BUILDING BRIDGES ONE LEG AT A TIME
Wednesday was Give OUT Day and Dari Project partnered with Korean American Rainbow Parents to run an amazing campaign. We won prize monies in two categories. When you consider we are all part-time volunteers with a shoe-string budget and a limited network, we still managed to place with organizations much larger than us with full-time employees. We placed third in the Asian American and Pacific Islander Organizations category with the generous support of AAPIP and garnered over 90 donors to win $1,000 and split $2,000 evenly among other top-ranking orgs. We also placed third in the Small Organizations Serving People of Color category with the generous support of The Harnisch Foundation to win another $1,000. This is in addition to the $5714 we raised because of our generous donors directly. Along with some seed money from NQAPIA, we raised over $9,200 in as little as 24-hours. All monies will go towards supporting the travel and expenses to host the first conference ever for LGBTQ Korean Americans, their families, allies and faith organizations in Washington, DC on October 15, 2016. Special thanks to Andrew Ahn for allowing us to show a special screening of his film, “돌 (Dol),” and Korean parents joining us from South Korea whose “Free Hug” video went viral over the summer at Pride in Seoul. Find out more information about the conference in Washington, DC on Facebook.
And this is just the beginning! With the generous support of NQAPIA, a sizable group of LGBTQ Korean American activists, organizers, movers and shakers, and parents of LGBTQ Koreans from around the U.S. will meet in New Orleans, LA, to inspire, ideate and mobilize our next steps for a national LGBTQ Korean American conference (location TBD) focusing on solving some of the biggest challenges impacting our abilities to build more bridges with the broader Korean American community. Learn more about the national conference on Facebook.
CALLING ALL OF OUR BEAUTIFUL DARI PEOPLE
We are excited to announce planning has begun for a national conference for LGBTQ folks of Korean descent!!!! We have openings for movers & shakers, visionaries & fundraisers, organizers & activists, presenters and attendees… contact us using the email button on Dari Project’s main page. First regional meetings tentatively scheduled for mid-April!!! Talk to you soon!!!
SAVE THE DATE: QUEEREAN PICNIC IN CENTRAL PARK, NYC
Dari Project is hosting a summer picnic for LGBTQ Koreans in Central Park. Come hang out with the Coordinators, meet other NYC Queereans, and friends visiting from out of town. Kalbi, banchan, and refreshments will be provided. Don’t be shy if you’re new to NYC. Folks coming on their own are especially welcome. Bring a friend. Email us directly to make a reservation or join our Facebook invite.
FILM: KUMU HINA
Dari Project is a community partner for the Asian American International Film Festival’s showing of KUMU HINA. SUNDAY, JULY 27 @2:30PM. Buy your tickets here. NOTE: Use Student/Disabled/Senior option (to ensure the discount in the system) plus the discount code CommPart021.We may be heading to a local spot for drinks after the movie if there’s enough interest. Email us!
JOIN OUR MAILING LIST
The Dari Project headed over to NQAPIA’s 2014 North East Regional Summit this past weekend in Philadelphia, PA and spent much of our downtime planning the rest of our programming for 2014. One of our goals for the year is to focus on outreach with our LGBTQ Korean American community. We have a website and a Facebook fan page but we thought it would be helpful to create a private mailing list too. On this mailing list, we will update you on Dari Project-sponsored events and activities developed specifically for our beautiful community of LGBTQ Korean Americans, their families and friends. Add your name to our growing community by clicking here. We promise not to share your email address with anyone else and we will not spam you intentionally.
WE HAVE EXTRA COPIES
Please email us directly if you are interested in copies of the book.