Archive for July, 2016

Jul 26, 2016

Purvi Patel Will Continue to Serve Time in Prison, Despite Overturn of Conviction of Feticide for Self-Induced Abortion

Reach original article on India West. July 25, 2016 By Sunita Sohrabji Purvi Patel, who was convicted of feticide and criminal neglect of a minor, will still serve prison time, possibly as long as six years, despite an Indiana appellate court ruling July 22 which overturned the feticide conviction. The Indiana Court of Appeals overturned […]

Jul 25, 2016

Advocates Applaud Indiana Reversal on Purvi Patel Feticide Case

Read original article on NBC News. July 25, 2016, 10:45 AM EST By Frances Kai-Hwa Wang Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) advocates applauded the Indiana Court of Appeals decisionFriday to vacate Purvi Patel’s feticide conviction, as well as the decision to downgrade her conviction for neglect of a dependent. After re-sentencing, Patel — who had been […]

Jul 25, 2016

Purvi Patel’s Reduced ‘Feticide’ Sentence Is A Victory—But Not Enough

Read original article on The Establishment. July 23, 2016 By Katie Klabusich In a partial victory yesterday for reproductive justice advocates, the Indiana Court of Appeals vacated unjustly incarcerated Purvi Patel’s felony conviction for “feticide” while upholding the prosecution and conviction for “felony neglect of a dependent.” In February, after less than five hours of […]

Jul 22, 2016

National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum applauds court decision to vacate Purvi Patel’s feticide conviction

For Immediate Release July 22, 2016 Contact: Amy Lebowitz, Camino PR 212.255.2575 / amy@caminopr.com Court maintained that feticide laws are not ‘to be used to prosecute women for their own abortions’ NEW YORK — Today, the Indiana Court of Appeals overturned the feticide conviction of Purvi Patel, the woman who was found guilty for attempting […]

Jul 15, 2016

全美亚太裔妇女论坛对刑事司法体系中的种族主义表示强烈谴责 National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum condemns racism within the criminal justice system

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 15, 2016 Contact: Loretta Kane (loretta@caminopr.com or 917-410-7242) This is the Simplified Chinese (简体中文) version of National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum latest press statement condemning racism within the criminal justice system. “我们必须停止包括警察滥杀平民在内的一切枪械暴力。” 全美亚太裔妇女论坛系统与可持续发展副总监周玲玲女士谨代表机构全员就近期奥尔顿·斯德林(Alton Sterling)、费兰多·卡斯提尔(Philando Castile)及达拉斯五警察遭枪击身亡之案件发表如下声明: “全美亚太裔妇女论坛全体成员与我们的黑人兄弟姐妹同哀。作为你们的邻居,伙伴与盟友,我们对奥尔顿·斯德林和费兰多·卡斯提尔的遇害感到至为痛心和愤怒。作为致力于消除制度性种族主义、歧视与不平等的在美亚太裔妇女组织,我们要求停止包括警察滥杀平民在内的一切枪械暴力。 “我们无法挣扎在对执法者的恐惧之中养育我们的家人。黑人母亲和移民家庭的母亲都明白那难以言说的痛苦──无论是社区警察还是边界巡警,他们都有可能把我们的家人置于暴力执法的危险之中。我们都是种族主义蔓生的刑事司法体系的受害者。在这个体系下,执法者被允许侵犯有色人种的基本人权,却不会受到丝毫惩处。 “同时,我们也对七月七日晚杀害达拉斯五警察的行为表示谴责。暴力从未是答案──我们不可能在冰冷的枪口下寻得公道。即便是面对暴行,我们也必须以马丁·路德·金博士为表率,以和平的方式抗议示威。如果我们攥紧拳头,我们便不能手牵着手,在为平等而战的路上并肩前行。全美亚太裔妇女论坛对在街上和平表达正义诉求的示威者表示支持。 “我们将哀思寄予痛失所爱的人们,并向你们许下承诺,我们会加倍努力,反抗迫害你我的种族主义体制。让我们携手共进,戮力同心,共同克服和平抗争的艰难险阻。” ### 全美亚太裔妇女论坛成立于1996年,是全美唯一一间关注多元化议题,致力于社区组织与政策倡导,并以改善在美亚太裔女性人权状况与促进社会公平正义为宗旨的非营利性机构。全美亚太裔妇女论坛的项目覆盖了平价医疗法案(PPACA)、人口贩卖、生育权利、移民权益与女性领导力培养等与在美亚太裔女性息息相关的议题。  

Jul 08, 2016

My Black Son I

A poem by Hedy Tripp 1997, Updated in 2015 “Can we all get along?” A plaintive plea Above the screaming sirens Of police brutality My Black Son is on the ground Spread-eagled in the dirt Blending into his skin My Black son’s genitals torn From strong dark loins And cast aside like meat to dogs […]

Jul 08, 2016

National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum condemns racism within the criminal justice system

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 8, 2016 Contact: Loretta Kane (loretta@caminopr.com or 917-410-7242) “We must end all gun violence, including the murder of civilians by police.” NEW YORK — In the aftermath of the murders of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile and five Dallas police officers, National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum Deputy Director of Systems and […]