Community Events

Monthly Chill and chats+Hangouts:

past events:

PGH Rally for solidarity

On February 4th 2023 Rangoli attended and spoke at a rally for solidarity in response to recent shootings in Monterey Park and Half Moon Bay, in a space created for community grieving, healing, hope, and solidarity.

Friendsgiving 2022

A great meal, shared by all!

Policy Listening Session

On May 18th 2022, Rangoli hosted our first policy listening session on behalf of the AAPI PA Power Caucus. Coming together in community discussion of the issues that affect us most, from immigrant and refugee justice, to anti-Asian violence.

Penguins Pride Game 2021

Rangoli had an amazing time at what was most of our first times at a hockey game, at the Penguins Pride Game November 2021! 

Rally for solidarity 

People's Pride '20

Rangoli was proud and humbled to have been able to march at #PeoplesPride2020, organized by Sisters PGH, who have been relentless in their efforts to build community for trans and nonbinary folks here in Pittsburgh!

Day of visibility 2020 

Digital Drag show

On May 31st 2020 Rangoli was proud to host a digital drag show featuring amazing AAPI drag artists!

Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan

Rangoli community members went together to see Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan in March 2020, one of the first major gay Bollywood romances!

"DECOLONIZING QUEERNESS" at the 2020 Pittsburgh Racial Justice Summit

On January 25, 2020, Rangoli Pittsburgh facilitated the "Decolonizing Queerness" workshop at the 2020 Pittsburgh Racial Justice Summit

We had a packed workshop featuring lectures on approaches to teaching queerness globally, and the impacts of imperialism/colonialism to the perceptions of queerness in larger culture from Julie Beaulieu, Ph.D. (University of Pittsburgh; Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies), and T. J. Tallie, Ph.D. (University of San Diego, History). 

Afterwards, attendees participated in group discussions facilitated by queer community members of color. Attendees reflected on how our perceptions of queerness have been influenced by imperialism globally and thought about ways to decolonize their own perceptions and practices of gender, sexuality, and queerness.

a night at the movies!

Rangoli partnered with the Women and Girls Foundation to sponsor a Night at the Movies with Silkscreen Pittsburgh. Learn more and register here!

Pittsburgh zine Fair

Rangoli tabled at the PGH Zine Fair on Sunday, October 14, 2018. Learn more at their facebook page, and come say hi!

nqapia national conference

We were so incredibly honored to attend Growing Home, the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance's (NQAPIA) tri-annual conference!

aapi town hall

Rangoli Pittsburgh partnered with the City of Pittsburgh's LGBTQIA+ Advisory Council & the Allegheny County DHS LGBTQIA+ Immigrants and Internationals Committee to put together a town hall on LGBTQIA+ AAPI issues. Read more about the town hall and what was discussed here.

mustard seed festival

Rangoli Pittsburgh was invited to table at Mustard Seed's Opening Night Market in Philadelphia this year! Learn more about Mustard Seed and how you can get involved here.

people's pride '19

Tabling at Pittsburgh's People's Pride.

angry indian goddesses

Rangoli Pittsburgh hosted a free movie screening & discussion about the Netflix movie, Angry Indian Goddess.

Feminist zine fest

Tabling at Pittsburgh's Feminist Zine Fest

day of visibility 2019

digital campaign

On June 1, 2019, we launched and celebrated LGBTQ+ AAPI Day of Visibility with a digital campaign & toolkit. 

Explore the toolkit & learn more here!

day of visibility 2019 

town hall

On June 1, 2019, we also hosted an open, honest, and emotional panel discussion of local LGBTQ+ AAPIs discussing their experiences. 

Learn more here!