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Events

We host a wide variety of events throughout the year. To attend or learn about the latest event check us out on facebook

[trans]ACTION Monthly Support Group

[trans]ACTION is a monthly social group for Pacific Islander and other Trans-identified and Gender Non-Conforming Sex Workers who come together for shared support monthly. This group is a safe space for Sex Workers to engage in topical discussions relating to their life and/or work. This gathering is open to Trans* and GNC individuals currently working or have previously worked as a Sex Worker.

Talanoa (Dialogue)

Through quarterly Talanoa (“open talk”) dialogue sessions, we work to improve connections both within the Pacific Islander LGBTQI community and with the wider community so that we can all work together to make our community better. The purpose of Talanoa is to share stories, build empathy, and to make wise decisions, which are for the collective good. These sessions provide opportunities to have difficult conversations, such as confronting anti-blackness and white supremacy in Pacific Islander communities, exploring the roles of Queer and Trans Pacific Islanders (QTPIs) within the Church, addressing climate change and fighting to protect our culture, land, and oceans. We hope that by sharing our stories in a supportive setting, we can break down the barriers between us and start working together.

Pasifika Roots

Pasifika Roots offers a safe space to share stories, build empathy and to make wise decisions for the collective good.

UTOPIA Lū’au

Our annual Lu’au is a family experience to get the sense of belonging. UTOPIA celebrate Pasifika cultural diversity by gathering and celebrating life which is represented by different dance, entertainment and food.

Miss U.T.O.P.I.A. International

Miss U.T.O.P.I.A. International is the annual fundraiser event aim to celebrate and amplify trans & gender non-conforming voices. All proceeds go into supporting our programs and our mission so we can expand our work to protect our vulnerable populations, continue to provide information to hundreds of LGBTQI community in South King County and Pierce County on health and safety resources, help create an environment where QTPI individuals and other LGBTQI individuals cannot only survive but thrive.

Transgender Day of Remembrance

TDoR is observed annually on November 20 as a day to memorialize those who have been murdered as a result of transphobia and to draw attention to the continued violence endured by the transgender community.  We’ve developed an All Trans Chorus as a mechanism for healing from the trauma of rejection and abuse, as well as a way of celebrating our lives through creative expression. The Chorus is especially important for people in transition who need space to train their new voices.

Pasifika Hour

UTOPIA sponsors cultural programs that provide opportunities for participants to learn and teach together. The soul of our work lies in our connections with our community, the relationships we build, and the cultural experiences we share. Cultural alignment is a core principle of our work. Participants engaged in traditional weaving activities or fale lalaga, and upcoming programs include fa’gogo or storytelling, speaking truths, imagining alternatives and shifting social narratives.

QTPI Retreat

Spend a day with QTPIs and enjoy all the fun, meet others who share same values, build confidence, resilience, and community through intergenerational experiences.  

 

Pride Festival

During our Pride festival we celebrate the many identities of Pasifika people—takatāpui, māhū, leitī, fa’afafine/fa’atama, fakafifine, akava’ine, etc.—with the goal of bringing Pacific Islander youth, adults, elders, and families together. We also hope to share our rich cultural heritage with other members of the community. The festival will include singing, dancing, art, music, storytelling, and food. We will also offer opportunities to connect participants with vital resources such as health care, employment, housing, and education, as well as avenues for political engagement and participation.

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