Collectively, we can help create an inclusive world.
Since our inception CUSWF has worked to bring people together in understanding. Now more than ever we need to speak out against Anti-Asian speech and violence.
We pledge to stay alert to threats and challenges and celebrate women's achievements. Through our programs, we can provide greater support for female communities for a more just and equal future.
Thank you for joining our global platform to advocate for and celebrate women in the U.S. and China. Together we can #choosetochallenge!
Leslie Wolf-Creutzfeldt, Executive Director, CUSWF
As an organization dedicated to service, progress, and improving the lives of others, the China-U.S. Women’s Foundation has been distraught by the recent cases of police brutality and wrongful deaths of Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks, George Floyd, Tony McDade and other African Americans.
The United States has a long history of systemic racism, dating back to its colonization by Europeans in the 17th century. The China-U.S. Women’s Foundation is committed to women’s development in the U.S. and China, and this includes the support and advancement of African-American women.
During this time, we will continue to focus our attention on improving access to healthcare and vital services including our mask distribution drive and working with local centers for food distribution.
Furthermore, it is important that we use our unique position as a global platform to foster discussion and connection among community groups in the U.S. and China. By facilitating transnational dialogue, we hope we will garner greater support for the African American community and push for a more just and equal future.
Our Zoom sessions will provide an ongoing forum for discussion and we encourage everyone to share their voice and advocate for change. In addition, on our Education page you will find some of the resources we have been using to become better, more informed allies.
We welcome our members and supporters to join the discussion and help make this world a better home for everyone.
Leslie Wolf-Creutzfeldt Executive Director, CUSWF
Between The World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Brittney Cooper
How To Be An Anti-Racist by Ibram X Kendi
The 1619 Project by The New York Times
“White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” by Peggy McIntosh
“Race: The Power of an Illusion” from PBS
Resources on Asian American Allyship:
13th by director Ava Duvernay
The Hate U Give by director George Tillman Jr.
If Beale Street Could Talk by director Barry Jenkins
Selma by director Ava Duvernay
Just Mercy by director Destin Daniel Cretton (based on Stevenson’s novel)