November 6, 2016

Upcoming events

  • Safe Space Training - Monday 11/21 5-7pm
  • Silent Demonstration - Eliminate the Hate campaign - Monday 11/7 10:30-3pm @ Old Cabell Hall
  • Roundtable - Monday 11/7 6-8pm @ Multicultural Center


Hello OYFA! Given all the horrible hate crimes that have taken place at UVA this past semester, read about the opportunities in which YOU can make UVA a more inclusive community!

Safe Space Training:

November 21st from 5-7 pm, OYFA will be having Safe Space Training with the LGBTQ Center! The Safe Space network is made up of faculty, staff, and students committed to being allies to the entire LGBTQ community. We’ll be completing a two-hour training that consists of general information about the LGBTQ population and how to be an ally. At the end, 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 contact Oanh (ond2sg) or Melissa (mll3mm) if you would like to join us!

Social Activism:

This Monday, November 7th, the Eliminate the Hate campaign will be holding a Silent Demonstration outside of Old Cabell Hall from 10:30 AM to 3 PM to stand up against the recent hate speech against members of our community. Sign up for the DEMO here and sign up for their LISTSERV here! There will also be a photo campaign and they need help with tabling and running the campaign. They are seeking volunteers from Tuesday, November 8 - Friday, November 11 so please sign up here to TABLE if you are available!

Word of the Week:
“Bumoto” (“bo” - “to” ) means “vote” as in “Don’t forget to ‘bumoto’ on election day (Tuesday)!”

MOLDing Society (Melissa Lim mll3mm and Oanh Dao ond2sg)



YOU WERE AMAZING THIS WEEKEND!! Thanks for pulling through and working so hard this month :) I’m so proud of everyone!!

Now, get some rest (drink some water c;) and get ready to jump right back in cuz Barrio Season is gonna kick off the moment we come back from Winter Break! Be on the look out for more info soon!!!

Much Love,

-Stephen (sgl9gd)


Hey OYFAm,

Thanks to everyone who came out on Halloween for Trick-or-Treating on the Lawn!  It’s always a great opportunity to see the kids of C-Ville in costume and to give them treats!  With all of your help, ~CANDY WARS~ was a huge success and in case you didn’t know, Binondo was the winning family!  They’ll be eating second at potluck and be getting free ice cream on top of that.  

Much love from the ~NUGZ~ <3

Oliver (jav4vm) and Celine (cln9ds)


Hello OYFA!

We’ll be hosting our
Roundtable event on Monday, Nov. 7th from 6-8pm at the Multicultural Center. Roundtable is an opportunity for OYFAns to get advice about majors and help with course selection and summer opportunities from upperclassmen. You’re encouraged to bring your laptops to help plan your schedule for next semester! Food will be provided!

Abigail (akh6rb) and Caroline (cp5ae)



D7 Representatives

Hey OYFA! We hope you all enjoyed Culturefest! As we mentioned during the General Body Meeting, the Standardizing Filipino American Studies (SFAS) theme of the month is Culture and Traditions!! Just through this semester we’ve learned about Filipino culture and traditions, from eating halo-halo, playing patintero and agawang sulok, to learning traditional dances in Culturefest. One of the best ways to learn more about any culture is to do so in an informal, relaxed environment, so keep an eye out for future cultural chill sessions to come!

Your adventurous D7 Reps,
Dani and John (dgr3ce & jah6vg)



IM basketball is still going on. We’ve said it so many times before but we are very thankful for the people who have come out to play and to cheer.
We hope to see you next Sunday!

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


What’s good OYFA! Thanks to everyone who came out to our THIRSTY THIRTY: CultureFest Afterparty! We hope everyone had tons of fun! In other news, we will be sending out an interest form for our annual Ski Trip shortly. That’s all, have an awesome week fam!

-A Penguin with a Chin (jac6dn & bxc2gn)
General Announcements
  • Second Year Council Presents: HOOS GOT TALENT? Sign up to participate in this Talent Show/Open-Mic Night event! The top three winners will get $50, $30, and $20 gift cards of their choice respectively. Perform on your own or with a group. All talents welcome! Register here:
    Or just come to watch the show and cheer-on the contestants! There will be free refreshments and an open popcorn bar for all who come out. RSVP here (not required, but recommended):

    Get inspired while in the audience? We'll also accept a few walk-on competitors!
  • Lambda Phi Epsilon is hosting Flick for Lives Frisbee Tournament to benefit Be the Match on 19 November 2016 at Mad Bowl. The tournament runs SATURDAY, 19 November 2016, from 12-2:30 pm for the men's competition and 2:30 - 5 pm for co-rec teams. Entry fee is $10 per person and includes a t-shirt. Teams can have between 4-8 people. Prizes include but are not limited to UVA football memorabilia, frisbees, and gift-cards. Look out for the sign up page going up soon!
  • The Taiwanese Student Association (TSA) invites everyone to our annual fall semester event, TASTE OF TAIWAN! This event will be held on Sunday, November 13, from 11AM-2PM at the Shea House.
    We cook and serve FREE, homemade Taiwanese food, and all you have to do is come, eat, and enjoy. We will also have game tables + activity booths for all to enjoy. All are welcome, and did we mention that it's FREE? ;)
  • Come to St. Paul's Memorial Church for the most authentic, homemade Vietnamese cuisine in Charlottesville. Pho is a traditional Vietnamese soup made of warm delicious broth, rice noodles, meat, and fresh herbs. We will also be serving homemade summer rolls, fried rice, fried bananas, Vietnamese coffee, and more. Is your mouth watering yet? Vegetarian options are available too! All profits made will go towards the Catalyst Foundation, an organization that strives to stop human trafficking.
  • Japan Club will present Fall Fest on Saturday(Nov 12th) from 1-3pm at the International Residential College with free admission to amazing performances, traditional Japanese food and trivia! We'll also feature a photo booth for the onigiri campaign: you can earn 5 school means per picture for children in need by updating your facebook status with a picture of you with a orinigiri and #OnigiriAction. Come and join us!
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