API Equality - Northern California News

POW! Sammie Wills
Announcing our New Director!
May 17, 2016

Dear APIENC Community, After a rigorous search and hiring process, I’m proud to announce that starting in July, Sammie Ablaza Wills will be API Equality – Northern California’s next Director! Many of you may know Sammie as our Community Organizer, … Continue reading

Sine Hwang Jensen
May 11, 2016

SINE HWANG JENSEN is a queer, Asian American, mixed-race woman who began volunteering with APIENC about a year ago. Currently, Sine is a librarian at the UC Berkeley Ethnic Studies Library, focusing on Asian American and Comparative Ethnic Studies. Growing … Continue reading

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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

POW! A Call to Action from the APIENC Justice League
May 4, 2016

Communities of API Equality – Northern California, We’re excited to announce that during May, API Equality – Northern California (APIENC) will be kicking off a month-long fundraising campaign: POW! Power Our Work: Building LGBTQ API Leadership. In 2015, API Equality … Continue reading

A Hello from our Springterns!
March 8, 2016

Dear Community, This is Nancy and Christine. We were ~winterns~ from Brown University and we worked on the Dragon Fruit Project for two weeks this past winter break, specifically writing short-form narratives for some of the people who were interviewed … Continue reading

Jean Kim
March 8, 2016

JEAN KIM, a queer, Asian-American Korean, is one of APIENC’s most active volunteers. She “got pulled into the mix” through her friendships with staff members and volunteers. As Jean became more familiar with APIENC, she found that the volunteers were … Continue reading