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Queer This Week Jan 30th: Introducing Outweek 2015: Sowing Seeds & Setting Roots

OUTWEEK 2015

OUTWEEK 2015 starts THIS FRIDAY! From February 6th to 14th, Outweek 2015 will be happening all over campus!
 

We hope you’ll join us for 9 days of laughing, (un)learning, and love.

Come experience everything from discussions and workshops to poetry and dancing. This year the theme is Sowing Seeds and Setting Roots, we want to create space to deepen our connection and strength as a community both through critical reflection and through fun and sharing.
 

All our events are free with vegan and gluten free food options, located near single stall gender neutral washrooms, and in wheelchair accessible spaces (aside from the guided walk around campus).
 

If you have other questions or needs please don’t hesitate to start a conversation with us, and we will work to accommodate them or answer inquiries.

Email us at prideubc@gmail.com and title the email Outweek Accessibility.

Please help us make all of our events scent reduced through not wearing fragrances or using scented products (learn more here: http://www.brownstargirl.org/blog/fragrance-free-femme-of-colour-realness-draft-15 )
 

We acknowledge that Outweek and the Pride Collective’s organizing occur on the occupied, traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples – specifically the sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) nations. As we share our stories, learn together, and play together we need to be mindful of the historical and ongoing colonial violence against Indigenous peoples across these lands that are interwoven throughout.
Join our OUTWEEK 2015 Facebook event!

SCHEDULE

 

Friday (Feb 6)

Opening Festivities
Event Details:

  • 11:30-12:30 Guided Walk of Queer, Trans, and Activist histories at UBC

    • Meet at the Resource Group Centre in SUB 245

    • (ending at the flag at the North SUB Plaza)

  • 12:30 -1:15 Flag Raising & Ceremony

  • 1:30- 2:30 Discussion: SUB 207/209

Pub Night
 

Event Details:

  • 7 - late Fountainhead Pub

  • 1025 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC V6E 1M5
     

Saturday (Feb 7)

Queer U
 

Event Details:

  • Irving 261

  • 10am - 4:30pm

 
Queer U Mixer & Reception

Event Details:

  • Irving 261

4:30pm - 6pm

Sunday (Feb 8)

Queerness & Dis/ability

Event Details:

  • Room IKBLC 185

  • 1pm - 3pm

Queering Sex and Intimacy

Event Details:

  • Room IKBLC 185

  • 5pm - 7pm

  • Facilitator: Captain Snowden

 

Monday (Feb 9)

Family Day Potluck

Event Details

  • UBC Global Lounge

  • 11am - 3pm

 

Family Discussion

Event Details:

  • SUB 207/209

  • 4:30pm - 6pm

  • Facilitator: Anna Soole

QTIMIPOC Workshop + Discussion

Event Details:

  • Irving 185

  • 7pm - 8:30 pm workshop

  • 8:30-9pm QTIMIPOC discussion space & allyship discussion space

  • Facilitators: Members of the Pride Collective

Tuesday (Feb 10)

Storytelling Workshop

Event Details:

  • SUB 207/209

  • 12pm - 1:30pm

  • Facilitator: Claire Robson is lead artist for Quirk-e – the queer imaging & writing collective for elders.

Relationship Building

Event Details:

  • SUB 212a

  • 4pm - 5:30pm

  • Facilitator: Anna Soole

Trans Issues in our Communities Workshop + Discussion

Event Details:

  • SUB 212a

  • 7pm - 8:30 pm

  • Facilitator: Natasha and Nikki from Prism

  • 8:30-9:30 discussion

 

Wednesday (Feb 11)

Concourse Fair

  • 12-3 starbucks area of SUB

  • Wednesday and Thursday

  • resources for folks

    • Pride Collective

    • Resource Groups

    • Interactive Art and reflection

    • Sexual Assault Support Centre @ UBC

Queering Student Activisms Discussion + Skillshare

Event Details:

  • SUB 207/209

  • 12pm - 1:30pm

  • Facilitators: Members of the Pride Collective

HIV + Sexual Health Workshop

Event Details:

  • 3pm-4:30pm

  • Location: Swing Building rm 107

  • Facilitator: Youthco

 

Queerness & Fatness

Event Details:

  • Room IKBLC 155

  • Time: 6pm - 9pm

Thursday (Feb 12)

Beyond Binaries: Trans* and gender diversity issues
 

Event Details:

  • Dodson & Lilooet Room
     

  • 1pm - 3pm
     

  • Hosted by Equity & Inclusion
     

Relationships with Substances

Event Details:

  • SUB 212a

  • 3pm - 4:30pm

  • Facilitator: SASC

 

Express Yrself! A Night of Art, Performance and Poetry FT: Hannah Johnson and Olivia Bee

Event Details:

  • Meekison Arts Student Space

  • 7pm - 10:30pm

 

Friday (Feb 13)

Closing Discussion + Speakers on Pride & Outweek History

Event Details:

  • SUB 207/209

  • 2:30pm - 4pm

  • what seeds would we like to plant for the upcoming generations?

