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  • Celebrate Wellness with APIENC – Sun. November 20th! Celebrate Wellness with APIENC - Sun. November 20th!
    Speaking from this year of growth since our last Berkeley Run, we’ve been astounded by the abundance of our communities and strongly stand by our core belief that “our communities have everything we need to support ourselves and each other.” ...
  • 5 Highlights from APIENC’s Summer 5 Highlights from APIENC's Summer
    This summer, Team APIENC was busy. During the past few months, our team has been working hard to support summer interns, march in the streets, launch new projects, highlight community artists, and build a thriving LGBTQ API community. Here’s a ...
  • Alison Lin Alison Lin
    ALISON LIN, a queer, mixed-race (Chinese-American and white) woman, has been an active volunteer with APIENC since she moved to the Bay Area three years ago. Alison currently works with social justice nonprofits, where she  focuses on collaboration, embodied leadership, ...
  • Artistic Collective Open at OACC NOW! Artistic Collective Open at OACC NOW!
    Happening now! APIENC’s first Artist Collective Exhibit is up for viewing at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center (OACC), located in Oakland’s Chinatown. This exhibit, which features art from multiple LGBTQ+ API artists, showcases the lives and narratives of our community. ...
  • Give OUT Day: Celebrate the Summer with APIENC! Give OUT Day: Celebrate the Summer with APIENC!
    Give OUT Day: Celebrate the Summer with APIENC! In 2016, individual giving will make up more than 60% of API Equality – Northern California (APIENC)’s Program Budget. This means that our work IS community driven and powered. This year, we’re participating in ...
  • A Letter from our New Director, Sammie A Letter from our New Director, Sammie
    Dear community, This last month has been quite a whirlwind, and we at APIENC have been reeling from the mix of events that have sent us into tailspins of disappointment, fear, sadness, and anger. From the horrific violence against LGBTQ black ...
  • CALL For Submissions by Mon. 7/25: API Equality – Northern California Artist Collective Exhibit CALL For Submissions by Mon. 7/25: API Equality - Northern California Artist Collective Exhibit
    Hello, my name is Maria, one of the API Equality-Northern California interns this summer. It is a honor for me to be coordinating this Artist Collective. This artist collective seeks to bring community members together to work on an art ...
  • Join Asians and Pacific Islanders at Trans March 2016! Join Asians and Pacific Islanders at Trans March 2016!
    Hi there! This is MLin, community organizer at API Equality – Northern California. I’d like to invite you to join us in honoring transgender, gender non-conforming, and genderqueer people, lives, and histories at Trans March next Friday on June 24th.  Last year, in 2015, ...
  • Volunteer at Folsom Street Events with APIENC!! Volunteer at Folsom Street Events with APIENC!!
    For the first time ever, we are partnering with Folsom Street Events to power our work. In order to receive funds, we need to recruit a TON of volunteers for Up Your Alley (Sunday, July 31) and Folsom Street Fair ...
  • Save the Date for Resilience Archives: A Historical LGBTQ AAPI Tour of SF Bay Area Save the Date for Resilience Archives: A Historical LGBTQ AAPI Tour of SF Bay Area
    This summer, API Equality – Northern California (APIENC) and Visibility Project Director, artist Mia Nakano are collaborating to develop a historical LGBTQ AAPI tour of San Francisco Bay Area – “Resilience Archives” that will culminate in an accessible digital online ...
  • Announcing our New Director! Announcing our New Director!
    Dear APIENC Community, After a rigorous search and hiring process, I’m proud to announce that starting in July, Sammie Ablaza Wills will be API Equality – Northern California’s next Director! Many of you may know Sammie as our Community Organizer, a summer ...
  • Sine Hwang Jensen Sine Hwang Jensen
    SINE HWANG JENSEN is a queer, Asian American, mixed-race woman who began volunteering with APIENC about a year ago. Currently, Sine is a librarian at the UC Berkeley Ethnic Studies Library, focusing on Asian American and Comparative Ethnic Studies. Growing up, ...
  • Reflecting on Our First Spring Leadership Exchange Reflecting on Our First Spring Leadership Exchange
    During the summer of 2015, we piloted a 5-week long series of trainings called the API Queer Justice Leadership Exchange (APIQJLEX). Participants came together for a few hours each week to learn skills, build relationships, and reflect deeply on the queer ...
  • POW! A Call to Action from the APIENC Justice League POW! A Call to Action from the APIENC Justice League
    Communities of API Equality – Northern California, We’re excited to announce that during May, API Equality – Northern California (APIENC) will be kicking off a month-long fundraising campaign: POW! Power Our Work: Building LGBTQ API Leadership. In 2015, API Equality – ...
  • A Hello from our Springterns! A Hello from our Springterns!
    Dear Community, This is Nancy and Christine. We were ~winterns~ from Brown University and we worked on the Dragon Fruit Project for two weeks this past winter break, specifically writing short-form narratives for some of the people who were interviewed in ...
  • Jean Kim Jean Kim
    JEAN KIM, a queer, Asian-American Korean, is one of APIENC’s most active volunteers. She “got pulled into the mix” through her friendships with staff members and volunteers. As Jean became more familiar with APIENC, she found that the volunteers were ...
  • Reflections and Transitions from Monna Wong Reflections and Transitions from Monna Wong
    Dear API Equality – Northern California community, I just celebrated my 3 year anniversary as Executive Director of API Equality – Northern California, and I’m so proud of what we’ve accomplished during this time. From collecting over 50 stories for the ...
  • Live Blogging from the 2nd Digital Portal Working Day Live Blogging from the 2nd Digital Portal Working Day
    Our second Dragon Fruit Project Digital Portal Working day was held on March 6th! 16 volunteers joined us to transcribe, edit, code, and write narratives, all in preparation for the launch of our Dragon Fruit Project website! Throughout the day, ...
  • API Equality – Northern California is Hiring an Executive Director! API Equality – Northern California is Hiring an Executive Director!
    Title: Executive Director, API Equality – Northern California Full time, based in San Francisco Deadline: On-going; priority for applications submitted by Friday, March 25th Salary: DOE, Excellent benefits JOB DESCRIPTION Asian Pacific Islander Equality – Northern California (APIENC) seeks an Executive Director who will be ...
  • Join Us for CAAMFest 2016 – Queer Shorts and Films! Join Us for CAAMFest 2016 - Queer Shorts and Films!
    We’re excited to be a community partner and co-presenter for CAAMFest 2016, hosted by the Center for Asian American Media. We will be presenting the following programs: Yeu (Love) Pop music sensations Chi Pu and Gil Le star in Vietnam’s first mainstream LGBTQ ...