- Studied at UC Berkeley
- Studied at Occidental College
- Studied at UCLA
Now she's the former executive director of APEN, followed by Joselito Laudencia, our new E.D. But her role was tremendous.
And there were other people, from campus actually, that were students, just graduated. Pamela Chiang, who was a student here at UC, and then Pam Tau Lee, Jack Chin, who was with the San Francisco Foundation. And Eric Saito, Martha Matsuoka, and Francis Calpotura.
According to Pam Tau Lee, "we met for about two years and looked at the needs and what we would want to do, and worked with the San Francisco Foundation, which helped us develop the bylaws and those structures to get one of those C3-kind of tax status."
- And then we got the funding and hired Peggy Saika and a woman named Yin Ling Leung to be our first staff.
- The first thing that we wanted to do was a needs assessment, to be able to talk to various organizations-Asian organizations-about the issues of environmental justice, and to see how these issues reflected in their work and their experiences. That took a couple of years. Then looking at the data, we also did some demographics. We also participated in other research like seafood consumption and other things that were going on, toxic lead-as a way to investigate the situation. We then met with some folks in Richmond, California, the Laotian community there, and started talking about the need to be able to develop our organization from the grass roots. We focused then on Richmond, California. 
AAPIs for Karen Bass Fundraiser
Friday, May 07, 2010, Central American Resource Center (CARECEN), Los Angeles, CA 90005;
- Help Send Karen To Congress! She's fought for our communities for over three decades, first as an community organizer and activist in South Los Angeles and then as a California Assemblywoman and the first African American woman Speaker of a State Legislature. Help make sure that Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, other communities of color and working people in California will have a strong progressive voice in Washington. Join AAPI progressives, community organizers, labor activists and friends for a night with Karen.
APIs FOR KAREN HOST COMMITTEE: (Organizational affiliation for identification purposes only) Jung Hee Choi (Community Coalition), John Delloro (Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance -- National), Joanne Kim (Community Coalition), Martha Matsuoka, Danny Park (KIWA), Raahi Reddy (SEIU 721).
Grassroots Fundraiser to elect Karen Bass to Congress
Friday, May 28, 2010 359 S. Westmoreland, Los Angeles, CA;
- Help Elect Assembly Speaker Emeritus Karen Bass to Congress. Come join us in an afternoon of music, food and lively discussions on how we can help send Karen Bass to Washington, D.C. This is a grassroots fundraiser - everyone is welcome.
From the Ashes
From the Ashes: The 1992 Civil Unrest and the Rise of Social Movement Organizing was held Thursday, April 26, 2012 USC Davidson Conference Center. Many of the panelists were affiliated with the.
Workshop #4 | Measuring Movement Building: Defining Metrics that Matter
- Movements are something special – they go beyond an organization to become sustained groupings with shared values, a common narrative, a broad and deep base, and a long-term commitment to change. Typical metrics, however, focus on individuals not communities, on organizations not movements, on institutions not intersections. This workshop will look at ways that movement builders, funders, and others are seeking a new framework and key milestones to gauge movement building.
- Moderator: Martha Matsuoka, Occidental College
- Jennifer Ito, USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity
- Aparna Shah, Mobilize the Immigrant Vote
- Arif Mamdani, Seasons Fund for Social Transformation
- Juan De Lara, USC American Studies and Ethnicity
- [Full text of "Community and union organizing, and environmental justice in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1967-2000 : oral history transcript / 2003"]