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We Are Magic Manifested, and We Won’t Be Erased
October 22, 2018

APIENC’s Statement on the Leaked ‘Trans Memo’ Yesterday, The New York Times reported an unreleased memo from the Trump administration, which would aim to define sex as, “a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth.” The memo, drafted by … Continue reading

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Daring to Hope for a Just World: Reflections from the 2018...
by Yiann Chou | September 10, 2018

Yiann Chou, one of our APIENC volunteers, attended the 2018 NQAPIA National Conference this past July in San Francisco, CA. They also performed with their band, kapwa the band, at the Arts Showcase Night. I felt grateful to be at … Continue reading

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Nancy Chen
September 9, 2018

Nancy Chen (she/her) has been volunteering with APIENC since 2015. She started off transcribing for the Dragon Fruit Project and joined the Core committee in 2017, APIENC’s leadership body. Nancy identifies as queer and non-binary. Outside of APIENC, Nancy works … Continue reading

Image description: group selfie of smiling participants of APIENC's Leadership Exchange. Folx are holding mason jars full of burdock and vinegar.
Grounding Ourselves in Each Other: Yuan and Teo’s Summer Reflections
by Teo and Yuan | September 9, 2018

Reflections from Yuan Wang, 2018 APIENC Summer Organizer (they/them pronouns): When I shared the first story that came to mind of feeling deeply “unwelcome”, my shoulders felt heavy and my eyes lowered to the ground. “We’re doing that one,” a … Continue reading

Welcome APIENC’s New Community Organizer!
August 31, 2018

Dear APIENC Community, We are excited to announce that Jasmin Hoo will be joining us in the role of Community Organizer on September 18th! Jasmin is an amazing social justice educator, activist, and artist, with over ten years experience working … Continue reading

Image description: A big group selfie of APIENC's TTAC cohort, along with the text: "Pacific Islander, Asian, trans, and queer people are directly impacted by climate change."
From September 8 – 16, We Rise for Climate Justice
August 29, 2018

On September 8th, thousands of people will be in the streets of San Francisco rising for climate justice and pushing elected leaders to be accountable to frontline communities. Will you be one of them? The effects of climate change are … Continue reading