8/8/15 – LGBTQ API Legacies: A Timeline of Resilience

From August 6 – 10, we will be at Thriving Together: Queer APIS Building Community, Solidarity, and Movement.

A National Conference of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Asian Americans, South Asians, Southeast Asians, and Pacific Islanders. We’ll be joining 250 LGBT AAPIs from across the nation for the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance’s (NQAPIA) 2015 National Conference. The Conference is locally hosted by Invisible to Invincible (i2i) and Trikone-Chicago. Join us for our history workshop below!

NEW! Draft Conference Program Book text – full schedule


LGBTQ API Legacies: A Timeline of Resilience
Saturday, August 8
1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
2:50 p.m. to 4:05 p.m.

NOTE: This is a 3-hour workshop covering two time slots. Participants are welcome to attend the first half, second half, or BOTH! 

Description: What is the “LGBTQ API movement”? Where have we been and where are we going? This workshop will discuss the Dragon Fruit Project, an intergenerational, oral history project that explores queer Asian Pacific Islanders and their experiences with activism during the 60s through 90s. Participants will also learn how to upload our histories onto the free internet encyclopedia, Wikipedia, LIVE!

*You will need a laptop – please email tracy@apiequalitync.org if you need one! 

Part 1: We’ll actively engage in the LGBTQ API narrative through a graphic timeline. By uplifting our community histories, we’ll be breaking through the silence that is a byproduct of systematic and institutionalized oppression!
Part 2: Wikipedia is the internet’s FREE encyclopedia, and is the 5th most viewed website in the world. We’re taking control of the ways we dynamically upload our community’s history and key events so that we’re authentically represented. Anyone can add or edit information – we’ll teach you how! This is a unique tool that can be applied to anyone’s work.

See previous wiki-edit-a-thons here.