The Asian Pacific Islander (API) community is gravely impacted by both the criminal justice and immigration systems, yet we don’t hear enough about the challenges and needs of this population. The API prisoner population grew by 250% in the 1990s and API individuals incarcerated in California received life sentences at double the rate of the overall state prison population. They’re also impacted by immigration: In the last 25 years over 15,000 Southeast Asian Americans have received final orders of deportation, including many with refugee status and/or green cards. Eighty percent of Southeast Asian Americans facing deportation have prior criminal records, compared to 29% of all immigrants facing deportation. The API community is facing both criminal and immigration systems at an alarming rate.
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Learn about how crimmigration (criminal and immigration law) impacts the API community in Northern California, how the Asian Pacific Support Committee is supporting incarcerated and formerly incarcerated members of the API community and how funders can support work to disrupt the school-to-prison-to deportation pipeline. We will host this event in-person and through Zoom.
We invite you to join us in person for this important discussion. Refreshments to follow.
Angie Junck, Director, Human Rights Program, Heising-Simons Foundation
Angie Junck is the director of the Human Rights program at the Heising-Simons Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2018, Angie was the director of Immigrant Defense Programs and Supervising Attorney at the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) for over 13 years. In that role, she led a state and federal policy agenda and programs on crim/imm, immigration enforcement, and immigrant youth.
Under her leadership, Angie strengthened the capacity of organizations and entities in California and across the country, and she incubated and led multi-issue collaboratives and campaigns engaging a variety of partners, resulting in innovative state and local models and policies to address criminalization, incarceration, and deportation. Prior to ILRC, Angie worked in the law offices of Norton Tooby and at Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale, in both cases working on complex immigration law issues.
She currently serves on the boards of directors of Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR), Al Otro Lado, Human Rights Watch’s U.S. program, and California Coalition for Women Prisoners. Angie has also previously served on several other commissions and boards, including the American Bar Association’s Immigration Commission, and has served as the co-chair of the American Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section’s Immigration Committee, and as an advisory member for the California Alliance for Youth and Community Justice, Center for Immigration and Child Welfare, and California Coalition for Women Prisoners. Angie earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Hastings, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
Allison Magee, Executive Director, Zellerbach Family Foundation
For over 20 years Allison Magee has worked to transform public systems to reflect the strengths and meet the needs of the community. Allison is Executive Director of the Zellerbach Family Foundation, one of San Francisco’s oldest and most respected family foundations. ZFF promotes belonging, connection, and a shared sense of safety among people and communities across the Bay Area and California, with a focus on Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Francisco Counties.
Allison previously worked for the City and County of San Francisco, where she served as a leader in strengthening services for system involved youth and their families. Her work as Deputy Director of the San Francisco Juvenile Probation Department includes the development of a national model for juvenile justice system reform. Allison also established a collaborative model for the city’s funding of community-based services that resulted in over $14 million in dedicated funding for violence prevention programs for San Francisco youth. Allison was awarded SPUR’s Good Governance Award for her work at JPD.
Allison also worked for Mayor Gavin Newsom’s Office of Budget and Policy, and the US Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General where she won the Inspector General’s Excellence Award. Allison holds a master’s degree in Public Policy and Administration and a master’s degree in Social Work, both from Columbia University. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from San Francisco State University. Allison sits on the board of San Francisco’s GLIDE and previously with Northern California Grantmakers where she served as Board Chair. Allison lives in San Francisco with her husband and two sons.
Ny Nourn, Co-Director, Asian Prisoner Support Committee
Ny Nourn is the Co-Director of the Asian Prisoner Support Committee, anti-deportation organizer, and strategist focused on incarcerated criminalized survivors. Criminalized as a domestic violence survivor, Ny was detained by ICE after serving 16 years in state prison. Due to community advocacy and Ny’s leadership, Ny was freed from detention in 2017 and received a gubernatorial pardon in 2020, preventing her deportation to Cambodia.
Nate Tan, Co-Director, Asian Prisoner Support Committee
Nate Tan has been involved with APSC since 2014: first as a volunteer with ROOTS, then core member, and now Co-Director. He brings over eight years of experience working with formerly incarcerated, incarcerated, ICE detained individuals, and impacted families. He’s excited to continue the work of APSC in bringing people home and reuniting families.
Event Details: This is a hybrid event. Attendees have the option of attending in-person at The James Irvine Foundation or virtually via Zoom. You will need to specify how you would like to attend on the registration form.
In-person Attendance Requirements: COVID-19 Protocols: Participants are welcome to wear masks, but masks will not be required. Vaccination status will not be checked at this event.