On Sunday 3/30 from 4-6pm, The SALGA NYC Book Club meets to discuss:
“EAST, WEST” BY SALMAN RUSHDIE:
• “One of the decade’s great literary triumphs: magical, compassionate, wise, beautiful, and so very entertaining.” —The Toronto Star
• “Richly imaginative…The characters are memorable, the language swift, and the reader is touched by desire, friendship and love.” —The Globe and Mail
• “A pleasure to read…The stories in East, West have the careful precision of ivory miniatures. And all of them, beneath their infectiously playful surfaces ponder the imponderables of human fate.” —Macleans’s
Please join us as we discuss this selection over snacks & beverages; and feel free to bring your favorite snack or beverage as well. For this month’s venue location and contact information, please send an email to:
GAPIMNY, Q-WAVE, SALGA and the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance are hosting the Community Catalyst Awards Celebration on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Salaam Bombay, 319 Greenwich Street, in New York City. We are writing to ask if you would serve on the host committee for this gala. There are two levels.
Host Committee Gold – Sell Full Table of 8 guests or Donate $500
Host Committee Silver – Sell Half Table of 4 guests or Donate $250
Individual tickets are $65. All Host Committee members are listed in the program books and also receive a complimentary ad.
We are hoping to bring together the LGBT Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community of Greater New York. This year we hope to honor the following who have improved the lives of LGBT AAPIs with the 2014 Community Catalyst Awards:
- Q-WAVE – For ten years, Q-WAVE has strengthened the voices of lesbian, bisexual and queer women and trans/ gender variant people of Asian descent in the Greater New York area.
- Andy Marra – Andy Marra is a nationally recognized advocate and role model for LGBT people, the Korean community, adoptees, and young people everywhere.
All Host Committee members are listed in the program book and email invitations. Alternatively, you can take out an advertisement in the dinner’s program book. Ads range from $50 for a quarter page ad to $250 for a full page. Tickets and ads can be purchased here: https://org2.salsalabs.com/o/7100/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=69593
Proceeds benefit the hosting organizations to support their programs and activities throughout the year.
On Tuesday, February 11 we will have a Host Committee Kick Off at 6:30 PM at Salaam Bombay, 319 Greenwich Street, in TriBeCa. We’ll talk more about the event, provide materials, and provide whatever help you need to sell tickets. We hope you can join support us.
If you have any questions, please contact me at 917-439-3158 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Glenn D. Magpantay, National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA)
Jason Tseng, Gay Asian & Pacific Islander Men of New York (GAPIMNY)
Stephanie Hsu, QWAVE
Anu Singh, SALGA NYC
The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) is a federation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) organizations. We seek to build the organizational capacity of local LGBT AAPI groups, develop leadership, promote visibility, educate our community, enhance grassroots organizing, expand collaborations, and challenge homophobia and racism. NQAPIA is a project of the Tides Center in San Francisco, CA.
Founded in 1990, the Gay Asian Pacific Islander Men of New York (GAPIMNY) is an all-volunteer, membership-based organization whose goal is to empower gay, bisexual, queer and questioning Asian and Pacific Islander (API) men and transgender folks through a range of social, educational, peer-support, cultural, and political activities. We work in coalition with other community organizations to help educate the API ethnic and LGBTQ communities on issues of race, sexuality, gender, and health.
Q-WAVE is dedicated to strengthening the voices of lesbian/bisexual/queer women and trans/gender variant people of Asian, South Asian, and Pacific Islander descent. Since 2004, we have been building a supportive, progressive community by promoting visibility and empowerment through social, political, and educational organizing. Our name reflects the fluidity of the identity and individuality of queer ASAPI people, our lives, and our places in society.
SALGA NYC serves to promote awareness, tolerance, acceptance, empowerment and safe spaces for sexual minorities and people of all gender identities, who trace their heritage to South Asia or who identify as South Asian.
SALGA NYC’s Monthly Support group provides an important service to the community by offering a safe and confidential space for members to come together and share stories and resources to further their well-being.
Support Group meetings, much like all other SALGA NYC activities, are volunteer led. If you are interested in supporting other members of SALGA NYC by being a facilitator for our monthly Support Group or weekly helpline, we invite you to join us for a day-long facilitator training on Sunday, February 23rd from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm at the LGBT Center on 208 W 13th Street. Food and drinks will be provided!
The training is a requirement for new facilitators, and is highly recommended for existing facilitators. During the training, we will learn how to be effective and sensitive facilitators through sessions such as active listening, boundaries and diversity training.
Members of SALGA NYC’s support team play a key role in listening to and fostering dialogue regarding the many issues and challenges facing our community. Please consider continuing your role as a facilitator and/or joining our Support team!
For more information, please contact us at email@example.com
Where: LGBT Center 208 W 13th Street New York, NY
When: Sunday, February 23rd, 2013 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Date: Saturday, March 8, 2013
Time: 4pm – 6pm
Location: LGBT Center, 208 West 13th Street
Support is for you – come to discuss this month’s topic or whatever may be on your mind. SALGA’s Support group is limited to folks who identify as South Asian and to their intimate family.
SALGA’s monthly support group meetings are a SAFE, CONFIDENTIAL space for you to join a group atmosphere to talk about issues that affect your life and well-being. We provide a supportive atmosphere to all attendees.
In addition to monthly in-person support group meetings, there is also a desi lgbtQ helpline on Thursday and Sunday evenings. Call 908-FOR-DEQH (908-367-3374) for free, confidential, culturally sensitive peer support, information and resources. More info on deqh.org.