APIENC (API Equality - Northern California)
is a small grassroots organization building power for and with transgender, non-binary, and queer Asian and Pacific Islander people. Individual donors make up over 50% of our funding, and these are the folks that keep us going from year to year- people like you!
With limited funding and resources, we train community organizers, convene intergenerational spaces of learning, mobilize for trans justice, and create cultural shifts in the ways that our communities understand racial justice and trans justice.
The more that we practice interdependence and vulnerability together, the closer we are to creating and living our vision for liberation. This year in 2019, we are taking a big and beautiful risk by growing our paid staff to 3 people, helping us deepen our Trans Justice work. Trans leadership is essential in guiding our path towards collective long-term liberation. This year we also are committing to more intentionally building our Dragon Fruit Network intergenerational community of care where we can learn and support each other across generations. As we continue to center and be lead by those most impacted--trans and gender non conforming youth and elders--we shift and shape the landscape of social change for all LGBTQ Asian and Pacific Islander people. We're ready to get to the next level, and we need YOU to help us POWER UP.
APIENC is fundraising on Give OUT Day, Thurs. 4/18, the only 24 hour national day of giving for LGBTQ orgs in the U.S.! Our goal is to raise $15,000 and reach 350 donors by 9 pm PST on Thurs. 4/18. Our efforts for Give OUT Day will directly support our summer activities, including the largest ever needs assessment of TGNC API people in the Bay Area, our 10th leadership development cohort of six summer organizers, a two weekend API Queer Justice Leadership Exchange, our brand new third staff person, and so much more!
Can you help APIENC power up by giving out? #PowerUpGiveOut #APIENC
Here are some symbolic amounts:
$100 - Help fund the 10th year of our Summer Organizer Program! This paid opportunity is a chance for young leaders to build skills for the long haul.
$70 - Cover food and space expenses for our 4-day Leadership Exchange!
$35 - Sponsor outreach materials for our TGNC API Bay Area needs assessment!
$15 - Support our relationship-building skillshares through the Dragon Fruit Network
To take a look at how we grew last year, see our 2018 Year Review Graphic here and where we are headed with our 2019 Priorities and Directions!
Take APIENC to the next level: Power Up and Give Out!
Make sure the "CHARGE DATE" says "4/18/19" so that your donation counts!