Thank you to everyone who attended AYPAL’s 2nd annual Fresh Off the Block Photo Exhibit at Eastside Arts Alliance on December 15th, 2016!
We are excited to share this highlight video created by Stevie Sanchez. Community came together to share stories about Oakland, talk about gentrification, and even dance (of course)! Enjoy!
Missed the event? Want to see more? No worries, click the link below to gain access to the highlight video we played during the exhibit: Youth confronting decision makers during key moments in our 2016 #WeHere campaign!
Next Thursday December 15th at Eastside Cultural Center 2277 International 5-8pm!
Come check out youth perspective on the changes happening in Oakland through photography, spoken word, and story telling.
Follow this link for a video re-cap of last year’s FOB event!
Visit our crowd source fundraising page to donate and be a part of fighting against gentrification and displacement in Oakland! *Update: this fundraising page is currently closed, we met our goal! Thank you to the community for raising over $10,000 for youth! * #WeHere
Official May Arts 2016 “Reclaiming Our Roots” in San Antonio Park re-cap video by Stevie Sanchez of Eastside Arts Alliance! (above)
An in-depth look at May Arts through the Guerulla Theater by United Roots! (below)
Nkauj Iab Yang, Program Director at Banteay Srei, and Joshua Fisher Lee, AYPAL Project Director, share out findings from a 500 API youth survey conducted by Banteay Srei, AYPAL, and The Spot Youth Center during the API Men’s Forum at the State Building in Oakland on Thursday April 14th.
There has been a lot of movement on work towards improving the lives of Boys and Men of Color (BMoC) since the announcement of the My Brothers Keeper (MBK) initiative by President Obama back in 2014. However, nationally, this work often does not adequately encompass the experiences of Asian and Pacific Islander young men, if at all. At a local level, AYPAL has been representing for the API voice around BMoC issues and the city’s MBK initiative through our participation with the Alliance for BMoC convened by Urban Strategies Council. AYPAL organized a convening along with the Offices of Assembly Members Tony Thurmond, and Rob Bonta, Alameda County Supervisors Keith Carson, and Wilma Chan, and numerous community organizations to inform policy makers, foundation leaders, and community members about the unique issues facing BMoC in our communities. AYPAL alum Sou Saechao, and Spencer Pulu spoke movingly on a panel that took audience members through the migration/immigration, to education, to incarceration, to deportation, to re-entry pipeline moderated by community leader and AYPAL advisory board member Eddy Zheng of the Asian Prisoner Support Committee. Survey data was also presented to emphasize the need for disaggregated data for better understanding the needs of our community, which has become increasingly made visible by Banteay Srei, AYPAL, and The Spot Youth Center staff and youth through presentations of the data to decision makers like these. Special thanks to Mina Sanchez of the Asian Community Collaborative of Alameda County, and to the Oakland Public Education Fund, and The California Endowment, for support of AYPAL’s work with / for API young men.
AYPAL’s 18th Annual May Arts Festival is happening in San Antonio Park this year! “Reclaiming Our Roots” May Arts Festival serves as an opportunity for youth of color to share their experiences, resilience, and creativity in celebration with community. In collaboration with Eastside Arts Alliance, we are taking this legacy event to the next level by bringing it directly to our communities who are being targeting by racism, classism, and gentrification. Join us May 14th 11am-4pm at San Antonio Park for food, youth and community performances, and access to resources from allied organizations! Free entry! Donations accepted!
Check out more on KPFA (94.1FM) and KALW (91.7FM) in the links below:
AYPAL COMPLETES FOB: FRESH OFF THE BLOCK PHOTO PROJECT
AYPAL youth respond to changes happening in Oakland in this powerful photo project. Check out the video below. Special thanks to Stevie Sanchez and Eastside Arts Alliance on this collaboration.
Check back on our website for updates on our anti-gentrification work.
AYPAL’s 17th Annual May Arts Festival “Unbreakable Roots: Cultivating Love and Resilience” is a little more than a week away.
Please join us next Thursday, May 21st at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center for free food, youth swag, and a youth-centered arts showcase for social, economic, and climate justice.
