Hello folks,

I hope you are doing awesome as we move from June to July and get near the end of semester for those of you that are in classes. Good luck on your final assignments and finals as we move into them.

We’ve got some great stuff happening at Out on Campus and in the community, you can find us at Surrey Pride this weekend at Holland Park (details below), and Mindfulness continues on July 14. There are also some great community events coming up including a TSSU organized workshop on civil disobedience & your rights. Read on to find out more!

Out on Campus Related Happenings
1. Surrey Pride
2. New West Pride Callout
3. Summer Mindfulness July 14, 28
4. Queer Grad Faculty Staff Network

SFU/SFSS Related Happenings
5. Your Rights: Protesting & Civil Disobedience in BC Workshop

Community Events and Callouts
6. Vancouver Queer Film Festival Volunteer Opportunities
7. Arts For Social Change Workshop
8. Community Soccer Camp
9. Telling it Bent: Queer and Trans Youth Writing Workshop

Out on Campus Related Happenings

1. Surrey Pride
Out on Campus’s first involvement of the 2014 pride season will be the Surrey Pride Festival held this Sunday (June 6th) from 11:00am-5:00pm at Holland Park, just a little ways away from SFU’s Surrey campus. Come join us and check out some live music, performances, dancing, food trucks, and some awesome people. Be sure to come by Out on Campus’s set up and say hello if you so choose. Just as a quick note: It is an outdoor event so don’t forget sunscreen, hats, water bottles and other related items to take care of yourselves.
For volunteers: Set up is at 10:00am, and take-down will occur a little past 5:00pm.

2. New West Pride Callout
Hello volunteers! The Pride committee is currently looking into applying for a spot at the New West Pride Columbia Street Party but we need some help. It’s happening on Saturday, August 16th from 3:00pm-8:00pm (with set up from 1:00pm-3:00pm). If folks are able to help out table and/or assist with getting the tabling box and canopy to and from OOC, send off an email to Allison at aworth@sfu.ca.

3. Summer Mindfulness July 14, 28
Mindfulness will once again be happening in the space this summer. The remaining sessions are July 14 and 28.
Mindfulness is a form of meditation that quiets the mind. It helps you become focused, rest from constant thinking, and reduces stress. Practice being here, in the present, and let go of worries about the future and the past. This is a drop-in workshop, open to all.

4. Queer Grad Faculty Staff Network
An LGBT network for graduate students, faculty and staff at SFU has been created in collaboration with Out On Campus and the Graduate Student Society.
The goal is to create a safe and friendly space for SFU queer graduates, faculty and staff to get in touch, meet, socialise and explore opportunities to get involved in the queer community.
If you want to join the network or get updates, please subscribe to the mailing list: queer-grad-fac-staff@sfu.ca. 
All privacy will be respected and people who are not out can feel safe to subscribe and join.

To join the mailing list

Send an email to: maillist@sfu.ca (CC to : queer-gfs-contact@sfu.ca)
Include only the subject: subscribe queer-grad-fac-staff
Nothing is needed in the body of the email message”
Upon joining our mailing list, you will receive instructions on how to join our Facebook group (closed and private) if you wish to do so. 

For questions, please e-mail: queer-gfs-contact@sfu.ca

SFU/SFSS Related Happenings

5. Your Rights: Protesting and Civil Disobedience in BC Workshop
The TSSU Social Justice Committee would like to invite you to a workshop on civil disobedience & protest.
One of BC’s premier labour & civil rights lawyers, Leo McGrady, has agreed to put on a free workshop/seminar detailing your rights in a protest and the laws around civil disobedience. He has been doing these workshops for nearly a decade, recently traveling by request to a series of First Nation and northern BC communities in the path of Enbridge pipelines.
The workshop will take place on Saturday, July 26th, from 10am – 3pm (one hour break for lunch at noon) in room 1530 Harbour Centre Campus. Coffee/Tea provided.
Spots are limited – Please RSVP to organizer(at)tssu.ca if you definitely plan on coming. Feel free to invite others to RSVP – this will be open to the public as long as there are spots!

Community Events & Callouts

6. Vancouver Queer Film Festival Volunteer Opportunities
Applications for Volunteering this summer are now OPEN! New Volunteers please sign up at http://www.queerfilmfestival.ca/content/VOLUNTEER/616 and Returning Volunteers please check your email and find your new username and password to update your information! Looking forward to seeing you all real soon! For More information email, Krista – Volunteer Coordinator, at volunteer@outonscreen.com. 

7. Arts For Social Change Workshop
Six-Day, Art for Social Change (ASC) Summer Intensive Workshop

From August 24th-29th Judith Marcuse is offering six days of workshop activities, dialogue and resources designed to help anyone interested in the arts and creativity as ways to help create social, environmental and political change. Details & registration here: http://ow.ly/yerTm

8. Community Soccer Camp
Michael Sutherland, the Veterans Director for the Out for Kicks Soccer Club (OFK) would like to invite you to a soccer camp. OFK is a non-profit Vancouver based soccer club with over 240 active members. Their aim is to provide lesbian, gay, bi and trans individuals and their friendly allies an opportunity to enjoy the game of soccer within a safe, recreational environment. OFK strives to foster a spirit of inclusiveness and community.
The 2014 summer season, the organizations 24th, is well underway and looking to be the biggest one yet. Due to an ever increasing interest and popularity of OFK, the league has been expanding, taking to the field on Wednesday nights for our weekly league games throughout the summer. They are currently looking to enhance OFK by reaching out and giving back to the community they serve. This year they are very excited to offer a Community Soccer Camp for those individuals interested in getting into the sport of soccer, who haven’t played in awhile, or those who just want to know what all this World Cup soccer hype is all about.
Details
Out for Kicks Community Soccer Camp
Saturday July 19th 2014, 10:00am to 2:00pm
Andy Livingston Park

Registration:
Although registration is free, we’d like to get an idea of the number of people to expect. So please register at:

http://www.teampages.com/forms/6687-Community-Soccer-Camp-Registration

Info/questions:
Email:  communitycamps@outforkicks.ca

9. Telling it Bent: Queer and Trans Youth Writing Workshop
the frank is excited to present the inaugural Telling it Bent drop-in youth writing workshop. This free workshop is for queer, transgender, Two Spirit and questioning youth aged 14-25. It is a place to meet other queer and trans artists; to express and imagine; to learn about and nurture writing, editing,performance, and publications skills; and together create a safe and encouraging space. Workshops will take place every Tuesday evening starting July 8th until August 26th and will be lead by acclaimed local writers d lee williams and Amal Rana. The workshops will culminate in a shared reading on August 21st at the Heartwood Community Cafe. For more information and to sign up, please go to: http://thefranktheatre.com/2014/03/telling-it-bent/ and fill out our online form or email youth@thefranktheatre.com

That’s all for now folks! Have a lovely weekend!
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