QConnect!
MARCH 17TH ~ MARCH 23RD

Queer Student Orgs/Groups @ the Cant˙!

MOST GROUPS WILL **NOT** MEET THIS WEEK. QUEER GEEKS & Q-COFFEEHOUSE **WILL**!

MONDAYS
5-6:30pm~
Womyn's Gp
(will resume in April) 
 
7-10pm ~ Queer Geeks
 (WILL meet this week) 
TUESDAYS
7-9pm ~ Queer Coffeehouse
(WILL meet this week) 
 
WEDNESDAYS
3:30-4:30pm ~ Queer Book Club (1st & 3rd)
 
5:30-7pm ~ Men's Gp
 
7-10pm ~ Queer Student Union
 
THURSDAYS
6:30-8pm ~ QPOC
 
8-9:30pm ~ Familia X
 
FRIDAYS
2-3:30pm ~ Bi/ pansexual & Poly Gp

  

5:30-7:30pm ~ Blender 

  

For more about our queer student orgs & groups, go here.

QMedia 
 
MONDAYS

7-8:30pm

Closet Free Radio 

KZSC 88.1 FM  DJs Kai Azada & Richard Baldwin


SATURDAYS
7-8pm
Out in Santa Cruz 
KSCO 1080 AM
DJs Shaun Ordinario and
Steph Taylor 
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COME STUDY WITH US!
THE CANTU IS OPEN ALL FINALS WEEK AND IS WELL STOCKED WITH HEALTHY SNACKS, COFFEE & TEA!

THE CANTU *WILL* BE OPEN DURING SPRING BREAK BUT HOURS WILL VARY.
BEST TO CALL BEFORE YOU STOP BY!

QConnect will NOT be published over Spring break. Expect your next issue on Monday, March 31st.

Diversity Center Pride Internship
The Diversity Center is seeking an intern skilled in documentation methods and graphic design to help develop displays, web content, and social media content to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Santa Cruz Gay Pride (June 1st) and the 25th
 Anniversary of the Diversity Center. This internship is 5 hours/week. Info: spapo@diversitycenter.org  
 
The Diversity Center Presents: Lifetime Achievement Awards
In honor of the 40th anniversary of Santa Cruz Pride, the Diversity Center will be presenting Lifetime Achievement Awards to our most accomplished leaders over the past 40 years. Nominate someone here! 
 
Gay Men's Beach Volleyball 
Wednesdays, 5:30 pm, Main beach by Coconut Grove
All levels of play are welcome. No commitment necessary...stop by once or every week. Weekly all spring & summer! 

  

Queer Theory Poster Exhibition 
Show runs through 3/19, Stevenson Cafe
Co-sponsored by MAC (Multicultural Awareness Club) Stevenson, the Fem Studies and History of Consciousness Depts, and Stevenson Cafe, with support from the Cantu Queer Center

The Queer Queens of Qomedy Show

Sun, 3/23, 5pm  

Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320-2 Cedar St, SC

We three Queens include the effervescent and bubbly comedian Poppy Champlin - the adept and loquacious comedy of Jennie McNulty and the sure fire reliable comedy of Karen Ripley. Tix here!

            SPRING QUARTER QUEER COURSES!  
"New Queer Cinema: FILM 165C"  
This is one of the Arts Deans Lecture Series and will be taught by renowned writer B. Ruby Rich, professor of Film and Digital Media and Social Documentation.  All majors are welcome to enroll if currently in their sophomore, junior, or senior years.  The course satisfies an IM general educations requirement.
"Queering the Arts"  Porter 32-A 
(2 units; Th. 2-3:45pm; Porter C-118)  
In "Queering the Arts" we explore diverse genres of art from the last 100 years including visual art, performance, literature, film, dance, music, and cross-genre work-from a diverse range of perspectives, including historical analysis and "queer theory". Open to Porter students during 1st 2 wks of enrollment then to all. Contact instructor for permission code: roxipower@ucsc.edu 
                            Upcoming Events 
 
Queer Beer!
Thurs, 3/27, 8:30-10 pm, 519 Seabright, Ave, SC  
Look for the rainbows on the tables. Join queer UCSC grad students and friends for conversation and (no-host) food and drinks. Info: errgreen@ucsc.edu

Prof. Morris Ratner Lecture: A Monument Man in the Courtroom:  Litigating the Holocaust
Mon, 4/7, 7pm, Music Recital Hall 
UC Hastings College of Law professor who successfully led the legal charge against Swiss, German, Austrian and French entities in securing an $8 billion settlement for Holocaust survivors.

