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,[…]

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[…]

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[…]

UPCOMING ANNUAL YAC TALENT SHOW!!

Come join us for an evening of talent and refreshments. This is API Legal Outreach’s Youth Advisory Council’s annual talent show to recognize talent in the Asian Pacific Islander – Bay Area community and raise awareness towards domestic violence and teen dating violence! It’s FREE admission! All ages are welcome! Enter in raffles! Listen to[…]

YAC ATTENDS LISTEN TO THE SILENCE CONFERENCE 2018: IMMIGRATION NARRATIVES

Stanford’s Listen to the Silence Conference 2018 was a wonderful learning experience. Although our audience turnout was smaller than last year, I enjoyed how engaging the audience was. It was inspiring to see that people were interested and willing to learn about various issues on a Sunday. I attended the Untold Stories of Asian Immigrants.[…]

COMING TOGETHER AS THE ANTI-TRAFFICKING COLLABORATIVE OF THE BAY AREA

Posted by Kathy Liang, Emily Liang, and Vivian Wu On Monday, February 12, 2018, the Anti-Trafficking Collaborative of the Bay Area (ATCBA), consisting of API Legal Outreach, AWS, and Banteay Srei, held a presentation at The Spot in Oakland to discuss and spread awareness about human trafficking. Several members of API Legal Outreach’s Youth Advisory[…]

BROTHERS ON THE RISE WITH YAC

Posted by Kathy Liang  Building connections with organizations that also strive to create change and advocate for issues within communities is an essential part of YAC. Brothers on the Rise (BOTR) is an organization located in Fruitvale, Oakland that aims to empower young men to achieve success and to make society more just and equitable[…]