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Yi-Yi Kung
September 12, 2017

YI-YI, an active dissenter of the wine-whine merger, is one of the many artists in the APIENC family. Yi-Yi grew up in Georgia where it was hard to find queer and/or Asian community and to be grounded in their identity as … Continue reading

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Physical, Emotional, and Material: Reflections on Community and Care
September 11, 2017

APIENC’s summer internship is transformative and revolutionary. Never before have I been given so much time, space, and intentional care to focus on my own self-growth and process. I have learned that actively creating the world we want to see … Continue reading

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Bringing it Home: Reflections on NQAPIA’s Regional Summit
September 11, 2017

For me, going home usually means anxiety. I’m not talking about general nervousness and a jittery stomach – when I go home, I usually have to spend the next day in bed, physically ill. Fresno, the city I grew up … Continue reading

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Defend DACA Now, Protect all Immigrants Forever
September 5, 2017

We are devastated, horrified and angry that the Trump administration has decided to continue attacking immigrants, people of color, and queer and trans people by terminating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA has allowed more than 800,000 undocumented young people to access … Continue reading

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Contribute to the THIRD Dragon Fruit Project Zine!
July 6, 2017

Do you fancy art? Are you an artist? We need your help to make our 3rd Dragon Fruit Project Zine happen! Hello APIENC Community! My name is Ralph and I am an APIENC summer intern. I will be helping with … Continue reading

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Wai Yee Poon
July 6, 2017

WAI YEE POON, a self described badass bitch and tender hard femme, is an active APIENC volunteer as well as a community organizer for Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA). Growing up with immigrant working-class parents, Wai Yee witnessed inequality in … Continue reading

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We’re Still Here, We’re Still Struggling, and We’re Still Fighting: Reflections...
July 5, 2017

This past month, APIENC, along with Gabriela-SF, ieumsae, and VietUnity organized a trans, queer, and allied Asian and Pacific Islander Contingent for Trans March. Our contingent was 200+ people strong. Avery, core member of APIENC’s Trans Justice Working Group and … Continue reading