“Georgia is on my mind.”
On September 28-29, 2011, the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum will stand alongside the National Domestic Workers Alliance and over two dozen organizations (women’s delegation) in Georgia to bring visibility to the impact of Georgia’s new HB87 law, a copycat of Arizona’s SB 1070 legislation on women, children and families and make heard that We Belong Together.
NAPAWF’s participation as a co-lead for the women’s delegation is not only because we are progressive advocates for Asian and Pacific Islander (API) women and girls. Our passion for advancing social justice and human rights for API women and girls stem from where we came from, and our activism for change is for those who come after us. Highlighting this sentiment is Miriam Yeung, Executive Director, as going to Georgia on September 28 & 29 is, in her words, “For my mother. For my daughters.” Read Miriam’s story here.
During the convening in Georgia, the women’s delegation will hear stories of how women, children and families have been affected by HB87 and garner attention to the anti-immigrant law at a press conference at Georgia’s state capitol on 10:30am on Thursday, 9/29. If you have friends and family in Georgia, ask them to stand with NAPAWF and our advocates on fighting for immigrant rights! For more information on the schedule and press conference, click here.