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Daring to Hope for a Just World: Reflections from the 2018...
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
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

Thanks to our Ancestors: Reflections from Trans March 2018
July 10, 2018

Hello everyone! My name is Julie Le and I use they/them pronouns. I am a Vietnamese and Southeast Asian American rooted in Oakland to refugees from the Vietnam War. This summer, I am an APIENC summer organizer and I’m work … Continue reading

Medha Asthana
July 9, 2018

MEDHA is a volunteer and Core member of APIENC! Medha Asthana identifies as a queer Indian American, born in India and raised in the Midwest and the SF Bay Area. Outside of APIENC, Medha is an Organizer at Californians for … Continue reading

Skate with your fellow APIENC-ERS!
July 9, 2018

Learn How to Skateboard: Beginner’s Basic 101 with Lorl and Yams BYOB: It’s bring your own board event! Who: Everyone and all levels but centering queer trans folx beginners! What: Learn how to skateboard (this entails the basics!) Where: Golden … Continue reading