Backstage Pass with Lia Chang

Conrad Ricamora, Faisal Alam and The Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU to Receive NQAPIA’s Community Catalyst Awards at Benefit Dinner on Mar. 12

The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) is holding its annual gala benefit on Saturday, March 12, 2016, at 88 Palace Chinese Restaurant, 88 East Broadway in New York Chinatown.

Conrad Ricamora

Daniel K. Isaac

Daniel K. Isaac

Actor Conrad Ricamora, who currently appears on ABC’s “How to Get Away with Murder” as Oliver Hampton and in Lincoln Center Theater’s Tony-Award winning revival of The King & I as Lun Tha; Faisal Alam, the Founding Member of Muslim Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity (MASGD);  and The Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU are this year’s NQAPIA Community Catalyst Award recipients.

Actor Daniel K. Isaac (“Billions”) will emcee the evening’s festivities which includes a multi-course banquet, special performances and dancing.The evening’s entertainment will feature drumming by Poongmul Movement Builders; a musical performance by Sulia Matagi, ukelele and vocals; DJ Bashar, mixing pan-Middle Eastern and North African beat.

Poongmul Movement Builders

Poongmul Movement Builders

Tickets are $100 per person, $75 for members of NQAPIA community partner organizations; and a limited-income rate of $50 or less is also available. Sponsorships ($850+), host committee, and program ads are available:

All proceeds benefit NQAPIA and QAPI groups in NYC to attend National QAPI Leadership Summit and Training in New Orleans in August.  All donations are deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Contact to inquire about the host committeesponsorships, and program book ads.

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Lia Chang. Photo by Garth Kravits

Lia Chang. Photo by Garth Kravits

Lia Chang is an award-winning filmmaker, a Best Actress nominee, a photographer, and an award-winning multi-platform journalist. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman and Hide and Seek, which will screen at Asians on Film on March 10th, The Women’s Film Festival in Philadelphia on March 13th and the Disorient Film Festival in Eugene Oregon in April. She is profiled in Examiner.comJade Magazine and

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