Pastel cartoon figure stands in the center of image, hands placed on hips, their shadow is behind them, flowers at their right and left sides. Quote below them reads: "My first summer with APIENC transformed me into the leader I am today. APIENC taught me what it meant to believe in abundance. I was challenged to trust in myself and my community and truly believe that we are enough. Now, I know, that when we work interdependently, with our whole selves and our highest truths, we are building the world we want to see." - Sammie Ablaza Wills, Summer 2013 Intern
Tune into TRANSFORM APIENC: Give OUT Day on 4/20!
April 19, 2017

We have officially selected our 8th cohort of APIENC summer interns! We welcome Connie, Isabella, Justine, Kristin, Lina, and Ralph to the APIENC family, and you will be hearing more them soon. In the meantime, we are kicking off our … Continue reading

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Reflections from our February Trans Justice T4T
March 7, 2017

On February 11th, 2017, our Trans Justice Working Group facilitated APIENC’s first T4T (Training for Trainers) in the Bay Area. With over 20 people from various Bay Area API organizations in the room, we covered a range of content from Gender … Continue reading

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APIENC Springterns!
March 7, 2017

This month we wanted to highlight our springterns, Gibson, Quinton, and Katie! Gibson, who identifies as a cisgender male, is currently a freshman at UC Berkeley where he studies Political Science and Economics and also works as a Crime and … Continue reading

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CAAMFest 35 OUT/HERE SHORTS on March 11, 2017
March 2, 2017

This year, API Equality – Northern California (APIENC) will be presenting OUT/HERE — SHORTS at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco. Save the date for March 11, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. to watch all seven films: The Book of Living and Dying, Drug for Unicorns, Escaping Agra, Nuoc, Pria, The Right Bank, and Two-Sided Ride. Continue reading






[Image Description: The brunch audience listens to Cindy, our Fall 2016 intern, share reflections about her experience at APIENC.]
Reflections from our November 2016 Community Brunch
January 19, 2017

Last November, we hosted our annual Community Brunch, celebrating all of our amazing fundraisers and dedicate volunteers. Over 50 people showed up to eat home cooked food, meet new friends, and take part in our post-fundraiser raffle. The brunch was … Continue reading

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Calvin Ho
January 19, 2017

CALVIN HO, one of the most energetic and active volunteers at APIENC, identifies as a gay Asian-American of Cambodian, Thai, and Chinese ancestry, though his ethnic identity is complex. Calvin currently studies psychology at San Francisco State University. With APIENC, … Continue reading

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2016 Lessons for New Year Resistance
January 18, 2017

Dear community, This past year was a whirlwind. From rampant hate crimes, to attacks on valuable public programs, to a national rhetoric crafted to make our people feel afraid—it seems that those who refuse to see our humanity have become … Continue reading