 

Friday the 13th Dance Party FT: WEIRD CANDLE

Event Details:

  • Meekison Art Student Space

  • 6:30pm - 12am

~Have a spooky sweet friday with the Pride Collective~

A spooky queer friday 13th and a sticky sweet with wonderful humans fun and food lead in to valentines day and a week off of classes.

Saturday (Feb 14)

Self care for Organizers

Event Details:

  • Irving 185

  • 5pm - 7pm

 

 

Volunteer with us!: OUTWEEK 2015

We are looking for you to help us out this Outweek 2015! Sign up here to help us out: (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1shncVjrFjbWbjHGJWqWADvHzddAjdcUjomHOq57m5cU/viewform)! All of your support and help is greatly appreciated!

Queer U Conference: Saturday, February 7
 

Queer U is an interdisciplinary student academic conference happening during Outweek! Taking place on Saturday, Feb 7th, Queer U will be followed by a short reception in the same space. It is a space in which students and all academics can present their work on queer and trans subjects in relation to other disciplines and studies and to our communities.

This year, our theme is “Sowing Seeds and Setting Roots”.
 

Our featured keynotes are Dr. Vin Nardizzi and Dr. Catriona Sandilands
 

A full schedule, abstracts, and bios are on the Queer U Website here!
 

Come learn more about what research is happening here! It is a free event and everyone is welcome. Please register here to make preparations easier for us!
 

This event is wheelchair accessible through the main doors of the building. There is an elevator to the left of the main doors with which the second floor of the building can be reached. There are single stall  gender-neutral washrooms on the bottom floor of the building. Please help us make all of our events scent reduced through not wearing fragrances or using scented products (learn more here: http://www.brownstargirl.org/blog/fragrance-free-femme-of-colour-realness-draft-15 ) .
 

Free lunch is provided. All food is nut-free and there will be gluten-free and vegan options.
 

If you have other questions or needs please don’t hesitate to start a conversation with us, and we will work to accommodate them or answer inquiries.

Email us at prideubc@gmail.com and title the email Outweek Accessibility.
 

We acknowledge that this event and the rest of Outweek is happening on the occupied, traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples – specifically the sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) nations.  While we participate in a day of learning and sharing of research, it is important to keep in mind whose land this research is happening on and the relations of this work to the ongoing violence against Indigenous peoples.

 

Call for submissions: the Pride Collective's first ever zine!

The Pride Collective at UBC is seeking submissions for its first ever zine! This zine will be distributed during Outweek 2015 events in February and will also be available to read online. 
The zine will be separated into two sections. The first section is called “Sowing Seeds and Setting Roots,” the theme for Queer U and Outweek 2015. The second section is called “Exploring Outweek,” which will discuss Outweek in a more general context.

We are accepting written media of any genre, as well as any 2D artwork or media (examples listed below) by folks who self-identify as queer and/or trans and allies. We especially encourage trans folks, Indigenous folks, and people of colour to submit. You do not have to be a member of The Pride Collective or a UBC student to submit!

If you have any questions, email prideubc@gmail.com (please title the email Zine Question), message us on Facebook, post on this event page, or get in touch with a member of The Pride Collective!

More information can be found at our Facebook event for this exciting project: https://www.facebook.com/events/1522354408041555/
 

Week at a Glance

discussion groups

PLoW | TUESDAY | 1PM - 2PM| SUB 212a
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 | 1PM - 2PM| SUB 205

Female Lovers Weekly

Lovin’ Women in a queer context! [all genders welcome]
This week's topic: Gaydar
 

GLoW | WEDNESDAY | 2PM - 3PM| SUB 213

Guy Lovers Weekly

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

 

LFF | FRIDAY | 3PM - 4PM| SUB 205

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.

This week's topic: Navigating label-centered situations

On the QT | TBA
On the Quiet Time
talkin’ queer life and queer topics in general, with dinner!

TaGI | TBA

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

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

> NEXT WEEK: Wednesday, February 25th
> Location: Resource Groups Centre Lounge (temporary location)
 

committee meetings
All committees meet every week except for Facilitation Committee and Accountability & Learning Committee which meets every other week. Facilitation Committee and Accountability & Learning Committee are not meeting this week.

