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APIENC’s Ecological Justice League (fka TTAC, Think and Take Action Cohort for Climate Justice) Presents:

#QTAPIClimateStories Writing and Haiku Party for Queer and Trans Asian & Pacific Islander People

A Climate Justice Storytelling Project

Register here!
πŸ‘‰ bit.ly/QTAPIClimateStories πŸ‘ˆ

Co-sponsored by Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN), Asian and Pacific Islander Queer Women and Transgender Community (APIQWTC), Chinese Progressive Association (CPA), Gay Asian Pacific Alliance (GAPA), GAPA Theatre, National Queer Asian and Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA), Queer as F*ck of Bindelstiff Studio, Prism Foundation, Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project (QWOCMAP), MYRainbow

Come join us online on Saturday, September 19, 2020, 5-8 pm Pacific Time*

* 8pm Eastern Time, 2pm Hawaii
* From Asia & parts of Pacific Islands: Sunday, Sept. 20: Thailand/Laos/Vietnam: 7am, Philippines/Taiwan/Singapore: 8am, Korea/Japan: 9am, Guam: 10am

Are you Queer/Trans Asian and/or Pacific Islander (QTAPI) who appreciates nature or has thought about how the climate crisis affects you, your family, your people, your country, your tribe, your land, or your world? Are you interested in gathering with other QTAPI folks to tell and listen to stories, learn about the climate crisis and its solutions, or write and create stories in a connected and supportive environment? 

No science degree or prior writing experience required! Come join, be yourself, learn, connect!

We are looking for co-sponsoring QTAPI and QTAPI-allied organizations interested and willing to support, spread the world, and invite their members to participate!  Please contact us if you and your organizations are interested!

Featuring:

  • Mioi Hanaoka who will present on haiku, its origins in Japanese culture and history, and the practice of present-day haiku writing as it relates to our relationship with the natural world
  • Shelley Wong who will present on poetry and place
  • Emcee’d by Michelle Meow, Host of the Michelle Meow show on KBCW and the Commonwealth Club of CA, and Nguyen Pham, Board Member of Prism Foundation and SF Pride, Mister GAPA 2013 Sir Whitney Queers
  • Interactive writing workshop, including practice, support, and sharing
  • Relationship and community building
  • QTAPI climate related videos
  • Live entertainment

Access Information: This event will be held on Zoom. We will provide closed captioning if needed. We will do our best to meet access needs shared with us on this form before 9/12!

To join us on September 19 (or from Asia or some Pacific Islands, Sept. 20 with the time difference), please register here ideally by Saturday, September 12.  

If you cannot join, but are interested in information about, contributing to, or supporting future #QTAPIClimateStories events, sign up here.  

If you have a QTAPI Climate Story that you would like to share or contribute to on your social media account, and spread the word under #QTAPIClimateStories!