2013 OCA National Convention General Track Workshops
Saturday, July 20, 2013; 3:30 - 4:45 PM
Omni Shoreham Hotel; Washington, DC
Along with trying to shed the model minority myth, Asian Pacific American women often also face the cultural constraints of their gender. Join us for an APA talk series about the state of the APA Women’s movement.
Rosie Abriam, CAPAW
Rosie Abriam became the President/CEO for The Center for Asian Pacific American Women in 2008. "The Center” is a non-profit organization dedicated to building leadership capacity within our communities. Previously, her career spanned multiple disciplines across government and corporate entities. Her background is in Biology & Computer Science. She left the technical sector to provide opportunities for women and our communities. However, she periodically consults on "technical projects of interest”. Rosie holds multiple patents in manufacturing, software and laser applications. These patents were developed while working for New Focus, Inc., a startup photonics company in Silicon Valley where she led multiple projects in the US, Europe, Asia and South America. Read more about Rosie's extensive bio HERE.
Michelle Krusiec, Actress
Michelle Krusiec is best known for her starring role opposite Joan Chen in the romantic comedy Saving Face, directed by Alice Wu. The role garnered her a Chinese Language Oscar for Best Actress in the 2005 Golden Horse Ceremony. Born in Taiwan and raised in America by her Taiwanese aunt and American uncle, Ms. Krusiec works in Los Angeles, New York and Asia. Ms. Krusiec is sole creator and performer of her tour-de-force solo show Made in Taiwan (MIT). Read more about Michelle's extensive bio HERE.
Miriam Yeung, NAPAWF
Miriam W. Yeung, Executive Director of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) 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 in the US. With offices in NYC and DC, and chapters in 13 cities, NAPAWF’s current priorities include winning rights for immigrant women, reproductive justice, and conducting community-based participatory research with young API women. Prior to NAPAWF, Miriam held many positions during her 10-year tenure at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center (the Center) in New York City. Read more about Miriam's extensive bio HERE.
Although workshops are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, you may register for all other events of the convention HERE.