November 14, 2016

Upcoming events

  • LinkedIn Workshop - 11/16 Newcomb 177 @ 7-8PM
  • Challah for Hunger - 11/16 Brody Jewish Center @ 4-6PM
  • Fall Symposium - 11/18 Multi-Cultural Student Center
  • Thanksgiving Potluck - 11/20 Ern Commons @ 7PM
  • Safe Space Training - 11/21 @ 5-7PM
  • Secret Santa

Board Announcements

Corresponding Secretary

What’s up OYFAm!

Come join us this Friday at the Multi-Cultural Student Center for the
Fall Symposium! I have invited Marconi Calindas to speak to us about his career as a Flipino painter and how that has affected his life. The event itself will have an art show type feel to it so come out and enjoy some great paintings, and some cool raffle prizes!

We’ll be getting dinner at Fry’s Spring Station afterwards, feel free to come!




Last weeks events got you down? Well, we’ve got a lot of goodness and love opportunities THIS week so check em out!

Social Activism:
Eliminate is having a Teach-In on TUESDAY at Old Cabell from 12-2 about what hate speech is and they’re hosting a Flash Slam TOMORROW from 12 - 3 in front of Old Cabell. Sign up/volunteer to educate your peers about hate speech or to read your own slammin’ poem right here!! (They’ll also leave the 15-20 minutes for open mic btw!) If you aren’t able to volunteer, definitely hang out at their events for a bit and be part of the movement of our generation!

Safe Space Training:

OYFA will be going to Safe Space Training on November 21 from 5 - 7 PM! Come learn how to be an ally to the LGBTQ community. Participants will be given a distinctive rainbow-colored sticker that reads “I am sensitive to and supportive of lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer, and questioning people.” These stickers can be seen all around Grounds to visibly designate safe spaces. Please sign up here as we have limited spaces!

Word of the Week:

“bahaghari” (ba-hag-har-ee) means “rainbow.” Like a bahaghari, we should celebrate the diversity and colorful perspectives in our community because only having one color in a rainbow is boring.

MOLDing Society (Melissa Lim mll3mm and Oanh Dao ond2sg)


Hey everyone!!

Be on the lookout for news about barrio coming soon! I'll be sending out an interest form some time before the end of November. Also,
Barrio Workshop is going to be some time after thanksgiving break and right before finals so be on the lookout for that!!

Have a great week and good luck with exams!

Much love,
Stephen ( sgl9gd)



Thanks to everyone who came out to card-making today :) If you couldn’t make it today, no worries! Stay tuned for another card-making event in the future!

Join us and VSA at
Challah for Hunger on Wednesday, Nov. 16th from 4-6PM at the Brody Jewish Center (1824 University Cir)!! As usual, let us know if you’re interested and we can take the bus together! Also, look out on the Facebook page for our next Volunteer Spotlight on Ally Calata and her involvement in Relay for Life!!

<3 COmmunity
Celine (cln9ds) & Oliver (jav4vm)


Hey OYFA!!

Thanks to everyone who attended our Roundtable last week! We hope you learned a lot from our upperclassmen! :)

We’re partnering with UCS to hold a
LinkedIn Workshop on Wednesday, Nov. 16 from 7-8pm in Newcomb 177! Come by to brush up your current LinkedIn or create an account. All are welcome to attend!

Abigail (akh6rb) and Carol (cp5ae)


Seasons Greetings OYFA!

We hope you’re enjoying the chaos which is OYFAssassins2K16!!! 36 Assassins will be duking it out for the crown this week, so place yoving Pur bets and see who is the Ultimate Assassin at
Thanksgiving Potluck.  Our wonderful family celebration will be happening next Sunday, November 20th, 7PM at Ern Commons.  Every family comes together and will be making special dishes so be on the lookout for that and get ready to feast!  
Also coming up really soon is
OYFA’s Secret Santa!  We have a magical event to share the holiday spirit, where OYFAns give one another gifts and we listen to holiday music :)!  We will be posting sign-ups later this week, so be on the look-out!  

trust noone,
Joe (jpm5ye) & Mark(mtm4fg)

D7 Representatives

Asuuhhh OYFAM!!

We hope you got some insightful and useful UVA knowledge from Roundtable! There are no major updates, but keeping with the theme of the month: Culture and Traditions, make sure you keep a look out for the cultural events our wonderful Board & Council has in store for us as we enter the Holiday Season! They offer a peek into what makes Filipino culture so unique and special! As exams steadily approach, we will be working adamantly to give you all opportunities to relieve stress!

Your dope af D7 Reps,
John (jah6vg) and Dani (dgr3ce)


What’s good OYFAM

Tonight’s game was intense, to put it lightly. Our team powered through till the end but came just 3 points short from the opponent. While each player put their all into those 40 minutes, unfortunately, our IM season has come to an end.
On the bright side, both our football and basketball teams were undefeated in the regular season! HUGE shout out to the players, the fans, and to all those who supported us each game. Y’all are the reason why we enjoy doing what we do!

Look out for next semester’s sports and have a happy Thanksgiving!

Much love,
~spoRts chAirs~
Ronald (rpd2ea) and Alexa (amg8tf)


Hey guys!

I wish you guys the best and hope to see you at all the upcoming events.  A couple more weeks until Thanksgiving break, and then a couple more weeks until winter break!

Chris -cwf5tf-
General Announcements
  • On Wednesday, November 16th from 8-10 pm in the Clark Foyer, Second Year Council, in coordination with the Art Club at UVA, will be hosting a Wellness Wednesday: Coloring in Clark study break! Join us for free food, canvases, paint, coloring supplies, etc. Take a proper study break as you persevere past midterms! Check out the Facebook event here:
  • Careers in Community Organizing for Social Justice
    Josh Scott, UVA '12 and community organizer with The Direct Action & Research Training (DART) Center, will be on grounds Wednesday, November 16 at 6 pm in Minor 130 to discuss careers in community organizing with individuals interested in uniting congregations and working for social, economic and racial justice.
    Rachel Prestipino, '16, was one of seven hired into our August 2016 cohort, and we'd love to hire another UVA grad in 2017.
    RSVP at
  • Flicks for Lives Frisbee Tournament
    ​Nov. 19, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mad Bowl​
    Hosted by Lambda Phi Epsilon to benefit Be the Match for National Marrow Awareness Month. There will be two tournaments, a co-rec and a men's tournament. Teams will amount to 4 - 8 players with a registration fee of $10 per-person for the first 6 players and no cost for any additional players. Each player on your team will receive a free t-shirt and entry. Winning teams will receive prizes. For more information and to sign up, follow the link:
  • ASU's "En Root"
    Want to learn more about how being an Asian American affects your identity today? En Root is an interactive and hands-on activity that seeks to foster discussion about how Asian American immigrants have shaped America’s history and how that history impacts us today. We will be doing different things like mapping out a huge timeline of when our families immigrated to the US or using an identity board to explore what “categories” may individually define us the most. Come out this Wednesday, November 16, from 6-7pm at New Cabell 383!

That concludes our Week in OYFA! for this week! Thank you guys for tuning in. Keep up the good work! - LêcSec
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