Beginning the week of April 6, the Q Center, Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center and Queer People of Color Alliance (QPOCA) will host Qolors, an annual reception celebrating queer and trans* people of color communities and the intersections of all the identities we embody. Qolors is a community-building space and, with this in mind, this year’s events will focus on the power of our local community, activists and organizations. In recognition of the 10-year anniversary, Qolors will expand beyond a daytime reception to incorporate a week of events centering on the theme of “ART for the Heart.” Last year, the reception drew the largest attendance in its history with 140 guests, and we expect to set a new record this year!
Monday, April 6: Art Walk at the Q Center, HUB 315 (all day)
The Q Center at the University of Washington is calling on artists who identify as Queer and Trans People of Color to submit visual art to the Qolors Art Walk Competition. The theme is “Art as a form of healing and activism” and we can’t wait to see what you bring to the table!
An album of the submissions (photo of work, the title, artists’ name, and description) will be posted for voting from March 23rd-April 8th, so even if you don’t submit anything, we’re asking everyone to please spread the word, like the page, and vote!
Awards and prizes will be presented at the Qolors Reception on April 9th. For more details, check out the Page’s long description or contact Jaimée Marsh at email@example.com with any questions!
Entries must be brought to the UW Q Center by March 19th along with the submission form.
For the submission form, click here: qolors art walk entry form
Tuesday, April 7: Biology of Burnout Workshop, presented by Zenyu Healing at the ECC Unity Room (4:00 – 6:00 p.m.)
This workshop will specifically support students of color and LGBTQ students in understanding the sources of stress in our environment, as well as the physiological effects of stress on our bodies. Most importantly, participants will leave with simple but powerful tools that they can implement for their personal health and the health of their communities. Long-term, system-wide changes will be addressed as well as individual strategies to ameliorate burnout in their day-to-day lives.
RSVP here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/qolors-biology-of-burnout-workshop-presented-by-zenyu-healing-tickets-15954406058
Thursday, April 9: Qolors Reception at the ECC Unity Room (4:30 – 6:30 p.m., doors at 4:00 p.m.)
Featuring “QTPOC Talks” by:
Nic Masangkay,puny pint-sized powerhouse poet who has featured locally, nationally, and Buzzfeed-ly (Photo Credit by Jenny Jimenez)
RSVP here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-10th-annual-qolors-reception-tickets-15954999834
Friday, April 10: Open Mic at the ECC Chicano/Native Room (6:30 – 8:30 p.m.)
Theme: ART for the Heart, Claiming Our Stories
The intersection of queer and trans communities with people of color communities along with the intersections of all the other identities we embody give us a perspective not often recognized, let alone highlighted. For this open mic, it is our time to Claim Our Stories loudly and to make our voices heard.
In honor of our communities and our own intersecting identities, come speak up, speak out, and support the people around you. The mic is open to stories, songs, slams, or however you choose to express yourself. Remember to share encouragement, share the stage, and share this event!
For more information, contact Jaimée Marsh at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-897-1430.
Ethnic Cultural Center:
-The Ethnic Cultural Center is on the UW Campus on:
3931 Brooklyn Avenue NE
Seattle, Washington 98105
-The ECC is near landmarks such as Lander Hall, the Ethnic Cultural Theater, and Alder Hall. For a map, search ECC1 on the campus maps:http://www.washington.edu/maps/
-University District Metro Bus Routes can be found here: http://metro.kingcounty.gov/tops/bus/neighborhoods/university_district.html
From I -5 (Exit NE 45th), East on 45th, Right on Roosevelt, Left on NE Campus Parkway, Right on Brooklyn, ECC will be on the right.
More info: http://uw.edu/maps/?ecc1
-The Central Plaza Parking Garage is the nearest parking lot to the ECC. Accessible parking is available in W-12, the parking lot across from the ECC, adjacent to the Ethnic Cultural Theater.
There is also potential street parking surrounding the campus, on 15th Ave, University Way, and Brooklyn Ave.
-The ECC front entrance is wheelchair accessible and the Unity Room is on the first floor, to the right of the entrance.
-An all-genders restroom can be found on every floor of the ECC, as well as binary bathrooms with multiple stalls.
-The ECC is not kept scent-free but we ask that you do not wear scented/fragranced products (e.g. perfume, hair products) or essential oils to/in the ECC in order to make the space accessible to those with chemical injury or multiple chemical sensitivity.
-We ask that smokers also store their coats/outer clothing that is regularly exposed to smoke outside the event space if possible (we will provide space for these items). We will have a scent-free area that is monitored by volunteers. We will have baking soda and scent free soap available if folks are asked to wash off scents.
-For more information about MCS and being fragrance free:
The Q Center is on the UW Campus in HUB 315, near landmarks such as Allen Library, Padelford and Sieg. For a map, search HUB on the campus maps:http://www.washington.edu/maps/.
University District Metro Bus Routes can be found here:http://metro.kingcounty.gov/tops/bus/neighborhoods/university_district.html
From I -5 (Exit NE 45th), East on 45th, Right on Memorial Way NE, Left on NE Stevens Way.
More info: http://hub.washington.edu/directions
Padelford Parking Garage is the nearest parking lot to the HUB. Accessible parking is available in N-22, the parking lot near the HUB’s north entrance. Please make parking arrangements at any one of the gatehouses upon entering campus or contact UW Commuter Services (http://www.washington.edu/facilities/transportation/commuterservices/parking). There is also potential street parking surrounding the campus, on 15th Ave and University Way.
The HUB’s front entrance is wheelchair accessible and the Lyceum is on the first floor, to the right of the main desk, at the end of the hallway.
An all-genders restroom can be found down the hallway from the Q Center. Binary bathrooms with multiple stalls can be found on every floor of the HUB.
The HUB is not kept scent-free but we ask that you do not wear scented/fragranced products (e.g. perfume, hair products) or essential oils to/in the Q Center in order to make the space accessible to those with chemical injury or multiple chemical sensitivity.
Event info: We ask that smokers also store their coats/outer clothing that is regularly exposed to smoke outside the event space if possible (we will provide space for these items). We will have a scent-free area that is monitored by volunteers. We will have baking soda and scent free soap available if folks are asked to wash off scents.