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QTPOC Snack & Chat

  • Island Soul Restaurant (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, 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 2018 and beyond.

Join us on Saturday Dec 16th from 11am-1pm at Island Soul Restaurant (4869 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118)

Vegetarians and Vegans welcome! Here is a link to the menu:

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

* 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) 
Accessibility information:

No stairs, meets ADA requirement
Single stall bathroom

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 

We strive to make this and future events as accessible as possible. Please let us know your access needs by emailing, and we'll make sure our events can fit the needs.
Buses: 9, 50, 39, 7, 106
Street Parking

Link: 6 mins walk from Columbia City Station (Head east on S Edmunds St toward Martin Luther King Jr Way S then turn right onto Rainier Ave S and you’d see the restaurant!)
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

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