Inhe Choi is the Executive Director of HANA Center, Chicago’s leading community organizing and social services organization dedicated to empowering Korean American, multi-ethnic youth, and immigrant communities in advancing human rights.
A community and civic leader for more than 30 years, Inhe has dedicated her life’s work toward building strong communities and coalitions across boundaries of race, gender, income level, sexual orientation, gender identity, abilities, and immigration status. Her professional background—which includes serving as the Community Organizer of the first Asian American Commission under the former Chicago Mayor Harold Washington Administration; co-founding Korean American Women in Need (KANWIN), the first organization of its kind in the country; organizing around low-income housing rights with the Metropolitan Tenants Association; and serving as Program Director for the Crossroads Fund—has informed and culminated into the vital, intersectional work of HANA Center. Under her leadership, HANA Center has expanded into a multi-generational, multi-lingual model of organizing, youth leadership, civic engagement, and social services while cultivating youth-led councils WomXn That Fight (WTF) and Fighting Youth Shouting out for Humanity (FYSH), to build the next generation of informed, powerful, and impactful leaders.
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