Son Ah Yun has over 17 years experience building movements across social justice issues. She is proud to say ten of those years were the most important, caring for her children Jae Mi and Kalvin.
Son Ah previously served as the Deputy Director of Programs and Policy for NAPAWF launching its new field building effort and opening an office in Atlanta. Prior to joining NAPAWF, Son Ah worked at the Center for Community Change (CCC), a national social justice nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C. in various leadership capacities. She began her career at CCC as an intern and soon joined the staff team to launch the National Campaign for Jobs and Income Support, a coalition of over 1000 anti-poverty groups. It was through the National Campaign that CCC launched its work on immigration and immigrant rights and the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM). As co-director, she was instrumental in FIRM becoming a leading voice for grassroots immigrant rights organizations across the nation. In addition, Son Ah served as lead organizer to reform health care on behalf of the Campaign for Community Change, spearheading their effort on immigrant inclusion in the Affordable Healthcare Act. She also served as Senior Campaign Organizer for CCC’s retirement security campaign. In addition to national campaigns, Son Ah has experience in management, leadership development, capacity building, coalition building, and organizational development.
She is currently a board member of the Feminist Women’s Health Center in Georgia and the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum. She has previously served on the boards of the National Korean American Service Education Consortium and Cliff Valley School.
Son Ah was born in Seoul, Korea and now resides in Smyrna, Georgia with her two children and a loving partner. She received a B.S. from Emory University and a M.S.W. from Washington University.
We are honored to have her be a Co-Chair at our virtual fundraiser this year. You can catch her at our Facebook Live event, Glow Up for Reproductive Justice on Thursday, June 14th at 6:30pm EST. Learn more here.