Dragon Fruit Project

Hello are you there? Reflections from our Dragon Fruit Phone Tree

Posted on Aug 26, 2020 in Dragon Fruit Project, News

As we organize mutual aid networks, workshop series, and community-based research projects, we know how important it is to reflect on our experiences. Over the course of the next few weeks we’ll be launching a four-part series entitled, Organizing in the time of COVID-19: A Reflection Series from APIENC”. Stay tuned for more!

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Daily Acts of Resistance – A NEW Dragon Fruit Project Zine!

Posted on Sep 11, 2017 in Dragon Fruit Project, News

Daily Acts of Resistance – A NEW Dragon Fruit Project Zine! Image description: A preview of the center page of the 3rd Dragon Fruit Project Zine. Background graphic is orange with overlayed text and graphics such as “What keeps us alive?” 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 the mainstream. It also serves to visualize important issues and promotes freedom of self expression. The theme of the...

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Contribute to the THIRD Dragon Fruit Project Zine!

Posted on Jul 6, 2017 in Dragon Fruit Project

[Image Description: A flyer advertising the DFP Zine. The background is white, with accents of a Dragon Fruit pattern on the corners.] 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 Dragon Fruit Project, ensuring that the hxstories of our community are accessible. One way I’m doing that is by coming up with media strategies, such as this zine, to amplify the hxstories of the people in the Dragon Fruit Project. But what is a zine? A...

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The Dragon Fruit Project Digital Portal is now LIVE!

Posted on Nov 9, 2016 in Dragon Fruit Project, News

Image Description: Two APIENC community members browsing the Dragon Fruit Project Digital Portal on a Google Chromebook; a historical timeline of LGBTQ API movements is in the background; taken at the 10/23 Digital Portal Launch Party (photo credits: Mary Luong) The Dragon Fruit Project is an intergenerational oral hxstory project that explores queer Asians and Pacific Islanders and their experiences with love and activism in the 1960s, 70s, 80s, and 90s. Since 2013, volunteers have engaged with our queer Asian and Pacific Islander hxstories by recording, transcribing, and disseminating over...

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A Hello from our Springterns!

Posted on Mar 8, 2016 in Dragon Fruit Project, News

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 preparation for the Dragon Fruit Digital Portal launch. Even though we worked with APIENC for only two weeks, we received valuable mini trainings on many things, from conflict resolution to radical welcome to leadership development. Since we both live in San Francisco, having something meaningful to do while visiting our city made our...

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Live Blogging from the 2nd Digital Portal Working Day

Posted on Mar 6, 2016 in Dragon Fruit Project, News

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, we took photos to document the process. Meta. Check out our live photo-blog below! 9:50am — Getting set-up and ready for everyone to join us on this beautiful morning! Image Description: A view from the window of our event. San Francisco’s Chinatown and the Bay Bridge can be seen. During the check-in, volunteers said that they came today to explore...

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