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  • 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 ...
  • 2017 Reflections, 2018 Directions 2017 Reflections, 2018 Directions
    When our communities are under attack, what do we do? Rise up, fight back!  This chant comes up at rallies and marches throughout the year. As movements, organizations, and people involved in work towards justice, we are well equipped to fight ...
  • 2018 Summer Organizing Program – Now Accepting Applications! 2018 Summer Organizing Program - Now Accepting Applications!
    Do you want to work with queer, transgender, and gender nonconforming 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 ...
  • What is My Movement: Reflections on my Journey in America What is My Movement: Reflections on my Journey in America
    In 2017, APIENC hosted Panpan, a fellow who came to work with us from China through the Lingnan W.T. Chan Fellowship at UC Berkeley’s Public Service Center. During her 5 months at APIENC, Panpan facilitated APIENC’s first Chinese Study Group, ...
  • What’s Coming Up in 2018? What's Coming Up in 2018?
    As 2017 comes to an end, APIENC is strategizing and planning for 2018 and beyond. In 2018, APIENC will be providing even more leadership development opportunities for our membership, growing our financial and organizational capacity, and strengthening our community’s abilities ...
  • Michelle Wang Michelle Wang
    NOV 2017 | MICHELLE WANG MICHELLE, who identifies as Asian, American, and Queer, is an active volunteer with APIENC. She is part of the Communications Committee and has also helped coordinate APIENC events. Michelle is also a software engineer during the ...
  • 11/20 Trans Day of Resilience – Honoring Our Thriving Selves Now 11/20 Trans Day of Resilience - Honoring Our Thriving Selves Now
    As we’re looking to uplift Trans Day of Resilience and counter the violence that our TGNC communities face, we want to provide a space where our TGNC folks can come together and honor our thriving trans selves now. Our Trans Justice ...
  • grow: ourselves, our communities, our movements. #GROWAPIENC towards $15,000! grow: ourselves, our communities, our movements. #GROWAPIENC towards $15,000!
    In this political moment we’re fighting isolation, burn-out, and increased attacks on our communities. We know our continued work towards safety and liberation will take stretching and growing in bold ways–in ways we cannot yet anticipate. APIENC is a home ...
  • Yi-Yi Kung Yi-Yi Kung
    SEPT 2017 | YI-YI KUNG YI-YI, an active dissenter of the wine-whine merger, is one of the many artists in the APIENC family. Yi-Yi grew up in Georgia where it was hard to find queer and/or Asian community and to be grounded in ...
  • Physical, Emotional, and Material: Reflections on Community and Care Physical, Emotional, and Material: Reflections on Community and Care
    APIENC’s summer internship is transformative and revolutionary. Never before have I been given so much time, space, and intentional care to focus on my own self-growth and process. I have learned that actively creating the world we want to see ...
  • Bringing it Home: Reflections on NQAPIA’s Regional Summit Bringing it Home: Reflections on NQAPIA's Regional Summit
    For me, going home usually means anxiety. I’m not talking about general nervousness and a jittery stomach – when I go home, I usually have to spend the next day in bed, physically ill. Fresno, the city I grew up ...
  • Daily Acts of Resistance – A NEW Dragon Fruit Project Zine! Daily Acts of Resistance - A NEW Dragon Fruit Project Zine!
    This summer saw the release of the 3rd Dragon Fruit Project (DFP) Zine! For those unfamiliar, a zine, shortened from fanzine or magazine, is a self-published work often featuring original texts and images that give voice to those outside of ...
  • Defend DACA Now, Protect all Immigrants Forever Defend DACA Now, Protect all Immigrants Forever
    We are devastated, horrified and angry that the Trump administration has decided to continue attacking immigrants, people of color, and queer and trans people by terminating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA has allowed more than 800,000 undocumented young people to access ...
  • Contribute to the THIRD Dragon Fruit Project Zine! Contribute to the THIRD Dragon Fruit Project Zine!
    Do you fancy art? Are you an artist? We need your help to make our 3rd Dragon Fruit Project Zine happen! Hello APIENC Community! My name is Ralph and I am an APIENC summer intern. I will be helping with the ...
  • Wai Yee Poon
    JUL 2017 | WAI YEE POON WAI YEE POON, a self described tender hard femme, is an active APIENC volunteer as well as a community organizer for Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA). Growing up with immigrant working-class parents, Wai Yee witnessed inequality ...
  • We’re Still Here, We’re Still Struggling, and We’re Still Fighting: Reflections from Trans March We're Still Here, We're Still Struggling, and We're Still Fighting: Reflections from Trans March
    This past month, APIENC, along with Gabriela-SF, ieumsae, and VietUnity organized a trans, queer, and allied Asian and Pacific Islander Contingent for Trans March. Our contingent was 200+ people strong. Avery, core member of APIENC’s Trans Justice Working Group and ...