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BOS (V) - Asian American Women Finding Their Voices

Asian American Women
Finding Their Voices

February 9, 2023
5-6:00 pm EST

 


Changing the Face of Leadership
and Political Power
Only .09% of elected officials across our country are Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs).  The government, where critical decisions about our lives and communities are made, does NOT reflect Asian American voices.  

With ongoing anti-Asian violence, extreme attacks on the fundamental right to control our bodies, and endless boldfaced efforts to erase voting rights for communities of color, building political power for Asian American and Pacific Islander women is critical.


Diana Hwang, founder of Asian American Women's Political Initiative (AAWPI), will discuss the challenges facing Asian American women today.  She will share her journey as an Asian American leader, the founding of AAWPI, and the difficulties she faces in this work. 

The mission of the Asian American Women's Political Initiative is simple.  To ensure AAPI women have a voice in our democracy.  

The organization is building a pipeline of low income and immigrant Asian American women leaders.  They endorse and strive to elect women who prioritize racial and gender justice and who will drive the progressive change we need in our politics.

Don't miss this important session.

Diana Hwang is the Founder and Executive Director of AAWPI.  Hwang, a former candidate for the First Suffolk and Middlesex District state senate seat, created AAWPI in 2009 to give AAPI women  the tools needed to have a voice in democracy.  
Her first job was as a Massachusetts State House aide.  Her concern of not being seen or heard inspired her to create AAWPI.  
Boston Globe May 27, 2022  Black News Hour



When:
Friday, February 09, 2024, 5:00 PM until 6:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
Videoconference information will be provided in an email once registration is complete.
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Ginny Kiefer
Category:
Open to All
Registration is required
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