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All donations are a tax-deductible contribution to Monsoon Asians & Pacific Islanders in Solidarity for the Asian American Pacific Islander Women Lead (AAPI Women Lead). Monsoon Asians & Pacific Islanders in Solidarity is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization for both federal and state purposes. 

Federal tax ID: 35-2297207.

Who we are

AAPI Women Lead was created based upon personal and political needs for there to be more accurate and diverse representation of AAPI self-identified women and girls in the United States. Co-founders, Dr. Connie Wun and Jenny Wun, both experienced decades of racial and sexual harassment and violence within multiple spaces: at home, in communities, at work, and academia. Both co-founders found that there was limited research and support for AAPI women-identified, women, girls and their experiences with various forms of violence. Informed by their extensive experiences as educators, advocates, and researchers within communities of color, Jenny and Dr. Connie established AAPI Women Lead to identify and share AAPI women-identified, women, and girls’ stories of struggle, survival and leadership.

Our Leaders

Dr. Wun's work is a reflection of her lifelong commitment to ending racial and gender-based violence. Her areas of expertise include community-driven research, violence against women and girls of color, school discipline and punishment. Dr. Wun is the Director of Transformative Research - a research, program evaluation, and training institute that works in partnership with community-based organizations to end racial and gender disparities.

Contact: conniewun@aapiwomenlead.org

Co-Founder and Executive Director

Jenny Wun

Contact: jennywun@aapiwomenlead.org

Co-Founder & Operations Director

Celine Jusuf

I joined AAPI Women Lead because I believe in the mission and heart of this organization, in raising the voices of AAPI communities and documenting our histories, struggles, and resilience. I love the power and strength that we find when we turn inwards to our own communities to tell our own stories and push for social change. I look forward to continuing working with AAPI Women Lead even as I return to school because this work is intergenerational, is political, is healing, is powerful, is for all of us, and we always have been and always will be powerful and resilient.

Communications Associate's & Youth Leader

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