Asian Women Advocates Join ACLU, NAACP to Challenge AZ Abortion Restriction


For Immediate Release
May 29, 2013
Erin White, 212.255.2575

Asian Women Advocates Join ACLU, NAACP to Challenge AZ Abortion Restriction

HB 2443 Unfairly Stereotypes Asian Women

PHOENIX — Today, the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) filed a racial discrimination suit against the Attorney General of Arizona and the Arizona Medical Board, challenging Arizona’s HB 2443, a law that bans abortions performed on the basis of race and sex. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) will represent NAPAWF and the NAACP in court.

Executive Director of NAPAWF, Miriam Yeung, offered the following statement:

“HB 2443 perpetuates anti-immigrant sentiment by unfairly stereotyping Asian women who seek an abortion. This is deeply offensive to our community.”

“By assuming Asian American women, because of our culture, will choose to terminate pregnancies based on sex, this law turns Asian American women into suspects and encourages invasive scrutiny of our motives that other women would not be subjected to. The law is cloaked in the language of civil rights and equality for women, but it is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Rather than lifting the status of women, this law is nothing more than another hypocritical attempt to ban abortions in this country– this time using Asian women as a means to that end.”

“This law distracts from the real work of ending racial and gender-based discrimination. We need policies that truly empower women of color, like equal pay, increased employment opportunities and health equity– not more misguided, discriminatory attempts to restrict access to important health care.”


Public Health and Emergency Communication Planning Session

A Public Health and Emergency Communication Planning Session

As a leader in your community, you are invited to participate in a session on May 28, 2013 to help develop a working and meaningful communication plan for public health and emergency information.  This event is hosted by the County of San Diego, Health and Human Services Agency and Office of Emergency Services, and San Diego State University.  Eight language communities have been invited to the session. Translation and interpretation will be available in Spanish, Arabic, Tagalog, Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese, Karen, and Somali.

What is it all about?

Effective communication is vital to the well-being of our families, neighborhoods and communities.  In order to prevent disease and injury, and promote health and safety, we need your input!  We hope you will join us on May 28thBreakfast and lunch will be provided.

During the meeting you will:

  • Provide insight into unique issues, barriers, and best practices for ensuring efficient communication of important, timely information to your community during a public health emergency.
  • Hear about other efforts around the U.S. to improve public health and emergency communication among communities with language and cultural barriers.
  • Have the opportunity to form part of a community network that can help disseminate information during a public health emergency.

Bring a client to attend with you (non-English speaking preferred)!

Where: Parma, Payne, Goodall Alumni Center, San Diego State University
(Free parking will be provided and directions will be forwarded after you RSVP.)

When: Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM

RSVP: Please email your registration form (and include your client’s information) to Justine Kozo: at or RSVP online at More information and the agenda will be posted on the website shortly.

*Download the RSVP Form here: Emergency Preparedness RSVP FORM

Celebration of Life: Gloria J. Lane, PhD

Celebration of Life: Gloria J. Lane, PhD

Women's International Center San Diego

With heavy hearts, but in gratitude for knowing a true Living Legacy, we celebrate the life and good works of

Gloria J. Lane PhD
1932 – 2013

Educator, Writer, Inspiration
Founder Women’s International Center

by sharing memories, good times, and lessons learned from a courageous leader.

Surrounded by an expert medical team at Kaiser Intensive Care, loved ones, and her daughter Hecate, Gloria peacefully and painlessly transitioned from our world this week, 80-years-young, while her dream of Honoring, Encouraging, Celebrating and Educating Women via the Women’s International Center continues.

For those who choose to leave a video message (optional) for Gloria’s daughter
Hecate (Julie Kay) and her children, we will have a camera on site

Date: Memorial Day, Monday, May 27 2013
Time: 3:00 PM
Place: Point Loma, CA, off Rosecrans

California Women’s Museum
2730 Historic Decatur Road, Suite 103, Barracks 16
San Diego, CA 92106

at NTC Liberty Station
Light Refreshments. Wearing bright colors is encouraged.

Gloria’s final place of rest will be close to her family in Santa Nella California at the San Joaquin National Cemetery Ceremony to be announced in June, 2013.

Your own Tributes including Stories, Photos, Video, Music may be added at any time to the following in perpetuity public website:

Team Women’s International Center

Job Posting: Administrative Assistant

Council of Community Clinics: Administrative Assistant

The Council of Community Clinics is the network of the private non-profit health centers that serve mainly the uninsured and underinsured in the community. We have a position open for an administrative assistance. This is someone who will help with general administration and reception duties as well as with several projects in our quality management area including our patient satisfaction surveys.  (It’s the way that we benchmark our work across all our clinics.)  It’s a full time, hourly position.

If interested in the position, send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to

Job Posting: Part-Time Volunteer Coordinator

Alliance San Diego: Part-Time Volunteer Coordinator

Alliance San Diego is a non-profit community empowerment organization that builds coalitions and mobilizes resources to advance justice and social change.

ASD is looking for a part-time volunteer coordinator to support Alliance San Diego’s programs through the recruitment and management of community volunteers, which is essential to fulfilling and advancing ASD’s mission.


