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Mother’s Day: Bittersweet Reminder of Immigrant Women’s Struggles

Thursday, May 30, 2013

By Priscilla Huang, JD Policy Director for the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) Originally published on 5/8/13 May 12 is the day to celebrate not only our mothers and motherhood, but also the many wonderful women who have touched our lives in one way or another. For me, this day is even more… Continue Reading Mother’s Day: Bittersweet Reminder of Immigrant Women’s Struggles

The Sacrifices I Was Raised On: How Empathy Brings Us Closer To a Radical Politic of Family

Thursday, May 30, 2013

by Shanelle Matthews  My biological dad was in prison when I was little. My mom, single at the time, would drive me, my brother, and sister to see him. Because I was little, I don’t have a lot of memories of this time, but I do remember one thing. At the prison, an impassable glass… Continue Reading The Sacrifices I Was Raised On: How Empathy Brings Us Closer To a Radical Politic of Family

Women are a Critical Part of Immigration Reform: Let’s Include Them This Time

Thursday, May 30, 2013

By Michelle Brané and Emily Butera Women’s Refugee Commission On April 17, we at the Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC) welcomed the introduction of S. 744, the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013.” For those of us who are veterans of the immigration reform efforts of 2006 and 2007, this day marked… Continue Reading Women are a Critical Part of Immigration Reform: Let’s Include Them This Time

The Power of Financial Literacy: How Economic Empowerment Can Improve Lives

Thursday, April 18, 2013

By Carol Klocek YWCA Fort Worth and Tarrant County “My family can save how much money each month by making that one change?” This has become one of our favorite questions asked by women who participate in the YWCA Financial Empowerment Program at YWCA Fort Worth & Tarrant County.  Modeled after the financial literacy program at… Continue Reading The Power of Financial Literacy: How Economic Empowerment Can Improve Lives