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Monday & Tuesday, May 2-3, 2011: Twelve students from the Asian American Women’s Public Health Research class participated in this year’s Asian Pacific Islander Policy Summit, sponsored by the California Asian Pacific American Legislative Caucus. Seven of the students also presented their research and activism in a workshop entitled, “Aisan American Women’s Public Health: Engaging Students in Community Based Participatory Research, Leadership & Activism.” Students also spent a day at the State Capitol conducting legislative visits on health issues, civil rights, and education. Congratulations to the group for a job well done and for representing UCI.
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Sunday, May 1, 2011: As part of our class trip up to Northern California last weekend, we made a stop in San Francisco to participate in the May Day Rally. We marched in solidarity with other social justice groups to bring attention to the broken immigration system.
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The Asian American Women’s Public Health Research class supports UCI’s Demin Day 2011.
The Denim Day campaign began as part of an international protest of an Italian High Court decision to overturn a rape conviction because the victim was wearing jeans. The judgment sparked a worldwide outcry from those who understand coercion, threats and violence accompany the act of rape.
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Wednesday, May 18th, 2011 from 10am-4pm
The summit is open to all UCI students, staff, faculty and community, staff from community-based organizations and the larger Asian and Pacific Islander community advocates. Please register here!
The Voice and Visibility: API Women’s Health Summit’s keynote speaker will be Dr. Sora Park Tanjasiri, professor of the Department of Health Science at California State University, Fullerton. There will be 3 rounds of breakout sessions, totalling nine workshops relating to health disparities and community based participatory research. Three of the nine workshops will be put on by UCI students from CYWC, with the remaining to be put on by members from our local community.
Please join us on Wednesday, May 18th, 2011 for a day filled with enlightening and inspirational speakers, workshops, food and fun! Voice and Visibility: API Women’s Health Summit is FREE!
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We were so honored to meet the first Chinese American woman in Congress, Judy Chu, who represents the 32nd district. We wanted to thank her for being a supporter of health care reform and a champion on sponsoring the Title
X Resolution. We also had the chance to inform Congresswoman Chu about some of our research findings and offer our data collection as a resource to her office. Most importantly, being part of CYWC has allowed us this
great opportunity to share our personal stories with a legislator to exemplify how her work on health care reform is directly impacting our lives for the better! Also, a shout out to Sang for going with us for moral support and complementary photography!
- Kelly Bui, Deanna Thoi, & Lisa Wu
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Several students from Sang Trieu’s Asian American Women’s Public Health class worked together create this video in order to support UCI’s goal of being one of the first UC campuses to be smoke-free!
If you are a UC Irvine staff, faculty or student; please vote for us – #171! “Baby, Please Stop Smoking”. Thank you!!
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Congratulations to four students from the Asian American Women’s Public Health class for being awarded a UROP (Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program) grant – Jedrek Chua, Christine Lee, Allison Nguyen, and Denise Tran. The students’ qualitative research project will focus on the association of sex selection and gender preference on Asian Pacific Islander women’s self-esteem and self-perception. The issues of sex selection, defined as “the practice of utilizing medical procedures, pre or post‐pregnancy, to attempt to have a child of a desired sex” and gender preference are covered in the women’s health survey that was conducted in fall quarter’s class, so findings from this project will provide rich, detailed data and context for the quantitative results. Although the UROP award granted only partial funding of what was requested, our collaborative partner for this class, the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, has committed to providing the remaining requested funds. Very exciting news!
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