NAPAWF in New York, NY



NAPAWF*NYC, the New York City chapter of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, is a community of Asian American/Pacific Islander women dedicated to advocating for the advancement and wellness of AAPI women in New York City through the provision of multi-issue resources and a robust support network.


2017 NYC Chapter Leaders
Julia Yang-Winkenbach – Membership/Communications
Julie Kim – Community Outreach
Lisa Zhang – Finance
Ting-Ting Zhou – Professional Development
Caitlin Ho – At-Large
Eunice Ok – At-Large
Evelyn Kim – At-Large

NYC Health Resource Guide (Second Edition, January 2015)

In 2013, a core team of NAPAWF*NYC members successfully created and launched the Health Resource Guide (HRG) in an effort to address the absence of Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) women’s health issues in mainstream conversations about health care in the United States. In New York City, AAPIs comprise more than 13 percent of the population; however, up until last year, no comprehensive and user-friendly resources existed addressing AAPI women’s health issues in the metropolitan area.

The HRG provided a comprehensive overview of health resources available in New York City, as well as important statistics and facts about relevant topics. Based on feedback and suggestions that we received from community partners, members, and other end-users of the HRG, NAPAWF*NYC updated the guide to provide more recent data, statistics, and stories on AAPI women’s health issues, as well as actual prevention methods for certain diseases.

Click here to download the Health Resource Guide.


NAPAWF*NYC’s Upcoming Events:

Past Events:

  • December 2016 – End of the Year Happy Hour
  • November 2016 – Post Election Debrief + Dinner
  • November 2016 – Personal Finance Workshop
  • October 2016 – General Member Meeting
  • September 2015 – Fall Mixer and Kick-off: Meet the 2015-16 Board!
  • June 2015 – Board Election and Info Session
  • April 2015 – Celebrating AAPI Women Entrepreneurs and Professionals
  • March 2015 – Sex Education Workshop, “Yeah, let’s talk about… That”: Empowering Sex and Self-Love
  • February 2015 – Asian-American Women in Law and Government panel (co-sponsor with the Cardozo Asian Pacific American Law Students Association)
  • January 2015 – #BeResolutionary New Years Happy Hour
  • December 2014 – Holiday Potluck Dinner: Fridays 4 Families Campaign
  • November 2014 – Tea Talk: “Midterm Elections and the Rough Road Ahead”
  • September 2014 – Fall Mixer and Fundraiser for Health Resource Guide
  • August 2014 – Movie Night and Hangout with Board
  • August 2014 – Negotiations Workshop
  • June 2014 – Board Election and Info Session
  • May 2014 – “Spring Forward” Mixer and May Membership Drive
  • April 2014
    • Personal Finance Workshops: “Save Up: Simple Steps for Long-Term Wealth” and “Debt to Zero: Staying on Top of Loans and Credit”
    • Monthly Group Dinner
  • March 2014
    • Tea Talk: “Domestic Violence Awareness” with the New York Asian Women’s Center
    • Special Tour at the Museum of Chinese in America
  • February 2014 – Special viewing of “Serve the People: The Asian American Movement in New York” at Interference Archives
  • October 2013 – Community Meet and Greet Mixer
  • September 2013 – Monthly Group Dinner
  • August 2013 – Tea Talk: “Modern Feminism & the Modern APIA NYC Woman”
  • July 2013
    • Movie Night and Hangout with Board
    • Health Resource Guide Outreach Discussion
  • June 2013
    • Tea Talk: “Thinking About & Beyond Choice: Reproductive Justice for AAPI Communities”
    • Board Elections and Info Session
  • May 2013 – Kettlebell Kickboxing and Bikram Yoga
  • April 2013 – Tea Talk: “Immigration Reform and the AAPI Community”
  • March 2013
    • Publication and Launch of NAPAWF*NYC Health Resource Guide To view the guide, please click here.
    • Documentary Screening: “Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority”
    • Monthly Group Dinner
  • February 2013
    • Monthly Group Dinner
    • Tea Talk: “Healthy Relationships”
  • January 2013
    • Sexy Night Out with NAPAWF*NYC at Babeland
    • Board Elections and Info Session
  • December 2012 – Holiday Celebration and Mixer
  • November 2012 – Partnering with the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund to conduct election protection work
  • October 2012
    • Monthly Group Dinner
    • 15th Annual March Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault: Marching in partnership with the Korean American Family Service Center to raise awareness about domestic violence in our communities
  • September 2012 – Tea Talk: A Conversation with Miriam Yeung, “Lessons in AAPI Activism and Nonprofit Leadership”
  • August 2012 – Board Retreat
  • July 2012 – Tea Talk: “Microaggressions: Subtle Stereotypes that Hurt and Oppress”
  • May 2012
    • Tea Talk: “Mental Health”
    • Inaugural Mixer
  • February 2012 – Inaugural Tea Talk: “Sharing Our Stories on Activism”
  • January 2012 – Meet-and-greet and introductory meeting for progressive AAPI women in NYC
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