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  • 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 ...
  • 2016 Summer Internship Application Now Open! 2016 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? The application for API Equality – Northern California’s Summer Internship 2016 is now open! Applications are ...
  • 2015 Highlights and 2016 Goals 2015 Highlights and 2016 Goals
    2015 was quite a year. We connected, convened, and inspired hundreds of people to share their stories, learn about queer and trans API history and activism, practice organizing skills, march for trans lives and justice, and build relationships across generations. Here are ...
  • Challenging Ourselves, Supporting Each Other Challenging Ourselves, Supporting Each Other
    For the third year in the row, Team APIENC has come together to collectively fundraise and participate in the Berkeley Run. For over a month Team APIENC members challenged themselves to meet their fundraising goals, working together to learn the ...
  • Avery Nguyen Avery Nguyen
    AVERY NGUYEN is a 1st generation, Viet-American, gender fluid, queer young adult who has been volunteering with APIENC through our Dragon Fruit Project and trans justice work. They are inspired and supported by their family, their community, and their love of ...
  • 1/31/16 Dragon Fruit Project Digital Portal Working Day 1/31/16 Dragon Fruit Project Digital Portal Working Day
    Come join us for our first program of the year – A Dragon Fruit Project Digital Portal Working Day! On Sunday January 31st, Dragon Fruit Project participants will be organizing and creating web-based content from LGBTQ API stories. Led by ...
  • Trans Day of Resilience 2015 Trans Day of Resilience 2015
    On this year’s Transgender Day of Remembrance, we are spending the day honoring the lives of transgender people who have fought and endured unjust systems that ...
  • 2015 Transgender Day of Remembrance Events 2015 Transgender Day of Remembrance Events
    November 20th is the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR), a day to honor the memory of those lost because of anti-transgender violence, and a day to lift up the narratives of transgender folks who are still thriving. This list is ...
  • Berkeley 10K: Become an APIENC Champion! Berkeley 10K: Become an APIENC Champion!
    TEAM APIENC RUNS BERKELEY has become an API Equality – Northern California tradition. This year marks our 3rd annual Berkeley Run where our awesome volunteers run, walk, or even skip for LGBTQ API justice. Our goal for our end-of-the-year fundraiser ...
  • Cynthia Fong Cynthia Fong
    “I think it’s really cool, seeing connections being made and in a loving way. It’s not like the organization is only invested in people to the extent which they can provide skills; the organization is also interested in developing leadership ...
  • Storytelling, StoryCorps, and Reflections Storytelling, StoryCorps, and Reflections
    Through our partnership with StoryCorps, Dragon Fruit Project interviewers and storytellers have come together to share stories of love, struggle, identity, and activism. Check out some of our interviewer’s reflections on the experience, and hear about why they think storytelling ...
  • Fall 2015 – Welcome to Team APIENC! Fall 2015 - Welcome to Team APIENC!
    At API Equality – Northern California, our work is powered by our dedicated volunteer committees and rising leaders. We’re so excited to welcome Fei, BB, Shilpa, and Kalani to Team APIENC this fall. Read on to find out more about ...
  • Celebrating My One Year: Come Run With Me! Celebrating My One Year: Come Run With Me!
    My name is Michelle Lin and I’m excited to introduce myself as API Equality – Northern California’s new Community Organizer. A year ago, I came across APIENC while searching for progressive Asian American organizations to volunteer for. I was drawn to this ...
  • Denise Huang Denise Huang
      DENISE HUANG is a queer, 2nd generation Chinese American woman and current student at Mount Holyoke University, a women’s college in Western Massachusetts. Denise, as self-proclaimed “Asian American history geek,” came to APIENC in the summer of 2015, and has ...