Combating Hate: API Hate Crimes and Self Defense Workshop with Jenny Huang and Mateo Reyes
Co-Sponsored by the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum (NAPAWF)
Cost: $10 (register in advance here:http://www.kearnystreet.org/programs/ksw-next/apature2007/2007workshops.html#sept_24)
This two-part workshop will begin with a discussion led by Jenny Huang, National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum - Bay Area Chapter Co-Chair, about hate crimes against APA women who are targeted on the basis of their race for sex offenses. Participants will learn more about these disturbing crimes, critique the failed response of law enforcement and the media, and discuss ways to take action on incidents happening right here in the Bay Area. The second part of the workshop will be an interactive self-defense workshop lead by Mateo Reyes, an experienced martial arts instructor based in the Bay Area.
About the Instructors:
National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum ( NAPAWF) is the only national, multi-issue APA women's organization in the country. NAPAWF's mission is to build a movement to advance social justice and human rights for APA women and girls. http://www.napawf.org
Jenny Huang is the co-chair of the Bay Area Chapter of NAPAWF and a founding partner of Justice First, LLP, a public interest law firm in Oakland. In both capacities, Jenny advocates for the prosecution of hate crimes in sex offense cases targeting API women on the basis of race. Jenny has taught courses on hate crimes against API women at Golden Gate and Boalt Law Schools and she seeks to end the silence around these disturbing crimes with her public speaking, writing, and making lots of noise. She has dedicated her entire career to public interest law and serving underprivileged communities.
Mateo Reyes has been studying martial arts for 14 years. His base style is Tae Kwon Do and is currently the Head Instructor/Manager at Satori Academy of Martial Arts in the East Bay teaching Kajukenbo.
Official Website: http://www.apature.org
Added by nugget moped on September 11, 2007