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Ms. KaYing Yang

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Cultural Orientation Officer

Phone: (212) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: k***@***.int
International Organization for Migration
1750 K Street, NW Suite 1110,
Washington, District of Columbia 20006
United States

Company Description: IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. IOM acts with its partners to: uphold the human dignity and well-being of...   more
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Education

  • BA , Sociology
    University of Colorado at Boulder
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Southeast Asian American Children :: SMILE
www.smileintl.com, 24 Sept 2010 [cached]
KaYing Yang
KaYing Yang is former executive director of the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC). She is currently in Thailand , working as the Cultural Orientation Officer for the International Organization for Migration, assisting Hmong refugees who will resettle in the United States.
SEARAC Staff & Consultants
www.searac.org, 3 July 2009 [cached]
KaYing Yang, who served as Executive Director of SEARAC between 1997 and 2003, was also formerly the Executive Director of the Women's Association of Hmong and Lao (WAHL) of St. Paul, Minnesota, a mutual assistance association. A community activist and advocate, Ms. Yang participates in the activities of many civil rights organizations whose mission is to increase the visibility of Asian Pacific American communities locally and nationally. In 1998, Ms. Yang was featured by the St. Paul Pioneer Press newspaper as one of ninety-nine people to watch in 1999. She was also named one of the 500 most influential Asian Americans by Avenue Asia magazine in 1995. Ms. Yang has traveled extensively in the United States and Southeast Asia to speak about the Hmong American experience and diaspora, as well as to learn about the globalization of refugees and the internally displaced people. She and her family came to Columbus, Ohio in July of 1976, as refugees from Laos. Ms. Yang now works for the International Organization of Migration (IOM) in the resettlement of the Hmong refugees at Wat Thamkrabok, in Thailand.
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www.vaylc.org, 1 Jan 2003 [cached]
KAYING YANG
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KaYing Yang, the Executive Director of the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC), was formerly the Executive Director of the Women's Association of Hmong and Lao (WAHL) of St. Paul, Minnesota, a mutual assistance association. A community activist and advocate, Ms. Yang participates in the activities of many civil rights organizations whose mission is to increase the visibility of Asian Pacific American communities locally and nationally. She is a founding member of the Minnesota and Washington, DC chapters of the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum (NAPAWF), the Hmong Women's Educational Association of Colorado (HWEAC), and the Laotian American National Alliance (LANA). She currently sits on the board of the Asian Pacific American Advisory Committee to the Gates Millennium Scholars Program (GMSP), National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA), National Immigration Forum (NIF), Refugees International (RI), LANA, and the Charity Lobbying in the Public Sector (CLPI). In 1998, Ms. Yang was featured by the St. Paul Pioneer Press newspaper as one of ninety-nine people to watch in 1999. She was also named one of the 500 most influential Asian Americans by Avenue Asia magazine in 1995. In that same year, Ms. Yang was a leading organizer of a group of twelve Hmong women from across the country to participate in the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women and the Non-Governmental Organization Forum in China. She has traveled extensively in the United States and Southeast Asia to speak about the Hmong American experience and diaspora, as well as to learn about the globalization of refugees and the internally displaced people.
A frequently invited speaker and panelist at conferences, seminars and educational symposia throughout the United States, in May of 2000 she joined other Asian American leaders who traveled to Israel as guests of Project Interchange, an international program sponsored by the American Jewish Committee. She has also been quoted in local and national media, and interviews of her life experiences appear in Warrior Lessons, by Phoebe Eng and Women's Untold Stories, Breaking Silence, Talking Back, Voicing Complexity, edited by Mary Romero & Abigail J. Stewart. In 2000 Ms. Yang was the recipient of the National Hmong Women's Leadership Award given by the Hmong Women's Action Team in recognition of her leadership to improve the status of Hmong women and girls. Ms. Yang holds a BA in Sociology from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Ms. Yang and her family came to Columbus, Ohio in July of 1976, as refugees from Laos. Her parents, brother, and sister-in-law and two nephews recently made Minnesota their new home state.
"He will be a valuable asset ...
www.ncapaonline.org, 9 Oct 2003 [cached]
"He will be a valuable asset to the Commission," said KaYing Yang, Vice Chair of NCAPA and Executive Director of the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center.
Refugees International: About Us: Board of Directors
www.refugeesinternational.org, 1 Sept 2004 [cached]
KaYing Yang, Southeast Asian Action Resource Council
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