COMMUNICATIONS & MEDIA COMMITTEE | MONDAYS | 1PM - 2PM | PRIDE OFFICE (SUB 24C)

SPACE & SERVICES SQUAD | MONDAY | 4PM - 5PM | SUB 224

SOCIAL JUSTICE & ACTION COMMITTEE | THURSDAY | 5PM - 6PM | SUB 211

EVENTS COMMITTEE | FRIDAY | 2PM - 3PM | SUB 224

CONFLICT, CARE, & COORDINATION COMMITTEE | FRIDAY | 3PM - 4PM | COUNCIL CHAMBERS

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
  • TaGI Facilitator 
    • running the Trans & Gender Identities discussion group
  • On the QT Facilitator
    • running the On the Quiet Time discussion group

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!

I can plan4safety project: online support for women experiencing partner violence

I can plan4safety project have been working on the Canadian trial of a safety decision aid for women who experience violence (see attached information). It is an on-line resource that we adapted to a Canadian context from a tool developed in the US and also being trialled in New Zealand and Australia.  The idea is to help women make decisions about relationships, develop safety plans and connect them to existing resources. In particular we want to reach out to women who are in relationships with people of all genders. 

For more information, please see the information sheet to be found at this: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxbbU2ivCdLOaHlpek1UZFFpX2ladmtUT2RWN3d6N0dodUlz/view?usp=sharing

community events & notices

Trans* Inclusive Public Swim
Date: Every Sunday from January 11 - March 8, 2015
Time: 12PM - 2PM
Location: Templeton Pool, 700 Templeton Drive at Adanac Street
Description:Creating a welcome space accessible for all. Ensuring trans* and gender variant individuals have access to washrooms & change rooms based upon their gender identity. It is welcome to all and not an exclusive program. Starting in spring the program will begin to align its schedule with the set public swim time.

Man Up: Bad Behaviour
Date: Saturday, January 31, 2015
Time: 9PM
Location: The Cobalt
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/762542937165755
Description: CALLING ALL BAD ASS QUEERS!!!!!!!! Join us for a drag show to explore and question the meaning and image of "badness", from mainstream ideologies to pop culture to queer politics, and more! ALSO, January 31st marks our 4TH ANNIVERSARY of moving ::Man Up:: to The Cobalt... In remembrance of our roots at Lick, and in gratitude for our current home, we celebrate!!
DRAG SHOW 
 Majik
 Just Call Her Heather
 Brokeback Brothers
 Rose Butch
 Jenny Magenta
 Peter Pansy
 Ruby Slickeur 
 Ginger Femmecat & Draco Muff-Boi
DANCE PARTY
 Djmiss M

Really, Really Free Market + Potluck
Date: Sunday, February 1, 2015
Time: 2PM - 8PM
Location: 38 Blood Alley Square
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/703026676484416/
Description: Come by to 38 Blood Alley on Februa ry 1st at 2:00 pm for our first ever Really, Really Free Market, followed by a potluck (everyone is encouraged, but not obligated, to bring a bit of food to share) and a short discussion/workshop on resource scarcity and alternative economic systems.

Indigenous Awareness Week
Date: Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - Friday, February 6, 2015
Time: 12:30PM
Location: Allard Hall at UBC
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1374325909544861/
Description: All events will be held in the Franklin Lew Forum from 12:30 - 2 p.m. each day. 
Tuesday: Opening Day with the Git Hayetsk Dancers and a free BBQ
Wednesday: Indian Taco fundraiser. $7 a taco and $8 with a soda. 
Thursday: Interactive Artist Forum with Joel Good and Carly Teillet.
Friday: Metis Day. Fireside chat with Jean Teillet and Metis food will be provided. 
LAW concludes with JEOPARDY starting at 4:30 p.m. on Friday. There will be appetizers and a cash bar!
Register your four-person Jeopardy team today by emailing ilsa.ubc@gmail.com.

netCAD Rainbow Donor Clinic & Open House
Date: Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Time: 12PM - 7PM
Location: 207-2150 West Parkway, University Marketplace
Description: We are talking about making it fun, with prizes, information, music, debunking blood myths, clarifying misconceptions, and giving back to the community... It's about not being idle, instead, it's about becoming active in the meantime, until (hopefully) this unnecessary ban is lifted and a 5 year deferral is changed to something more realistic (some countries have 1 year deferral, South Africa is at 6-months!). We can show Health Canada and CBS that we are here, ready and willing to give blood. 

Queer As F**k Party!
Date: Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Time: 9PM
Location: Astoria Hasting
Facebook Event: www.facebook.com/events/1525577137717255/
Description: QUEER AS F**K PARTY is a monthly queer dance party at the Astoria, taking place every first Wednesday of the month, featuring a rotating cast of queer djs. 

