Presence, Power, Progress: Queer Asian Pacific Islander Conference in Washington DC

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The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance is hosting “Presence, Power, Progress” this July 19 to 22, a conference in Washington DC for LGBTQ Asian Americans, South Asians, Southeast Asians, and Pacific Islanders.

Over 300 LGBTQ Asian American and Pacific Islander activists will attend Presence, Power, Progress to network, organize, agitate, educate, and build capacity of the nation’s LGBT AAPIs community. The conference features over 60 workshops, panels, presentations, and caucuses, including cultural performances, performance art, a dinner dance, and the Community Catalyst Awards banquet.

Several nationally renowned speakers will present at the conference, including Supreme Court of Hawai’i Associate Justice Sabrina McKenna, White House Office of Public Engagement LGBT Liaison Gautam Raghavan, and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas.

Hightlights
  • Desi Pre-Conference Institute
  • Gender Justice Programming
  • Workshops and Nationally Renowned Speakers
  • Cultural performances
  • NQAPIA Community Catalyst Awards Banquet
  • National strategy meeting of LGBT AAPIs
  • Parents Convening
  • Youth Programming
  • Trans Programming
Registration Fee
Fees include Saturday Lunch and Gala Dinner; Sunday Brunch, all room rentals, and materials. What People Are Saying
When I went to NQAPIA’s last conference in August 2009, I didn’t know what to expect. I discovered a community of people who faced similar issues and shared my passions. I left the conference with new friends, a greater understanding of who I am, and commitment to our community. – Phillip, Past Conference Attendee

I know that this year’s conference will catalyze leadership in local queer and trans API movements, connect participants into a network of support, and invigorate our collective power. I can’t wait to see you there! – Allison, Past Conference Attendee

Find out more on NQAPIA’s Conference page or Facebook event page. Register for the conference here!