In February 2020, YAC presented its workshop “Breaking Stereotypes Around Love” at Fremont’s third annual Symbiosis Youth Summit for LGBTQ+ Youth. This year’s theme was “Breaking Stereotypes” – YAC discussed the media, societal, familial, and peer pressures that threaten LGBTQ+… Read More »YAC PRESENTS WORKSHOP AT SYMBIOSIS 2020
On August 23, a Black man from Kenosha Wisconsin, Jacob Blake, was shot in the back seven times by the Kenosha police. Witnesses at the scene said Blake was trying to break up a physical altercation between two women when… Read More »WHO DO THE POLICE PROTECT AND SERVE?
Posted By Emily Liang As the death toll for the pneumonia-like coronavirus reaches 908 (NY Times), increased cautionary actions have been taken by both the government and individual civilians. According to a Chinese research on the coronavirus, the infection can be “transmitted by… Read More »THE CORONAVIRUS IS NOT AN EXCUSE FOR RACISM AND XENOPHOBIA
Posted by Dakota Raymundo In the past couple decades racial and economic segregation in schools has been growing. According to a report done by Edbuild, more than half of students nationwide attend a school that is at least 75 percent… Read More »HOW ARE SCHOOLS STILL SEGREGATED TODAY?
Posted by YAC Members On November 23, 2019, the Youth Advisory Council hosted our first Youth YOU-nity art show. As an artivism-based community event that aimed to engage young visual and performing artists, creative youth from around the Bay Area came together… Read More »YAC HOSTS OUR FIRST YOUTH YOU-NITY!
Posted by YAC Members On October 4th, 2019, the Youth Advisory Council attended Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach’s 44th Annual Gala. Just like previous years, we, along with other community organizations, APILO staff, and influential members of the Bay Area, came together to… Read More »YAC ATTENDS APILO’S 44TH ANNUAL GALA!
Posted by Cindy Zhu Since the beginning of our country’s history, white men have constituted the majority of political positions, which contradicts the idea of living in a democratic society where all people are represented. Due to their political power,… Read More »HOW DO AMERICANS VIEW MEN IN POWER?
This speech was presented on the steps of SF City Hall by our YAC members for the 2019 Domestic Violence Awareness Month Kickoff. ————— 10.02.2019 Good evening everyone, we are the Youth Advisory Council from API Legal Outreach. At YAC,… Read More »YAC AT SF’S 2019 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH KICKOFF
Posted by Matthew Wong The Amazon rainforest is burning. However, this isn’t a new concept to the Brazilian rainforest. The problem is President Jair Bolsonaro’s reluctance of protecting the Amazon. Since taking office as President of Brazil in January, Brazil’s… Read More »WHY IS THE AMAZON BURNING?