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New Year Queer and Trans People of Color Dim Sum!

  • Honey Court 516 Maynard Avenue South Seattle, WA, 98104 United States (map)

It's that time again! API Chaya is excited to host a social event for Queer, Trans and Ally People of Color*! Come snack, build community with other LGBTQ people of color, meet our new Queer Network Program Coordinator, and vision for the new year! Make new friends - catch up with old ones! There will be ice-beakers and conversation over food. We also want to create space to discuss the needs of our communities and how we can best serve our people in 2017 and beyond.

Join us on Saturday January 28th from 11:30am-1:30pm Honeycourt (516 Maynard Ave S) . 

Vegetarians and Vegans welcome! Here is a link to the menu where you can find vegetarian options: https://www.yelp.com/menu/honey-court-seafood-restaurant-seattle-2. We can personalize vegan options (asking them to opt out of certain ingredients for non-dim sum dishes) at the restaurant.

We ask, if you are are able, to make a donation to help cover the cost of food of $5-25, but its optional, so please come even if you can't make a donation. We want all to enjoy the magic of dimsum!

*This is event is for Queer, Trans and ally people of color. 
*please respect this event is for people with POC heritage (mixed folks are welcome!)* 
(Please join us if you self-identify as African American/Black/of the African Diaspora, Asian, South Asian, West Asian/Arab/Middle Eastern, Pacific Islander, First Nations/Alaskan Native/Native American/Indigenous, Chican@/Latin@, or Multiracial/Mixed-Race) 

Directions: By Car: Off of I-5, take exit 165A for James Street. Continue straight on 6th Ave and then turn left on S. Weller St. and then left on Maynard Ave S. Honey Court will be on your right.

Buses: The International District/Chinatown Station is two blocks away from Honey Court. It has the 41, 74, 101, 102, 150, 255, 550, and the Link Light Rail.

Parking: There are pay-to-park spaces in front of Honey Court, on the corner of Maynard Ave S. and S. Weller, and in the surrounding areas. Because of the Lunar New Year however, there will most likely be limited spaces, so please plan accordingly. 

Accessibility information --

Honey Court has a wheelchair accessible entrance with no steps. There is a parking lot on the corner of Maynard S. and S. Weller where vans can park to unload wheelchair users and their chairs. The bathrooms are accessible to wheelchair users. 

Fragrance free soap will be available in the bathrooms. We are asking participants who will be sitting at our tables to come scent-free and avoid wearing perfumes and other fragrances to reduce the risk of exposure to our community members with chemical sensitivities. More information about why and how to be scent-free is available at http://www.peggymunson.com/mcs/fragrancefree.htmland http://eastbaymeditation.org/accessibility/PDF/MCS-ACCESSIBILITY-BASICS.pdf

The bathrooms will be not be all-genders. 

We'd like to work with you to make this and future events as accessible as possible. Please let us know your access needs by emailing priya@apichaya.org, and we'll work with you to make sure our events can fit your needs. 

Brought to you by API Chaya's Queer Network Program.The Queer Network Program creates spaces for LGBTQ Asian Pacific Islanders to connect, share stories, and increase visibility, in an effort to build safe, healthy and violence free communities. The Queer Network Program welcomes all LGBTQ people of color to access its events and services. Throughout the year there will be social events, natural helper training, queer educational workshops and media arts projects. We'd love your voice in shaping these events and workshops! :)

The Queer Network Program exists as a service to you. API Chaya welcomes all individuals to access our services including advocacy, case management, support groups, and/or referrals. We welcome feedback and suggestions to better serve your needs within our limitations and capacity. Volunteer opportunities are available and donations are much appreciated in sustaining this program.

API Chaya's mission is to organize communities, educate, train, and provide technical assistance and comprehensive culturally relevant services on domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking to Asian and Pacific Islander community members, service providers, survivors, and their families. More info at www.apichaya.org

RSVP, questions, comments or accommodation needs? Email priya@apichaya.org
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