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2012

Posted on Jan 20, 2013 in News Archive, Scholarship Awardees

A PIQWTC is proud to award Christine Pan a scholarship to pursue her graduate degree in the Master of Fine Arts Program at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. APIQWTC recognizes and supports her efforts in producing groundbreaking creative work as a visual artist, writer, activist, and cultural producer. Through her work, Christine is a visionary leader in promoting API queer women and transgender voices and visibility. She is the creator and founder of The Visibility Project, a photography and video community-based project that brings together community members, organizations, activists, and artists. Currently, Christine is developing a science-fiction project involving cyborgs, theory, video, installation, absurdity, and chips. Her work can be viewed at www.christinepan.com and www.visibilityproject.org. Congratulations Christine! A PIQWTC is proud to award Jamie Sumague a scholarship to pursue a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy at Columbia University. Jamie has been involved immensely in Columbia University’s LGBT programming and advising on campus. With a rigorous academic schedule, Jamie is able to balance demanding academic expectations with LGBT programming efforts towards queer API advocacy. Jamie’s efforts are to develop and nurture a culture of acceptance on and off campus. Programming efforts have included mentorship programs, discussion series, and mixers to aid in suicide prevention, combating institutionalized homophobia, increased mental health for the campus community. Congratulations Jamie on your...

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2011

Posted on Jan 20, 2013 in News Archive, Scholarship Awardees

2011

Wen Liu and Estelle Davis have won this year’s APIQWTC scholarships. Congratulations to both for their impressive accomplishments! Wen  Liu is a queer Taiwanese community organizer and graduate student in  the Social-Personality Psychology Ph.D. Program at the City University  of New York, Graduate Center. As an undergraduate at University of  Washington, Wen co-founded  the Queer People of Color Alliance, Youth for Middle East, and Chinese  Speaking Queers. Wen additionally worked as a programming coordinator at  Q Center, the LGBT resource center, advocating particularly for queer  students of color.  Wen has also organized East African, Latino,  and Asian immigrant custodial staff by forming a multi-generational  labor solidarity group called International Workers and Students for  Justice to combat lay offs and workplace harassment. This summer Wen  will conduct qualitative research on lesbian and bisexual Southeast  Asian migrant workers in Taiwan to underscore how they have formed  community and comradeship in their fight against capitalist  exploitation. Thank you video from Wen.   Sarah Estelle Davis is a second-generation queer Filipina American who  will begin the Master’s in Public Health at San Francisco State  University in fall 2011. She hopes to improve accessibility by training  health care professionals in cultural competency. Estelle plans to  develop frameworks that are particularly inclusive of LGBT, trauma  survivors, and Asian American communities. She has worked eight years as a  public health worker at organizations such as Center for Health  Training, Fenway Community Health Center, and Marin AIDS Project. She is  currently a legal worker at Communities United for Restorative Justice,  an organization that combats the criminalization of young men of color  and the displacement of low-income communities. As an undergraduate at  Tufts University, Estelle examined the medicalization of polycystic  ovary syndrome, the most common reproductive disorder in reproductive  aged women. Estelle will be at the banquet to thank APIQWTC in...

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Christopher Lee

Posted on Jan 15, 2013 in News Archive, Past Events

Christopher Lee

September 4, 1964 ― December 22, 2012

MEMORIAL WEEKEND

Celebration of Christopher’s Life
SAT FEB 2 | San Francisco

Healing & Release Ceremony
SUN FEB 3 | Berkeley

In a wonderful display of unconditional support and an outpouring of love, many of us have come together to organize a memorial weekend that will celebrate and honor the life and legacy of Christopher Lee. On Saturday, February 2nd, we will hold a celebratory gathering at El Rio. This will be followed by a Healing & Release Ceremony on Sunday, February 3rd at the Center for Transformative Change in Berkeley.

Please join us for this memorial weekend as we honor, celebrate and send Christopher off in a loving and powerful way.

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Perform for APIQWTC Spring 2013 Banquet!!!

Posted on Jan 4, 2013 in News Archive

CALL FOR PERFORMERS:  Can you belt a tune? Dance on your toes? Walk on water? If you are a poet, magician, comedian, dancer, or an artist, we want YOU! The Asian Pacific Islander Queer Women and Transgender Community is looking for talent of all shapes, sizes, and ages to perform at our annual Spring banquet on April 20th, 2013 in Oakland. Every year, we have over 300 community members attend, including those of family, children, lovers, and friends. It is a great time to come together to enjoy each others company as well as our talented members of the community. Priority will be given to queer women and transgender folks, but all are welcome to submit. Groups and youth are encouraged to participate as well! Please fill out this form online by January 15th. The committee will make our selection by January 31st. Note that all performers must submit an additional video/visual sample to *protected email*. Thank you!...

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