  • Develop and manage volunteer program including, but not limited to, screening, recruiting, training, job development
  • Volunteer outreach in the community
  • Prepare job descriptions based on organization & community needs
  • Interview and place volunteers for specific programs, activities and events
  • Conduct orientations for volunteers
  • Mobilize volunteers for ASD and community events
  • Supervise and manage volunteers as needed for programs, activities, ASD and community events
  • Maintain volunteer database including assessment information and volunteer history
  • Develop and implement formal and informal volunteer appreciation/recognition programs
  • Develop, maintain and evaluate volunteer activities to retain on-going volunteers
  • Monitor and assess volunteer satisfaction and improve volunteer program where needed
  • Work with staff to handle volunteer needs and concerns
  • Provide ongoing communication, support, and guidance for volunteers
  • Work with Program Administrator to create and maintain a Volunteer Program Handbook
  • Work with All Peoples Celebration Volunteer Committee Chair on volunteer needs for APC and APC service program throughout year
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the Program Administrator


  • Experience as a volunteer
  • Enthusiasm and collaborative skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Strong commitment to social justice
  • Proficient with MS Office software (specifically Word & Excel) and basic database software
  • Proficient in social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumbler, etc.)
  • Careful attention to detail and commitment to confidentiality
  • Ability to organize, synchronize, and/or integrate diverse functions between volunteers and staff
  • Ability to be responsive to staff and volunteers; ability to follow-up with volunteers and others in a timely fashion
  • Ability to act as ASD representative and reach out to community members and organizations
  • Confidence speaking in front of large groups
  • Ability to create engaging flyers, presentations, and other materials
  • Ability to work efficiently, independently and often spontaneously
  • Excellent organization skills; ability to maintain confidential records and information
  • Ability to prioritize and manage competing requests
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to attend staff meetings and retreats
  • Flexible schedule; ability to work evenings and weekends
  • Valid driver’s license; ability to travel to and from forums and community groups
  • Second language preferred; Spanish a plus

This position is part-time and hours will vary between 20-30 hours per week.
Compensation for this position is $14.50 per hour.
Position will remain open until filled.

Alliance San Diego is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all people to apply. Applicants shall not be discriminated against on the basis of religion, race, color, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, or family status, or any other basis.

Please inquire by email to:

For more information about Alliance San Diego, please visit

Job Posting: Immigrant Outreach Coordinator

Alliance San Diego: Immigrant Outreach Coordinator

A successful applicant for this position will meet the following criteria:

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish.
  • Knowledge of the the immigrant community in San Diego.
  • Confidence in speaking in front of large groups.
  • Ability to create engaging flyers, presentations, and other materials.
  • Ability to reach out to community partners to schedule forums.
  • Organized and able to track forums and record outcomes from forums.
  • Ability to follow up in a timely fashion with participants and direct them to the appropriate workshops or staff or allies.
  • Ability to work efficiently and independently.
  • Mobility to travel to and from forums and community groups.
  • Availability to work evenings and weekends as needed from roughly May to August.

Scope of Work

1. Design and implement a community outreach strategy

  • Identify what information to share with communities regarding the following:
  • Status of immigration reform
  • DACA assistance
  • Naturalization assistance
  • Fraud warnings
  • How to report of abuse by CBP/ICE
  • Identify target communities (diverse immigrant communities throughout the county)
  • Develop the following materials and coordinate translation into appropriate languages:
  • Event flyer to attract community to forum
  • Info sheet regarding topics above with contact info for more information
  • Signup sheet for folks interested in follow up on any of the above
  • Develop interactive and engaging presentation providing an overview of topics above
  • Identify potential partner groups for outreach events in target communities
  • Work with partners to set up community outreach events

2. Participate in Naturalization and DACA events

  • Attend and assist DACA assessment and application workshops
  • Attend and assist Naturalization application workshops

3. Participate in staff and coalition meetings

  • Alliance staff meetings
  • SDIRC, SDTIP, SDNC, and DACA meetings as needed
  • Other meetings as needed

The position is part-time and will run from roughly the beginning of May through the end of August. Hours will vary but are anticipated to be between 20-30 hours a week.

Alliance San Diego is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all people to apply. Applicants shall not be discriminated against based on religion, race, color, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or family status, or on any other basis.

Please inquire by email:

For more information about Alliance San Diego, visit

Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company presents Extraordinary Chambers

Join NAPAWF San Diego at Extraordinary Chambers on Thursday, June 13, 2013

Mo`olelo Fundraiser Flyer

Thursday, June 13, 2013
5:00-7:15 PM Happy Hour at The Corner Restaurant and Bar
369 10th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
8:00 PM Performance of Extraordinary Chambers at Mo’olelo/The 10th Ave Theatre
930 10th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Extraordinary Chambers is the story of an American couple who travel to Cambodia for an innocent business trip, but become personally entangled with Khmer Rouge victims and survivors. The genocide, complicity, survival, and greed collide in this play that shines a light on the Cambodian experience and asks how far are we willing to go to survive? Written by David Wiener & Directed by Seema Sueko.

Support NAPAWF-SD by joining us for Happy Hour followed by a performance of Extraordinary Chambers!

Happy Hour with NAPAWF-SD and Co-Founder & Executive Artistic Director of Mo`olelo Seema Sueko for an intimate evening of dialogue, followed by a performance of Extraordinary Chambers.

Support and learn more about two women-led San Diego non-profit organizations and how the play relates to their missions along with the Asian Pacific American experience.

Purchase online tickets here or email Tiffany at

*Tickets are $20 each. $8 of every ticket supports NAPAWF-SD.
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