APALA Workers’ Rights Hearing - 21 May 2011

21 May 2011
National Education Association Building 1201 16th Street, NW Washington D.C.

Organized by APALA-DC and co-sponsored by NAPAWF-DC, we proudly present you

Workers' Rights Hearing: Honoring Asian Pacific American Workers

As a follow-up to the National Workers' Rights hearing in November 2009, this hearing will feature local worker testimonials on the right to organize, wage theft, immigrant worker exploitation and civil rights. Given the current attack on working people throughout the country, the hearing provides a local perspective of personal courage and strategies in the fight for worker solidarity and economic justice.

Invited Speakers/Panelists:

  • Miya Saika Chen, Advisor on Community Engagement, White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
  • Bonnie Kwon, Coordinator, Restaurant Opportunities Center-DC
  • David Carpio, National Education & Training Coordinator, AFL-CIO
  • Daniel Seokhwan Choi, Attorney, Immigrant Advocacy Program, Legal Aid Justice Center

Worker Perspective:

  • Tina Pham, Community Organizer,DC Language Access Coalition, Nail Salon Project
  • Woong Chang, member, ROC-DC
  • Rajini Raj, Washington Hospital Center nurse, National Nurses United
  • Millet Panga, Educator, Prince George's County Education Association (PGCEA), NEA
  • Rateeluck "Tarn" Puvapiromquan, IBEW


  • Courtney Chappell, Advocacy Manager, DC Employment Justice Center

List of speakers and workers will continue to grow so stay tuned! The event is free and a light lunch will be provided! Space is limited. If you are interested in volunteering, you can message us on Facebook.

Please visit the Facebook page or EventBrite page for more information and to RSVP!

See you there!

If you have any questions, please contact Chi-Ser Tran at chiser.tran@gmail.com and Sui Lang Panoke at spanoke@gmail.com.