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

2018 Summer Organizing Program – Now Accepting Applications!
February 1, 2018

Do you want to work with queer, transgender, and gender nonconforming API people and communities? Do you have a commitment to social justice? Are you ready to  transform, learn concrete community organizing skills, and work to build movements for change? … Continue reading

Physical, Emotional, and Material: Reflections on Community and Care
September 11, 2017

APIENC’s summer internship is transformative and revolutionary. Never before have I been given so much time, space, and intentional care to focus on my own self-growth and process. I have learned that actively creating the world we want to see … Continue reading

Bringing it Home: Reflections on NQAPIA’s Regional Summit
September 11, 2017

For me, going home usually means anxiety. I’m not talking about general nervousness and a jittery stomach – when I go home, I usually have to spend the next day in bed, physically ill. Fresno, the city I grew up … Continue reading

Apply to POP: People Over Pride Training Camp!
April 28, 2017

POP: People Over Pride is a national training camp for LGBTQ API youth. A partnership between APIENC and the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA), POP is an opportunity for young LGBTQ API leaders and activists from around the country. … Continue reading

2017 Summer Internship Application Now Open!
February 3, 2017

Do you want to work with LGBTQ API communities? Do you have a commitment to social justice? Do you want to learn concrete community organizing skills and work to build movements for change? The application for API Equality – Northern … Continue reading

Reflecting on Our First Spring Leadership Exchange
May 11, 2016

During the summer of 2015, we piloted a 5-week long series of trainings called the API Queer Justice Leadership Exchange (APIQJLEX). Participants came together for a few hours each week to learn skills, build relationships, and reflect deeply on the queer … Continue reading