November 21, 2016

Upcoming events

  • Safe Space Training - Monday 11/21, New Cabell 289 @5PM
  • Secret Santa - Dec 3



Check out how YOU can make OYFA, UVA, and BEYOND a safe place!


TBTN is a weeklong series of events in April, dedicated to educating, empowering, and ending gender based violence. Join the movement to create safer communities and end sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual abuse, and all other forms of sexual violence on grounds and across the country.

The application is
HEREEE and is due on November 22nd at midnight. If you have any questions please contact Natalie Conners ( or Damaris Paris (

Safe Space Training: 

OYFA will be going to Safe Space Training TOMORROW 5 - 7 PM at New Cabell 289! 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: “malakas” (ma-lah-kas) means “strong”

Take care everyone and see you at Safe Space training!
~MOLDing Society (Melissa Lim mll3mm and Oanh Dao ond2sg)



Below is the official sign ups for all the dances for Barrio so if you want to sign up for a traditional dance go ahead and do that as well!! The different dances separated by sheets so just remember to toggle between them on the bottom and sign up for what you want.

Just some small things to go over:

1. Moderns are split into 1st, Mega (2nd&3rd), and 4th years so sign up in the right sheet :)
2. Head choreographers for moderns are in charge of planning for their class' modern segment by appointing choreographers, making schedules, and having a general oversight of the dances.
3. There will be a cap for the traditional dances because due to limited costumes and props. Culture and choreographers will work together to make sure everyone can be satisfied with what they are in.
4. Barrio's gonna be lit.

You can sign up for committees below as well! If you have any questions ab the different emails feel free to message me or comment
Barrio workshop news coming out real soon as well >:)
As usual if you have any questions please feel free to let me, Vince or Elexa know!

Dance form:

Committee form:

Much love,
Stephen (sgl9gd)



Thank you so much to everyone who came to our last Challah for Hunger session of the semester! We are so thankful for everyone who has been coming out to Challah. Here’s a pic of last week’s volunteers:


We hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving break!

Celine (cln9ds) & Oliver (jav4vm)



We’ll be raffling off the Kaplan Scholarship (worth $2400) at Secret Santa!  Keep an eye out--we’ll start selling raffles soon!!
Have a Happy Thanksgiving & eat lots of good food :)

Abigail (akh6rb) and Carol (cp5ae)


HI OYFA!  Thanks for eating all of our food.  Seeing everyone together in Ern made us so THANKFUL.  We hope that you’re already excited for our next event, SECRET SANTA!!!  The event will be on December 3rd at Runk Green Room.

Fill out the form by TUESDAY 11:59PM!!!! WE WILL BE CLOSING THE FORM THEN.

Joe (jpm5ye) & Mark (mtm4fg)

D7 Representatives


Wow so much culture in so little time! We hope you enjoyed Fall Symposium ft. Marconi Caldinas. If you weren’t able to make it, or you want to keep up with his work, here’s his website: or

And here is his tumblr:

Also, if you loved the Filipino food from potluck and want to learn how to make it, this site is a great starting point:

Hope everyone enjoys their Thanksgiving Break!

D7 love,
Dani (dgr3ce) & John (jah6vg)


Helloooo OYFA!

We have no announcements this week. Have a fun and safe Thanksgiving break! Eat lots of food!

~spoRts chAirs~
Ronald (rpd2ea) and Alexa (amg8tf)


OYFA hello!

We have no announcements this week other than ski trip.  It will be on early January and fill out the interest form if you haven’t already!  Official forms will be out soon! Other than that, have a great Thanksgiving and stay safe!

-A Penguin with a Chin (jac6dn & bxc2gn)


WOW TRIVIA IS BACK BACK BACK AGAIN!! The first person to have all the correct answer will get a DINNER prep by master chef me. Are you ready?

1. What Advocacy's event is happening tomorrow?
2. Where will the Kaplan Scholarship be raffled?
3. Who won Assassins?

That's it from me guys. Have a warm and safe Thanksgiving break!! Love you all!
LêcSec (npl3rf)
General Announcements
  • CSA at UVA: Dollar Dim Sum
    Friday, December 2nd
    5:00 – 8:00 pm
    Shea House

    Come enjoy some Chinese food at our annual Dollar Dim Sum event! There will be food ranging from Char Shiu Pork and Shumai to Fried Rice and Dumplings, all for only a $1 each! Don’t know what any of these foods are? Check out our Facebook event to learn more about each dish! 
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