YAC PARTICIPATES AT SYMBOSIS 2019

Posted by Eujean Doo, 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 Doo 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[…]

SOUTHEAST ASIAN DEPORTATION

Posted by Eujean Doo An increase in deportations of Southeast Asian-Americans has been having a devastating impact on our API communities. Many Southeast Asian-Americans immigrated to the U.S. as refugees of wars, bombings, and genocide that occured in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos that the U.S. was involved in. Many of the refugees do not even have a memory[…]

MIGRANT ISSUES ONCE AGAIN

Posted by Nicholas Chung October 13th, the migrant caravan has now reached the Mexico-United States border. The group is mainly made up of migrants trying to escape from the dangers in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador. In addition, there are also smaller groups of migrants heading towards the border who are currently sheltered in Guatemala[…]

#IMREADY, #WEAREREADY, ARE YOU?

Posted by Kathy Liang, Vivian Wu, Eujean Doo, Queenie Tu, and Hua Wei On November 3rd, the Youth Advisory Council had the honor of attending The AAPI Women Lead Conference 2018, a meaningful gathering for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) self-identified women to raise awareness and learn about women empowerment. Through panels and discussions,[…]

YAC SPEAK AT APILO’S ANNUAL GALA!

Posted by Alex Dionicio Rodriguez and Queenie Tu On October 11, 2018, our parent organization, Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach (APILO), hosted its 43rd annual gala at the San Francisco Design Center. The gala was attended by influential community members, APILO staff and board members, and of course, the Youth Advisory Council. This year, the[…]

YAC MEMBERS JOINS ASIAN WOMEN’S SHELTER’S ANNUAL GALA

    Posted by Emily Liang, Vivian Wu, and Michelle Lu As a long time partner of Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach (APILO), Asian Women’s Shelter (AWS) recently invited some Youth Advisory Council (YAC) interns to volunteer and attend their 30th Anniversary Gala at Bespoke Westfield Centre. Asian Women’s Shelter focuses on providing resources to[…]

WHY SHOULD WE CARE ABOUT CRAZY RICH ASIANS?

Posted by Vivian Wu and Emily Liang Hollywood, the place where big dreams can be pursued, is also a catalyst to society’s misconceptions and stereotypes. Sure, Hollywood has developed its reputation to residents all over the world through the creativity in the media However, how can one really feel empowerment and connection when the screen[…]

NIA WILSON

Posted by Vivian Wu Nia Wilson. Nia Wilson. Nia Wilson. We must to speak her name. Loudly and proudly. A beautiful young black woman was murdered on the night of July 22, 2018. She had dreams to reach and goals to achieve. She was filled with passion, love, and kindness. As a recent graduate from[…]