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  • 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 ...
  • A Story of Transformation: Give OUT Day 2017 A Story of Transformation: Give OUT Day 2017
    On April 20, 2017, over 20 Team APIENC fundraisers and phone-bankers helped engage 248 unique donors and raise over $11,000 for GiveOUT Day. APIENC also placed second in the San Francisco Bay Area Small Budget leaderboard, earning a bonus of ...
  • Restoring our Histories – Dragon Fruit Project Working Day Recap Restoring our Histories - Dragon Fruit Project Working Day Recap
    The Dragon Fruit Project had its FIRST EVER quality control working day this past April 9, which was a great success. Over 15 volunteers (also known as the QTs for QC) came out to help review over 20 transcripts to ...
  • Join Asian and Pacific Islanders for Trans March 2017! Join Asian and Pacific Islanders for Trans March 2017!
    Join APIENC (API Equality – Northern California) for this year’s Trans March to show our power as Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Asian and Pacific Islander people! Last summer, our contingent of Asian Pacific Islander trans, GNC people, and cis allies was ...
  • Save the Date: Resilience Archives Storytelling Showcase + Visibility Project Book Launch Save the Date: Resilience Archives Storytelling Showcase + Visibility Project Book Launch
    RESILIENCE ARCHIVES: PERFORMANCE & LAUNCH VISIBILITY PROJECT BOOK LAUNCH SAVE THE DATE Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 6:00 – 8:30 pm The Resilience Archives is a collection of personal photos, fliers, interviews, and historical documents from the LGBTQIA+ Asian American and Pacific Islander community in the ...
  • Caroline Truong Caroline Truong
    CAROLINE TRUONG has been an active volunteer with APIENC since last year and is part of our Trans Justice Working Group. Most recently, Caroline supported the curriculum development facilitation of our February Trans Justice Training for Trainers and was an ...
  • Apply to POP: People Over Pride Training Camp! Apply to POP: People Over Pride Training Camp!
    POP: People Over Pride is a national training camp for LGBTQ API youth. A partnership between APIENC and the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA), POP is an opportunity for young LGBTQ API leaders and activists from around the country. ...
  • Tune into TRANSFORM APIENC: Give OUT Day on 4/20! Tune into TRANSFORM APIENC: Give OUT Day on 4/20!
    We have officially selected our 8th cohort of APIENC summer interns! We welcome Connie, Isabella, Justine, Kristin, Lina, and Ralph to the APIENC family, and you will be hearing more them soon. In the meantime, we are kicking off our ...
  • Reflections from our February Trans Justice T4T Reflections from our February Trans Justice T4T
    On February 11th, 2017, our Trans Justice Working Group facilitated APIENC’s first T4T (Training for Trainers) in the Bay Area. With over 20 people from various Bay Area API organizations in the room, we covered a range of content from Gender ...
  • APIENC Springterns! APIENC Springterns!
    This month we wanted to highlight our springterns, Gibson, Quinton, and Katie! Gibson, who identifies as a cisgender male, is currently a freshman at UC Berkeley where he studies Political Science and Economics and also works as a Crime and Courts ...
  • CAAMFest 35 OUT/HERE SHORTS on March 11, 2017 CAAMFest 35 OUT/HERE SHORTS on March 11, 2017
    This year, API Equality – Northern California (APIENC) will be presenting OUT/HERE — SHORTS at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco. Save the date for March 11, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. to watch all seven films: The Book of Living ...
  • Join us for our Quarterly APIENC Potluck – Sunday 3/12! Join us for our Quarterly APIENC Potluck - Sunday 3/12!
    APIENC is jumpstarting a new tradition this year to provide more opportunities for community members to get to know each other while sharing food and space together. In 2017, we’ll be holding Quarterly Potlucks as a way of casual gathering ...
  • 2017 Summer Internship Application Now Open! 2017 Summer Internship Application Now Open!
    Do you want to work with LGBTQ API communities? Do you have a commitment to social justice? Do you want to learn concrete community organizing skills and work to build movements for change? The application for API Equality – Northern California’s ...
  • Reflections from our November 2016 Community Brunch Reflections from our November 2016 Community Brunch
    Last November, we hosted our annual Community Brunch, celebrating all of our amazing fundraisers and dedicate volunteers. Over 50 people showed up to eat home cooked food, meet new friends, and take part in our post-fundraiser raffle. The brunch was prepared ...