Grand Mamas: Artists and Activists Talk about Their Grandmothers, Mothers, Sisters, Daughter, and Chosen Family
Date: Friday, February 6, 2015
Time: 7PM - 10PM
Location: Heartwood Community Cafe
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/555713544530594/
Description: 100% of the event fundraising money goes to “Warriors Organizing Women” (W.O.W.) at the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre to assist support the organizing of the annual February 14th Women's Memorial March. This is Grand Mamas second annual event. The primary intention of this event is to raise money to support W.O.W. and community elders, families and friends of the Missing and Murdered Women remembered on February 14. All performers and organizers are volunteers. 

Salon: An all night queer/lesbian dance party
Date: Friday, February 6, 2015
Time: 11PM - late
Location: email: whereeventislocated@gmail.com 
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/721183304661590
Description: Come dance your sox off at the Salon, a new queer/lady oriented party.
This edition will be a 50's/60's dance party.
Ice Cream Social DJs Tyler Fedchuk and Cam Dales
+ **Special guest** Katharina Schulz

Anarchist Trans Women and/or Trans Feminine Social Nights
Date: Every Sunday starting February 8, 2015
Time: 7PM - 9:30PM
Location: 38 Blood Alley Square
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1588157088087882/
Description: These will be social nights for trans women and trans feminine folks who identify as anarchist. Come on down to meet other anarchist trans women and trans feminine people to chillax, read a zine, meet other like-minded folks, or work on crafts. This is a space by and for transfeminine, non-binary, genderqueer, genderfluid, gender-variant people, trans women, and any trans folks who were designated/assigned male at birth.
 

 

Red Gate-Approved + Bechdel-Approved Movie Night: Born In Flames (1983)
Date:  Sunday, February 8, 2015
Time: 8:30PM
Location: Red Gate Arts Society
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/835064566532434/
Description: Set ten years after the most peaceful revolution in United States history, a revolution in which a socialist government gains power, this films presents a dystopia in which the issues of many progressive groups - minorities, liberals, gay rights organizations, feminists - are ostensibly dealt with by the government, and yet there are still problems with jobs, with gender issues, with governmental preference and violence. In New York City, in this future time, a group of women decide to organize and mobilize, to take the revolution farther than any man - and many women - ever imagined in their lifetimes. 

Tuesday Open Hours & Film Nights: Pride Screening
Date: Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Time: 7PM
Location: 38 Blood Alley Square
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1623436294544001/
Description: We will have by donation snacks, popcorn and drinks! Trigger Warning: Instances of Homophobia. PRIDE is inspired by an extraordinary true story. It's the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers' families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all.

25th Annual Feb 14th Women's Memorial March
Date: Saturday, February 14, 2015
Time: 12PM
Location: DTES - Carnegie Community Centre Theatre, 401 Main Street
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1015580831792687/
Description: The first women’s memorial march was held in 1991 in response to the murder of a Coast Salish woman on Powell Street in Vancouver. Her name is not spoken today out of respect for the wishes of her family. Out of this sense of hopelessness and anger came an annual march on Valentine’s Day to express compassion, community, and caring for all women in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, Unceded Coast Salish Territories.
Twenty five years later, the women’s memorial march continues to honour the lives of missing and murdered women. Increasing deaths of many vulnerable women from the DTES still leaves family, friends, loved ones, and community members with an overwhelming sense of grief and loss. Indigenous women disproportionately continue to go missing or be murdered with minimal to no action to address these tragedies or the systemic nature of gendered violence, poverty, racism, or colonialism.

 

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 Jan 6

 
 

Welcome back!

We hope everyone had a great break and is ready for another exciting year!



Thank you for everyone who attended the meetings in the fall! The minutes for all the meetings this term can be found here: https://drive.google.com/?tab=mo&authuser=0#folders/0BxbbU2ivCdLOQjJQMmNSdTF0dUU

Call for submissions: the Pride Collective's first ever zine!

The Pride Collective at UBC is seeking submissions for its first ever zine! This zine will be distributed during Outweek 2015 events in February and will also be available to read online. 

The zine will be separated into two sections. The first section is called “Sowing Seeds and Setting Roots,” the theme for Queer U and Outweek 2015. The second section is called “Exploring Outweek,” which will discuss Outweek in a more general context.

We are accepting written media of any genre, as well as any 2D artwork or media (examples listed below) by folks who self-identify as queer and/or trans and allies. We especially encourage trans folks, Indigenous folks, and people of colour to submit. You do not have to be a member of The Pride Collective or a UBC student to submit!

If you have any questions, email prideubc@gmail.com (please title the email Zine Question), message us on Facebook, post on this event page, or get in touch with a member of The Pride Collective!

More information can be found at our Facebook event for this exciting project: https://www.facebook.com/events/1522354408041555/
 

upcoming events: Tea & Gaymes Night

Get ready for another night of fun, joy, and laughter! We are holding our first Tea & Gaymes night for 2015! Building on our event in October, this event will include snacks and games of so many kinds! There will be video games! There will be board games! There will be so many games! 

