What are the issues queer Asian & Pacific Islander community face in 2009? How will the future policies of the president-elect Obama affect our community? What can we do individually to help support our community? Come to our annual QAPI Townhall meeting to learn more about our current community issues, share your thoughts and ideas, and learn how you can help our community to be stronger, safer, and healthier. Representatives from Audre Lorde Project, APICHA, Dari Project, GAPIMNY, NQAPIA, Q-WAVE and SALGA will be there to share their insights on what will be in store for 2009!
In addition, GAPIMNY will be holding our annual steering committee election. Take part in our election, and meet the newest steering committee members of GAPIMNY!
Date & Time: Friday, Jan. 16th from 8-10PM
Location: The LGBT Center, 208 W. 13th St. between 7th& 8th Ave.
Light refreshments will be provided
THIS MEETING IS OPEN TO ALL ASIAN & PACIFIC ISLANDER LGBTSTQGNC COMMUNITY MEMBERS.
QAPI Groups represented at the Townhall meeting:
Audre Lorde Project: The Audre Lorde Project is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non
Conforming People of Color center for community organizing, focusing on the New York City area. Through mobilization, education and capacity-building, we work for community wellness and progressive social and economic justice. Committed to struggling across differences, we seek to responsibly reflect, represent and serve our various communities.
Asian & Pacific Islander Coalition on HIV/AIDS (APICHA): APICHA’s mission is to combat HIV/AIDS stigma and related discrimination, to prevent the spread of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in the Asian and Pacific Islander (A&PI) communities, and to provide care and treatment for A&PIs living with HIV/AIDS and their families.
Dari Project: The Dari Project develops resources to increase awareness and acceptance in Korean American communities of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) people of Korean decent. By documenting and sharing the life stories of LGBTQ people and their families and friends, we seek to build bridges among Korean American families, social networks, institutions and faith communities
Gay Asian & Pacific Islander Men of New York (GAPIMNY): Founded in 1990, the Gay Asian & Pacific Islander Men of New York (GAPIMNY) has provided a safe and supportive social, political, and educational space for gay, bisexual, and questioning men and transgender people of Asian and Pacific Islander heritage in the Greater New York Metropolitan Area. GAPIMNY is a membership-based organization whose goal is to empower Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Asian and Pacific Islander’s through a range of social, educational, peer-support, cultural, and political activities. We work in coalition with other community organizations to help educate the API ethnic and LGBT communities on issues of race, sexuality, gender, and health.
National Queer Asian & Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA): To advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Asian Americans, including South Asians, and Pacific Islanders. To network LGBT Asian American leaders and build organizational capacity. To be a voice for Asian Americans and immigrants in the LGBT community and for LGBTs in the mainstream Asian American community.
Q-Wave: Q-Wave is dedicated to strengthening the voices of lesbian/bisexual/queer women and transgender/gender variant people of Asian descent. We strive to build a supportive, progressive community by promoting visibility and empowerment through social, political, and educational organizing.
South Asian Lesbian and Gay Association of New York (SALGA): The South Asian Lesbian and Gay Association of New York City [SALGA-NYC] is a not-for-profit, all-volunteer organization, serving the South Asian LGBT & Questioning community for over 10 years.