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Activism

No meek Asians here. Whether in grassroots organizations, nonprofit groups, or government positions, Asian American women are making our voices heard.

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Co-leaders in Advocacy: Anita Gundanna and Vanessa Leung

Co-leaders in Advocacy: Anita Gundanna and Vanessa Leung

During the early stages of their careers, Anita Gundanna and Vanessa Leung cultivated a friendship and a love for coalition building, policy advocacy and Coalition of Asian American Children and Families (CACF)—a collective voice of almost 50 member organizations that...

The Unstoppable Asian American Feminist Collective Creating Spaces

The Unstoppable Asian American Feminist Collective Creating Spaces

Each in her own unapologetic, impossibly hip, and fierce way, the powerhouses Julie Ae Kim, Rachel Kuo, Senti Sojwal, and Tiffany Diane Tso fused their forces in the wake of the Women’s March in 2017 when they felt the exclusion and tokenization of women of color in...

Seema Nanda: Making an Impact

Seema Nanda: Making an Impact

In August 2018, Seema Nanda took over as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), becoming the first Asian American in recent memory appointed to the role. As CEO, Nanda manages the day-to-day operations of the DNC and supports the...