Save The Date Events

Hi People,

There are several exciting SAVE THE DATE events HotPot! is currently planning or supporting, thanks Tay and K for the details below. Make sure to mark them on your calendar!

1. Trans Health Conference 
2. Dyke March, June 11
3. Philly Pride Parade 2011 on Sunday, June 12th
4. Summer retreat September 17-18
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1. TRANS HEALTH CONFERENCE

Two members of HotPot! will have a workshop about being Trans and API. Come and support the conference,  and  make sure not to miss the workshop! Save the Date: June 2nd-4th. Free at the Convention Center. Register here.

2.  THE DYKE MARCH

What we know: Kahn Park 11th and Pine Sat. June 11, 3-6 pm
Rally at 3pm, March step-off at 4pm
After the march – chill in park and see performers
Afterparty – June Arouse 19th and Market Sts.

Bring/tell your friends, families, and allies! Power is in numbers and this is a protest! Tell people to tell people!
(More info at facebook – “Philly DykeMarch”)

More info to come in the next weeks – save the date emails, check in with who’s coming, possible themes to identify us as hotpot!, signs. Let us know if you know or think you’ll be coming please.

3. PHILLY PRIDE

QPA (Queer Philadelphia Asians) and hotpot are now planning our joint contingent for 2011 Philly Pride on Sunday, June 12th!

The Pride Parade kicks off at 13th and Locust at noon.  The gates open at the Penn’s Landing Festival site at noon as well. The Parade winds its way through the Gayborhood with performance spots at 13th and Locust, 12th and Locust, 11th and Locust, Independence Mall, Front and Market. We will give more details about a time and place to meet but it would be great if you could commit to marching with us!

Come support our message about immigration, equality and queer API visibility!In honor of Gay Pride Day The Ben Franklin Bridge will be dressed in rainbow color lights Saturday and Sunday, June 11 and 12.  It will be an invigorating weekend so come show your colors and march with us!If you think you’ll be able to join us please let us know but also stay tuned for more info to come!

4. SUMMER RETREAT

We have been planning for a SUMMER RETREAT to discuss values and mission for the 3rd weekend in September (Sept 17 and 18). I’d like to tell you some details of what I found so that anyone who wants can chime in. I found 2 places in the Pine Barrens which are part of NJ State Parks and Forests.

Details of place #1 – The first place is a group cabin with 8 beds. (I think could probably have more people if they are willing to sleep together or in sleeping bags, etc.) $85 per nite with minimum of 2 nites. Wharton State Forest 744 Route 206 Shamong NJ 08088. Allowed up to 2 dogs. Possibility to rent canoes on Atison Lake. Approx 60 to 90 minutes from 4000 Chestnut St Phila. The cabins are “furnished” with living room furniture.  I think we have to bring our own kitchen supplies. No alcohol permitted on State Forest land. www.njparksandforests.org

Details of place #2 – Group cabin to sleep 28-30 people. $155 per nite with minimum of 2 nites. Belleplain State Forest County Route 550 PO 450 Woodbine NJ 08270.  Allowed up to 2 dogs. No immediate access to body of water. Approx 20 min drive to Sea Isle City beaches. Approx 90 to 180 minutes from 4000 Chestnut St Phila. Cabins “furnished.” I think we have to bring our own kitchen supplies. No alcohol permitted on State Forest land. www.njparksandforests.org

Reservations need to be made something like months in advance, so if anyone who wants to can take a look or form an opinion this week and get back to us by Sunday May 8.

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