NAPAWF in Chicago, IL

NAPAWF’s Chicago Chapter was founded in 2005 to create a safe space for API women, support and develop API women leaders, and move forward conversations about API women’s issues in the Chicago area. If you are in the Chicago area and would like to learn more about NAPAWF-Chicago and/or would like to get involved, please contact us at chicagochapter@napawf.org. You can also visit us on Facebook by searching for “NAPAWF Chicago”.

We look forward to continue growing our chapter, and working with both new and former sisters toward social justice and human rights for all API women and girls!

Summer 2013 lunch - group photo

Mission

To create a safe space for API women, support and develop API women leaders, and move forward conversations about API women’s issues in the Chicago area.

 

2014 Chicago Chapter Leaders:

Karin Lee, Co-Chair/Treasurer
Sarah Macaraeg, Co-Chair
Lyk Le Yoeun, Core Chapter Leader
Pingjing Zou, Core Chapter Leader
Short Bios

 

RECENT CHAPTER ACTIVITIES:

  • August 2014 #BlackLivesMatter: We Stand with Ferguson, the Family of Mike Brown, and Our City’s Black Youth - Solidarity Statement of the Chicago Chapter of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF)

#blacklivesmatter

  • July 2014 Reproductive Justice Directory

 RJ Directory

    • Our Chicago Chapter recognizes the importance of Asian Pacific Islander (API) women’s sexual and reproductive health and wellness. We are proud to present a resource directory, highlighting local Chicago organizations that serve, work with, and advocate for API women and girls.
  • June 28, 2014 Dyke March

Dyke March - NAPAWF banner

    • This year we collaborated with the Latino community. It is a time to celebrate the dyke, queer, bisexual, and transgender resilience as well as bridge together different communities, ethnicities, socioeconomic statuses, and age.

Dyke March

  • June 7, 2014 Asian American Town Hall
    • The Asian American Town Hall meeting hosted a conversation regarding the Chicago Police Department Brutality towards Jianqing Klyzek. Our very own Co-Chair, Sarah Macaraeg, spoke on the issue on behalf of NAPAWF. (Click here to see statement)
  • May 2014 Everyday SHEROES May Membership Campaign

NAPAWF - May 2014 Sheroes

  • May 24, 2014 Reproductive Justice & Asian American CommunitySmashing patriarchy
    • A brief overview about what reproductive justice is and then move into conversation & action on working toward reproductive justice for AAPI folks in Illinois. It was fun and interactive as well as great for both newcomers & movement veterans.
  • January 2014 We stand with all immigrant communities fighting deportations as this issue is our issue and as our communities our deeply intertwined. We stand with Mr. Fuentes-Aguilar, a caregiver and economic provider to his child, an American citizen; a worker and soccer coach; a member of the Latino Union where he organizers for low wage immigrant worker rights alongside Filipina caregivers; an American without a criminal record or ties to his home country. Read More

PAST CHAPTER ACTIVITES

We look forward to continue growing our chapter, and working with both new and former sisters toward social justice and human rights for all API women and girls!

Become a Member

Membership Benefits

  • A subscription to NAPAWF Chicago’s e-newsletters
  • A subscription to NAPAWF Chicago’s listserv
  • The pride of knowing that you are helping to build a powerful organization and movement

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Contact this Chapter

If you are in the Chicago area and would like to learn more about NAPAWF-Chicago and/or would like to get involved, please contact us at chicagochapter@napawf.org.

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