Nō Studios Presents Social Justice Summit 2022 Presents Immigrant Histories, Context, and Complications.
Moderator: Barbara Miner, Author, and Editor, Milwaukee Magazine
Dr. Alison Efford, Marquette University
Alison Clark Efford (PhD, Ohio State, 2008) is an historian of immigration and the nineteenth-century United States. Questions of race and power stand at the center of her work, which typically intertwines cultural, social, and political analysis.
Zong Yang, Queer Justice Director, Hmong American Women’s Association, Inc.
Zong Yang, (Zoo Yaj) is a Hmong artist, advocate and community organizer based in the Upper Midwest. His work is centered on ending gender-based violence within the Hmong community. With eight years of community organizing and advocacy experience and learning from Hmong Women and LGBTQ gender justice leaders, Zong has worked and supported local, national and international efforts to end gender-based violence against Hmong Women, Girls and LGBTQ people.
Isioma Nwabuzor, Founder, the DREAMer Next Door
Attorney Isioma Nwabuzor (pronounced “E-see-o-muh Wah-boo-zur”) serves as SVP & Associate General Counsel for Baird, an international, employee-owned financial services firm based in Milwaukee. She supports Baird’s US and UK transactions and its asset management and mutual funds (Baird Asset Management)team.
A double-alumna of Marquette University, Attorney Nwabuzor earned her Bachelors in political science and psychology in 2012 and her Juris Doctorate from Marquette University Law School in 2015.
Attorney Nwabuzor presently serves as a Board Member for both the Sports & Entertainment Law and IP & Technology Law Sections of the State Bar of Wisconsin. She also sits on the Board for the
Association of Corporate Counsel Wisconsin Chapter, YWCA Southeast, and she serves as a leadership co-chair for TEMPO Milwaukee’s Emerging Women Leaders.