Diversity Minor Blog

February 23, 2018

Queer Student Commission: Upcoming Events

QSC Newsletter
Week 8 | Winter 2018

Hello everyone! Thank you so much to all of you who came out to our Bi Panel last Thursday. We’re incredibly happy to have seen so many turn out for such a needed conversation here at UW. A discussion group will be spinning off from last week’s panel, so make sure to keep up with us come spring quarter – the group will be meeting then!

In the meantime, check out our events and opportunities happening below, and follow us on on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@asuwqsc) to stay updated! 

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The Body Is Not An Apology. Let’s Discuss This Thursday

Join us and the Student Disability Commission tomorrow for The Body Is Not An Apology: a time to discuss the intersectional experiences of queer and disabled identity. 

We’ll begin in the D Center from 3:30 to 4:00 with an arts and crafts session, followed by a panel discussion from 4:00 to 5:00 on the experiences of being queer and disabled. We hope to see you there! Please feel free to reach out to us about any questions regarding accessibility.

Facebook event page available here.

This event is apart of JCC Week: a weeklong series of programs from the ASUW diversity commissions. See below for more info!

Come Be A Performer At Our Spring Drag Competition!

Performance from our 2017 Drag Competition! Picture courtesy of The Daily.
The QSC is getting ready to throw our annual Drag Competition! Stop by for a night of the fiercest drag performances imaginable, as hosted by Seattle’s own Aleksa Manila. This event is free, open to public, with food and refreshments available to all. More info to come – but for now, save the date for April 5, 2018 in the HUB North Ballroom!

If you’re interested in performing, please fill out this form. Thank you for your interest, and we’re excited to collaborate with you!

Help Make The IMA More Gender Inclusive

The IMA is currently looking into renovating their facilities to include an all gender locker room inside the building. They’re looking for student input and opinions, so if you have any feedback about the project, fill out this anonymous survey here.

Yesterday, the QSC passed R-24-12: A Resolution in Support of the IMA’s All Gender Locker Room and Pool Renovation, in the Student Senate. Thank you to everyone who came to discuss the bill, especially in regards to how the IMA can best maintain student input for the ongoing project! Please feel free to reach out to us or the IMA if you have any questions about the renovation going forward.

Survey About A Proposed “X” Gender Marker On University Documents

The state of Washington recently established a new policy that allows one to mark their gender down as “X” on their birth certificates. If you have any opinions about the policy, particular in regards to how you would feel about a similar policy being established at the UW for university-related documents, please feel free to fill out this anonymous survey here. Please email us if you have any questions!

Community Announcements

JCC Week

The Joint Commission Committee are the eleven entities of the ASUW that aim to bring equity and justice to underrepresented students on campus. Come to our collaborations this week and learn more about the many communities that make up UW!

Minority Womxn In The Workforce Feb 20 | FB
Day Of Remembrance Feb 21 | FB
The Body Is Not An Apology Feb 22 | FB
Disability And Consent Feb 22 | FB
Brown Paper Bag Lunch Discussion Feb 23 | FB

Film Screening: “Pinkwashing Exposed: Seattle Fights Back!”
Wed | Feb 21 | 6:30 to 8:30 pm | Smith 120 | FB Link

As a part of SUPER’s annual Palestine Awareness Week, come to a film screening of the eye-opening documentary “Pinkwashing Exposed: Seattle Fights Back!'” as directed by local activist, lawyer and professor Dean Spade.

After the movie, SUPER will host a panel of speakers for a discussion about colonialism, neo-liberalism, Palestinian queer identities, and homonationalism. Follow more events happening during Palestine Awareness Week here.

Lavish: A QTPOC Arts Showcase
Wed | May 9 | 6 to 9 pm | Ethnic Cultural Theatre | FB Link

Celebrate the creative work of QTPOC artists from the UW community with a night of music, poetry, dance, and visual art!

Sign up to be apart of the show at the following linkThe deadline to sign up has been extended to Feb 25, so make sure to submit soon! 

Viva la Joteria Conference 
Fri, Sat | March 30, 31 | Times Vary | Ethnic Cultural Center | FB Link

Come to Viva la Joteria: a conference created by and for QTPOC. Workshops, entertainment, vendors, a photography session, a tianguis aka clothing swap, and free food will all be provided!

Register at the following link. Make sure to check the schedule in the FB link above for all details!

Upcoming Meetings

oSTEM 
Wed | Feb 21 | 5 to 7 pm | Cafe Solstice | ostem@uw.edu | FB Link
Take a break from studying and hangout with oSTEM at Cafe Solstice!

Queer ___ Narratives 
Thurs | Feb 22 | 6 to 7 pm | Q Center | asuwomn@uw.edu | FB Link
Come discuss policies that affect the queer community with the Womxn’s Action Commission.

Queer People of Color Alliance
Fri | Feb 23 | 4:30 to 6 pm | ECC Asian Room | qpoca@uw.edu

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