NYAWC staff, board members, and supporters experienced the shelter opponents' statements and actions in a racialized way, and newspaper accounts included statements by opponents that referenced race and ethnicity.
Providing additional resources to organizations, like NYAWC, that already have the experience, personnel, and language capacity to work with Asian American women would increase access as well.
I also have had the joy of serving first as a volunteer, later as board chair, and currently as advisory board chair of the New York Asian Women's Center (NYAWC).
The community was not united in opposition, and vocal supporters in the neighborhood defended NYAWC's efforts to open a domestic violence shelter.
13, 2003, at 1 (opponents chastised NYAWC for "sneaking into the neighborhood"); Albor Ruiz, Scared of Haven for Battered Women, N.Y.
Sources include newspaper articles, official statements, and documents supplied by NYAWC and the Workplace Project.
Pressuring governments to enforce boundaries: In NYAWC's case, opponents challenged the viability of the shelter in court.
Like NYAWC's case, NIMBYs in the Workplace Project case attempted to use zoning laws to deny publicly supported services to immigrants.
Therefore, following past practice and complying with the law, NYAWC had not publicized its shelter and had planned to move into the neighborhood as discreetly as possible.
The staff and supporters of NYAWC encountered verbal abuse and intimidation.
As legal action continues, KG residents are being subjected to false accusation, character defamation, acts of intimidation and threats by NYAWC and a few of its supporters....
In another instance, a CCKG advertisement reads: NYAWC is mandated by federal and state laws to keep the address of its clients confidential and shelters confidential to receive federal and state funding--the agency has failed.