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  • JoJo Ty JoJo Ty
    NOV 2018 | JOJO TY JoJo (they/he) is an active APIENC volunteer and community leader. Jojo has brought their expertise on community walking tours to the Dragon Fruit Project Walking Tour and our Trans Justice Committee. More recently, they have helped ...
  • I’m transforming into a more powerful version of myself. Will you join me? I’m transforming into a more powerful version of myself. Will you join me?
    This is Jasmin Hoo, the new Community Organizer at APIENC. In this past month since I’ve started, I’ve been asked to reimagine what community care and accountability look like, stretched to practice new organizing skills, and encouraged to confront my ...
  • grow: ourselves, our communities, our movements grow: ourselves, our communities, our movements
    From November 1 – 18, grow with APIENC! This Fall, we need to raise $15,000 to continue growing our work. From our 9th cohort of Summer Organizers, to our 300+ person Trans March contingent, to the launch of our Dragon Fruit ...
  • We Are Magic Manifested, and We Won’t Be Erased We Are Magic Manifested, and We Won’t Be Erased
    APIENC’s Statement on the Leaked ‘Trans Memo’ Yesterday, The New York Times reported an unreleased memo from the Trump administration, which would aim to define sex as, “a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth.” The memo, drafted by the ...
  • Daring to Hope for a Just World: Reflections from the 2018 NQAPIA Conference Daring to Hope for a Just World: Reflections from the 2018 NQAPIA Conference
    Yiann Chou, one of our APIENC volunteers, attended the 2018 NQAPIA National Conference this past July in San Francisco, CA. They also performed with their band, kapwa the band, at the Arts Showcase Night. I felt grateful to be at NQAPIA, ...
  • Nancy Chen Nancy Chen
    SEPT 2018 | NANCY CHEN Nancy Chen (she/her) has been volunteering with APIENC since 2015. She started off transcribing for the Dragon Fruit Project and joined the Core committee in 2017, APIENC’s leadership body. Nancy identifies as queer and non-binary. Outside of ...
  • Grounding Ourselves in Each Other: Yuan and Teo’s Summer Reflections Grounding Ourselves in Each Other: Yuan and Teo's Summer Reflections
    Reflections from Yuan Wang, 2018 APIENC Summer Organizer (they/them pronouns): When I shared the first story that came to mind of feeling deeply “unwelcome”, my shoulders felt heavy and my eyes lowered to the ground. “We’re doing that one,” a new ...
  • Welcome APIENC’s New Community Organizer! Welcome APIENC's New Community Organizer!
    Dear APIENC Community, We are excited to announce that Jasmin Hoo will be joining us in the role of Community Organizer on September 18th! Jasmin is an amazing social justice educator, activist, and artist, with over ten years experience working with ...
  • From September 8 – 16, We Rise for Climate Justice
    On September 8th, thousands of people will be in the streets of San Francisco rising for climate justice and pushing elected leaders to be accountable to frontline communities. Will you be one of them? The effects of climate change are already ...
  • Thanks to our Ancestors: Reflections from Trans March 2018 Thanks to our Ancestors: Reflections from Trans March 2018
    Hello everyone! My name is Julie Le and I use they/them pronouns. I am a Vietnamese and Southeast Asian American rooted in Oakland to refugees from the Vietnam War. This summer, I am an APIENC summer organizer and I’m work ...
  • Medha Asthana Medha Asthana
    JUL 2018 | MEDHA MEDHA is a volunteer and Core member of APIENC! Medha Asthana identifies as a queer Indian American, born in India and raised in the Midwest and the SF Bay Area. Outside of APIENC, Medha is an Organizer at ...
  • Skate with your fellow APIENC-ERS! Skate with your fellow APIENC-ERS!
    Learn How to Skateboard: Beginner’s Basic 101 with Lorl and Yams BYOB: It’s bring your own board event! Who: Everyone and all levels but centering queer trans folx beginners! What: Learn how to skateboard (this entails the basics!) Where: Golden Gate Park! (at the ...
  • Join APIENC’s Think Tank and Action Cohort (TTAC) on Climate Justice! Join APIENC's Think Tank and Action Cohort (TTAC) on Climate Justice!
    Come join our APIENC Think Tank and Action Cohort (TTAC) on Climate Justice! Who’s invited: Asian and Pacific Islanders LGBTQ people of all ages and genders When: Thursday, July 12, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Where: APIENC, 17 Walter U Lum Plaza, SF (12-15 ...
  • We’re Hiring a Community Organizer! We're Hiring a Community Organizer!
    APIENC (API Equality – Northern California) is hiring a Community Organizer! Title:  Community Organizer, APIENC (API Equality – Northern California) Hiring By: September 2018, process below Compensation: $45,000 – $50,000, excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, retirement, & paid vacation time Hours: Full-time, including ...
  • March with us! Trans March 2018 March with us! Trans March 2018
    Join APIENC (API Equality – Northern California), along with Third World Resistance for this year’s Trans March on Friday 6/22 to chant, march, and fight for liberation with trans, gender nonconforming, and allied API people! We want to show up ...
  • William Alvites William Alvites
    MAY 2018 | WILLIAM WILLIAM is a member of our Trans Justice working group and has been involved with APIENC for over six months now, helping form trans&gnc specific spaces. William was actively involved in organizing our first ever Trans&GNC Rights ...
  • Creating Liberation Together: Reflections from TGNC Rights & Empowerment Day Creating Liberation Together: Reflections from TGNC Rights & Empowerment Day
    On March 24th, 2018 our Trans Justice Working Group facilitated APIENC’s first Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Rights and Empowerment Day (RED)! We made space for a whole day centering our TGNC Asian and Pacific Islander community, full of workshops that emphasized ...
  • Give OUT YAY! Give OUT YAY!
    Thanks to our 21 stellar fundraisers and to our community abound with ABUNDANCE, we exceeded all of our goals, raised over $18,000, and engaged over 320 people during this year’s Give OUT Day on April 19th! We also landed 1st ...
  • Anna Lei Anna Lei
    MAR 2018 | ANNA LEI ANNA a APIENC intern alumni of 2016, is now an active volunteer with the Dragon Fruit Project Committee and part of APIENC Core! She identifies as a Queer Asian American person of color. Through APIENC’s summer ...
  • Join us on 3/24 – Trans&GNC Rights and Empowerment Day! Join us on 3/24 - Trans&GNC Rights and Empowerment Day!
    In January 2016, a small group of trans and gender non-conforming (TGNC) community members convened our first ever Trans Justice Working Group. We wanted more space and time to plan events for our people to learn, eat, come together, and ...