Join the National Day of Action to demand the release of Nan-Hui Jo

nationaday-09Today is a National Day of Action in support of Nan-Hui Jo, one of the woman caught up in a US justice system that criminalizes the actions of survivors and profits off their imprisonment. 

As we’ve covered before, Nan-Hui Jo is a undocumented Korean domestic violence survivor who landed in ICE detention and is facing possible deportation after being convicted of child abduction after she and her young daughter fled her abuser. Recently, ICE filed a motion to cancel her immigration court hearing set for later in the summer. She’s now been in detention, separated from her six-year-old daughter, for 11 months.

Check out the #StandWithNanHui toolkit to see how you can help pressure ICE to free Nan-Hui via phone, email, and tweet.


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Maya Dusenbery is executive director in charge of editorial at Feministing. She is the author of the forthcoming book Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick (HarperOne, March 2018). She has been a fellow at Mother Jones magazine and a columnist at Pacific Standard magazine. Her work has appeared in publications like,, Bitch Magazine, as well as the anthology The Feminist Utopia Project. Before become a full-time journalist, she worked at the National Institute for Reproductive Health. A Minnesota native, she received her B.A. from Carleton College in 2008. After living in Brooklyn, Oakland, and Atlanta, she is currently based in the Twin Cities.

Maya Dusenbery is an executive director of Feministing and author of the forthcoming book Doing Harm on sexism in medicine.

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