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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

OAKLAND POLICE AND SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF MINORS

Posted by Gabbie Cailipan Celeste Guap was 17 when she was being chased in Oakland and spotted an Oakland police car and approached for help. She met officer Brendan O’ Brien and she said they began to flirt. After seeing each other once more after the incident, they exchanged numbers and started “dating.” For the[…]