How a Queer Disabled Student is Fighting for Health, Safety, and Education

How many people do you notice in your lectures wearing masks? How many coughs do you hear? Even though federal and state government policies treat COVID-19 risk with little concern, health science research continues to demonstrate the necessity of masking to prevent its contraction. COVID is a multi-systemic, vascular disease that damages every system in your body. Each COVID-19 infection that you contract results in cumulative damage, weakening the immune system. Weakened immune systems aren’t able to fight off infection as readily, meaning that any sickness can potentially be life-threatening and disabling. Unchecked immune system damage forces constant sickness to be many people’s new reality.

24 Hours of Queers, Coding, and Technology: QWER Hacks 2023

The tech industry doesn’t have to be gatekept by straight white men who want to work in big corporations — anyone can join a hackathon. Whether it’s to meet a circle of people united through a common cause, learn how to use design tools, or score some free food and goodies, consider checking out QWER Hacks. The event is taking place on Jan. 28 and 29 at UCLA.