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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...