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Leadership Stories from AAPI Women
March 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Culminating project of the national leadership program, Asian Pacific American Women’s Leadership Institute (APAWLI).
A panel of incredible AAPI women leaders will share their stories of leadership while navigating intersecting identities. Through story, we invite listeners into our memories of joy, meaning, and belonging.
Monday March 20th, 4:00 – 6:00pm at the PSU Native American Student & Community Center.
We have an incredible lineup of speakers and dinner will be catered by Bamboo Grove Hawaiian Grille.
Nadia Hasan was raised in a multigenerational family with grandparents, aunties and uncles. While her identity was rooted deeply in the family around her, she often struggled to find her place in schools. Daughter to immigrant parents from India and Pakistan, her family relocated to Oregon where she completed high school at Westview High School which transformed the trajectory of her life. Nadia’s time in Beaverton schools inform much of her perspectives on dismantling systems that leave people behind. From working with students who lacked stable housing to supporting immigrant and refugee students, Nadia saw how policies outside of the classroom impacted her students every day. Now, Nadia is the first Muslim elected city councilor in Oregon, advocating for a better and brighter Beaverton that centers community in decision-making starting with the most vulnerable populations.
Pam Phan was born in Portland to a refugee family and has over 20 years of relationships and experiences organizing with immigrants, refugees, youth of color, tenants, those experiencing houselessness, and low-wage workers in the Portland Metro area and Oregon. They’re full of stories from their journey – as a youth organizer to fund schools in the era of property tax reform and US imperialist expansion in high school, to creating the City of Portland’s Youth Planning Program, and for the last 8 years building movement infrastructure in Portland and around the country to resist gentrification and displacement. They also earned a Masters of Urban and Regional Planning from Portland State’s Toulan School. They’re often found foraging for mushrooms and other treasures gifted from the forest floor, or plotting for the next growing season.
Irene Niedo-Campbell is a community leader and the oldest daughter to Filipino immigrants. Born and raised in American Samoa, she began her leadership journey at a young age surrounded by a community that instilled the value of Faith and Service. She lives by the Samoan proverb, the pathway to leadership is through service. She takes pride in continuing to build an equitable lens and approach to the Multnomah County Health Department’s financial services as the Health Comptroller. She also serves as a Board Member of Samoa Pacific Development Corporation, a non-profit that serves our Samoan community in Oregon and SW Washington. For self-care, she enjoys gardening, jam sessions, and expressing her creativity through whatever hobby she is tinkering with.
Kianna Juda-Angelo is a transracial adoptee, born in the Republic of the Marshall Islands and raised by an American family in the Pacific Northwest. Growing up, she had little knowledge of her identity, but in adulthood, her curiosity inspired her to start Living Islands Non-Profit, an education and awareness organization focused on Micronesian communities. Her understanding of the communities’ disparities and health issues, led to co-founding the social justice organization COFA Alliance National Network to restore medical support for the COFA communities. Now, Kianna works closely with a compassionate and resilient community of indigenous stewards of the ocean, land, and sky. Their stories carry Kianna’s passion for advocating for Micronesian communities.
- March 20
- 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
- Event Category:
- Social Justice