Join GAPIMNY for a General Meeting (GM) to discuss the criminal case in Brooklyn involving Akai Gurley’s death and Officer Peter Liang, and the underlying issues of race, policing, privilege, and how we as a community define justice.
On February 16, 2016, GAPIMNY signed onto a national letter condemning threats to CAAAV, an API organization that had supported Akai Gurley’s family throughout the criminal case. We are holding this GM to provide a safe space to discuss GAPIMNY’s position, receive feedback from our members, and facilitate a dialogue about GAPIMNY’s ongoing commitment to the struggle for racial justice.
Background on GAPIMNY’s political past:
GAPIMNY was founded in 1990 and over the past 25 years has been a major catalyst for community action and political empowerment. In 1991, GAPIMNY protested the LGBT Center’s partnership with a racist Broadway production of Miss Saigon; in 2004 GAPIMNY was instrumental in organizing against Details magazine for a racist and homophobic article, “Gay or Asian”; in 2011 GAPIMNY made headlines protesting the exportation of so called “ex-gay conversion therapy” from the US to Hong Kong; and today, GAPIMNY continues to build on its history of empowering QAPIs to make positive change.
To promote a safe space for this dialogue about race, sexuality, and sexual orientation, we are limiting this GM to queer, trans, and gay identified API folks.
Sunday, Apr 3, 2016, 2pm – 4 pm