Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Weekly Announcements

Hi everyone!

First! I hope you all have a had smooth first week or so of school and that everyone enjoyed the Queer Welcome Carnival 2011. In my opinion, it was the best yet and that’s really thanks to all of y’all who came out and participated in the booths and jumping in the bounce house and eating the cotton candy...so thank you!

Second! We will be holding our first general meeting of the semester on Wednesday, September 7th @ 5:00 pm in the Gender and Sexuality Center (SAC 2.112). We’ll give a quick run down of our agency and what exactly we do as well as the usual get to know each other games that are required at every first meeting of the semester :) Oh! and there will be pizza so you should definitely drop by for some free food and an awkward name game or two. Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=129631763800719

Third! This Satuday, September 10th, is Austin Pride and we’re going as a group to the parade! The parade starts at 10:30 am so in order to get sweet seats we’ll be meeting in front of the Co-op on Guadalupe St. at 9:30 am and taking the bus down to 4th St. and Congress (your UT ID doubles as a free bus pass!) Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=225594977489200

In case you can’t make it to the general meeting but are still kind of interested in the goings on of QSA here’s a brief run down.

- Friday, September 9th “The Big Gay Plaza” 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
QSA is hosting an LGBTQ open house/info session on Speedway Plaza (in front of the SAC) with the Human Rights Campaign! Drop by, chat with us, and pick up some free Amy’s Ice Cream. Also, inside the SAC we’ll have corresponding workshops going on about a variety of pertinent LGBTQ and social justice issues.

- “Horns2Horns” Peer Mentor Program
QSA is sponsoring a peer mentor program, matching students interested in the LGBTQ community at UT Austin with students already familiar with the campus and the community. The application for both the interested student (mentee) and the peer mentor is right here and is due Sunday, September 18th, 2011.

- Friday and Saturday, October 14th & 15th Queer Texas Conference
Mark your calendars! The Queer Texas Conference is right around the corner, applications for workshops http://goo.gl/Xz4s5 as well as registration for the actual conference http://goo.gl/vORgG are now open! You can send these links out to anyone interested.
The QTC is a huge conference for people across the state that focuses on LGBTQ and other anti-oppression issues.

Have a great week!

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