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2017

Posted on Apr 8, 2017 in Scholarship Awardees

2017

Congratulations to our 2017 APIQWTC scholarship awardees, Victoria Cheng and Renae Moua! Victoria Cheng is a radical person with strong beliefs in sustainability and justice. As a graduate student at UC Berkeley, Victoria studies energy systems controls and optimization in hopes that we, as a society, can achieve energy equity and energy sustainability in the near future. Outside of coursework and research, Victoria is an active and vocal advocate for womxn in STEM, LGBTQ+ rights, and racial equality, reminding and educating others about intersectional issues. Victoria is also one of the organizers for the Empowering Womxn of Color Conference, held annually in the spring at UC Berkeley. Renae Moua is a queer Hmong American womxn, artist, curator, writer and Ethnic Studies M.A. candidate at San Francisco State University (SFSU). She received a dual bachelor degree in Ethnic Studies and Sociology from UC San Diego in 2014. Now residing in San Francisco (Ohlone Territory), her current academic research concerns a close reading of oral narratives by queer and transgender Hmong American womxn who detail their connection to refugee and diasporic history. Since 2015, she has served as a trained domestic violence counselor and survivor advocate, and is currently the Assistant Director and Curator at SFSU’s Associated Students’ Art Gallery. She is passionate about educating womxn, queer, and non-binary people of color on the practice of DIY ethics and self-publishing as acts of resistance, placemaking, and healing. Through nurturing her various interests, she hopes to continue the life-long journey of centering the resistance and resilience of queer people of color and API...

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2017 APIQWTC Rooster Banquet

Posted on Feb 28, 2017 in Current Year's Banquet

2017 APIQWTC Rooster Banquet

Happy Lunar New Year of the Fire Rooster! Celebrate the new year with us at APIQWTC’s 30th banquet! The banquet will be hosted at Mission Rehearsal event space also known as “Sons of Italy” and “5051 Mission” in the Excelsior District of San Francisco. Event offerings include: – Buffet Dinner! – Silent Auction! – Live Community Performances! – Announcement of Student Scholarships! – Recognition of Banquet Beneficiary to the Alliance of South Asians Taking Action (ASATA)! – Presentation of the Phoenix Award! – Raffle Prize Drawings! – Speed Dating! – After Party (21 & Over)! For general Banquet info, email *protected email*. APIQWTC is an all-volunteer grassroots group. Proceeds from this fundraiser directly supports more student scholarships and more community events! This event is: ADA accessible, scent-free, vegetarian friendly. When & WhereTicket Info - SOLD OUT!Phoenix Award HonoreesCommunity BeneficiaryScholarship & AwardeesPerformance LineupDonate Products & ServicesPlace An Ad / Placement on Pets PageSign Up to VolunteerAfter Party The APIQWTC Year of the Rooster Lunar New Year Banquet will be on: Date: 4/22/2017 Time: 5pm to 12am Location: Mission Rehearsal AKA “5051 Mission” and “Sons of Italy” Event Hall 5051 Mission Street[break] San Francisco, CA 94112 [map][break] (1 block away from the intersection of Mission/Geneva) [break](ADA-Accessible) Public Transit Options: Via BART from Balboa Park Station: [break] 15 min walk to venue [break] 5 min bus ride (8, 28R, 43, 54) to the intersection of Mission/Geneva Via Muni: [break] 14 Mission Lines stops in front of venue [break] 8, 43, 54 Lines stop 1-1/2 blocks from venue From the freeway: [break] Take the Geneva/Ocean Exit from 280. Shuttle Options [break] If you need a non-ADA accessible car pickup from Balboa BART station between 4:30-5:30 pm, contact Caresse at *protected email* by 4/21 at 5pm. This event is: ADA accessible Scent-free** Vegetarian, gluten-free friendly (Trans and youth are encouraged to attend.) **See this site for description and guidelines for being scent-free: http://goo.gl/ZyDsHa Ticket Info We have several sponsorship levels. Be a PLATINUM Level Sponsor! PLATINUM Level Sponsors will be recognized for your generous support in the banquet program under the “Thank You Sponsors” section. Of course, if you choose to be an anonymous sponsor, we will gladly honor your wish. Purchase tickets here: (SOLD OUT! Ticket sales are now closed. Come join us at the After Party.)[break] http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2870882 To pay by check, print and mail this form: https://goo.gl/td6mln Level Dollar Amount Early Bird (3/1 to 3/20) $50 General (3/21 to 4/22) $55 PLATINUM Level Sponsor $100 (Includes VIP Parking & Recognition in The Program) Rooster Table (Table for 10) $60 per person (10 tickets required for $600 total) Students / Seniors 65+ $30 (Please present ID at the door) Children (3-13 yrs old) $20  (Younger than 3 years old – FREE) *Donation-Based* Speed Dating $5.00 Recommended Donation (Limited to 50 Participants) [break] Contact *protected email* if would like to attend the banquet and are experiencing financial hardship. No refunds after 4/15/2017. Questions regarding tickets? Email Mika at *protected email* Phoenix Award Honorees Congratulations to the founding editors of Phoenix Rising — Lori Lai, May Lee, Susan Lee, Pam Nishikawa, Gisele Pohan, Marie Shim, Doreena Wong, and Zee Wong — our 2017 Phoenix Award Honorees! In early 1984, a handful of women gathered to establish a newsletter to claim a flourishing space for Asian/Pacific...

