Our conference is split into 3 workshop sessions. You may choose to attend 1 workshop per session, making 3 total.
loving the ugly: navigating polyamory and transgender identity as racialized bodies
Sam Lai, UC Berkeley alumnus
This workshop seeks to shed light on how queer and trans API folks navigate intimate relationships in order to inform the larger community of healthy ways to set boundaries and respect needs.
Legend of Korra: Media-bending
Alijah Rivera, UC Santa Barbara
"Legend of Korra: Media-bending" is a discussion on representation in the media and the need for progressive plot lines. With "The Legend of Korra" as our primary example, we will explore the range of intersecting identities represented in the cast and their impact on us as individuals as well as on our respective communities.
This is what meaningful solidarity looks like
Deepa Iyer (keynote), Senior Fellow, The Center for Social Inclusion
We can talk about solidarity, but what does it really mean? How do we build a practice of it? Come to this workshop to learn about and share tools to build solidarity between Asian Pacific Americans and today’s movements for justice.
the miseducation of hmong women in higher education
Julie Vue, CSU Long Beach
What does feminism mean to Hmong women today? This workshop explores the experiences of the growing numbers of Hmong women in higher education today using feminist theory.
The Layers of API Mental Health
Tracy La, Michael Tran, and Shirley Loi, UC Irvine
Our workshop, the Layers of API Mental Health, will aim to uncover the various facets of mental health that many Asian Pacific Islanders face, and identify the reasons why these issues are not commonly discussed within the API community.
Other – The invisible Population
Eddy Zheng (keynote), Soros Justice Fellow
The workshop will provide participants an overview of the marginalization of Asian and Pacific Islanders who are incarcerated in the Prison Industry Complex and raise awareness in the community on the need to provide cultural competent programs and resources to help reduce recidivism and create a safe community.