Culture is a vital and determining factor of how the community reacts, respond, and grows. It is part of our identity as Pacific Islanders that helps shape the way we view ourselves and others.
Talanoa- “Tala” means story and “noa” means to tie or bind. Through talanoa, we can connect our stories and bring together communities for meaningful conversations. This Pacific Islander term is a dialogue to help reflect an inclusive and transparent conversation to actively learn and expand the understanding of what Queer and Transgender People of Color face while living their lives authentically. Pacific Islanders have used talanoa as a long-used technique and foundational pillar to strengthen our communities, especially in times of strife and conflict.
P.E.A.C.E( Pasifika Empowerment And Cultural Empathy – We recognize that the Pacific Islanders in Las Vegas are culturally disconnected. Therefore, we aim to reconnect our community by bridging these cultural gaps. This program will help our youth become effective Pacific Islanders leaders that promotes diversity and inclusion.
Know Your Rights –Providing legal experts to inform our community and help them learn about legal resources and information to navigate the justice system will only help them strengthen their minds and be confident in their rights when challenged by oppressive and transphobic situations and people.
Queers and Trans Black, Indigenous, People of Color Initiatives
QTBIPOC initiative focus on occupational safety, providing resources, and community care to promote the safety and welfare of our coummunity.
LGBTQ Empowerment – This is an Umbrella Program for all Notable LGBTQ awareness dates in the year. National Pride Day, National Coming Out Day, Transgender Day of Visibility, Transgender Day of Remembrance, Las Vegas Pride and other notable LGBTQ awareness and event dates. We aim to raise awareness about the struggles that they face, and advocate for more protected rights and empower the community.
Sex Workers Awareness Goal (S.W.A.G) – An alliance program focused on providing public education about human rights, justice, and community care for sex workers from our collective experience as former and current sex workers. Transgender people face discrimination on systemic, institutional, and interpersonal levels. Because of this gap in equality, QTBIPOC, gender diverse, intersex sex workers are generally overlooked for jobs and are left to support themselves and each other financially, emotionally, mentally, and physically. This program will touch on several topics that will help unlearn, reshape, and destigmatize the way we think of Sex Work.
Letting Our Voices Echo Support Group - Having a safe inclusive support group helps build our self esteem and understanding of the struggles and issues we go through in life.
The Health and Wellness is imperative to the well being of our pasifika community as a whole. We aim to provide resources allowing you to nurture your mental well being and personal responsibility of your own health.