At the 1995 United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, Asian and Pacific Islander American female activists at the non-governmental organization (NGO) forums were confronted with two profound realizations. First, although they were gathered in an Asian country, they had no organized voice for Asian or Pacific Islander women from the United States to participate in the official UN conference. Second, although each of them as individuals worked long and hard on their respective issues (safety, economic justice, reproductive rights, equal educational access, health, immigrant and refugee rights, civil rights and LGBTQ rights) their work was not linked in any sustained or meaningful way back home in the [...]
The National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education (CARE) aims to increase awareness about the needs and challenges facing Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students in U.S. higher education. They conduct applied research on the demography of AAPI students, their educational trajectory, and their barriers to college access and success. CARE is a collaboration between a national commission, research advisory group, and research team. The project is housed in the Institute for Immigration, Globalization, and Education at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Our Mission Statement Northwest Immigrant Rights Project promotes justice by defending and advancing the rights of immigrants through direct legal services, systemic advocacy, and community education. Our Vision Statement Northwest Immigrant Rights Project strives for justice and equity for all persons, regardless of where they were born. Our Values and Principles Dignity: We all deserve to have our human dignity and fundamental rights respected. We respect the dignity of all persons. - We advocate for laws and policies that prohibit discrimination against all who experience oppression. - We oppose the use of racial profiling and other discriminatory practices by immigration enforcement and law enforcement. - Because derogatory language dehumanizes people [...]
Formerly known as the Organization of Chinese Americans, OCA was founded in 1973 with a vision of uniting Chinese Americans across the United States into one representative voice. Today, OCA has transformed into a national organization dedicated to advancing the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans in the United States. The Greater Seattle Chapter was formed in 1995 and since that time it has been serving the Greater Seattle Chinese and Asian Pacific American community as well as other communities in the Pacific Northwest. It is recognized in the local community for its advocacy of civil and voting rights as well as its sponsorship of community activities and events. OCA is not-for-profit, non-partisan organization representing [...]
The Sikh Coalition was born in the aftermath of bigotry, violence and discrimination against the city’s Sikh population following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. We began as a volunteer effort on the night of September 11, 2001, when an elderly Sikh and two teenagers were violently attacked in Richmond Hill, Queens in “reprisal” attacks by fellow Americans. The group that became the Sikh Coalition issued a press release the next day under the organizational title “Coalition of Sikh Organizations of New York” condemning the terrorist attacks and calling on police to better protect our neighborhoods.
UTOPIA is a QTPI-led organization fighting for equitable access to education, employment, housing, healthcare, and more for all Queer and Trans Pacific Islander youth, adults, elders, and families in Washington.
The Washington State Coalition for Language Access is an organization consisting of legal professionals, advocates, law enforcement personnel, interpreters/translators, educators, service providers, advocates and community members, who are dedicated to assisting state and local agencies within the State of Washington to understand and comply with their obligations under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.