YAC MEMBERS ATTEND THE ANNUAL TRANS MARCH IN SF

Posted by Eujean Do and Queenie Tu On Friday, June 28 2019, interns from APILO’s Youth Advisory Council joined hands with youth from other local API programs to march at the Trans March. This year is especially special as we came together to commemorate the 50th anniversary since the Stonewall and Compton Cafeteria Riots. As[…]

YAC HOSTS ITS 17TH ANNUAL THAT’S NOT LOVE TALENT SHOW

Posted by all YAC members It was raining outside. Cold and stormy. But the VSCO Headquarters in Oakland, California was burning with passion, talent, and excitement.  Pink and purple balloons were sprawled around the ground from the elevators to the far back of the headquarters. After the clock struck 5:30pm, youth from all across the Bay Area began flooding[…]

ABORTION RIGHTS ON THE VERGE OF DISAPPEARING?

Posted by Queenie Tu DISCLAIMER: It is to mention that although this article mainly connects abortions to women only, there are also transgender men and non-binary individuals who are still capable of conceiving babies, and they are also included when talking about these reproductive rights that are at risk of being taken away. In 1973,[…]

OUSD TEACHERS STRIKE

Posted by Eujean Do On February 21 to March 3, Oakland teachers went on strike for better wages, smaller class sizes, and more funding for specialized education. Teachers have asked for a 12 percent increase over 3 years, smaller class sizes (most classes had more than 30 students per teacher), and less caseloads for specialized[…]

THE FIGHT FOR STUDENT VISIBILITY AND EQUITY

Posted by Vivian Wu and Kathy Liang Seven days of strike backed up by a 2,206 to 105 vote from the teacher union. 97% of OUSD students not in school. Over $7 million lost from OUSD. Yet still, the final agreement has its flaws. Sure, our OUSD teachers will be receiving a 11% salary increase[…]

YAC ATTENDS IWAY’S LIFTING THE VOICES OF API YOUTH TALENT SHOW

Posted by Vivian Wu and Kathy Liang On a chill evening, YAC members Kathy and Vivian joined the warm crowd of IWAY’s API Talent Show: Lifting the Voices of API Youth. IWAY stands for “Improving the Wellness of Asian Youth,” and they are part of a collaboration between Asian Health Services and Public Health Institute to promote wellness in the API[…]

YAC PARTICIPATES AT SYMBOSIS 2019

Posted by Eujean Do, Nicholas Chung, Emily Liang, Kathy Liang, Hua Wei, and Vivian Wu On February 9, 2019, YAC members attended the 2nd annual Symbiosis, a conference in Fremont for LGBTQ+ youth and allies to uplift the LGBTQ+ community. Their theme was “TBH…,” letting youth to speak their truths and find community in a[…]

YAC PRESENTS AT BERKELEY SOCIAL JUSTICE SYMPOSIUM 2019

Posted by Kathy Liang, Nicholas Chung, Emily Liang, Hua Wei, and Vivian Wu On January 26th, 2019, YAC Interns were invited to hold a workshop at the Berkeley Social Justice Symposium at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School. For our workshop, we decided to present our ‘Understanding Teen Dating Violence’ presentation with a slight twist. Although the event mainly consisted of adults and lacked youth representation, YAC[…]

YAC CELEBRATES 48TH ANNUAL OSHOGATSU MATSURI

Posted by Kathy Liang, Vivian Wu, Emily Liang, and Eujean Do On January 5th, 2019, the Youth Advisory Council celebrated the 48th annual Oshogatsu Matsuri in San Francisco’s Japantown. This year’s Oshogatsu Matsuri honored the boar. The festival brought together the community as we centered culture and tradition. YAC interns were invited to be a part of the celebration; we ran both a[…]