#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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

YAC PARTICIPATES IN YOUTH TOGETHER’S LISTENING CAMPAIGN

Posted by Amber Chang and Kathy Liang The members of the Youth Advisory Council (YAC) were invited to participate in Youth Together’s listening circle held at Eastside Arts Alliance as part of their Listening Campaign. Youth Together is a group of passionate people who want to address educational inequities by developing multiracial youth leaders and[…]

SYMBIOSIS SUMMIT: UPLIFTING TRANS AND QUEER YOUTH

Posted by Amber Chang and Kathy Liang On February 10th, Team Stronger Than You Think (TSTYT) held their very first Symbiosis Summit, a youth-led summit to educate youth about healthy relationships, uplift trans and queer youth, and empower young activists. TSTYT is a youth-empowerment group who strive to educate, raise awareness, and promote healthy relationships[…]

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[…]

YAC CELEBRATES 47TH ANNUAL OSHOGATSU MATSURI

Posted by Jocelyn Gao and Emily Liang The annual Oshogatsu Festival, sponsored by the Japanese Community Youth Council (JCYC) and the Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach (APILO), united the community to celebrate the New Year on a sunny Saturday afternoon in Japantown. The festival took place at the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern[…]