Date: Friday, January 23, 2015
Location: Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
Time: 6pm - 9pm

Facebook event will be posted soon!

Week at a Glance

discussion groups

Discussion groups times and locations will be posted in the next few weeks.

general meeting

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



> THIS WEEK: Wednesday, January 14th 5PM - 7PM 

> Location: Resource Groups Centre Lounge (temporary location)



AGENDA
Check In

Queer U Updates

Outweek Updates

Committee Updates + Times

SAAM updates

Term Visioning

Accountability and Learning

Communications and Media

Events

Social Justice and Action

Facillitation

tea and gaymes event

Check Out
committee meetings

All committees meet every week except for Facilitation Committee and Accountability & Learning Committee which meets every other week. Facilitation Committee and Accountability & Learning Committee are both meeting this week.



COMMUNICATIONS & MEDIA COMMITTEE | MONDAY | 1PM - 2PM | PRIDE OFFICE (SUB 245C)

SPACE & SERVICES SQUAD | MONDAY | 4PM - 5PM | PRIDE OFFICE (SUB 245C)

SOCIAL JUSTICE & ACTION COMMITTEE | THURSDAY | 5PM - 6PM | PRIDE OFFICE (SUB 245C)

EVENTS COMMITTEE | FRIDAY | 2PM - 3PM | PRIDE OFFICE (SUB 245C)

CONFLICT, CARE, & COORDINATION COMMITTEE | FRIDAY | 3PM - 4PM | PRIDE OFFICE (SUB 245C)

ACCOUNTABILITY & LEARNING COMMITTEE | FRIDAY | 4PM - 5:30PM | PRIDE OFFICE (SUB 245C)

lab time


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.

Times and locations will be posted in the next few weeks.

OUTweek 2015: looking for you!
Outweek 2015 is happening February 6th - February 14th! As we are planning for this exciting week, we are looking for a DJ and burlesque and drag performers interested in being part of our Closing Dance Celebration on Friday, February 13th. We are also looking for poets, slam poets, performance artists, and any other artistic performance you would like to share on Thursday, February 12th. We are also looking for visual artists who would like to display art in the space on that day as well!

The schedule for OUTweek 2015 will be released in TWO WEEKS!

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!
I can plan4safety project: online support for women experiencing partner violence



I can plan4safety project have been working on the Canadian trial of a safety decision aid for women who experience violence (see attached information). It is an on-line resource that we adapted to a Canadian context from a tool developed in the US and also being trialled in New Zealand and Australia.  The idea is to help women make decisions about relationships, develop safety plans and connect them to existing resources. In particular we want to reach out to women who are in relationships with people of all genders. 

For more information, please see the information sheet to be found at this: 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxbbU2ivCdLOaHlpek1UZFFpX2ladmtUT2RWN3d6N0dodUlz/view?usp=sharing

community events & notices

Back to School Show
Date: Friday, January 9, 2015
Time: Doors @ 9PM / Program @ 9:30PM
Location: Rainbow Connection
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/674875829300359
Description:UBC's newest and angstiest alternative press, The Talon UBC, is excited to bring you a massive party to start the semester off right. 

Featuring lots of ~radical~ local talent


Weird candle | Other Jesus | Supermoon | The Scuffs | Sam Tudor

Doors @ 9, Program @ 9:30

Set times TBA

$5-$10 sliding scale with no one turned away for lack of funds (we're serious - if you have any questions feel free to message us)


This event will be taking place at Rainbow Connection with both a cash bar AND a BYOB policy in place. If you've never been to Rainbow Connection before please message one of the event hosts for the address (Josh Gabert-Doyon, Eleanor Wearing, or Alex Jay) or get in touch with a member of The Talon editorial collective (names here: thetalon.ca/about/).

The Punk Singer Film Screening and Discussion with Amber Dawn and CiTR
Date: Monday, January 12, 2015
Time: 6PM - 8:30PM
Location: SUB Art Gallery
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/827138697345282/
Description: The Punk Singer is a documentary about legendary musician and activist Kathleen Hanna, a pioneer in the riot grrl movement of the 90s. In addition to fronting the banks Bikini Kill and Le Tigre, Hanna is a feminist activist who helped catalyze third-wave feminism. The film will be followed by a panel discussion about the impact and importance of punk feminism, especially in connection to third wave-feminism, and its relevance today in the 21st century. Our panellists will be Amber Dawn, Sarah Cordingley and Sara Lapsley

Queer Crafternoons
Date: Every Monday in January
Time: 6PM - 8:30PM
Location: Spartacus Books
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1532591330328791/
Description: come drink tea, chit chat, make stuff, start project, leaf thru zines, knit, crochet, smash the state, make friends, journal, sit quietly, sit loudly, sit queerly, embroider, repair, dismantle, read, college, finger knit, bead, menstruate, get inspired, write letters, be human, decorate, felt, paint, write poems, stick n poke, hibernate, and do gay stuff. this space is for cool dudes and radical folks.

no jerks, creeps, or cops. allies are welcome but if you're a jerk creep or cop etc. you can piss off

First Peoples, Palestine, and the Crushing of Free Speech
Date: Monday, January 12, 2015 AND Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Time: 7:30PM
Location: SFU Harbour Centre AND UBC
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/635499719894700/
Description: Two talks by Professor Steven Salaita, who is at the centre of an international protest against academic censorship. One on Monday, Jan 12, at SFU Downtown; the other on Weds, Jan 14, at UBC.

