Wages and Workers Rights Organizer
Kayan Cheung-Miaw (she/they), UFE's Wages and Workers Rights Organizer, is a mama, organizer, artist, and educator based in North Carolina. They are originally from Hong Kong and were raised in New York’s Chinatown. As an organizer at the Chinese Progressive Association San Francisco, Kayan’s leadership in the Yank Sing restaurant workers’ campaign resulted in a historic $4 million settlement for 280 workers. Kayan earned their Master of Arts in Teaching: Urban Education & Social Justice from the University of San Francisco, their MFA in Comics from the California College of the Arts, their BA in the Study of Women & Gender from Smith College. On their free time, they enjoy outdoor adventures, practicing martial arts, food and cinema.