The Youth Advisory Council is a group of Bay Area high school students who come together to address social and political issues affecting the Asian Pacific Islander (API) community such as domestic violence, LGBTQ identity, and undocumented immigration.
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Posted by Sherrie Saechao In November 2014, Akai Gurley was wrongfully shot to death by a Chinese American NYPD officer, Peter Liang. Instead of following protocol, he and his partner bickered about who was gonna call it in. He stated that he was supposedly not properly trained by the institution and was abandoned. This week, a[…]
API Legal Outreach and our partners cordially invite you to join us on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 5:30 pm for an SF Bay Area DACA–Thon! It’s a party with a purpose: to get people to apply for DACA! Tuesday, April 12, 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm at Impact Hub San Francisco, 925 Mission Street,[…]
Posted by Kimberly Ngo Asian and Pacific Islander women with disabilities are the most underemployed than any other group within the United States. The Asians and Pacific Islanders with Disabilities of California, a local non-profit organization helps API people with disabilities by having their voices heard. Asian cultures/families can be strict to their children by putting[…]
Posted by Julian Castro My blog post was on the November Paris attack caused by ISIS, killing hundreds of citizens and keeping some as hostage. It was found out that they might be “on the inside”, and some of them may have been fake refugees that no one knew about. The refugee passports[…]
Posted by Anna Cui Asian American fraternities has been growing for the last few generations, they feel shut out of existing Greek organizations so they made their own. Some reasons they might want to create or join these organizations are forming a connection with others, going to[…]
Posted by Dana Sinclair Facts: ● Asian American women earn 3% less than the median American man (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics) ● The median Asian American woman also earns significantly more than the median black or Hispanic man in the United States ● More than half of Asian Americans over 25 have[…]
Posted by Lauren Balleza Question: Are the assaults on voting rights addressing legitimate abuses within the system or are they attempts to disenfranchise large groups of minorities/poor groups? Facts: The fifteenth amendment, part of the Bill of Rights, was placed in sole purpose of voting rights. This amendment prohibits state and federal government to deny[…]
Posted by Simon Luu Have you ever seen an Asian lead in the media? If so, was that lead the stereotypical Asian who is submissive or unrealistically smart? The article I found wrote about how writers for the popular comic book The Incredible Hulk are considering making the famous Hulk an Asian character in contrast[…]
Posted by Robin Suralta Bullying is a major issue in the API community, studies have shown that Asian American, Sikh, and Muslim students have experience bullying than other races. With this the White House has launched the campaign #ActToChange which hopes to raise awareness and to empower students and teachers to report, stop, and prevent[…]
The Youth Advisory Council, a project of Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach, aims to advocate against domestic/dating violence in the Asian/Pacific Islander community, educate their peers about API community issues, and support APILO’s legal programming through workshops, awareness events, volunteering, and media arts projects.