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Movement Convergences

NQAPIA is coming to your city to ask you: where are we now, and where will we go? Let’s identify the threats we’re up against and build our QTAPI political home!

RSVP at bit.ly/convergences18

Movement Convergences

Program

Each Movement Convergence is an opportunity for us to learn, share, and grow with one another between our local and national LGBTQ API community. We’ll share our values with one another, and you’ll teach us the threats in your area. How do we organize with these two things in mind, and how can NQAPIA as a national organization support you locally? Together, we will build power and build our QTAPI political home!

Locations & Dates

Click each city’s name to join their Facebook event.

City Date Time
Austin March 10 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Washington, DC April 14 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
New York City April 16 6:00-9:30 p.m.
Portland April 29 12:00-4:00 p.m.
Seattle April 30 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Bay Area May 14 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Los Angeles May 16 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Chicago May 26 12:00-4:00 p.m.

RSVP

To attend, please RSVP at bit.ly/convergences18. Select your city in the drop-down menu

Accessibility

Please respect the space and the people around you by helping create a scent-free environment.

For more access needs, please let us know when you register at bit.ly/convergences18.

Donations

Any donations will go towards food and materials at each of the Movement Convergences. Donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

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If you can’t attend a convergence but still want to support us, please make a donation by selecting “No RSVP – Donation Only” in the drop-down city selection. We appreciate any support!

Join NQAPIA’s Direct Action Trainings for People of Color

Direct Action Trainings Flyer (click to read details)

As we gear up for a Trump presidency, we have thought about how to get our people as trained as possible for what lies ahead. After talking with many of you, we’re planning a direct action organizing training series!

The goal is to get as many people of color (POC) trained to engage in direct action strategically, effectively, and as safely as possible. We also want to build relationships across our communities, since we’ll need each other now more than ever. This training series is lead and planned by queer and trans API people in collaboration with the Ruckus Society and a number of POC organizations. This training is open to all POC.

Direct Action Training Series

Los Angeles, CA – Sunday, 2/19
Washington, DC – Saturday, 2/25
New York, NY – Sunday, 2/26
Boston, MA – Saturday, 3/4
Philadelphia, PA – Sunday, 3/5
Bay Area – Saturday, 3/18
Seattle, WA – Sunday, 3/19
Chicago, IL – Saturday, 4/1

All trainings are from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Please plan to attend for the entire time. Lunch will be provided.
Sign up at bit.ly/datrainings.
We will follow up with the exact location of the training via email.

Thank You for Supporting our Plans for Next Year

Thanks for your support on Giving Tuesday!

It’s not too late to give! Donate at www.nqapia.org/donate.

Thanks to #GivingTuesday, 52 people donated online for a total of $5,055! Thank you so much for your generous support. This means that we are more than halfway to our end-of-year goal!

We're halfway to our end-of-year fundraising goal!
If you haven’t donated, will you please support our lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ) Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community for 2017?

After the November election, it’s so important that we continue to support each other and ramp up the work we do for our community. Here is what your donation will support:

 

Attorney Referral Network

With a variety of precautions to take before and after the inauguration, we are growing our attorney referral network. If you need help now, find an attorney here. If you’d like to volunteer to help, we are still accepting attorneys.

Racial Justice Convening

We will host a convening of racial justice activists, tentatively in Washington, DC in May. We are excited to plan more with our federation members to have another provocative action like#15YearsLater.

Regional Summits

Four Regional Summits will provide growth, support, and leadership opportunities relevant to your area, and we bridge these experiences with our national work.

  • South will be in Houston, TX in April
  • West Coast will be in Fresno, CA in July
  • Midwest will be in Chicago, IL in August
  • East Coast will be in Boston, MA in October

We need your help to support each other with love and resources, to respond to hateful rhetoric, and to fight hard for our LGBTQ AAPI community.

Will you help us raise $10,000?

All donations to NQAPIA are tax-deductible!
Donate online, or mail a check to NQAPIA at 233 5th Avenue, Suite 4A, New York, NY 10016.

Thank you for your support of the LGBTQ AAPI community. We can’t do this without you.

Location – 2015 National Conference

LOCATION

All conference workshops will be held at the University of Illinois at Chicago in the Student Center East (SCE) building.

University of Illinois at Chicago
Student Center East Building
750 S. Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 413-5040

The University of Illinois at Chicago boasts one of the Midwest’s largest AAPI student populations and is the only federally-recognized Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) in the Midwest.

DIRECTIONS

UIC is served by the CTA (the “El”) Blue Line train (UIC-Halsted and Racine stops) connecting the campus with downtown, O’Hare International Airport, northwest and west side neighborhoods of Chicago, and the western suburbs of Oak Park, Forest Park, and Cicero.

HOUSING

Hotels
A block of rooms have been reserved at the Crowne Plaza in the fanciful neighborhood of Greektown, just 5 blocks from the conference site.
Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro Downtown

733 West Madison Street

Chicago, IL 60661

Reservations must be made by July 6 to secure the special rate of $139/night.
Book online or call 1-800-593-5447 and mention the reservation code “QAI.”

Community Housing
Free community housing is available. To inquire, complete this form http://bit.do/NQAPIAhousing2015  or email coordinator@nqapia.org.

NQAPIA and Chicago i2i’s Spring “Coming Out” Social

You’re invited to:
NQAPIA and Chicago i2i’s Spring “Coming Out” Social
Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 7 p.m.

Come meet the NQAPIA Co-Directors and National Board Members when we are in Chicago to plan and strategize for our upcoming year!

– Learn about NQAPIA exciting initiatives on immigration, visibility, and awareness raising
– Connect with Board Members and activists from all over the country
– Find out more about our 2012 National Conference in Washington, DC!

When: Saturday, April 21st at 7pm
Where: Jak’s Tap, 901 W. Jackson St. (near Halsted)

Getting there: Blue Line to UIC-Halsted, #126 Jackson and #8 Halsted buses. Metered street parking available.

$20 suggested donation | $10 students & low-income
Cash Bar and Hors d’Oeuvres
All ages welcome.

Funds raised will support scholarships for our upcoming National Conference in July.

Friends, family and allies welcome! -We have a  private party room with gender-neutral restrooms.

Want to RSVP and donate ahead of time by credit card?
Want to RSVP, but pay at the door?
That’s cool- email Joy at joy.messinger@gmail.com.

In Community,
Joy Messinger & Liz Thomson, Chicago-based NQAPIA Board Members

Chicago LGBT Asian American/ South Asian Lawyers Reception: April 19, 2012

RSVP Here:  https://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/7100/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=47796

 

National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA)

Asian American Bar Association of Chicago

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA)

National LGBT Bar Association

 

Invite you to an: 

LGBT Asian American/South Asian Lawyers Cocktail Reception

This networking reception recognizes the diversity within the LGBT and AAPI communities and also provides support to LGBT attorneys in corporate, commercial, government, and public interest practice.

 

Thursday, April 19, 2012

6:00 to 8:00 PM

Hosted by McDermott Will & Emery

227 W. Monroe Street

Chicago, Il 60606

 

Welcoming Remarks by U.S. District Court Judge Edmond Chang.  Keynote Address by Peter S. Ohr, Regional Director of the National Labor Relations Board.

Event is free but donated proceeds will support scholarships for student to attend the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance conference in Washington, DC in July 2012.

 

To RSVP:  https://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/7100/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=47796

For more information: E-mail nqapia@gmail.com