Perform at APIQWTC’s 2015 Lunar New Year Banquet!

Posted on Jan 28, 2015 in News Archive

Perform at APIQWTC’s 2015 Lunar New Year Banquet!

Are you a performer? Can you belt out a tune? Dance your heart out? Do you love delivering fun and positive experiences to an audience? The Asian Pacific Islander Queer Women and Transgender Community is looking for talent of all shapes and sizes to perform at our annual Spring banquet.

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Banquet Shuttle

Posted on Jan 23, 2015 in News Archive

To encourage use of public transportation and lessen use of fossil fuel, APIQWTC is offering free rides from Civic Center BART to House of Banquet on Clement St. Pick up times from Civic Center BART will be arranged individually in the hopes of having a full car. If you need a ride to HOB, please contact Caresse at: *protected email* 415-640-9652 Please let me know by 3pm Saturdayif you need a ride to the banquet. If you need a last minute ride, please text. Please let me know what time you would like to be picked up from BART and how many people.  No need to coordinate rides from the banquet back to BART. That can be arranged at event. I can also assist with the arrangement  of rides from HOB to after party.  Please also make note of BART times and when the last train leaves. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer ADA accommodation being that we will be using personal cars.  Apologies for any...

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2015 Scholarship Applications

Posted on Oct 9, 2014 in News Archive

2015 Scholarship Applications

APIQWTC SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE: February 12, 2015 AWARD OVERVIEW APIQWTC (Asian Pacific Islander Queer Women and Transgender Community) is an organization in the San Francisco Bay Area providing support and community for nearly 800 queer Asian and Pacific Islander individuals. The APIQWTC scholarship supports queer API women and transgender people in their pursuit of technical/professional training or higher education. The scholarship hopes to recognize those who are active in the community and encourage future leaders.  APIQWTC will be awarding scholarships of $1000 to two Asian/Pacific Islander lesbian, bisexual, or queer women or transgender individuals pursuing technical/professional training or an undergraduate/graduate degree. AWARD CRITERIA Current students in a certificate or degree-granting program as well as high school seniors and other future students about to matriculate into certificate or degree-granting program in summer 2015 or fall 2015 are eligible to apply. Applicants should demonstrate academic commitment as well as community involvement. APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS Please submit: ·         A cover letter ·         A resume or c.v. ·         A two-page double-spaced personal statement. The personal statement should address community involvement and future goals. How has your cultural heritage, sexual orientation, and/or gender identity influenced your life and any activities in which you have been involved? Discuss any relevant experiences up to the present and how you see yourself involved in the community in the future, either through your career or otherwise. ·         An official transcript ·         At least one but no more than two letters of recommendation.  Letter(s) of reference should come from an instructor, employer, academic counselor, coach, community leader, or any other individual not related to you who is familiar with your personal, academic, or leadership qualities. Please submit statements and resumes/c.v.’s electronically no later than 7pm February 12, 2015. Letters and transcripts must be postmarked by February 12, 2015 Send statement and resume/CV as electronic attachments to: *protected email* Send letter(s) and transcripts to: Junior Claros P.O. Box 31872 San Francisco, CA 94131 Feel free to direct any questions to Junior Claros at the above email. The selection committee reserves the right to not award the scholarships if an appropriate applicant can not be...

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Dragon Fruit Project: WIKI HACK

Posted on Sep 4, 2014 in Dragon Fruit Project, News Archive

Dragon Fruit Project: WIKI HACK

Wikipedia is one of the most visible and widely used resources for information. However, there is a sparsity of queer API histories on Wikipedia, limited both in detail and in the number of entries. Thus, we are thrilled to invite …

Source: API Equality Northern California

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2014

Posted on Feb 7, 2014 in News Archive, Scholarship Awardees

2014

Congratulations to our 2014 APIQWTC scholarship awardees, Landyn Pan and Tõ Như Đào! Landyn Pan is a high school senior, artist, and activist based in Seattle, Washington. As a sophomore at Bothell High School he restarted the Gay Straight Alliance club and served as president for two years, running support groups, discussing queer politics, screening LGBTQ videos, and building infrastructure for the organization. Currently, as the Director of Resources and Activism for his GSA, he leads campaigns and projects to educate students, teachers, and administrators, and visits surrounding high schools to present on various trans* topics. Landyn is also the Development Director and Graphic Designer for Trans Student Equality Resources, a youth-led nonprofit organization that works to end trans discrimination in education. Through TSER he has designed dozens of infographics on topics such as trans* terminology, school safety, and visibility. These images have appeared on prominent blogs sponsored by organizations such as Afterellen.com, Trevor Project, Buzzfeed and Transgender Law Center. Landyn immigrated to the U.S. at the age of six with no English ability from Nanning, China with his single mother and brother. He has overcome tremendous hurdles as trans* and Asian, and has dedicated himself to taking on leadership positions to create change for marginalized communities. In the fall, he plans to attend Chapman University or University of Washington, Seattle and hopes to forge a career using media to continue his anti-oppression work in the mainstream. His infographics can be viewed at www.transstudent.org/graphics. Tõ Như Đào is pursuing a M.S.W. at UC Berkeley, with a concentration on Community Mental Health. There, they work as a Research Assistant for an LGBTQ Youth polyvictimization project. They are also President of their School’s Graduate Assembly, a leading member of the Queer and Trans* Advocacy Project, and a member of the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on LGBTQ Communities. Alongside their UC Berkeley work, they provide mentorship with Queer Youth Arts and collaborate with community members on a short film visibilizing the daily experiences of a Vietnamese-American trans*masculine teenager. As a UC Davis undergraduate, Như organized with queer, trans* and culturally-specific student organizations such as API Queers and Aggies of Color. After graduating, they worked at UCSF on a bilingual, health disparities research project, as well as a Community Health Intern with Asian Health Service Youth Program. Their work and activism has been featured in Ms. Magazine and independent films. Như has received the national Undergraduate Social Action Award from Sociologists for Women in Society and the UC Davis Chancellor’s Student Achievement Award for Diversity and Community. This summer, they will be returning to UCSF to join another project. As a 1st-generation Vietnamese-American graduate, Như pushes for multi-level transformation that not only centralizes the lives of marginalized peoples, but is led by those closest to struggle. They have deep faith in resiliency and the infinite possibilities of collective...

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Nonprofit grant opportunity – Red Envelope Giving Circle

Posted on Jul 14, 2013 in News Archive

Announcing nonprofit grant opportunity from Red Envelope Giving Circle (REGC)! Request for nonprofit 501(c)3-registered organizations to submit proposals by Sept. 15 for up to $2K in support, for an API LGBT-led project, from the Red Envelope Giving Circle (REGC), comprised of generous people in our API LGBT community!

PLEASE FORWARD THIS INFORMATION IF YOU, OR ANYONE YOU KNOW, may be eligible…

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