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The Study Group: AAPI Equal Pay

We’ve all seen that graphic that says Asian American women earn 87 cents to a white man’s dollar—but does that statistic tell the entire story? Spoiler alert: no!

For our second session of The Study Group, join NAPAWF*NYC members for a conversation about economic justice within the Asian American (AA), Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPIs) communities and what equal pay looks like for us.

Despite the myth that AAs and NPHIs have universally achieved economic and professional success in the United States, we still actually face economic hardship and gender discrimination in the workplace. The “model minority myth” has rendered AA and NPHI women, transgender, and gender non-conforming people nearly invisible in existing wage gap analysis and policy. We’re going to break it all down at our February session of The Study Group-- RSVP today!

Thursday, February 28th | 6:30 PM

CAAAV (55 Hester Street, near D/F trains, building is wheelchair accessible)

Dinner and snacks will be provided.

Please RSVP in order to receive the study materials we will be discussing. Going over the materials is recommended, but not required to join the session. We also want to invite individuals with expertise to help facilitate discussion groups at The Study Group, so if you are someone with knowledge on this month’s topic, please reach out to us directly as soon as possible at

We hope you'll join us—Please RSVP to attend and receive materials before the meeting!

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NAPAWF New York City's The Study Group is an article club that meets regularly in order to further educate ourselves and each other on current issues that impact our communities. This is a dedicated space for civic-minded AAPI women and gender queer people to thoughtfully unpack issues, learn, and unlearn.

NAPAWF New York City builds power with members to advance social justice and human rights for AAPI women and girls, transgender, gender non-binary, and gender non-conforming individuals in New York.

We are a community of AAPI feminist visionaries and doers, dedicated to using our respective skills and expertise to raise our voices, take bold, meaningful action, and lift up our community.

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