Miriam Ching Louie
Miriam Ching Yoon Louie is a Northern California activist. She has dedicated over 30 years to advancing the movements of women of color, immigrant women workers, and grassroots Asian communities. She was instrumental in various organizations during the anti-war and Civil Rights era, including the Third World Women’s Alliance, and the Asian Immigrant Women’s Advocates. She also organized the United Farm Workers’ Grape Boycott. She has written several books and continues to work with the Women of Color Resource Center, which she co-founded in 1990.
She is married to Steve Louie.
First Venceremos Brigade
Second Cuba visit
- Four American youths, including three members of the Young Workers Liberation League and one member of the Venceremos Brigade, have arrived in Cuba to join an International Youth Brigade in building a model school in Cuba." ...
"The youths from the U.S include
- James Bland - 22, an unemployed Black worker from the Boston YWLL who worked on the Patricia Bonner-Lyons school committee election campaign
- Rachel Lima - 20, a founding member of the YWLL and active in the Committee to Free Angela Davis (KW: Most likely the daughter of CPUSA regional leader Mickey Lima)
- Toni Shaw - 24, a nurse formerly active with Father Groppi (i.e. James Groppi, and the NAACP Youth Council in Milwaukee during the open housing struggles and at present a member of the YWLL active in the People's Coalition for Peace and Justice and the Committee to Free Angela Davis
- Miriam Ching - a participant in the Venceremos Brigade.
In the mid 1990s Miriam Ching Louie was a contributing editor to Oakland based Institute for Social and Economic Studies- sponsor of CrossRoads magazine, which sought to promote dialogue and building new alliances among progressives and leftists... and to bring diverse Marxist and socialist traditions to bear while exploring new strategies and directions for the progressive political movements.
Miriam Ching Louie has devoted over three decades to advancing movements of women of color, immigrant women workers, and grassroots Asian communities.
She currently works on the BRIDGE, an education project of the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights in Oakland and has served as national campaign media coordinator of Asian Immigrant Women Advocates (AIWA) and Fuerza Unida. Her latest book, Sweatshop Warriors: Immigrant Women Workers Take On the Global Factory, highlights the voices of Chinese, Mexican, and Korean immigrant workers pioneering the growth of the anti-sweatshop movement.
2002 Committees of Correspondence National Convention
At the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism, National Conference and Convention, July 25-28, 2002 San Francisco State University, Ching Louie spoke on Race, Racism and Immigration .
Endorsers of the project included Miriam Ching Yoon Louie, activist and author of Sweatshop Warriors .
- ↑ Snapshots of Asian America, bio, accessed Jan.11, 2013
- ↑ THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF COMMUNISM IN 1972 (Venceremos Brigade) PART 2, hearings before the Committee on Internal Security 92nd Congress oct 16-19, 1972 pages 8132-8135
- ↑ Crossroads March 1996
- ↑ http://www.ucsc.edu/currents/03-04/05-10/morenews.html
- ↑ [The Corresponer Vol 10, number 1, June 2002 http://www.cc-ds.org/pub_arch/CorresponderX1-2.pdf]
- ↑ WAR TIMES January 29, 2002