When You’re Ready (WYR) is an 8-week program where East and Southeast Asian youth (ages 18-29) come together to discuss topics relating to their identity, with an emphasis on the whole idea of coming into your identity.
What does it mean to be a queer and/or trans Asian youth? Did you recognize your queer-ness or Asian-ness first? What does it mean to be bi-cultural, biracial? Do you ever feel NOT Asian or queer enough? Is coming out part of the gay white agenda? These are just some of the questions we will be exploring as a group. Also, some topics we will touch upon are: anti-oppression, intersectionality, chosen family, shadeism, mindfulness and SO much more!

QTAY Presents: When You’re Ready CYCLE 1
Peer Leaders: Angela, Min and Vale!

DATES: Nov 12, 19, 26, Dec. 3, 5, 10, 17
TIME: 6-8:30 PM for all sessions, EXCEPT December 5th (1pm-3:30pm).

We will be capping CYCLE 1 at 10 participants to facilitate an intimate environment where youth can explore and discuss these topics more in-depth. So please RSVP as soon as you can!
We will be meeting once a week, every Thursday evening starting November 12 to December 17th, 2020 (Nov 12, 19, 26, Dec. 3, 5, 10, 17) from 6-8:30PM online, except December 5th (Saturday, from 1pm-2:30pm).
We encourage participants to attend all 8 sessions, but alas, the gig economy is real, school stress is very real and life in general is too real! So, please try to make at least 6/8 sessions! If you already know this is going to be tough to do, please refrain from signing up so that we can prioritize folks who can attend as many sessions as possible. If drop-in casual events are more your thing, keep an eye out for different digital events QTAY will be hosting in the future! ­čśâ

You can RSVP by using ONE of the following methods:
– e-mailing us at youth@acas.org
– clicking “attending/going” on our facebook event page (please make sure to check your unread messages to see if you’ve received a confirmation from Kai)
– Direct Messaging (DM) us on our @queerasianyouth Instagram page

Please RSVP by NOV 9, 2020!
Kai, the youth program coordinator will be sending you a message to either confirm your attendance or ask if you would like to be put on the waiting list.
If you canÔÇÖt make it to CYCLE 1, but would like to try for CYCLE 2 (Jan – Feb 2021) please let Kai know and he will reserve you a spot!