cantu building Lavender Reception during Alumni Reunion Weekend
 
Sat, 4/26, 4-5:30pm, Cant˙ Queer Center 
Come join other GLBTIQ alumni and mingle with the Cant˙ staff and students. Refreshments. Info: Deb Abbott, dabbott@ucsc.edu

pride! Mark your calendars for: KRESGE PRESENTS PRIDE! 
Sat, 5/31, 12-5pm, March: Noon, Quarry Plaza.  Festival: 2pm, Kresge Lower St 
Come out and celebrate the Queer and allied community with Kresge Presents Pride, an all inclusive and completely free campus wide event.  Info: jehhuynh@ucsc.edu 

40th ANNUAL SANTA CRUZ COMMUNITY PRIDE AND FESTIVAL
Sun, 6/1, 11-4pm, downtown Santa Cruz
Come OUT and celebrate pride with your campus and community!
Info here.


rainbow graduation
16TH ANNUAL RAINBOW GRADUATION CEREMONY
Thu, 6/12, 4-6:30 pm, Women's Center
Mark your calendars for our amazing year-end ceremony! Invite friends & family! Registration coming soon! 
QQuote
QNews
What Has The Cant˙
Done For You?

"We're making a huge messy mix of bodies and genders. This isn't necessarily undesirable--there's fun to be had in confusion and disarray. If my gender is "boy" and my organs are "female" and my pronouns are "male," then what am I? For me, being aware of this chaos is freeing. I am capable of creating my own genderful mess, thank you very much. Instead of looking to the binaries for answers--male/female, feminity/masculinity, sex/gender--I've decided to take my body back for myself--for me to shape, show off, love and dress and play. But above all, for me to name."

~Francisco Fernandez
from Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation

March 14th ~ 'Genderbent Disney' Transforms Classic Movie Characters

March 14th ~ Sam Adams Brewer Drops Support Of Boston's St. Patrick's Day Parade Over Gay Stance

March 12th ~ Gay Men Who Battle Eating Disorders: The Community's Hidden Epidemic

March 11th ~ Neil Patrick Harris In Out Magazine

The Cant˙ Library has MANY new volumes being processed into its collection. Before the Spring break, why not stop by and check out a book or two to read just for fun?

Probably 90% of our library's books have been donated by our generous contributors (you know who you are and we thank you!) but once or twice a year, Director Deb takes advantage of the deep discount offered at Bookshop Santa Cruz (YES, we support our local indy bookstore and, NO, Amazon is NOT a lesbian-owned business!). Thanks to Cantu intern, Minerva, Deb bought many books with trans* themes and or by trans* authors, including: Redefining Realness, Bi: Notes for a Bisexual Revolution, Nevada, The End of San Francisco, Excluded, Beyond Binary, Butch is a Noun, Gender Outlaws, Why are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots?

QReview
QAcademia
QConferences
The Serenity Murders
by Mehmet Murat Somer

This Turkish Murder Mystery series begins with main character Buršak Veral, a kick-boxing night-club owner Audrey Hepburn drag queen who takes on solving murder mysteries in Istanbul.  One of many in a flourishing collection titled The Turkish Delight Series was recently translated for an English speaking audience, and is wildly gaining recognition throughout the globe.
 
Check it out a
t the Cant˙ library! 

 

Call-Out For Queer Writers!

(Deadline May 5th)

Contribute to the British Fantasy Society's Journal! We would like some of the material in issue #12 to reflect the theme "LGBT & fantasy". This could be fiction or poetry featuring LGBT characters, or non-fiction concerning LGBT authors or writing. Info:

here. 

 

LGBTQ Students and University Marketing Survey. Take here 

 

stack of rainbow colored books 
Diversity Center Survey: 
The Effects of Privilege and Marginalization on LGBT Identity Integration and Emotional Well-Being
Enter to win a $20 Gift Card! Take it here!

South Asia by the Bay: A Graduate Conference
May 2nd-3rd, UCSC
This conference seeks to explore the interrelated, epistemological frameworks of gender studies and area studies in the multiple articulations of what constitutes of the subjects and studies of the terrain of "South-Asia."  Info here.





 

 

 

  

   

 
April 10-13th ~ Out & Greek Conference for  LGBT & Ally Fraternity & Sorority Leaders. San Diego, CA. JOIN THE UCSC CONTINGENT!

April 19th ~ BlaqOUT Retreat. UC Riverside. JOIN THE UCSC CONTINGENT! Info: sfthomas@ucsc 

 

 April 25th ~

Queer Intimacies:  Seventh Annual DC Queer Studies Symposium @ University of Maryland  

 

May 2nd-3rd ~  QPOC Conference. San Diego State.  Call for Proposals Deadline Extended to 3/24! Submit Here!

 

June 14th-July 4th ~ CETLAIC LGBTQ Summer LGBT Spanish program. Mexico.    

 

More upcoming queer conferences here
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Keep the Cant˙ Strong!