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API Transmasculine Anthology QACON Workshop – Sat., 5/4/19

Posted on Apr 30, 2019 in Past Events

API Transmasculine Anthology QACON Workshop – Sat., 5/4/19

Come to the 12th Annual QACON (Queer and Asian Conference) May 3-5, 2019 @ UC Berkeley

Join This Workshop: API Transmasculine Anthology | Join the Rice Bowl: Telling our Stories & Creating Our Art

1:50pm – 3:05pm at 109 Dwinelle Hall (Saturday, 5/4/19)

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2019

Posted on Apr 7, 2019 in Scholarship Awardees

2019

Congratulations to our 2019 APIQWTC scholarship awardees, Paige Chung and Bo Hwang! Paige Ho Thuy My Chung is pursuing her B.A. in Critical Ethnic Studies and English at Kalamazoo College, MI. As a recent summer organizer at API Equality – Northern California 2018, Paige worked on the Dragon Fruit Network, an intergenerational support system for Queer and Trans Asian and Pacific Islander (QTAPI) elders and youth to bond and receive a network of assistance. At APIENC, they researched qualitative data, performed literature reviews, and attended a four-day leadership training. At school, Paige continues her fight for liberation in a myriad of ways. As a writing center consultant, they encourage writers to speak in their native tongues while pushing for language diversity on campus. As an Intercultural Center-Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership Liaison, she pushes for visibility and access to transgender and low-income resources on and off campus. Paige looks forward to expanding their soundscape at her Nature in Words Writing Fellowship at Pierce Cedar Institute as they complete their senior thesis “The Entanglements of Vietnamese-Diasporic People, The Nail Salon Industry, and Community”. Paige is committed to building and fostering communal support and power for QTAPI liberation, in addition to publishing individual writings. Bo James Hwang is a post-baccalaureate student at UCLA Extension. His career goal is to become a primary care physician and public health researcher who will improve care for marginalized communities. Although Bo resides in Los Angeles, he calls Bay Area his second home. In the summer of 2016, he advanced data collection for LGBTQ patients at Asian Health Services in Chinatown, Oakland. This past summer and fall, he conducted research at the San Francisco Department of Public Health to improve biomedical prevention methods for gay and transgender men of color who use meth. Bo is currently the Student/Young Professional Director II for Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health, a research community advisor for the first national Transgender & Gender Non-Conforming Health Research Advisory Network, and the Vice President of Southern California Lambda Medical Association. In his free time, he enjoys practicing mindfulness, reading, and working out. He wants to personally give a shout out to all the donors, scholarship committee, and volunteers who made it possible for him to further his education! Please DONATE to the Scholarship Fund today....

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2019 Year of the Pig Lunar New Year Banquet

Posted on Mar 18, 2019 in Current Year's Banquet, Past Banquets

2019 Year of the Pig Lunar New Year Banquet

Celebrate with us at the APIQWTC 32nd Annual Banquet

Evening of Saturday
Date: April 20, 2019
Location: Ed Roberts Campus
(BART & Parking-Friendly)

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3/15 – When Pigs Fly Over the Moon – A QTAPI gathering

Posted on Mar 5, 2019 in Past Events

3/15 – When Pigs Fly Over the Moon – A QTAPI gathering

A community resource fair with QTAPI organizations tabling in the lobby, performances and showcases of community talent and stories in the theatre, a conference room for breakout sessions and meetups, and a history exhibit featuring some of earliest QTAPI organizers.

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SAVE THE DATE! APIQWTC’s 32nd Year of the Pig Lunar New Year Banquet

Posted on Feb 26, 2019 in News

SAVE THE DATE! APIQWTC’s 32nd Year of the Pig Lunar New Year Banquet

Evening of Saturday
Date: April 20, 2019
Location: Ed Roberts Campus
(BART & Parking-Friendly)

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Seeking Performers for APIQWTC’s 32nd Lunar New Year Banquet

Posted on Feb 21, 2019 in News Archive

Seeking Performers for APIQWTC’s 32nd Lunar New Year  Banquet

The Asian and Pacific Islander Queer Women and Transgender Community is looking for talent of all types to perform at our annual Lunar New Year Banquet to be held on April 20, 2019.

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Meowww! Mug Art Commission! 2019 APIQWTC Lunar New Year Banquet

Posted on Feb 18, 2019 in News Archive

Meowww! Mug Art Commission! 2019 APIQWTC Lunar New Year Banquet

Calling all illustrators, designers, artists! APIQWTC is looking for artwork for the 32nd Lunar New Year Banquet mug, which will be given to all people attending the event!

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APIQWTC’s Annual Tahoe Trip 2019

Posted on Nov 1, 2018 in Past Events

APIQWTC’s Annual Tahoe Trip 2019

Join us in South Lake Tahoe for a weekend of winterland fun. Skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, photographing, and “cabineering” (relaxing by the fireplace, cooking, eating, and playing games)… so many possibilities!

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APIQWTC Scholarship 2019

Posted on Nov 1, 2018 in News Archive

APIQWTC Scholarship 2019

Current students in a certificate or degree-granting program as well as high school seniors and other future students about to matriculate into certificate or degree-granting program in Summer 2019 or Fall 2019 are eligible to apply.

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2018

Posted on Mar 27, 2018 in Scholarship Awardees

2018

Congratulations to our 2018 APIQWTC scholarship awardees, Caroline and Lori Lee! Caroline is pursuing a B.A. in Human Biology with a concentration in community health policy at Stanford University. On campus, she has worked to increase the accessibility of mental health resources, both as a trained peer counselor and as co-director of the Mental Health & Wellness Coalition; off campus, she works with St. James’ Infirmary, a free health clinic for sex workers in SF, to provide queer and trans-inclusive healthcare to underserved communities in the city. As a queer child of immigrants, Caroline has seen firsthand how the American healthcare system has failed and continues to fail marginalized communities, especially queer and trans communities of color; at the same time, however, she also has always recognized the knowledge and power these communities have (and have always had) to care for their own and be spaces of transformative healing in the face of systemic injustice. In the future, she hopes to pursue a degree in medicine in order to put herself in a position where she can provide compassionate and culturally-competent care to her communities, speak and act out against systemic queerphobia/trans-antagonism and racism within the medical institution, and fight to ensure these communities have the resources and power they need for lasting, sustainable healing. Lori Lee is a 3rd generation Chinese-American Lesbian is pursuing a doctorate in clinical psychology at the American School of Professional Psychology in Alameda. Lori Lee decided to make the scary leap of quitting gainful employment to return to school after many years working as a child protective social worker in San Francisco, serving communities of color, queer, disenfranchised, disabled and marginalized people including issues of child abuse, domestic violence, mental health issues, substance abuse, and low socioeconomic status. Lori Lee believes that life is too short and feels it’s important to do things to bring joy to your life. Lori Lee believes that no matter how old you are it is never too late to go back to school and wants people to know that no matter your age it is important to take care of your mental health. Since belonging to the APIQWTC community for many many years (yes over 20!) Lori Lee is grateful for the scholarship and all the years of support, fun and lifelong friendships. Please DONATE to the Scholarship Fund today....

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