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
<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!!
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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...read more
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.read more
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...read more
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...read more