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Workshop Schedule – 2015 NQAPIA National Conference


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  • Standard Workshop: Basic (1 hr. 15 min.) sessions for general discussion or presentations
  • 3-hour Workshop: Longer (3 hr.) sessions to learn and apply new skills or provide a more thorough treatment of a topic
  • Open Networking Caucus: Facilitated discussions of particular themes to organize around and are welcoming to all to participate
  • Closed Affinity Caucus: Discussions for specific identities (e.g., Southeast Asian, transgender/gender non-conforming, polyamorous, youth) designated as “safe spaces” that are limited to only those who so affiliate
  • Arts/Cultural Program: Performances (7-15 min.) during the Saturday Arts/Cultural night. Daylong standing exhibits are also possible for display.
  • Pre-Conference Convenings: Strategic daylong (8 hr.) meetings on Thursday.


Track Classifications
International Issues
Organizational Development
People of Color
Professional Development
Sex/Sexual Liberation
Skills Training
South Asian
Southeast Asian
Workshop Samples (not a full list)
Workshop Samples (not a full list)

See also Fundraising
Board of Directors: How to be an Effective Board Member
Cultivating and Growing Male-Identified GBT Groups
Ethnic Events and Cultural Celebrations: How to be Being Out and Queer
Developing Peer Support Groups: Practices and Pitfalls
Going 501(c) 3: the Pros, Cons, Hows
Leadership Styles: We Are the Ones We've Been Waiting For
Leadership Style: Development through Improv and Public Speaking
Media: Working with the Media and How to get your story covered
Nonprofits: Why Start a Nonprofit
Resource Exchange on Organizational Development
Social Events: Best Practices for LGBT AAPI Groups
Women’s/ Feminist/ Gender Justice Programming


Age Aint' Nothin' But a Number: Older LGBT AAPIs
API & South Asian Queer Hair Stories
Being Bi in the API Community
Building Multigender / Pan-Asian LGBT AAPI Safe Spaces
Children and Parening: Wannabe Moms & Dads: How to Start an LGBT Family
Coming out as a Techie
Forming and Directing Queer Asian Spaces
Hanau ka Mauna: (Re)connecting to the Piko (center) of our Ea (life breath, sovereignty)
Korean Drumming to Raise Voices!: using Culture to Build Community
Kuma Hina: the true meaning of Aloha
LGBT South Asians: Apart Yet A Part
Mixed Race API's Affinity Group Workshop
Pinay Lesbians Visibilizing
TPOC - A New Narrative
Trans-national adoption: Complexities in Ethnic, Gender and Nation-Identities
Trans* Allyship: Activating Ourselves & Our Communities
Trans Inclusion: Making Your Organization More Trans Inclusive
Visibility Project shoot
Visibility: Raising LGBT AAPI Voices and Storytelling
What makes you a "male?"


See also Race and Racial Justice
AAPI Policy, Advocacy, and Movement Building in Illinois
Aging from AAPI and LGBT perspectives
Decriminalization of 377 in India
Gender Justice 101 / Women’s Policy Issues
Immigration Executive Action: How We Can Take Advantage of DACA/ DAPA
LGBT Economic Security
Legalize Queer APIs: Legal Organizations & Queer API Communities
Militarization on women and the LGBTQ community
Organizing a Rapid-Response for National Policies
Trans Legal Spotlight: ID, Immigration, and Health


AAPIs How to Stand Out, While Blending In
Career Planning
Corporate Partnerships for Non-Profits: How to Make them Effective
Coming out as a Techie
Leadership Styles: We Are the Ones We've Been Waiting For
Leadership Style: Development through Improv and Public Speaking
Peer Listening for Liberation
Professional Development
Working While LGBTQ
Workplace: LGBT and AAPI Equality in the Workplace


Children and Parenting: Wannabe Moms & Dads: How to Start an LGBT Family
Coming out, Family Acceptance and Intergenerational Dialogue in Families of Color
LGBTQ+ 101: Basics for Families and Allies
Parents of Transgender Kids Support
Parents of LGBTs: We Are Family


Examining the Impact of HIV in America's API and LGBTQ Communities
HIV/AIDS Prevention in 2015
Gay API men and PrEP: where are we in the conversation
Developing Peer Support Groups: Practices and Pitfalls
LGBT Cancer Update
South Asian Mental Health and Activism: Decolonizing and Reclaiming healing
Self-Healing Workshop
Transgender Women Living With HIV: Holistic Engagement Solutions
Yoga: Finding Pause and Igniting your Fire


#BlackLivesMatter and AAPIs: How Can We Support
Criminal Justice: Protected and Served?: Systemic Neglect and Misconduct bin the System
Police Misconduct
Racial Profiling: Why the DOJ Guidance is not enough


Corporate Partnerships for Non-Profits: How to Make them Effective
Fundraising for the Grassroots: More $$$, More Power
Grant Writing Basics
Making $$ Werq!
Philanthropic Giving is Love for AAPI LGBTQ Communities


Cambodia Killing Fields Museum and Memorial Tour
LGBTQ API Legacies: A Timeline of Resilience
Our Naked Stories: From 1750 to Now
Pioneers Project


Bible Study For Such A Time As This: Empowering API LGBT Christians
Coming Out Muslim
Convening of People of Faith


Desire: Preference and Social Physics
Mapping Desire
S/M & Kink Basics
Sexual Liberation: Sex work, Sexual Inhibition, Sexual Exhibition
Sexual Racism: All we want are Fats, Fems, and Asian
Polyamory/ Non-Monogomy


Choosing a Career
Developing Queer API Communities on a College Campus
Higher Education Navigation as Queer Asian Americans
LBGTQ2-S Youth Culture
Students thriving as a queer Asian leader on your college campus
Youth Leadership and Organizing

Schedule – 2015 National Conference



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THURSDAY, August 6

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Pre-Conference Strategy Meetings
Queer South Asian National Network (QSANN)
Parents of LGBT AAPIs
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Network for Religion and Justice (NRJ)
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Welcome Reception

FRIDAY, August 7

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Opening Breakfast Plenary – Trans Justice
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Session 1: Workshops and Caucuses
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Lunch on your own
1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Session 2: Workshops
2:50 p.m. – 4:05 p.m. – Session 3: Workshops
4:25 p.m. – 5:40 p.m. – Session 4: Caucuses
6:30 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. – Community Catalyst Awards Banquet Dinner Dance (off-site at Cai Restaurant in Chinatown, 2100 South Archer Avenue, Chicago, IL 60616)

SATURDAY, August 8

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Breakfast Plenary – International Solidarity
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. –Session 5: Workshops and Caucuses
12 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. – Lunch on your own
1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Session 6: Workshops
2:50 p.m. – 4:05 p.m. – Session 7: Workshops
4:25 p.m. – 5:40 p.m. – Session 8: Caucuses
6:00 p.m. – Dinner on your own
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Arts and Cultural Community Performance (off-site – location to be announced)

SUNDAY, August 9

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. – Session 9: Workshops and Caucuses
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Brunch Plenary (NQAPIA Annual Meeting)
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Session 10: Regional Caucuses
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Closing Plenary: Report Backs, Next Steps, Evaluation, Thank Yous

Exhibitors all day Friday, Saturday, and Sunday morning