Vivian Huang, Co-Director, Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN) – Oakland/Richmond, CA
Stanley Pun, Co-Director, AYPAL: Building API Community Power – Oakland, CA
Sasha Wijeyeratne, Executive Director, CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities – New York, NY
Linda Lee, Associate Director, Chinese Progressive Association (CPA) – San Francisco, CA
Fahd Ahmed, Executive Director, DRUM - South Asian Organizing Center - New York, NY
Vanessa Flores-Maldanado, Executive Director, Providence Youth Student Movement (PrYSM) – Providence, RI
Tai Little, Movement Organizer, and Sam Xiong, Youth Program Co-Director, SEAC Village - Charlotte, NC
Cathy Dang, National Co-Director
Cathy Dang has organized in the labor movement and community-led development for nearly two decades with Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, the Retail Action Project, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, and other grassroots organizations. While serving as the Executive Director of CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities, she developed a robust organizational infrastructure to lead campaigns on housing justice and played a critical role in shaping national alliances towards building greater political alignment on racial, gender and economic justice. Cathy served on the GAR Coordinating Committee from 2013-2018 while as the Executive Director of CAAAV. She served in various supporting roles for the GAR CC from 2019-2021 before joining staff. Cathy, a mother of one, is a daughter of Chinese-Vietnamese refugees raised in a Downtown Brooklyn nail salon during the era of acrylic nails and spent most of her life in the nail salon industry. She loves mixed martial arts and trains in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai.
Roksana Mun, National Co-Director
Roksana organized with DRUM - Desis Rising Up & Moving since 2003 when members of her family and community were detained and deported through Special Registration. Since then, Roksana has been a youth organizer, organizing working-class, immigrant Desi youth in NYC public high schools fighting to end the School-to-Prison-Deportation and Low-Wage-Jobs-Pipeline and later served as DRUM’s Director of Strategy and Training, leading racial, immigrant and education justice campaigns and the political education and organizing trainings of organizers, leaders and members. From 2016-2022, Roksana served as a Board Member of United We Dream and is currently on the Advisory Board of the Immigrant Justice Network. She firmly believes it is the responsibility of our movements to center the leadership of impacted, frontline communities to direct and lead change. Roksana, a mother of two, is a Bangladeshi-born immigrant raised in NYC and the proud daughter of a domestic worker and a taxi driver.
Shania Khoo, Communications Associate
Shania Khoo is a 1.5 generation Malaysian immigrant who grew up in Singapore and North Carolina. In college, they became deeply embedded in student organizing to hold institutions accountable for the historic and present harm done to marginalized students, faculty, staff, and communities. They were involved in the fight for Asian American Studies, and in 2019, they launched Margins, a campus publication inviting Asian/Americans students to engage in more nuanced conversations to radically understand identity. As a past Seeding Change fellow and Youth Organizer with NC Asian Americans Together and Communications Intern with SEARAC, Shania understands the importance of storytelling and narrative shift in sustaining movement building work.