APIENC (API Equality - Northern California) is a small grassroots organization building power for and with LGBTQ Asian and Pacific Islander people. 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. Individual donors make up over 50% of our funding, and these are the folks that keep us going from year to year.
That’s why--we’re participating in GiveOUT Day once again! Give OUT Day is the only 24 hr 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 on Thurs. 4/19. Our efforts for Give OUT Day will directly support our upcoming Trans March contingent planning and political education, our 9th leadership development cohort of five summer organizers, a two weekend API Queer Justice Leadership Exchange, and so much more! #POWtogether
The more that we can trust in our own abundance, the more we can dream together about our long-term liberation. This year in 2018, there’s urgency and need for us to grow our staff, leadership, and collective strategizing skills alongside our growing volunteer-member base. If we're able to grow our team staff-volunteer-member wise, we can more readily and intentionally activate each other for the social change we want to see.
We need at least 20 team members to power our work now! Joining our team is about shifting our relationship to resources, and building power together. Can you join us? http://bit.ly/POWtogether
Here are our upcoming opportunities to show up and take action:
Tues. 4/10 @ 6-8:30 pm **More Money More Power Training**
- How does talking about money make you feel? How does asking for help make you feel? How have you been taught to think about money, help, and vulnerability? At this gathering, join APIENC to deconstruct our relationships to money and help, and build tools for generating more money and more power.
Thurs. 4/19 @ ALL DAY Drop-In **Give OUT DAY for 12 HRS**
- Mini fundraising trainings will be between 5-7 pm
- We'll be fundraising, phonebanking, outreaching, and amplifying our efforts for Give OUT Day throughout the whole day
- APIENC will also be livestreaming special programming during this day to talk about our work, highlight community artists, and celebrate our fundraising!