The month of May is Asian Pacific Islander month – in honor of that we are inviting Bo Thao-Urabe, immediate past-executive director of Coalition of Asian American Leaders (CAAL) to share her story – journey, success, lessons learned
About our speaker:
Bo Thao-Urabe is a practice-based possibilian with over 25 years of impactfully building community-centered, asset-based solutions to transform practices to ensure meaningful change occurs for those most impacted by systemic inequities. She recently transitioned as the founding executive and network director of the Coalition of Asian American Leaders (CAAL) after nearly a decade of building a successful organization. She continues providing her expertise to build up social justice efforts locally and nationally, and is a Senior Consultant for the AAPI Civic Engagement Fund and the Common Counsel Foundation.
Bo’s lived experiences at the intersections of war, poverty, immigration, gender, culture and race have continuously shaped how she connects the dots to reimagine and create solutions. She has built and led local, national, and global efforts. In addition to founding CAAL, Bo co-created Hmong Women Achieving Together, RedGreen Rivers, BMPP Giving Circle, MaivPAC, Building Our Future: A Community Campaign, the Anti-Racism and Intersectional Justice Fund and the Asian Pacific Islander Institute on Gender-Based Violence. She currently serves on the Boards of The Minneapolis Foundation, Drake Bank, Propel Nonprofits and is a Regent at the University of Minnesota. Her leadership and impact have been widely recognized. She enjoys traveling, time with her daughter and family, storytelling, golfing and volleyball.
Fun Fact: Bo is one of the few people with a day named after her in the City of Saint Paul and the State of Minnesota.
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