In , she received the White House Champions of Change award for her dedication to improving health care access for South Asian Americans. Manju is a fierce advocate, leader and change-maker, and shares with us incredible insights on how women and the South Asian community can continue to elevate ourselves and make a bigger impact in this world. Read on to learn more. We then moved to Montgomery, Alabama and I spent the rest of my childhood there. My dad helped start the Hindu Temple Society of Alabama and made sure we were involved in Indian cultural activities growing up. It all came full circle when in my late 20s, I was driving somewhere with my mom and she told me that I totally made the right decision to be a lawyer — which was an amazing moment for both of us.
Asian Pacific Policy Planning and Planning Council
Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council, E 8th St, Los Angeles, CA ()
The history of social services in the Asian American community has a relatively brief timeframe. At that time, there were very few groups serving the API community, but soon, new groups began to form. Others formed early but later faded away. APPCON has grown to a membership of about 20 agencies and 25 individuals from various public departments. Planning starts for the census.
Voice of Support: Mark Masaoka, Policy Coordinator, Asian Pacific Policy & Planning Council
Check here for updates! Many of the women who are celebrated every year have achieved some level of fame based upon their accomplishments. But, what is missing is the many women in our communities who have helped to shape history without the fame or notoriety. We awoke this morning to another terrorist attack - against our communities, against us.
Now I still have to deal with the trauma as a survivor, but I have my T visa, a job and I just went back to school. We need to get the word out to reach all human trafficking victims and survivors so that they are not alone. I had no friends I could trust.