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Tickets on Sale Now!

Posted on Feb 11, 2017 in Upcoming Events

Tickets on Sale Now!

Happy Lunar New Year of the Fire Rooster!
The banquet will be hosted at Mission Rehearsal event space also known as “Sons of Italy” and “5051 Mission” in the Excelsior District of San Francisco.
Buy your tickets before they sell out!

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Last Call for APIQWTC’s 30th Lunar New Year Banquet Entertainers!

Posted on Feb 9, 2017 in News Archive

Last Call for APIQWTC’s 30th Lunar New Year Banquet Entertainers!

The Asian and Pacific Islander Queer Women and Transgender Community is looking for talent of all types to perform at our annual Lunar New Year banquet to be held in April 22, 2017 (San Francisco).
Submission Deadline – Sun. 2/19

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Call for Banquet Mug Design Submissions!

Posted on Feb 9, 2017 in News Archive

Call for Banquet Mug Design Submissions!

<b>Calling all artists!!!</b> APIQWTC is looking for artwork for the 30th Lunar New Year Banquet mug (given to every person attending the event)! Poster artists, street artists, illustrators, graphic designers, painters, woodblock artists, screen printers, etc. You know who you are!!

Show your talent! Make multiple submissions, let your artistic friends know!

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2016

Posted on Mar 30, 2016 in Scholarship Awardees

2016

Congratulations to our 2016 APIQWTC scholarship awardees, Tracy Zhao and Lauren! Tracy Zhao is pursuing a Master’s degree in Asian American Studies at UCLA. She received her B.A. from Pomona College, where she majored in Asian American Studies and Psychology. As an undergraduate, she was inspired by radical mentors and ethnic studies classes to participate in student activism around workers’ rights, sexual assault, students of color coalitions, and queer and Asian American student groups. After moving to Los Angeles, Tracy has worked with many progressive coalitions and community groups, including Summer Activist Training and API Equality-LA. Through her academic and community work, she hopes to build strong coalitions among queer and trans APIs, immigrants, and people of color. In her spare time, Tracy helps the Free Radicals collective maintain the website www.freerads.org, a resource dedicated to critically examining science and its role in social justice.   Lauren is pursuing a Master’s in Social Work at the University of California at Berkeley with a concentration in Community Mental Health. After graduating with a BA in Ethnic Studies and Asian American Studies from UC Berkeley, she participated in Public Allies Silicon Valley/San Francisco, which placed her at a non-profit where she provided case management services for formerly incarcerated, homeless, and low-income residents of Richmond and Contra Costa County. Two summers ago, Lauren participated in the Seeding Change Fellowship Program for Asian American Organizing and Civic Engagement, where she learned about community organizing and worked on grassroots community campaigns at the Chinese Progressive Association in San Francisco Chinatown. Afterward, she continued working at CPA as the coordinator for their queer youth program, Gender Sexuality Diversities and facilitated a weekly space for queer, questioning, and ally Asian youth.  Lauren hopes to provide healing-centered mental health support for young people of color, supporting them toward finding their own liberation from trauma and toward becoming agents of change in their...

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The APIQWTC Year of the Monkey Lunar New Year Banquet!

Posted on Feb 25, 2016 in Past Banquets

The APIQWTC Year of the Monkey Lunar New Year Banquet!

Date:  Evening of 4/16/2016
Where:  Oakland Asian Cultural Center (OACC), accessible by 12th St City Center BART

In Special Celebration of
the Women of Trikone’s 30th Anniversary

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Mug and Poster Design Submissions — by 3/15/2016‏

Posted on Feb 3, 2016 in Past Events

Mug and Poster Design Submissions — by 3/15/2016‏

Calling all artists!!! Poster artists, street artists, illustrators, graphic designers, painters, woodblock artists, screen printers, etc. You know who you are!!

APIQWTC is looking to support and recognize a local artist within our community via the first annual Lunar New Year banquet poster!

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Perform at APIQWTC’s 2016 Lunar New Year Banquet!

Posted on Dec 19, 2015 in Past Events

Perform at APIQWTC’s 2016 Lunar New Year Banquet!

Is your art heart brimming over? Do you have a talent you would like to share? Can you mesmerize with magic? Dazzle with dance? Fascinate with your flow? Do you love delivering fun and positive experiences to an audience?

Perform at APIQWTC’s 2016 Lunar New Year Banquet!

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Storytelling, StoryCorps, and Reflections

Posted on Nov 9, 2015 in Dragon Fruit Project, News

Storytelling, StoryCorps, and Reflections

Through our partnership with StoryCorps, Dragon Fruit Project interviewers and storytellers have come together to share stories of love, struggle, identity, and activism. Check out some of our interviewer’s reflections on the experience, and hear about why they think storytelling …

Source: API Equality Northern California

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