MARCH 2014 NEWSLETTER
In Loving Memory of Alain Dang [1976-2014]
Alain Dang was a community leader by example. He helped create API Equality – Northern California, served as a founding board of the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA), and worked as a staff member of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. It is without a doubt Alain has touched the lives of many during his time with all of us. Read more.
Good News: AB 1266 Referendum Attempt Fails!
At API Equality – Northern California, we are taking this moment to celebrate the School Success and Opportunity Act, and we will continue to work to ensure that everyone in our community has the opportunity to thrive. Read more.
March 8: UC Berkeley’s API Issues Conference
We’re bringing our Dragon Fruit Project to UC Berkeley’s 24th Annual API Issues Conference: “In Solidarity.” Join our workshop at noon! Also, the keynote speech will be delivered by our friend and NQAPIA Board Member, Jayden Thai. Go, Jayden!
March 9: Dragon Fruit Transcribing Day
Participants will be transcribing LGBTQ API stories from the 60s through the 90s. Join us for this unique opportunity to share histories, legacies, and lived experiences among different generations. RSVP HERE.
March 13-23: CAAMFest 2014
We’re joining the AACRE Network on March 16th at CAAFest 2014’s Centerpiece Reception, featuring our sponsored film, American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs. Director Grace Lee and the revolutionary herself, Grace Lee Boggs, are both expected to attend!
Volunteer of the Month
MARCH 2014 | LINDA NGUYỄN
“I want API LGBTQ folks to feel good and beautiful and healthy and safe in our bodies and in our communities. I want us to be able to pursue, and to have enough, and to feel like the world is abundant… I think we can get there with the storytelling project.” Read More.