Doors open at 5:30pm, and the show starts at 6:00pm at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center located at 388 9th St. Suite 290, Oakland, CA 94607.
Special Guest Performances by:
American Center of Philippine Arts Rondalla
This is a free community event where donations are appreciated: $3 suggested for youth, and $5-$20 suggested for adults. No one will be turned away for not donating.
Thank you to our Co-Sponsors:
The Oakland Fund for Children and Youth
The California Endowment
The Penney Family Fund
The Lakeshore Foundation
The Clorox Foundation
“Unbreakable Roots: Cultivating Love & Resilience”
For the past 17 years, AYPAL has been committed to building a more socially just world by developing transformative youth power through the arts.
On Thursday, May 21, we invite you to join the AYPAL family as we celebrate 17 years of arts-activism that have rooted our communities in resilience when faced with cycles of poverty, violence, and oppression. We will also be announcing our new, exciting, youth-driven campaign so you will not want to miss out!
We invite you to Family Resource Day 11am-4pm on Saturday, March 28, 2015. We will start with an open house and tour of Asian Health Services Youth Program (AHSYP), AYPAL: Building API Community Power, Banteay Srei, and The Spot Youth Center at 299 13th Street, Oakland 94606 from 11am – 12:30pm. Following the tour, parents will be able to learn about community services, including housing, employment, mental and behavior health care, and more at the resource fair located at Family Bridge’s Club House two blocks away from 1-4pm. This event is open to the public! Snacks and refreshments will be provided and all ages are welcome!
Family Resource Day aims to:
+ Create a positive and safe inter-generational space for our youth and families;
+ Connect Oakland parents and families to resources in their community;
+ Engage parents to learn about Asian Health Services Youth Program, AYPAL, Banteay Srei and The Spot Youth Center.
This past weekend, over 50 youth came together to break bread, build community, and kick off this years May Arts Season.
Capture the flag was played, water fights were had, and bonds were made in the spirit of building collective power for our liberation rooted in love.
Our Filipino, Khmer, Chinese, Vietnamese, Black, Latino, Mien, and Korean youth showed up hard! Can’t wait to see what cultural and contemporary art forms they perform at our May Arts Showcase in two months!
Photos Courtesy of Phillip Rama & Sam Jung
On Thursday, May 15th, please join the AYPAL family as we celebrate 16 years of arts activism that has helped our communities thrive in the face of oppression and violence.
AYPAL CARWASH FUNDRAISER
fund our Cultural Arts Programming! Come out to get your car washed & have fun in the sun!
VALERO GAS STATION
Located in Oakland’s Laurel District
3530 MacArthur Blvd
Btwn 35th Ave & Magee Ave
Oakland, CA 94619
SATURDAY, JUNE 9th, 2012
AYPAL’s SEAYCA (Southeast Asian Youth Community in Action)
Youth will wash your car!
Small Cars: $7
Big Cars: $10
Food & Snacks for sale too!
$3-$5 Sliding scale donations
ALL DONATIONS ARE APPRECIATED!
FAMILIES, COMMUNITY MEMBERS, & ALLIES
FOR THE CONTINUED SUPPORT!
*Flier design: Diana Le & Tommy Phan, AYPAL SEAYCA Youth Leaders
Hip Hop, Spoken Word, and of course & Our Annual SILENT AUCTION!
Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Located in Chinatown
388 Ninth Street
between Franklin & Webster Streets
Oakland, CA 94607
Thursday, May 17th, 2012
All Donations are Appreciated!
NO ONE TURNED AWAY DUE TO LACK OF FUNDS
AYPAL 10th Annual May Arts
- Akonadi Foundation
- Grousbeck Family Foundation
- Lunar Giving Circle, AAPIP
- Oakland Fund for Children & Youth
- Penney Family Fund
- Surdna Foundation
- Victor & Lorraine Honig Fund
If you are unable to attend AYPAL’s May Arts Festival & would still like to support,
please consider making a donation to AYPAL online!
AYPAL WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL OUR FAMILIES, COMMUNITY MEMBERS & ALLIES FOR THE CONTINUED SUPPORT!
