL CHAMBERS
FRIDAY | 3PM - 5PM | SUB 213

Pride Lab Time is a coworking space for our organizers and coordinators to come together to collaboratively and/or independently work on all of our tasks!
Anyone is welcome to join us though in a low key work environment.

upcoming event: Halloween Surprise!
Halloween is just around the corner! Pride is brewing something wicked so keep your eyes peeled... literally! Pride's Halloween dance will be happening this year on November 1st!

community events & notices

The Bike Kitchen Women & Queer Night
Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Location: Bike Kitchen SUB Basement (Entrance outside)
Facebook Event: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/377839412367931/?fref=ts
Description: This monthly workshop is a positive space provided for anyone who’s female and/or LGBTQ-identified. It’s also free of charge and registration is not needed (that means just bring your bike and drop in)! Snacks and refreshments will be provided, care of the AMS Bike Co-op, and there will be Bike Kitchen mechanics and Bike Co-op volunteers on hand to walk you through giving your bike some TLC.



Call Out! Youth Advisory Committee Applications

Date: Due on Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Website: http://www.vancouveryouth.ca/node/2906

Description: Opportunity for youth to contribute to the C.A.L.L. Out! Project 

Social Justice Centre; Activist Mixer
Date: Friday, October 3, 2014
Time: 5pm - 8pm
Location: Abdul Ladha Science Student Centre
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/470775736397281/
Description: The Social Justice Centre is holding an activist mixer on October 3rd and we are stocked! We are inviting a number of UBC clubs, groups and organizations  that might share various interests and passions for activism. There will be a bunch of delicious free food and awesome people. The goal of the activity is for activists at UBC to get to know each other and for various activist groups on campus to build connections.


Got Consent? Week
Date: Monday, October 6, 2014 - Friday, October 10, 2014
Location: SUB
Description: Tabling at SUB South Side Lounge every day from 11am - 3pm. Register to participate in our Got Consent? workshop on Wednesday, October 8 from 11am - 1:30pm. Email sasc@ams.ubc.ca to register. Mike Domitrz will also be presenting his engaging talk titled "Can I Kiss You?" on October 7, 2014, focussing on discovering realistic tools and skills for making better decisions on consent, intervening to help friends, and supporting survivors.


Better Than Sex: Workshop for Gay and Bisexual Men

Date: Friday, October 10 - Sunday, October 12, 2014

Website: BetterThanSex.org

Description: A workshop for gay and bisexual men to explore conscious sexuality and the erotic-spiritual connection.



Not So Strictly Ballroom: Dance Party

Date: Saturday, October 18, 2014

Time: 8:45pm

Location: Let's Dance Studio; 927 Granville St. 2nd Floor

Website: http://www.notsostrictlyballroom.ca

Description: Sliding scale $12-15; Other dance classes are also offered throughout the fall season

Out in Schools Lottery
Final ticket buying date: Sunday, October 19, 2014
Ticket draw date: Monday, October 20, 2014
Website & Buy Tickets online: www.queerfilmfestival.ca/lottery
Description: 1 ticket for $20, 3 tickets for $50; Money is being raised for the Out in Schools program which delivers presentations to high school students throughout British Columbia about bullying, homophobia, and transphobia.





For a more complete listing of community events, check out LOve event's facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/lovepartyvancouver?fref=ts

 

 

 

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