2014 Empowering Women of Color Planning Committee. From the Welcome Back Party to Empowering Women of Color Conference, free tax consultation to workshops for student parents, The Berkeley Graduate online journal to the Queer and Transgender Advocacy project, the Graduate Assembly is working to improve the lives of graduate students and create a vibrant and inclusive graduate community. In addition to funding student groups and serving as the official legislative body for all graduate students, the GA provides resources and advocacy through various projects and events. For a detailed list of upcoming events and opportunities, visit the Graduate Assembly’s Facebook page. Graduate Assembly Delegates Meeting Thursday, September 4, 5:30 pm Anna Head Alumnae Hall If you are interested in becoming a delegate for your department, visit ga.berkeley.edu/delegates. New Graduate Student Orientation Tuesday, August 26, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Dwinelle Hall Registration: 8:30 – 9:00 am New Minority Graduate Student Orientation Wednesday August 27, 2:00 – 5:00 pm Anna Head Alumnae Hall All are welcome to come mingle, meet new and current graduate students, and get info about resources for minority students. Graduate Women’s Project & Graduate Student Parent Project’s Welcome Back Mixer Thursday, September 4, 4:30 – 6:30 pm Anthony Hall Come mix and mingle with fellow graduate students, Children Welcome! Food and refreshments served. Student ID required Women of Color Kickoff Happy Hour Wednesday, September 10, 5:00 – 8:00 pm Anthony Hall Patio Free food and drinks. Student ID required; photo ID proving 21 years of age for alcohol. Welcome LGBT Graduate Student Reception Thursday, September 18, 7:00 – 9:00 pm Anthony Hall Health at Every Size: Conversation, Workout & Lunch Tuesday, September 30, 12:00 – 1:30 pm Anthony Hall Light lunch 1:00 – 1:30 pm Student ID required. Please RSVP. “Health at Every Size” is based on the simple premise that the best way to improve health is to honor your body. It supports people in adopting health habits for the sake of health and well-being (rather than weight control. Join ACE Certified Personal Trainer Rachel Marcus for a discussion about incorporating “Health at Every Size” into our lives and ways of moving. Explore weight-neutral approaches to fitness and ways to enjoy movement with a perspective of self-care, self-love and mindfulness. Participate in a gentle, 20-minute workout, easily adaptable to the lives of busy graduate students. Stick around for a Q&A and lunch!