Join us for the time-honored tradition of LGBTQ AAPI bonding over small room karaoke. Allies are welcome too! When: Sunday, March 2, 2014 @ 4:00-7:00pm
Where: Wok and Roll @ 604 H St NW, Washington DC 20001
$10-$15 per person, but no one will be turned away for lack of
funds (We really want you to come even if you can't contribute).
About karaoke box / noraebang:
This is private room karaoke, so you'll only be singing to and with folks in
our group. Please let
us know if you are bringing a guest so
we know what size room to reserve.
The room will be on the second floor of the restaurant. We are working on finding out the accessibility of this location.
About the location:
If you are not familiar with Wok And Roll, it's in DC's Chinatown and
has a light-up sign for sushi in the window. It doesn't look like a
karaoke place, but I promise it is. It's in a different part of the restaurant. Let the staff at the desk know
you're there for karaoke, and they'll show you the way (or you can give Cathy a call).
RSVP on the Facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/732264066793099/ or to
(609) 297 - 7248cjchu0710 @ gmail .com
Asian Pacific Islander Queer Sisters (APIQS) is a community-based group for LGBTQ AAPI wom*n and trans* people in the the DC metropolitan area.
We're happy to announce that APIQS was chosen as a grantee of the Cherry Blossom Giving Circle, a DC-based community giving circle dedicated to serving the AAPI community! The funds will go toward hosting a screening of "No Look Pass" and participating in this year's Pride! "No Look Pass" is a documentary on the experience of Emily Tay, a first-generation Burmese as she navigates collegiate basketball and coming out to her parents (http://nolookpassthemovie.com/). For more information, see the attached press release.
In honor of National Coming Out Day which was October 11th, we would like to host our own storytelling circle on Sunday, October 13th.
Bring a snack and/or story to share. APIQs will provide tea and some light snacks.
This event is free and open to the public. We look forward to seeing you there!
When: Sun, Oct 13, 2013
3:00 - 5:00pm
Where: Arlington Central Library, 2nd floor meeting room
This library has free parking.
Two Metro stations are nearby: Virginia Square and Ballston on the Orange line
If you have any questions, contact a member of the APIQs Steering Committee or email
apiqsdc @ gmail.com
APIQS will be hosting a self-defense workshop geared toward the needs of LGBTQI API women/trans*/gender non-conforming folks. The class is open to all but priority will be given to people of Asian/Pacific Islander descent who identify as women or trans*/gender non-conforming.
The location will be near Dupont Circle metro. The entrance has one step. Email apiqsdc@ gmail.com if you have a question or accomodation request.
Please RSVP through the form at the link below (there are a limited number of spots)! Feel free to forward this to folks you know who might be interested.https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1y8tABVL1u3tjhd8dunKNoYGyHF5bON2waXbNTTHUePo/viewform
Massive rally & march for justice, jobs, peace, and freedom! Meetup with NCAPA and ally groups before heading to the Lincoln
Memorial. We gather to raise awareness on immigration, unemployment, poverty, women's rights, LGBTQ rights, voter rights, racial profiling, and other critical issues affecting our
nation. For details, see below or the facebook event
you'd like to march and rally with LGBTQI Asian/Pacific Islander folks & allies,
please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
National Action to Realize the Dream March and Rally, August 24, 2013
Join the National Council
of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA) and its member organizations as we
unite our voices and march for the issues impacting our society today: Housing and Economic Justice, Education Access, Commonsense Immigration Reform, LGBTQ Rights, Women's Rights, and more.
NCAPA organizations and other AANHPI groups who want to join us, please meet on 17th Street NW directly across the street from the south end the World War II Memorial
(see the map below). When you arrive look for the NCAPA banner
. We will be wearing
white t-shirts with blue words that read “National Council for Asian
Pacific Americans” on the back and “Still in Pursuit of the Dream” on
the front. OTHER IMPORTANT REMINDERS
Meeting Time: our meeting time remains the same. We meet at 8AM
. It is important that you arrive as close to 8AM
as possible. Once we join the rally at 8:45AM
those who arrive late might not be able to find us as the rally
organizers have divided to the rally area into grids. Once a grid fills
up it is closed. Come early, we might still have t-shirts to share.
8:00 AM AANHPI groups meet at predetermined spot (see map above)
8:45 AM Join the larger rally at the Lincoln Memorial
9:00 AM Main Program
12:30 PM Participate in the MarchBring water and snacks
: the Rally’s Main Program and the March to follow will not end until approximately 2pm
. It is going to be hot day, so bring plenty of water and snacks. There will be restrooms and cooling stations on the mall.
: We are expecting a sunny day, so bring some sun screen. Bring an umbrella so you are prepared if it rains.What can you have on the mall?
