Join NAPAWF Chicago at our October Action Team (A-TEAM) Gathering open to all AAPI women and non-binary community members, as we imagine our visions for happier, healthy, safe, thriving families and communities and build toward a world for all of us.
This month's A-TEAM will feature a ~care space~ to ground ourselves in community and catch a break from the endless grinding machine of capitalism, which always demands us to work work work until we break down >:( Our members October Gunawan and Tuyết Anh Lê will be leading us in brewing hot drinks, making art, painting our nails, & more ♥ We especially encourage community members who are new to NAPAWF or have never been to a gathering to attend - anyone is welcome to come and join us! During the second half of our gathering, we'll be splitting into our three working groups, which include...
As the Trump Administration continues to limit access to affordable, comprehensive health insurance and attacks immigrants’ rights, the health, safety, and wellbeing of immigrants and their families are in jeopardy. NAPAWF's signature campaign, HEAL, fights to ensure that everyone, regardless of immigration status or income or language ability, can get the healthcare services they need. Who deserves to be healthy? Everyone.
The PNA, or the Forced Parental Involvement Act, is a 1995 IL state law that forces youth under the age of 18 to tell their parents or legal guardians if they want to get an abortion. There are a lot of reasons PNA is bad for all communities, but we know how much it impacts AAPI communities, specifically because of stigma around sex and unplanned teen pregnancies. Not all youth have a good relationship with their parents, and we want to make they're safe and protected too. Help us repeal this dangerous law!
3. Neighborhood Wave
In January, we're partnering with Indo-American Center and offering a six-week ESL conversation program for immigrant aunties, who will be practicing their English together, sharing their experiences, and learning about AAPI women's health and rights. These sessions are also open to younger AAPI folks who want to practice their non-English language skills, such as Hindi and Urdu. We'll be bridging language and generational gaps!
Accessibility: The NAPAWF Chicago office is on ground level and wheelchair accessible. We'll have chairs available for folks to sit on. If you have any other accommodation needs, including transportation, childcare, and translation, DM Seri Lee or email them at email@example.com.