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  • POP! People over Pride: Training Camp for LGBTQ API Youth – APPLY TODAY
    POP! Camp is BACK! This summer, APIENC and NQAPIA are hosting our second People Over Pride (POP!) Camp for LGBTQ Asian and Pacific Islander Youth. POP! Camp is an intensive 4-day LGBTQ API training camp for youth ages 14-20 to ...
  • This Has Been a Messy Year: Practicing Healthy Accountability This Has Been a Messy Year: Practicing Healthy Accountability
    Avery Nguyen (they/them) is a member of APIENC’s Core Committee, and our Trans Justice Committee. After our retreats with the Wildfire Project, Avery wrote this reflection to share with the APIENC community.  This has been a messy year. Besides the harms and ...
  • 2019 Summer Organizer Program – Apply by March 1st 2019 Summer Organizer Program - Apply by March 1st
    Do you want to work with trans, gender nonconforming, and queer API people and communities? Do you have a commitment to social justice? Are you ready to transform, learn concrete community organizing skills, and work to build movements for change? The ...
  • 2019? 😲 Let’s do this.
    APIENC was first founded in 2004, and refounded in 2013, with a commitment to young, trans, and gender nonconforming leadership. This shift happened through intentional changes to our structure, work, and initiatives. 6 years later, we’ve grown in our understanding ...
  • Ethan Li Ethan Li
    JAN 2019 | ETHAN LI Ethan is a queer and nonbinary Chinese+Taiwanese American who grew up in the Midwest. They are a graduate student working on bioengineering research at Stanford while also building queer community: “Transitioning into my program while I’m ...
  • Sharing our Learnings: APIENC’s Transformation with the Wildfire Project Sharing our Learnings: APIENC's Transformation with the Wildfire Project
    Mioi Hanaoka (she/they) has been a long-time supporter and member of APIENC. She is currently part of APIENC’s Communications and Core Committees. As a member of Core, Mioi took part in APIENC’s set of retreats with the Wildfire Project over ...
  • 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 ...