Held by Asian Pacific Islander Queer Women and Transgender Community on 12 June 2020 7:00 PM
The 16th annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival, June 12-14, is just 3 weeks away!
Congratulations to our two APIQWTC scholarship awardees Alyssa Lerner and Vanessa Coe! THANKS to all of you, for your donations and your participation in the silent auction to keep this scholarship program running. To learn more about Alyssa and Vanessa see below. Alyssa Lerner is a Filipina and Jewish queer womyn in her third year as an undergraduate student at the University of California at Berkeley. She is majoring in Ethnic Studies and minoring in Dance and Performance Studies. Alyssa has been interning at Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s office in Oakland on projects addressing housing and homelessness. She was a founding member of the Labor Justice Project, a student organization dedicated to workers’ rights struggles and economic justice which has campaigned for Alta Gracia and the Coalition of Immokalee Workers. She is currently a Director and Choreographer for Thrive Dance Company. Alyssa is interested in how dance can be a site of resistance as well colonization. She believes in the transformative power of dance in marginalized communities and hopes to open a donation based, non-profit dance studio that offers a safe space for queer youth to grapple with challenging identities through movement rather than words. Vanessa Coe is the Lead Organizer at API Equality – Northern California an organization dedicated to mobilizing API community members to effectively advocate for LGBTQ rights in their own communities. She has a BA from University of California at Berkeley, an AA from Laney College, and will be matriculating into the Master’s in Social Work program at University of California at Berkeley in fall 2013. As a teenaged queer Asian woman, Vanessa started the Gay Straight Alliance at her high school and interned at LYRIC. As an undergraduate she volunteered as an electoral organizer mobilizing hundreds of people to halt the passage of propositions 6 and 9, two proposals aimed at funneling more funding into the prison industrial complex and disenfranchising communities of color. Vanessa also served as the Executive Director of the Multicultural Resource Center at her university. After graduating, she worked as a labor organizer on the Justice for NBC Workers campaign, fighting to win back stolen wages for Chinese immigrant workers. For API Equality she initiated an internship program specifically tailored to politicize and support young queer Asian Pacific Islanders. As a social worker she hopes to provide accessible and culturally competent care to low-income communities of color and queer and transgender people. Please DONATE to the Scholarship Fund today....read more
Come camping with APIQWTC! Hendy Woods State Park features two virgin redwood groves- Big Hendy (80 acres, with a self-guided discovery trail) and Little Hendy (20 acres). The Navarro River runs the length of the park. Located in the middle of the Anderson Valley wine district, the 850-acre park is warmer and less foggy than redwood parks along the coast. The first 14 people…read more
Housewarming & API Equality- Nor Cal Fundraiser
The coolest place ever: 630 Thomas L Berkley Way, #507 Oakland, CA 94612
Help make this house a home by joining us for good drinks, good food, good people, and good times. We’ll spend the evening enjoying each other’s company and learning about the great work that API Equality – Northern California is doing.In lieu of a house warming gift, we are asking folks to please donate to API Equality – Northern California. This event is a fundraiser.read more
APIQWTC would like to invite you to celebrate the lunar new year at our 26th Anniversary Spring Banquet on April 20th. Come see old friends and make new ones. The food and performances are going to be fabulous!!! Location: Legendary Palace restaurant in Oakland’s Chinatown. 5:00pm to 11:00pm. Make your reservation today!read more
Friday, 4/12 from 6:30-8:30 in Berkeley
Meet new friends!
Eat yummy snacks and appetizers at Au Coquelet!
