#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 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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

APISA INITIATIVE COMMUNITY REPORTBACK

Posted by Vivian Wu and Emily Liang On a rainy night in Oakland, community members gathered at the gymnasium of Roosevelt Jr High School. The rain was not the problem, because their hearts were united on the topic of misrepresentation and the struggle of Asian Pacific Islander students within Oakland Unified School District. Asian Pacific[…]

WANNA WIN UP TO $200? PERFORM FOR THE THAT’S NOT LOVE 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 community and raise awareness towards domestic violence and teen dating violence! It’s FREE admission! All ages are welcome! Photo booth! Food! Music! For those who are[…]

HAZING, VIOLENCE, AND ASIAN MASCULINITY

                Posted by Anna Cui  Asian American fraternities has been growing for the last few generations, they feel shut out of existing Greek organizations so they made their own. Some reasons they might want to create or join these organizations are forming a connection with others, going to[…]

ASIAN AMERICAN WOMEN ARE CLOSING THE PAY GAP, BUT THAT’S NOT THE POINT

Posted by Dana Sinclair Facts: ● Asian American women earn 3% less than the median American man (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics) ● The median Asian American woman also earns significantly more than the median black or Hispanic man in the United States ● More than half of Asian Americans over 25 have[…]

#ACTTOCHANGE API ANTI-BULLYING CAMPAIGN

Posted by Robin Suralta Bullying is a major issue in the API community, studies have shown that Asian American, Sikh, and Muslim students have experience bullying than other races. With this the White House has launched the campaign #ActToChange which hopes to raise awareness and to empower students and teachers to report, stop, and prevent[…]