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[…]

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 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 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[…]

SILLY SPUDS AT CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL

Posted by Amber Chang and Jocelyn Gao Every year, thousands of people in the Bay Area gather in San Francisco’s Japantown to celebrate Japanese and Japanese American culture at the Cherry Blossom Festival. At this annual celebration, there are cultural performances, a large parade, and multiple booths selling various foods and items for the attendees[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]