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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.

bit.ly/convergences18

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!

NY 2018 Community Catalyst Awards

Join National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) at our 2018 Community Catalyst Awards Celebration on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at Joy Luck Palace on 98 Mott Street in New York City’s Chinatown.

Join

Date: Saturday, March 31, 2018
Time: 6:00-11:00 p.m.
Location: Joy Luck Palace, 98 Mott Street, Manhattan Chinatown, New York, NY 10013

Honor

Every year NQAPIA honors groups and leaders who have improved the lives of LGBTQ APIs.

Honorees

This year, we will honor two Community Catalyst Awardees:

  • Caribbean Equality Project
  • Longtime activist Suki Terada Ports 

Attend

The evening will include cocktails, a 10-course Chinese banquet dinner and dancing.

Tickets

Purchase your tickets at bit.ly/ccany18.

Community || $85 || NQAPIA Member Group Rate
Supporter || $100 || regular ticket
Benefactor || $150 || buy a ticket & donate a ticket
Limited-income Rate || Variable based on ability. Please inquire.

Host Committee

Host Committee members buy (or sell) a table, receive black & white ads in the program booklet, and name listing on all promotional materials. Purchase your tables at bit.ly/ccany18.

$1000 || Table of 10 guests and half-page ad (5″ W x 4″ H landscape)

$500 || Table of 10 guests and quarter-page ad (2″ W x 4″ H portrait)

Support

All proceeds benefit NQAPIA and local LGBTQ API organizations and activists to attend a national LGBT API conference in San Francisco from July 26-29, 2018. NQAPIA is a tax-exempt nonprofit organization.

Sponsorships

Become a sponsor at bit.ly/ccanysponsor.

Platinum: $5,000

  • Podium mention
  • Two tables for 10 guests (20 tickets) at our 10-course, Chinese banquet
  • VIP seating location
  • Full-page, color ad featured on the back cover of the Catalyst Awards program booklet
  • Name and logo displayed on all promotional materials (emails/webpages)

Gold: $2,500

  • Podium mention
  • One table for 10 guests (10 tickets) at our 10-course, Chinese banquet
  • VIP seating location
  • Full-page, color ad featured on inside cover of the Catalyst Awards program booklet
  • Name and logo displayed on all promotional materials (emails/webpages)

Silver: $1,500

  • Podium mention
  • One table for 10 guests (10 tickets) at our 10-course, Chinese banquet
  • Prime seating location
  • Full-page, greyscale ad in the Catalyst Awards program booklet
  • Name and logo displayed on all promotional materials (emails/webpages)

Bronze: $750

  • Podium mention
  • One table for 5 guests (5 tickets) at our 10-course, Chinese banquet
  • Prime seating location
  • Full-page, greyscale ad in the Catalyst Awards program booklet
  • Name and logo displayed on all promotional materials (emails/webpages)

Program Book Advertisements

Purchase an ad at bit.ly/ccanysponsor.

$250 || Full-Page Ad (5″ W x 8″ H portrait)

$100 || Half-Page Ad (5″ W x 4″ H landscape)

$50 || Quarter-Page Ad  (2″ W x 4″ H portrait)

Share

Join the event on Facebook, and tell your friends to join in! We can’t wait to see you there!

DC 2018 Community Catalyst Awards

Join National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) at our 2018 Community Catalyst Awards Celebration on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Tony Cheng’s Chinese Restaurant on 619 H St NW, Washington, DC.

Join

Date: Saturday, April 7, 2018
Time: 6:00-11:00 p.m.
Location: Tony Cheng’s Chinese Restaurant, 619 H St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Honor

Every year NQAPIA honors groups and leaders who have improved the lives of LGBTQ APIs.

Honorees

This year, we will honor two Community Catalyst Awardees:

  • Vanita Gupta, Former head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and current President & CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
  • Hyacinth Alvaran, Former Senior Diversity & Inclusion Program Manager at the Human Rights Campaign and current Solutions Consultant at Cook Ross

Access

Please be advised: this event is on the third floor, and the elevator is broken. It likely will not be fixed before the dinner, so attendees must walk up stairs. We sincerely apologize and are deeply troubled by the inaccessibly of the venue for all of our community members. We tried to move the dinner to another location, but no other place (that is near a metro) could accommodate a dinner of our size and at our price point–we looked at 27 other venues!

We are disappointed in this situation and ourselves for being a group that advocates for inclusion, yet we are being exclusive. But, after much discussion and both internal and external dialogue, including members and allies of the disability rights community, we had no other choice but to move forward with the space and find another accessible venue for next year. We know it is far from ideal and we want to be as transparent, honest, and open to accountable as possible.

Attend

The evening will include cocktails, a 10-course Chinese banquet dinner and dancing.

Tickets

Purchase tickets at bit.ly/ccadc18.

Community || $85 || NQAPIA Member Group Rate
Supporter || $100 || regular ticket
Benefactor || $150 || buy a ticket & donate a ticket
Limited-income Rate || Variable based on ability. Please inquire.

Host Committee

Host Committee members buy (or sell) a table, receive black & white ads in the program booklet, and name listing on all promotional materials. Purchase tables at bit.ly/ccadc18.