Asian & Pacific Islander Parent Conference
Information, Knowledge and Action to Plan for
College and Careers Now!
Providing information to empower Asian & Pacific Islander parents and students to take action for their education
Saturday, May 5, 2012
*9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Garfield Elementary School
1620 22nd Avenue, Oakland, CA 94606
Light breakfast and lunch – Childcare – Translation – Transportation – Raffle and Prizes
Information to be presented:
The K-12 Roadmap: Pre-K through high school graduation
- “New Kindergarten Requirements”: Pre-K to K Transition Programs & OptioN
- “Preparing for Graduation and College”: New OUSD Graduation Requirement
- “Linked Learning”: Career Academies and Pathways in High School
For more information contact Family, Schools, Community Partnerships Department:
Carolyn Delfino, VISTA Volunteer Coordinator, Carolyn.Delfino@ousd.k12.ca.us 510-434-7766 ext 234
Please Register Online: www.ousd.k12.ca.us/APIParentConference
As AYPAL moves forward making positive changes in our schools, what grounds our work, inspires our youth and allows us to outreach to the larger API community is our May Arts Festival that will be on Thursday, May 17, 2012! PLEASE SAVE THE DATE!
The youth have been busy learning, practicing and creating various performing arts: cultural dance, hip-hop dance, spoken word, and guerrilla theater. We’ve learned that through art, youth learn ethnic traditions and histories, while finding creative and empowering ways to discuss current issues and express themselves! Performances will include Cambodian, Mien, Filipino and Pacific Islander dances, guerilla theater, videos, and more.
WHAT: AYPAL’S 14th annual May Arts Festival
WHERE: OACC – 388 Ninth Street, Suite 290, Oakland, CA 94607
WHEN: Thursday, May 17, 2012. Doors open at 5:30, show starts at 6 pm.
Please bring your check books to participate in our silent auction in the lobby area!
$3 for youth; $5-$20 for adults *** No one turned away for lack of funds! ***
Our youth need your help to have an amazing event! We need to raise $5000 before May 17th to help pay for cultural teachers, costumes, and other event expenses! Donate here to support youth art activism!
Greeting AYPAL Friends & Supporters!
On behalf of AYPAL we would like to express our sincere and humble THANK YOU’s to everyone that came through to support AYPAL’s House Party & Pacquiao Fight Fundraiser on Saturday, November 12th!
Your generous donations and contributions will allow AYPAL to continue our work to build strong API movement leaders and advance our campaign to get Ethnic Studies for all students in the Oakland Unified School District.
As this larger movement for social change continues to build momentum both locally and across the country, we appreciate having these opportunities that allow us to keep building together, celebrating together, and growing together as a community.
All proceeds will go towards supporting AYPAL’s Ethnic Studies campaign
* RSVP on Facebook *
Please Join AYPAL as We Celebrate Our Move to Downtown Oakland
and Kick-off Our 14th Year of Building API Youth Power!
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
5 pm – 7 pm
We are now located at:
The Movement Strategy Center
436 14th St. / 5th Floor / Oakland / CA / 94612
|Don’t Miss Out!
Performances and Videos by AYPAL Youth Leaders
|Light refreshments will be served.
Children and families welcome!
For More InformationJay Conui
510-698-3838 Ext. 701
510-698-3838 Ext. 702
Park Blvd Plaza
Located in Oakland’s Eastlake Neighborhood
Corner of Park Blvd & East 21st Street
*Across from Goodyear Tires*
Oakland, CA 94610
JUNE 11th, 2011
Everything!!! This will be our biggest sale yet! (more…)
KNOW HISTORY, KNOW SELF!
THURSDAY, MAY 19th, 2011
with PERFORMANCES by AYPAL YOUTH!
Showcasing: API Cultural Dances, Guerrilla Theater, Spoken Word, Visual Arts
and of course, RAFFLES, PRIZES & Our Annual SILENT AUCTION
Save the Date! AYPAL’s 4th Annual…
House Party & Pacquaio Fight Fundraiser!
note: this event has passed.