APANO went into the 2017 legislative session in Salem with three priorities: 1) establish ethnic studies in K-12 classes across Oregon; 2) protect and expand reproductive health care access; and 3) fight for tenants and renters.
With the legislative session having officially ended, we are thrilled to announce that two of three […]
by Kara Carmosino
Director of Programs and Strategies
Three years ago, on a blustery December day at Menucha Retreat Center, a handful of APANO members and staff were huddled over a large roll of paper with other reproductive justice leaders in Oregon. We were just beginning to discuss the statewide bill that would become the […]
On Monday, June 19th, the Oregon State Senate voted to pass HB 2845, which would establish statewide Ethnic Studies Standards for Oregon K – 12 Schools. We could not be happier or more proud: this bill is the result of years of membership engagement, especially by our youth members. ALLY (Asian Leaders for the Liberation of Youth), […]
by Lena Wood
My name is Lena Wood and I work as a certified nurse-midwife in NE Portland, Oregon. I am a Korean-American adoptee and the mother of an 18-month old who was conceived unintentionally despite using birth control during my midwifery training. I have a background in elementary education and have volunteered as a […]