We have been told individuals can bring chairs and coolers, but
remember you will have to carry whatever you bring in the March.
Balloons are not allowed on the mall. We are making signs and will
likely have some to share. If you make your own signs, remember the
theme is justice, jobs, peace, and freedom.
Coming by car?
If you are driving or being dropped off, check www.dc.gov
for road closure notices. There are smaller marches that might result
in roads being closed to traffic, and notices may not be posted until
late in the day Friday
: Metro trains will open at 7am on Saturday
morning and operate on regular schedules. We recommend purchasing roundtrip fare cards before Saturday
to avoid long lines before and after the event.
: people with disabilities will have access to
shuttle services between Foggy Bottom Metro and the Lincoln Memorial
beginning at 7am
. If you require use of a shuttle, email name, contact information and special need to MOW@nationalactionnetwork.net
by 5pm this Thursday, August 22, 2013.
When do the Rally and March begin?
The rally begins at 9am
with a program that includes several speakers. The March will begin after, around 12:30pm
Click here for the March route
. Originally the March was to conclude at
the MLK Memorial, but as you can see from the map, it will now end east
of the Washington Monument.
Please contact Anthony Bowman at email@example.com
for additional information.
What: Pride Happy Hour with APIQS & DJ Vanaysia
When: Thursday, June 27, 2013. 5:30-8:00PM
: Sushi Rock
@ 1900 Clarendon Boulevard, Arlington, VA
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/events/526944740704118/ (you have to be in the group to see this) or e-mail apiqsdc@ gmail.com . Not required to attend, but
not done celebrating PRIDE yet! Come have a drink and nosh on some
bites with us as we close out a fantastic Pride month at Sushi Rock.
DJ Vanaysia (Bliss Events) will be laying down the beats for the evening so come support!
All ages are welcome at this event. The APIQS Steering Committee looks forward to welcoming all new members and catching up with current/former members.
For the directionally challenged/those who
can't trust an iPhone, the closest metro station is Courthouse Metro
(Orange line). Head north on N Uhle and turn right on Clarendon
Saturday June 8th
will be marching & driving in the Pride Parade along with KhushDC,
AQUA-DC, and NAPAWF-DC. Join our contingent of multi-gender, pan-Asian
and Pacific Islander local coalition. Don't just watch; be in the parade
At 2pm, everyone meet up at Larry's Lounge, 1840 18th St NW DC. We will
go to parade line up area together. We will provide snacks, drinks, and
supplies for you to make posters.
Sunday June 9th
Stop by the APIQS booth @ Pride street festival
Between 3rd and 7th St on Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC
Nearest Metro is Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter
When is the retreat?
Sunday, June 2nd, 2013
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
We will start at 10:30 am with coffee, tea, and socializing time. Please plan to be ready and settled by 11 am.
What is the retreat?
This retreat is part of our
ongoing process to examine APIQS as an organization, the needs of our
community, and how APIQS can better meet those needs and make spaces for
more folks in our community!
At the retreat, we will be working on rewriting our mission statement and looking at our values and vision as an organization.
Who can come to the retreat?
Everyone who falls under APIQS constituency in the broadest sense. You
don't have to identify as a "member" to come. You are welcome even if you have never been to an APIQS event before.
Our mission statement doesn't currently reflect the
diversity within our community...but that is part of why we are
rewriting it. This is both a great time to get involved if you have been
wanting to, and a good time to come if you haven't really been
interested because you've been dissatisfied with the direction of
Will there be food?
Yes, free food! Let us know if you have any dietary restrictions.
Yes please, if you can. Email cjchu0710@ gmail.com
Ask! Email cjchu0710@ gmail.com
Hope to see you there!
APIQS is in process of reviewing and updating the mission. We welcome community input!
The APIQS Steering Committee is conducting a community survey as a part of a process to rewrite our mission, vision, and values. This may also include changing our name!
This process was initiated by the Steering Committee to make sure APIQS is still relevant to our community, and to make sure our community feels inclusive to all those who may want to participate.
This survey is geared towards our current and future members/constituency including trans and gender non-conforming folks, but we welcome feedback from allies as well.
Would you take a moment to complete our survey? It should not take longer than 10-15 minutes.
Please send us your input by Wednesday, April 17, 11:59 EST! As we move forward with our revisioning process, we would love to continue discussing the future of APIQS with you. We greatly appreciate your time spent to help us create a more vibrant, enjoyable, and inclusive LGBTQ API community! ♥
Take the survey! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1JW5zI7Sv1ywttapUxKg7btgRDR_LOpWMZxVDmk9a8iQ/viewform
Also, please feel free to share this message or survey link.