Archive for September, 2016

Sep 27, 2016

Accessing My Feelings On Abortion: NAPAWF And All Access 2016

Read original article on The Huffington Post. September 26, 2016, 2:06 pm EST By Ben de Guzman A week ago on September 10, local and national organizations joined thousands around the country to literally raise their voices for abortion access. Their joint effort, All Access 2016, featured a main concert in Cleveland, four satellite events […]

Sep 20, 2016

National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum denounces yet another murder of a Black man by police

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 20, 2016 Contact: Amy Lebowitz, Camino PR / 212.255.2575 Statement of Executive Director Miriam Yeung NEW YORK — This week, police from Tulsa, Okla. released footage showing a white officer fatally shooting an unarmed Black man who was walking towards a car with his hands above his head. National Asian Pacific American […]

Sep 13, 2016

An Open Letter to Congress and Candidates for the House and Senate from Leaders on Gender Equity

Read the full open letter as a PDF file. September 13, 2016 This letter to Congress and candidates for political office comes from dozens of prominent leaders at the intersection of economic, racial and reproductive justice. Signers include activists like Gloria Steinem, Cecile Richards, Melanie Campbell, Ai-jen Poo and Ellen Bravo; labor leaders like Mary […]

Sep 07, 2016

Planned Parenthood to Stream Abortion Awareness Concert Featuring Sia and More in Downtown Phoenix on Saturday

Read original article on Phoenix New Times. By Janessa Hilliard September 6, 2016 Planned Parenthood, the country’s largest provider of reproductive health services, is hosting a nationwide livestreaming concert on Saturday, September 10, to promote abortion access. “All Access” features headliner Sia, the five-time Grammy-nominated artist whose infectious “Chandelier” was likely stuck in your head […]

Sep 07, 2016

Indian American Purvi Patel Walks Out of Prison After Feticide Conviction Overturned

Read original article on India West. By Rick Callahan September 2, 2016 INDIANAPOLIS — An Indian American woman in Indiana whose feticide conviction for a self-induced abortion was overturned in July walked out of prison Sept. 1, a day after a judge resentenced her to less time than she had already served and ordered her […]

Sep 02, 2016

National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum celebrates release of Purvi Patel

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 1, 2016 Contact: Amy Lebowitz, Camino PR / 212.255.2575 No other woman should be jailed for the outcome of her pregnancy NEW YORK — Today, Purvi Patel was released from prison. Patel, an Indian American woman from Indiana, was incarcerated in 2015 when the state charged her with feticide and neglect of […]