Join us for a powerful panel of members from OPAWL - Building AAPI Feminist Leadership. OPAWL is a grassroots member-led community organization dedicated to social justice. We are building a strong intersectional feminist community with the purpose of building power and progressive leadership in Ohio. Founded in Central Ohio in 2016 under the original name “Ohio Progressive Asian Women’s Leadership”, they are now called OPAWL – Building AAPI Feminist Leadership. OPAWL now has regional hubs in Columbus, Cincinnati, Dayton, and Cleveland as well as an online community of members across the state and beyond.
OPAWL serves as one of the few organizations where progressive AAPI women and nonbinary people can feel seen and heard. We create intentional spaces for sharing our stories through 1:1 relationship building, intimate gatherings, and public events. OPAWL is building collective power for Ohio AAPIs to influence the culture and dominant institutions of our state, grow and transform ourselves, and take visible leadership in Ohio’s progressive social movements in solidarity with other communities of color and marginalized groups.
This community panel will feature the following OPAWL members: Tessa Xuan, Darsheel Kaur, Sophia Antoun, and Antoinette CHarfauros McDaniel.