Young Shin, J.D.

Community Health Leaders

Area(s) of expertise: 
Refugee and immigrant health
Health promotion

Leader’s Biography 2002:
Executive Director, Asian Immigrant Women Advocates, Oakland, CA
A Korean immigrant, Shin launched Asian Immigrant Women Advocates (AIWA) to empower Asian immigrant women in California factories to create healthier working conditions. AIWA sponsors literacy classes, injury prevention workshops, a clinic to treat ergonomic injuries and a sewing lab where workers design low-cost workstations improvements.

Where this Leader can be reached today:
Executive Director
Asian Immigrant Women Advocates
310 Eighth Street, #301
Oakland, CA 94607
Phone: (510) 268-0192

Young’s vision is that low-income Asian immigrant women have the capacity to become grassroots leaders and make changes for themselves.


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