Hear about exciting upcoming APIQWTC events like the Spring Banquet & Hendy Woods Camping Trip
Wanna make me blush? Want other people to make you blush? Well here’s your chance. APIQWTC’s 2nd FRIDAYS, API EQUALITY -NC, and NQAPIA are coming together for our first open mic collaboration!!!! All audiences are welcomed. If you would like to perform, please send your NAME and PERFORMANCE piece to Betty Cao, *protected email* LOCATION: 17 Walter U Lum Place San Francisco, CA 94108 [map] (ADA ACCESSIBLE) DATE & TIME: Friday, 3/8 from 6-8pm! Free admission! —- about us —– APIQWTC seeks to build an infrastructure to bring local API queer groups together to socialize, organize, politicize, and promote pride and visibility of API queer women and transgender people in the queer API communities, here and abroad API Equality – Northern California works at the intersection of the Asian & Pacific Islander (API) and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) communities to empower community members, advance civil rights policies and protections, and promote respect and understanding for cultural and community diversity. The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance is a federation of LGBTQ Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian and Pacific Islander organizations. NQAPIA seeks to build the capacity of local LGBT AAPI organizations, invigorate grassroots organizing, develop leadership, and challenge homophobia, racism, and anti-immigrant bias. NQAPIA is a project of the Tides Center. www.apiqwtc.org www.facebook.com/apiqwtc (708) API-QWTC *protected...read more
WHEN?….12-2pm Feel free to bring a lunch or snacks. Doggie treats will be provided! WHERE?…….Point Isabel Regional Shoreline is part of East Bay Regional Park District, located just past the Costco in Richmond, that permits off-leash activity. * MEET at MUDPUPPY’S TUB & SCRUB which is next to the Point Isabel Regional Shoreline parking lot. 1 Isabel Street, Richmond, CA 94530 If you are running late call or text us and we’ll tell you where in the park we’ve settled. The Point Isabel Regional Shoreline is ADA-accessible (paved and dirt paths, restrooms). You can find out more information about Point Isabel, including directions, at: //www.ebparks.org/parks/pt_isabel WHO?.………We welcome all members and friends of APIQWTC who are dog owners or dog lovers. Even if you dont own a dog, please come and hang out! (and do your Costco shopping afterwards.) WHY???…….Because the puppies of queer APIs need some exercise and social time too! If you want more info email us at *protected email*. Call or text Joyce Y. at 510-684-0306 on the day of if you can’t find us. Note: This event will be held in a large outdoor area. APIQWTC welcomes your participation but cannot be responsible for any loss or injury incurred by participants or their pets, nor can we provide supervision. Please see the link above for information on Point...read more
Our next Meetup is tomorrow 2/8, from 6-8 pm, at the venerable old-school Muddy Waters in San Francisco, just one block from 16th St. BART! See you there! We’ll take over the back area of the cafe! If the cafe gets too full, and we have to change location at the last-minute, call Joanne for the new location at (510) 495-0996 for the newest update! Muddy Waters, 521 Valencia (betw. 16th & 17th Sts), San Francisco, 94110 Phone (415) 863-8006 **note, this is a cash-only place** ADA-accessible. Do you want to find out about upcoming APIQWTC events, learn how to get involved, or just hang out with old and new friends? APIQWTC’s monthly meet ups are held around the Bay, every second Friday of the month. It is an opportunity to just hang out and chat with other members of our queer women and transgender API community. We are friendly! View Larger...read more
APIQWTC is co-sponsoring… RISE BEYOND BORDERS at EL RIO! Date: Thursday, February 14th, 2013 Where: El Rio 3158 Mission St. SF 94110 (415) 282-3325 When: 6pm – 2am What: Rise Beyond Borders: The Official V-Day Flash Mob After Party in San Francisco. $3-$20 suggested donation. All proceeds benefit onebillionrising.org. *protected email* for more information. URL: //www.onebillionrising.org/page/event/detail/startarising/wrq7 This V-Day, unite with One Billion Women all over the world to Strike, Dance and Rise against Gender Violence!!! RISE BEYOND BORDERS is a coalition of political organizations and activists mobilizing for women’s rights. Did you know one in three women will be raped or beaten in her lifetime? That adds up to more than one billion women worldwide. One billion women dancing would be a revolution. Join the revolution! Join onebillionrising.org!!! Photography by Vashelle Andre, and a photo booth with paper, art supplies, and Vagina Costumes to wear when you tell the world: “Why I’m RISING!” MC Gina Gold of The Gina Gold Show Performances by Kaylah Marin, #3 on Billboard Dance Charts Vixen Noir’s Unofficial Premiere Performance of her Debut Single, “Dangerous” w/Kailove! Isis Starr, Goddess of Vintage Burlesque Musical performance by The Voodoo Cabaret Wataya Kyd Roberson “Who is Who in Poetry” 2012 Spoken word by Magick “Activist at Large” DJ Darren Afrika, The Reverend DJ, DJ Ian Walker, DJ Willow with Adina the Flute Player and more!!! Sponsored by: El Rio, One Billion Rising SF, Code Pink, NOW SF, Global exchange, NCLRight, APIQWTC, QWOCMAP, Fabulosa, Mango, and...read more
A PIQWTC is proud to award Christine Pan a scholarship to pursue her graduate degree in the Master of Fine Arts Program at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. APIQWTC recognizes and supports her efforts in producing groundbreaking creative work as a visual artist, writer, activist, and cultural producer. Through her work, Christine is a visionary leader in promoting API queer women and transgender voices and visibility. She is the creator and founder of The Visibility Project, a photography and video community-based project that brings together community members, organizations, activists, and artists. Currently, Christine is developing a science-fiction project involving cyborgs, theory, video, installation, absurdity, and chips. Her work can be viewed at www.christinepan.com and www.visibilityproject.org. Congratulations Christine! A PIQWTC is proud to award Jamie Sumague a scholarship to pursue a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy at Columbia University. Jamie has been involved immensely in Columbia University’s LGBT programming and advising on campus. With a rigorous academic schedule, Jamie is able to balance demanding academic expectations with LGBT programming efforts towards queer API advocacy. Jamie’s efforts are to develop and nurture a culture of acceptance on and off campus. Programming efforts have included mentorship programs, discussion series, and mixers to aid in suicide prevention, combating institutionalized homophobia, increased mental health for the campus community. Congratulations Jamie on your activism! Please DONATE to the Scholarship Fund today....read more