You are warmly invited to join APIQWTC and API Equality Northern California, and the Dragon Fruit Project, for a very special gathering . . .
History Is Now
An Intergenerational Celebration
Tuesday, August 5, 7-9 pm *FREE EVENT*
LGBT History Museum, 4127 18th Street (near Castro), SF
[Flyer for the August 5th event featuring the exhibit, History is Now. Photo shows the exhibit, with video screens of interviews from Helen Zia, Vince Crisostomo, and Crystal Jang, and pictures of transcribers placed above the screens.]
We are planning a special evening with you at the perfect venue, the LGBT History Museum in the Castro! (located near public transportation, ADA-accessible) * * RSVP below to join us for company, conversation, queer API history, sharing, food & fun!* *
[photo of the 2012 Dragon Fruit Project exhibit at the GLBT History Museum For Love and Community: Queer Asian Pacific Islanders Take Action 1960s – 1990s depicting the themes of Activism, Community, and Family with photographs, captions, and audio headphones]
July 22, 2014
The Dragon Fruit Project is an intergenerational oral history project that explores queer Asian Pacific Islanders and their experiences with love and activism in the 1960s, 70s, 80s, and 90s.
This is our history:
In 2012, Amy Sueyoshi and the volunteers of the Dragon Fruit Project put up the first ever Asian American & Pacific Islander exhibit at the GLBT History Museum, which showcased the history of AAPI queer women and transgender activists from the 1960s through the 1990’s.
In 2013, API Equality – Northern California collaborated with the Dragon Fruit Project to continue documenting LGBTQ API histories. Over 30 participants transcribed more than 60 hours of oral histories, filmed 10 videos, and catalogued dozens of stories.
We also started having deeper intergenerational conversations. Learning about our histories became a catalyst for us to think critically about what it means to be LGBTQ and API in the past, present and future.
On May 15, 2014, the Dragon Fruit Project mounted its 2nd Asian American & Pacific Islander exhibit at the GLBT History Museum. We’re thrilled to celebrate the collective, community narrative we are leaving behind!
* * * On August 5th, 2014, we will come together for an intergenerational celebration with community, special guests, and our Dragon Fruit Project exhibit at the GLBT History Museum!
API Equality Northern California website: http://www.apiequalitync.org/2014/07/22/history-is-now/