August 31, 2016

An Affirmation of MinKwon's Values

The MinKwon Center for Community Action is a progressive, non-partisan organization.  As such, we do not support or oppose any candidate.  However, we remain committed to progressive values and in light of recent events, we want to unequivocally affirm these values to our allies, community and the world.

Since our founding in 1984, the MinKwon Center has fought for the rights of marginalized communities, primarily vulnerable, low-income immigrants.  And while our commitment to social justice has been focused on empowerment within the Korean American, Asian American and immigrant communities, we recognize that our work is but a strand in a tapestry being woven by allies in many movements.

As advocates for a more inclusive and just society, we reject discrimination against or intolerance of the LGBTQ community, and prejudice in any form, be it on the basis of sex, class, race, ethnicity, immigration status, gender identity or sexual orientation.  Moreover, we recognize the intersectionality of LGBTQ and Korean and Asian American identities within our communities, and affirm the important contributions of LGBTQ communities in advancing broader civil rights and immigrant rights.

These rights and our values are part of a common struggle.  Together with other marginalized communities, MinKwon will continue to work towards a society that embraces the full humanity and dignity of all people.

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