May 2, 2023
Learning Moment May 2023: Make Us Visible
Please join us for this month’s Office of DEI Learning Moment Series, this Friday May 12 from 1:00-2:00pm PST via Zoom, featuring Angelie Chong and Annie Cheng of Make Us Visible Washington.
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Angelie was born in Seoul, Korea and spent her childhood in Hawai’i. She is the Director of Make Us Visible Washington (MUV WA) and also practices labor law for the federal government. She earned her A.B. from Brown University and is a graduate of the UW School of Law. During law school, Angelie was co-president of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association and President of the National Asian Pacific American Law Students Association. She has served on the boards of the Korean American Bar Association of Washington, Asian Bar Association of Washington, Korean American Coalition of Washington (KAC-WA) and Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS). She is past president of both KAC-WA and ACRS. As Director of MUV WA, Angelie helps advocate for the inclusion of history and stories of AANHPIs in Washington K-12 schools.
Annie Cheng is a Filipino-Chinese immigrant from the Philippines. Born to a Chinese-Filipino father and a Filipina mother. She is a mother, a wife, a recent nurse grad, and a meningitis survivor. She is a new steering committee member for MUV WA, as well as creator of Ube Books, an organization that aims to to celebrate the Filipino Nursing community, as she believes the Filipino Nursing community have given so much, and continuously do so, to the communities they live in. She also wants her son to see himself, his family, and culture in the literature he is exposed to. She believes most Filipinos who migrated to other countries would want this for their children.
Learning Moments are a monthly virtual series, coordinated by the Office of DEI, and feature a guest speaker on a topic related to DEI. Click here to read about previous learning moments.