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AAPI Heritage Month

May 25

AAPI Heritage Month: Judy Chu

“We are sick and tired of Republicans’ relentless attacks on every aspect of people’s private lives. This proposed rule demonstrates a callous disregard for the wellbeing of American women and families. From pushing an ideological abstinence-only agenda and denying low-income families access to contraceptives, to completely ignoring the rule of law and precedents established under…

May 18

AAPI Heritage Month: Mary Chung Hayashi

Mary Hayashi saw a wide gap existing between Asian-Americans, healthcare and policy and sought to close it. She was voted to the California State Assembly in 2006 and represented the 18th Assembly District. As a fierce healthcare advocate, she authored multiple bills to ensure that the population of California was able to access the healthcare…

May 11

AAPI Heritage Month: Lisa Factora-Borchers

“Reproductive Justice has so many ports to enter and participate, and now more than ever, it is imperative for people of all genders and backgrounds to have access to and advocate for reproductive health care for all. My work focuses specifically on working with and advocating for women of color, particularly survivors of sexual abuse,…

May 04

AAPI Heritage Month: Eveline Shen

“Reproductive Justice is the vision that women and non-binary people must have self determination over our bodies, our reproduction and our family formations. During this current political moment, the  reproductive justice movement, led by women of color and TGNC folks of color, shines a guiding light on how to generate powerful policy and cultural solutions,…

May 18

AAPI Heritage Month: Pramila Jayapal

Pramila Jayapal is the former senator of Washington state, and the first Indian-American woman elected into the House of Representatives. Born and raised in India, along with being raised in Indonesia and Singapore, Jayapal’s personal journey has strengthened her advocacy for immigrants’ rights, with a focus on women and children. While in senate, Jayapal has…

May 12

AAPI Heritage Month: Miriam Yeung

Miriam Yeung is the former executive director of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF), a grassroots organization dedicated to empowering Asian and Pacific American women and girls through organizing, education and advocacy. Prior to NAPAWF, Yeung spent ten years at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center in New York City in numerous…

May 05

AAPI Heritage Month: Renee Tajima-Peña

Our first feature for #AAPIHeritageMonth is the Academy Award nominated filmmaker Renee Tajima- Peña. Her film work addresses pressing issues in the Asian American and the diasporic community. Her debut film as a director, Who Killed Vincent Chin? chronicles the murder and injustice of a 27-year old Chinese American, Vincent Chin; beaten to death with…