Join Task Force for Philly Queering Racial Justice Institute Sep 10 !!

Hi hotpot and allies!!

Want to expand your organizing skills in an environment dedicated to racial justice and LGBTQ identity? Join the National LGBTQ Task Force in Philadelphia Saturday, September 10 for their Queering Racial Justice Institute!
The day will include storytelling and skill-building for LGBTQ and ally people of color and white folks who want to build their anti-racist organizing skills. Workshops will be offered on Islamophobia, economic justice, decriminalization, coalition building, trans allyship, working through white privilege, and sustaining ourselves and each other. The Task Force is proud to partner with NAACP PA State ConferenceACLU of Pennsylvania and Equality Pennsylvania on this institute.

The institute will take place at The African American Museum in Philadelphia from 9am-6pm. Register today at:


Stepping in to Take Action

Join us for a very special and important event!
hotpot! in collaboration with 1Love Movement and NQAPIA is holding a viewing and discussion of the film, Documented. Check out this link for the film trailer:
Details are all in the flyer below. Please RSVP on the Facebook event page:


December 17th SWOP PHILLY: International Day to End the Violence Against Sex Workers

SWOP PHILLY is having an event, the International Day to End the Violence Against Sex Workers, on December 17th at William Way. There will be a movie screening and some refreshments. You are all invited to come! Please see the flyer below for more information.

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[Sponsored Event] FringeArts 100% Philadelphia

We have another event coming up next week, and two of our very own hotpot! members are on the stage as well. Please come check out the show, with tickets starting at $1. We’re also a community sponsor of the event, and if you enter “Hotpot” into the promo box, you can help us win a $250 donation to our organisation as we continue our work to build community within the Philadelphia queer API community.

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[Sponsored Event] Crushes and Mountains

We’re proud to announce our community partnership with the Leeway foundation in sponsoring this event. Please show your support for these amazing API artists on October 22nd.

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Come and hang out with hotpot! at the Lantern Moon Festival on September 7th!!!

Folks, hotpot! is co-sponsoring and will be tabling at the Lantern Moon Festival on September 7th! The event starts from 10 am until 10pm. We would be located near the stage on the North of 5th Street of Washington Avenue. Below is a little info of what the Festival is gonna be like. The Lantern Moon Festival is a traditional Chinese and Vietnamese celebration of the harvest and full moon where the gods are thanked for the bountiful harvest of crops. The festival celebrates three concepts that have been celebrated for more than 1,000 years:  Gathering: family and friends coming together to celebrate the harvest and gathering of crops  Thanksgiving: to give thanks for the bountiful harvest and harmonious unions  Prayer: for blessings such as babies, a spouse, beauty, good health, longevity and good fortune The United Multicultural Chamber of Commerce will bring the excitement and fun of the traditional Lantern Moon Festival to Philadelphia on Washington Avenue from 4th Street through 6th Street in South Philadelphia on September 7, 2014 from 10 AM to 10 PM. This event is for the entire family and will be held rain or shine under tents. We want to give all children of the Philadelphia area the experience of a traditional Asian Moon Festival and bring families together in celebration. This will be the first traditional Lantern Moon Festival in Philadelphia. All races and nationalities are welcomed and encouraged to participate and enjoy this unique event that will showcase:  Professional Singers  Dancers (Salsa, Cha Cha, Bachata)  Hundreds of Lights of All Colors  Traditional Exotic Silk lit Lanterns  Moon cakes and other food  Dozens of Vendors & Food Trucks  Outdoor Barbeque  Games and Activities  Toy Giveaways for Children  Raffles for Prizes from Sponsor  Giveaway Gifts and Silk Lanterns  Children Face Painting  DJs and Bands  Animal Balloon Twisting For more information or to participate as a vendor, please email: OR CALL: Larry (English speaking) 267-254-7994 Izak (English speaking) 215-833-3920 Thomas (Chinese-Mandarin/Cantonese/Vietnamese speaking) 267-934-9888 Laurent (Indonesian speaking) 267-475-4412, Vikki (Vietnamese Speaking) 267-234-1854 Louis (Chinese-Mandarin speaking) 267-288-3696 Elizabeth (Vietnamese speaking) 267-307-0109

April Potluck – 4/27

hey hotpot!,

The April potluck is going to be on Sunday 4/27. We switched from the usual third Sunday since it coincided with Easter in hopes that more of you can make it.

The plan is to make signs for Pride season that’s coming up. So bring your creative word play and stretch out your coloring fingers, and we’ll supply the sign materials.

Bring food! Bring a women-identified QAPI friend!

It will be at my place in Port Richmond. It’s bikeable from Center City or West Philly, and accessible by public trans. I have a cat. I have a large backyard so hopefully the weather will permit us to enjoy it.

Please email for exact address.

Hope many of you will come!


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