Plants as Allies! Herbal First Aid and Trauma Care
Date: Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Time: 7PM
Location: Heartwood Community Cafe
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/917382291619844/
Description: Plants as Allies! Herbal first aid and trauma care for lefties, organizers, land defenders and activists.Bodies, hearts, and minds often come out of actions, rallies and encampments bruised, bumped, and just plain burnt-out. 

How do we create a community response to care?

What medicinal plants grow around us, whether in the city's sidewalk cracks or streamside along the forest's floor?

Can plants offer healing and support in times of personal, community, and intergenerational trauma and grief?

How do we make our own medicines?

Conference Week 2015: Deconstructing Development
Date: Wednesday, January 14
Time: 4PM - 7:30PM
Location: UBC Liu Institute
Facebook event: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/462785930526862/
Description: This evening is a panel discussion, inviting panellists from different Academic backgrounds to engage in unpacking and challenging varying factors affecting development in Sub Saharan Africa.(Acknowledging that we are looking at development in the abstract form as it pertains to education, standard of living, culture and many more) we hope to inspire an intellectual, inclusive and progressive space for dynamic dialogue. By engaging with practitioners and professors from different fields, who have engaged with the African continent in different ways we hope to facilitate a well-rounded discussion that celebrates the successes as well as highlights areas needing improvement within the Continent.

BARtalk #14: Feminism in the Media: A Year in Review
Date: Thursday, January 15, 2015
Time: 6PM -7:30PM
Location: The Gallery Lounge
Facebook event: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1523724637886385/
Description: As part of UBC Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), The AMS Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC) and the Terry Project will be hosting a BARtalk panel discussion that will review the past year in feminism and media, and look at what has changed and what we can expect for 2015.

Solidarity with the Madii'Lii Camp! Fundraiser and Info Night
Date: Friday, January 16, 2015
Time: 7PM
Location: 38 Blood Alley Square
Facebook event: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1520803334858808/
Description: Join us for a night of info and discussion about the Madii Lii camp, the PRGT pipeline and the fracked gas complex in so-called BC. There will be a speaker from the camp and an opportunity for questions and discussion. 38 Blood Alley will be collecting donations of money and supplies for the camp at this event and in the weeks leading up to it. 

Fat Panic! Workshop
Date: Friday, January 23, 2015
Time: 7PM
Location: 38 Blood Alley Square
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/585129624965342/
Description: Fat politics is an important intersection to acknowledge in the kyriarchy. This workshop will discuss how it fits into anti-oppression and explore how it relates to anarchism specifically.

SAAM UBC - Strong Communities Make Police Obsolete: Dreaming Magic of Color Roadmaps to a World of Survivor Safety and Justice without The State

Date: Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Time: 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Location: UBC Liu Institute
Facebook Event: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/347528008782782/
Description: "Fourteen years after INCITE: Women of Color Against Violence started their delicious adventures into what creating safety, healing and justice by survivors of violence without using the cops and courts that kill us, things are pretty exciting. The police in New York are on strike and violence is way down. Black Lives Matter, founded by Black Queer Feminists, insist that we have the power to create the Black feminist future we need. Yet what are we doing and how are we doing it and isn't it messy as we figure it all out? In this interactive, vibrant talk, transformative justice organizer and writer Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha will share stories, spells and questions from her almost twenty years of thinking, organizing and dreaming new ways of creating safety outside the system.

New Year, New Beginnings: Rekindling Colour Connected Against Racism
Date: Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Time: 6PM - 10PM
Location: UBC Global Lounge
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/900728659958569/
Description: This evening will focus on bringing to light the significance of anti-racist and anti-colonialist student activism at UBC and the continued igniting of our collective power as students against racist and colonial institutions. 

 

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 Nov 20

Week at a Glance



Trans Day of Remembrance

Trans Day of Remembrance happens annually on November 20th and is a day to honour those who have been lost to violence as a result of transphobia and to bring to attention the ongoing violence and oppression trans people continue to face.

This year, Pride and SASC are hosting a vigil event in the evening as well as 2 workshop & discussion events in the afternoon.



