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[…]

YAC ATTENDS IWAY’S SUMMER INTERNS SHOWCASE

Posted By Emily Liang and Vivian Wu On Thursday August 9, the summer interns, Megan and Kelly, of Public Health Institute’s IWAY showcased their experience and newfound knowledge from their internship. Their main focus throughout the summer was outreaching to youth in the Bay Area in order to break down the stigma of mental illnesses[…]

TRUMP’S ZERO-TOLERANCE POLICY SEPARATES MIGRANT FAMILIES

Posted by Kathy Liang and Amber Chang Photo: Erik McGregor/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images From mid-April to the end of May, Trump’s zero-tolerance policy has separated over 2,000 children from their families. The policy calls for criminally charging all adults and asylum seekers for illegally crossing the border. Adults with children have their kids taken[…]

YAC PARTICIPATES IN MOBILIZING COMMUNITIES FOR HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS CONVENING: CELEBRATING CHANGE!

Posted by Amber Chang On Friday June 29th, I attended a conference on Mobilizing Communities for Healthy Relationships Convening in Sacramento, the state capital. As I was registering and checking, in the woman at the registration table questioned if a youth like myself should be able to attend the conference. This encounter made me feel[…]

YAC PRESENTS IN SAN FRANCISCO CITY YOUTH CONFERENCE: ONE CITY, ONE VOICE!

Posted by Amber Chang, Hua Wei, Javier Acosta, and Michelle Lu On May 19th, YAC attended the San Francisco City Youth Conference at Balboa High School. The conference was organized by students who wanted to share their voices to their peers about the social/political issues concerning our nation today. During the conference, I had the[…]