$1000 || Table of 10 guests and half-page ad (5″ W x 4″ H landscape)

$500 || Table of 10 guests and quarter-page ad (2″ W x 4″ H portrait)

Support

All proceeds benefit NQAPIA and local LGBTQ API organizations and activists to attend a national LGBT API conference in San Francisco from July 26-29, 2018. NQAPIA is a tax-exempt nonprofit organization.

Sponsorships

Purchase sponsorships at bit.ly/ccadcsponsor.

Platinum: $5,000

  • Podium mention
  • Two tables for 10 guests (20 tickets) at our 10-course, Chinese banquet
  • VIP seating location
  • Full-page, color ad featured on the back cover of the Catalyst Awards program booklet
  • Name and logo displayed on all promotional materials (emails/webpages)

Gold: $2,500

  • Podium mention
  • One table for 10 guests (10 tickets) at our 10-course, Chinese banquet
  • VIP seating location
  • Full-page, color ad featured on inside cover of the Catalyst Awards program booklet
  • Name and logo displayed on all promotional materials (emails/webpages)

Silver: $1,500

  • Podium mention
  • One table for 10 guests (10 tickets) at our 10-course, Chinese banquet
  • Prime seating location
  • Full-page, greyscale ad in the Catalyst Awards program booklet
  • Name and logo displayed on all promotional materials (emails/webpages)

Bronze: $750

  • Podium mention
  • One table for 5 guests (5 tickets) at our 10-course, Chinese banquet
  • Prime seating location
  • Full-page, greyscale ad in the Catalyst Awards program booklet
  • Name and logo displayed on all promotional materials (emails/webpages)

Program Book Advertisements

Purchase ads at bit.ly/ccadcsponsor.

$250 || Full-Page Ad (5″ W x 8″ H portrait)

$100 || Half-Page Ad (5″ W x 4″ H landscape)

$50 || Quarter-Page Ad  (2″ W x 4″ H portrait)

Share

Join the event on Facebook, and tell your friends to join in! We can’t wait to see you there!

Share a Coffee with Actor Conrad Ricamora

Making our Communities Visible on National Television

On this Friday morning, instead of worrying on your way to work, hearing the news and quickly grabbing some coffee to-go, join Conrad Ricamora in slowing down, making coffee at home, and donating your $5 latte money to an organization who will protect your community.

Conrad, from ABC’s How to Get Away with Murder, donated his latte money to NQAPIA after learning more about our work and Trump’s staff picks. Will you support us, just like Conrad?

Coffee with Condor

Watch Conrad Ricamora talk about his donation to NQAPIA

Last year, Conrad received NQAPIA’s Community Catalyst Award for raising the visibility of LGBT Asians and educating millions about PrEP on national television. Balitang America talks with Conrad at the banquet:

Conrad Ricamora at the 2016 Community Catalyst Awards

Watch Conrad Ricamora receive the 2016 Community Catalyst Award

Tomorrow night, NQAPIA will honor another celebrity, Ongina from RuPaul’s Drag Race (Season 1) with the 2017 Community Catalyst Awards for raising awareness of API immigrants and people living with HIV.

NQAPIA Honors Ongina from RuPaul's Drag Race at the NYC Community Catalyst Dinner on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Joy Luck Palace 98 Mott Street. Get your tickets at bit.ly/cca2017

If you cannot join, will you kindly make a donation, so someone else can attend and be with us in community during these difficult times?

Please push out this wonderful video, as our former honoree, as an effort to entice others to attend and support our work: youtu.be/xFaTOZYqj74. Thank you!

#WhyIGive
bit.ly/supportcca
#Catalyst2017
youtu.be/xFaTOZYqj74

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.

2017 Community Catalyst Awards

NQAPIA’s Community Catalyst Awards are nights for us to come together as LGBTQ AAPIs and allies and celebrate members of our community. This March, join us for our celebrations in Washington, DC and New York, NY.

DC Community Catalyst Awards Invitation

Washington, DC Community Catalyst Awards

Honorees

  • Gautam Raghavan
    • Vice President of Policy for the Gill Foundation and former liaison to the LGBT and AAPI communities for President Barack Obama
  • Miriam Yeung
    • Former Executive Director of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum
  • Asian & Pacific Islander Queers United for Action (AQUA DC)
    • 20 years of providing a safe space, raising visibility and engaging in advocacy campaigns for our communities

Tickets & Sponsorships

Includes chicken, fish, or vegetarian buffet dinner and an open beer/wine bar all night long

Purchase individual or host committee tickets at bit.ly/ccaDC2017

Become a sponsor or purchase an ad at bit.ly/ccaDC2017sponsor

Join the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1893924520894544/

NY Community Catalyst Awards

New York Community Catalyst Awards

Honorees

  • Ng Family
    • John for being a proud father of a trans son
    • Virginia for her advocacy work at OCA-New Jersey
    • Jonas for promoting corporate diversity & inclusion
    • Maxwell for leading QAPA Boston and the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition
  • Ongina
    • For making our communities visible starring in “Ru Paul’s Drag Race” (Season 1)

Tickets & Sponsorships

Includes 12-course banquet dinner and dancing

Purchase individual or host committee tickets at bit.ly/ccaNY2017

Become a sponsor or purchase an ad at bit.ly/ccaNY2017sponsor

Join the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/790111817809401/

 

Not able to make it to New York or DC?
Look forward to Community Catalyst Awards in Chicago this summer and Boston in the fall!