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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...