Miriam Yeung

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Miriam W. Yeung is Executive Director of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF). She guides the country’s only national, multi-issue, progressive organization dedicated to social justice and human rights for Asian and Pacific Islander women and girls. With offices in New York City and D.C., and chapters in 11 cities, NAPAWF’s current priorities include winning rights for immigrant women, making nail salons safer for workers, conducting community-based participatory research with young API women and ending human trafficking. Prior to NAPAWF, Miriam held many positions during her 10-year career at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center (the Center) in New York City. Born in Hong Kong and raised in the projects of Brooklyn, Miriam is a proud queer Asian-American immigrant woman activist who is committed to social-justice movement building and raising her two daughters to be fearless. Miriam also serves on the board of Generations Ahead.

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