Beneficiary Partner Spotlight: Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team (APAIT) Sensitivity Training
During April’s Steering Committee Meeting, Daniel Nguyen and Jaden Fields from APAIT came in to conduct Sensitivity Training. At this training, they spoke about Gender Identity Terminology and touched upon the challenges the LGBTQ community still face. Did you know that 50% of the youth that live on the streets are LGBTQ, who must live without a home because their sexual orientation or gender identification? Or that 90% of transgender people have experienced discrimination at work? These are startling numbers, but there are easy ways to become allies for the LGBT community! Being mindful of your language as well as educating yourself on LGBTQ issues are simple ways to become an ally. To learn more, please visit APAIT’s website!
APAIT & PbP Roundtable
At the end of March, APAIT welcomed Project by Project directors and Outreach team into their office to give an overview of what services their office provides and discussed their goals for the upcoming year. This year we will focus on assisting APAIT with their marketing and fundraising efforts as well as participate in several walks and volunteering at APAIT events. If you would like to participate in any of these activities, please contact the volunteer team at volunteers.la@
2016 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
We are pleased to announce that PbP-LA is a community Partner for Visual Communication’s 2016 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival! This year we will be presenting a film program called “Love?”, a compilation of 6 short films that feature directors across the globe exploring what happens after that first blush of romance. One of their shorts, “Golden Golden”, is an innovative film that explores race and LGBTQ issues/themes.
If you would like to find out more about this film festival, click here.
It is going to be a fantastic event, and we would like to invite you to join us! The program screens on Saturday, April 23 at 6:30 PM at the Downtown Independent Theater:
251 South Main Street Los Angeles, CA 90012
Parking: Several pay lots available in Downtown LA. 24-hour parking lot behind the theater (enter on Spring Street or Harlem Lane).
Use discount code PROJECT16 to get $2 discount off each ticket!
Our past beneficiary partner, East West Players, is celebrating its 50th Anniversary with the Annual Visionary Awards Dinner & Silent Auction on Monday, April 25, 2016 at the Hilton Universal City. For more information, visit their Facebook Event Page.
Project by Project LA would like to welcome our newest appointed board member, Justin Shiau, to our National Board of Directors! Justin first joined PbP LA in 2013 as a floor manager at Plate by Plate and has since served as legal counsel for our Los Angeles chapter. In addition to being on Board of PbP, Justin is actively involved in his local community, serving on the board of Financial Planning Association of San Gabriel Valley and an active member of the Pasadena Bar Association, the Asian Pacific American Bar Association, the San Gabriel Chamber of Commerce, the Monrovia Chamber of Commerce and the Alhambra Chamber of Commerce. We are thrilled Justin is now on our Board of Directors and are excited to see how he will impact Project by Project on a national level!
Volunteer of the Month: April
Cathy Hong is the creative and talented Manager of Event Production on the Events Team and this is her third year involved with PbP. She currently works in the creative industry as a Product Designer and her love for volunteering and working with people began when she worked with a nonprofit focusing on art and therapy for abused and/or homeless children. PbP’s philanthropy focus and Cathy’s active involvement with the organization allows her to interconnect her passions for arts and helping others. Read More →
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