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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 back in moments of crisis. We organize rallies, hold events, raise funds, and respond as

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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 application for APIENC’s (API Equality – Northern California) Summer Organizer Program is now open!

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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 to respond to crisis, heal from trauma, and keep each other safe. Our programs, as

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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 healthcare, work, travel, and live in this country. In this unending torrent of attacks on

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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 over 100 people full! This year, with the leadership of TGNC API community members,

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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. Our goal is to create space for LGBTQ API youth activists to build relationships, deepen

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