Allyship Discussion and Intra Trans Solidarity Discussion

Location: Student Union Building Ballroom
Time: 3pm - 4:30pm


Allyship Discussion: This facilitated discussion creates space to examine how allyship is practiced in and out of queer communities. The focus is on allyship with trans folks and communities and how to transform our allyship into one that is better enacted and embodied. 
Intra Trans* Solidarity Discussion: This facilitated discussion is a space to examine solidarity within the trans communities. This space is created for trans-identified folks to discuss how to navigate the range of experiences and needs that fall within this umbrella in a way that is active and intentional. 




Vigil Event

Location: Student Union Building Art Gallery

Time: 5pm - 7:30pm

Schedule:

> Candle Lighting 

> Open Mic & Speakers

> Panel Discussion



Queer U: call for submissions

As part of Outweek (feb 6-13), The Pride Collective is organizing Queer U, an annual graduate level academic conference on sexualities and genders. The conference centers on bringing the research and work of graduate students and established scholars from across the west coast of north america and beyond to a broad audience in an attempt to foster understanding and discussion.
This year, the theme is 
“Sowing Seeds and Setting Roots”. We are focusing on being able to give everyone who participates something to take away at the end of they day, so that they can develop their own thoughts and build on it in ways that are relevant to their lives. Whether this is a list of useful resources or literal tools to use to start discussions, our aim is to give everyone the foundation to work off of the histories we often forego and forget, and the confidence to make the changes they want to see happen in the world. Please try to work this into your presentation, but any and all submissions will be considered.
This call for papers is open to graduate contributors and established scholars from any department or area of research that relates to sexuality and gender. Strong undergraduate submissions are also accepted. Workshop Proposals related to community are welcome as well. All topics are welcome; however Queer U is especially seeking submissions dealing with the following topics:
-Queer/Trans* Diasporas 
-Temporalities of Queer/Trans* Spaces
-Innovative looks at the Relationship Between Community and Identity
-Relationships Between Community and Wellness
-Anti-racist, Indigenous, and/or intersectional feminist approaches are encouraged!
-Intersections of Queer/Trans* Communities with Systems of Power

if interested, send in a short (300 word or less) abstract outlining the paper, presentation, and/or workshop to prideubc@gmail.com no later than December 20th, 2014. Please Title email Queer U abstract.

The Queer U Conference is open to the general public. It will take place on Saturday, February 7th from 11am to 5pm and immediately be followed by a wine and cheese reception.

sessional collective meeting: Nov 22

Pride is holding a sessional collective meeting for Saturday, November 22 starting at 1PM! Room to be announced.



discussion groups

 

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 | 11AM - 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 | 4PM - 7PM | Resource Group Centre (SUB 245)
Totally Queer Thursdays




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



> NEXT WEEK: Wednesday, November 26th  5PM - 7PM 
> Location: Buchanan B310

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 | WEDNESDAY | 5PM - 7PM | PRIDE OFFICE (SUB 245C)

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

CONFLICT, CARE, & COORDINATION COMMITTEE | FRIDAY | 1PM - 2PM | PRIDEOFFICE (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.

 

rgac meeting

Next RGAC meeting is Friday, November 21, 2014 | 5PM - 6PM
It will be held in the Resource Group Centre (SUB 245).

OUTweek 2015: looking for you!

Outweek 2015 is happening February 6th - February 14th! As we are planning for this exciting week, we are looking for a DJ and burlesque and drag performers interested in being part of our Closing Dance Celebration on Friday, February 13th. We are also looking for poets, slam poets, performance artists, and any other artistic performance you would like to share on Thursday, February 12th. We are also looking for visual artists who would like to display art in the space on that day as well!

call for people!
You have heard right! Now is your chance to take part in organizing with the PrideCollective. 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!

community events & notices
 

Fistmas: A Holiday Party You'll Wanna Give A Fuck About!

Date: Saturday, November 15, 2014
Time: 8PM - 12AM
Location: 8x6
Facebook Event
https://www.facebook.com/events/335121213333104/
Description: Tickets available at Little Sister's (1238 Davie St)

ADVANCE TICKET PURCHASE ENTRY ONLY - NO TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR

Confessions on the Dance Floor
Date: Saturday, November 15, 2014
Time: 10PM
Location: Red Gate Arts Society
Facebook Event:
 https://www.facebook.com/events/308911979293756/
Description: After a very successful Pride Confessions(thanks to all the babes like you who attended) 
Party Martyr Productions is doing a fall edition! Come out and loosen up those chilled bones on the dance Floor w awesome DJ's playing a variety of quality jams until late! Come out early and enjoy the $10 cover before midnight! Eye Candy by VJ Hot Jupiter. Poster design by Jenny Craig

