1st Queer and Asian Conference – Saturday, May 3 – University of California, Berkeley

April 25, 2008, 4:40 am
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Please be aware that the last day to request housing via our online registration will be on Sunday, April 27th. While we will do our best to accommodate requests made after this date, you may want to search for alternate forms of housing.


April 22, 2008, 12:54 am
Filed under: Conference Information, Housing Information, Parking

Driving? Need a place to park your car? UC Berkeley’s Parking & Transportation department has that information for you here.

If you’ve requested housing, many residential areas in the city of Berkeley have free street parking with no time limit from Friday evening until Sunday.

Call for Overnight Hosts
April 19, 2008, 9:38 pm
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As we have a number of participants who will be attending from various locations, we have agreed to offer housing for conference participants who request it. If you are able to host participants on either Friday (5/2), Saturday (5/3), or for both nights, please sign-up HERE. If you have any questions or concerns, as always, please contact us at qacon08(@)gmail.com!


Thank you!

GAPA’s 1st Annual College Night After-Event
April 14, 2008, 10:34 am
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UC Berkeley Queer and Asian (Cal Q+A) with
the Gay Asian Pacific Alliance (GAPA) proudly present:

Join Cal Q+A and friends, at the official city after-party of their annual conference

Saturday, May 3, 2008
Doors open at 7pm
Eureka Valley Recreation Center
100 Collingwood Street (at 18th Street)
San Francisco, Castro District

Free with valid college ID
$3 GAPA Members / $5 Non-Members

Hip Hop and Top 40s by 
DJ NuBelle and DJ OneTyme from Divas of Style Entertainment
To request music for the party, go here.

Feature performances by
UC Berkeley’s Main Stacks Dance Crew and Miss GAPA 2007

Giveaways from Club Dragon, Danny Dan Photography and other sponsors will be made available to guests.  Free food and beverages provided.


To be added to the guestlist for FREE admission to the party, please send your guestlist with first, last names and email to antony@gapa.org with the subject line: “GAPA College Night.” Please also bring your college id to ensure free admission.

Schedule (Updated 4/22)
April 11, 2008, 2:23 am
Filed under: Conference Information

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM: REGISTRATION, Location TBA

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM: WELCOMING ADDRESS, 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

10:45 AM – 11:45 AM: BREAK-OUT SESSION I, Dwinelle Hall and Wheeler Hall

12:00 AM – 12:45 PM: KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY DR. AMY SUEYOSHI, 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

12:45 PM – 1:45 PM: LUNCH, Location TBA

1:45 PM – 2:45 PM: BREAK-OUT SESSION II, Dwinelle Hall and Wheeler Hall

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM: CLOSING REMARKS AND OPEN-MIC, 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building


1st Queer and Asian Conference, UC Berkeley
April 11, 2008, 1:46 am
Filed under: Conference Information

Categorically speaking, where do you fit? Which bubble do you circle? Which box do you scratch down a checkmark in? Mark one. Only one. Prioritize. The box confines. The box omits. The box silences. As nearly half a century of progress, activism, and change have demonstrated that “Asian” is obsolete—we are not one people, but many; we’ve garnered more boxes to choose from. But it is still a box. The box confines. The box omits. The box silences. We’ve reached an age of intersections. The “Asian” collides with the “Queer.” Decide. Are you the L, G, B, T, I, Q, Q, or A? 

And if you mark a Q, what Q is it? In this age of intersections, the boxes multiply. The silences multiply. In the end, what story does the box tell? Behind every box there’s a story. What is yours? What is ours? Berkeley’s 1st Queer and Asian Conference will be held on Saturday, May 3rd, 2008. The theme is Story-ing the Silence: Filling the Pages. This year’s conference is organized by the University of California, Berkeley’s student group Cal Q & A (Cal Queer & Asian). As we put a story to the silence, we hope this will be a day for community building and networking; a place to explore the intersections of our identity, and share our experiences, our stories as individuals; our stories as community. Together, let’s break through the compounded silences of Queer and Asian. 

We hope to see you there! 

Cal Q & A Conference Planning Committee