Self-Care Sunday at MeloMelo Kava Bar - Berkeley
Self-Care Sunday at MeloMelo Kava Bar
Introducing a new monthly social gathering for the bi+ and pan community. Non-facilitated and casual, it's a place to simply gather, chat, chill, connect and repeat.
Every 4th Sunday of the month from 7-8:30pm
The closer to 7pm you arrive, the more fun we'll all have.
This is a community run group meaning we need each of you make an effort to find the other individuals (look for bi+ bling), introduce yourself, look for a good place for the group to sit together.
MeloMelo feels somewhat like a bar but with a very chill and cozy atmosphere. Kava is a plant based beverage that is known to have calming effects. This is a non-alcohol gathering; We ask that all individuals come sober, open minded, and thirsty! They don't sell food, but you're welcome to bring your own.
We don't gatekeep, allies welcome. Spread the word.
Look for the bi and pan stickers or colors, whoever gets there first, try to grab the back corner.
Bi+ Visibility Happy Hour w/ Open Hearts
It will soon be Bi+ Visibility Day, and SFBiCON is partnering with the Open Hearts Happy Hour to bring you a warm embrace for all sexualities and identities during this Bisexual+ Awareness Week, culminating in Bi+ Visibility Day on September 23.
Also known as International Celebrate Bisexuality Day, the 23rd of September has been marked each year since 1999 to highlight biphobia and to help Bi+ folks find the Bi+ and Pan community in their geographic area.
Please join us at Virgil's Sea Room for dash of drinking, a sprinkle of laughter and a splash of consent.
The Open Hearts Club is a friendly social gathering every month for polyamorous and nonmonogamous folks and our poly-friendly friends and lovers. We are an inclusive space for LGBTQQIA and straight folks, kink and vanilla friendly alike.
We did it!
You showed up with your awesome outfits, flags, streamers, glitter and creative signs. You made the bi+ and pan community visible for not only the people watching the parade, but also the other contingents and the kofytv news broadcast (airs sept 15th).
Our growing visibility and outreach is truly touching those around us who need more representation in order to feel confident and valid under the queer umbrella and also in the straight world. You are activists and the community thrives with your involvement.
Thank you to all of you who helped organize the Bi+ and Pan Community Contingent: Martin, Lacy, Jeremy, Winfred, Grace, Marie. And all of those who collaborated in the planning document: Stephanie, Maddie, Michael, Cece, Sara and Jordan.
This was all a volunteer collaboration and our first known involvement in Oakland's Pride Parade. We're certainly learning as we go. Please send any feedback about your experience and you ideas on how we can improve for next year's Pride Parades.
Going forward, there is at least one bi/pan event every month and numerous opportunities for you to connect, contribute and benefit. The best way to stay connected and involved is through these Facebook groups and Meetup.com
Like these FB groups:
BABN (bay area bisexual network)
The bi/pan Meetup group
If you're interested in doing more volunteering for bi-activism, please reply here and let's continue the momentum. There's a lot more work to be done and a small group of us doing it. The next task is getting flyers distributed and sponsors for the two conferences Unico[r]n and BiCon.
See you soon!
March with your community and promote bisexual+ and pansexual visibility, representation and awareness. We are #052!
About this EventMarch with your community and promote bisexual+ and pansexual visibility, representation and awareness.
The bi+ community had a great turnout in the SF Pride parade this year with nearly 50 people showing up, making signs, decorating, holding flags, marching and representing. We need you again, let's show Oakland that we're loud and proud. We're queer and we're here.
Actual time, meeting location, volunteer duties, and props needed will be posted as we know them.
Love, your bi+ community activists
Update:Parade Lineup Process
(Our exact lineup location: #52)
Lineup time: 9:00am-10:45am (our organizers will be there by 9:30am)
Marchers into position: 10:45am-11:00am
The parade starts at 11:00am
14th St between Broadway and Jefferson St, Oakland, CA
- Lineup starts at 9:00am and occurs on 14th Street on the two blocks between Broadway and Jefferson St. At least one representative from your contingent should show up before 9:30am to check in.
- To check in, find a parade Assembly Captain in a bright red "Parade Staff" shirt and identify what group you are representing. They will confirm your arrival, give you some parade information, and direct your group to their assigned rallying location.
- Everyone else in your contingent, who are not vehicle drivers or your check-in representative, can show up a little later- tell them to make it to Assembly by 10:30am at the latest. If people would like to show up earlier- there will be a pancake breakfast as well as a Zumba class right nearby the assembly area, so there will be things to do- and of course connecting with all of the fun people marching in this year's parade!
- At 10:45 we will call for all marchers to get into position. That's the time to get everyone together, lined up, ready to go, and any vehicle drivers should get to their vehicles and start their engines.
- At 11:00am we will give the signal, and the first contingents will turn left begin to roll down Broadway! Your contingent will need to do some movement in the assembly area before reaching Broadway. We will first load all of the contingents, one at a time, on the left (North) side of the assembly area, followed by the right (South) side.
- Once on Broadway, the parade proceeds from 14th to 21st street. All along the way, sing and dance, hand stuff out to the crowd- be exciting! Do your best to show your Pride! Just please make sure to keep any marchers well clear of moving vehicles, and avoid having participants jump on or off of parade vehicles before the end.
- When your contingent reaches the end of the route, another "Parade Staff" member in a red shirt will direct your marchers toward the Festival area.
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