Taking Liberties and Policing Borders
Date: Monday, November 17, 2014
Time: 5pm - 9pm
Location: Liu Institute for Global Issues
Description:
Please join us for a night of discussion and activist art against the rise of detention and deportation of refugees and migrants in Canada.The first part of the night will be a roundtable and public discussion. Guest speakers are Chris Morrissey from Rainbow Refugee, Gina Csanyi-Robah from the Canadian Romani Alliance, Immigration Lawyers Peter Edelmen and Lesley Stalker. The second part of the night will be  the official opening of the Busting Borders Gallery, a collection of art work and poetry of immigrants and refugees. Artists include Salvador Ramirez, Emilio Rojas, Pablo Munoz, Raul Gatica, and Shayna Plaut. We will also have an impromptu art creation led by Artist and Activist Melanie Schambach. Everyone is welcomed to participate in the public discussion and art creation. The finished art product will be displayed at the Liu Gallery.

Capitalism is the Crisis
Date: Monday, November 17, 2014
Time: 6:30pm - 9pm
Location: SFU Harbour Centre
Facebook Event: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/810583788988515/
Description: Cinema Politica UBC is very pleased to announce our FIRST SCREENING of the school year! On Monday November 17th, we will be screening Capitalism is the Crisis: Radical Politics in the Age of Austerity from 6:30-9PM at the SFU Harbour Centre Downtown Vancouver (555 W Hastings St). The screening will take place in Labatt Hall Room 1700, and will be followed by a localized discussion on alternative movements in Vancouver with our speakers Glen Coulthard and Tamo Campos. The film follows global movements against capitalism in the search for an alternative way of organizing societies in our growing and ever-globalized world. This documentary explains the nature of the capitalist crisis, visits the protests against austerity measures, and recommends revolutionary paths for the future.

#iamastudent CARNIVAL AGAINST THE HIKES
Date: Thursday, November 20, 2014
Time: 7:30pm
Location: The Norm Theatre
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1544297902478284/
Description: Live music + Art + Twister + Bar + Dancing against the international tuition and residence housing fee increases.

Accomplices Not Allies: Abolishing the Ally Industrial Complex Reading Group
Date: Saturday, November 22, 2014
Time: 3PM
Loaction: 38 Blood Alley Square
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/741949392559879/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
Description: This provocation is intended to intervene in some of the 

current tensions around solidarity/support work as the current trajectories are counter-liberatory from my perspective. Special thanks to DS in Phoenix for convos that lead to this ‘zine and all those who provided comments/questions/disagreements. Don’t construe this as being for “white young middle class allies”, just for paid activists, non-profits, or as a friend said, “downwardly-mobile anarchists or students.” There are many so-called “allies” in the migrant rights struggle who support “comprehensive immigration reform” which furthers militarization of Indigenous lands.

Queers & Beers VI
Date: Monday, November 24, 2014
Time: 6pm
Location: Bomber Brewing
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1582209298674652/
Description: We pick a time and brewery each month. We come. We drink. We get our growlers filled. We have fun, leaving glitter and good tidings in our wake. Come with friends, come alone, come with a date, make new friends, talk to those you know, or keep to yourself, it's all good! 

An Examination of December 6th: 25 Years Later
Date: Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Time: 12PM - 1:30PM
Location: Media Centre, Simon K.Y. Lee Global Lounge and Resource Centre
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/392411370916004/?ref=22
Description: This panel discussion has been designed to investigate the Montreal Massacre, 25 years after it happened. In recognition of the heart wrenching events that took place on December 6th 1989 at l’École Polytechnique de Montreal we are making space to discuss the implications of this event within a larger 
social climate. What are the gender-based barriers faced by women in Canada and around the world? What aspects of gender-based violence often goes unseen? How does this day fit within our global setting? While much has changed, sadly, much has stayed the same. The purpose of this panel is to start a discussion on why the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women is still important, and also create an opportunity for critical discussion around this day and who and what might be missing from larger discourses around gender-based violence.

DENIM VEST // Queer Sweaty Dance Party for the People!
Date: Friday, November 28, 2014
Time: 10PM
Location: Red Gate Arts Society
Facebook Event: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1429636103964007/
Description: Sliding Scale $10-$15 No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Asian Male Group Pilot Session
Date: Saturday, November 29, 2014
Time: 2pm - 5pm
Location: Another Star Expressive Arts Therapy
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/350143905162702/
Description: There are numerous culturally specific barriers that Asian men face when it comes to love and sex. As an Asian man I think it is important to recognize the racial and cultural dimensions of our struggles with intimacy. I believe it is empowered for us to see them for what they are.

This experimental group is open to all self-identified Asian males of all bodies and orientations along the spectrum. We will be using various mediums including writing and movement to explore what Asian + Masculine means for us. Participants of all skill levels and abilities are welcome.



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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