New York Immigration Coalition
Key Topics: Comprehensive immigration reform, Advocacy campaigns, Coalition building, Grassroots organizing, Civic & voter engagement, Workers rights, Civil rights litigation, Law & organizing, Youth empowerment.
Bio: Steve Choi is currently the Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition, an umbrella advocacy and policy coalition of nearly 200 member groups representing New York State’s immigrant communities. From 2009 to 2013, Mr. Choi was the Executive Director of the MinKwon Center for Community Action, which organizes, advocates for, educates, and serves Korean and Asian community members in New York. Prior to that, Mr. Choi was a Staff Attorney and the founding Director of the Korean Workers Project at the Asian American Legal Defense & Education Fund, the only project on the East Coast focused on providing free legal services to low-wage Korean immigrants.
Mr. Choi received a J.D. from Harvard Law School, a M.A. from the University of Hawai’i, and a B.A. from Stanford University in History with Honors.
Selected Speaking Experience
- 2013 NAPABA Northeast Regional Conference ("Post-Hurricane Sandy: One Year Later and its Impact on the Northeast").
- 2013 CUNY School of Journalism Conference ("The Role of the Immigrant Community in the 2013 Elections").
- 2013 ANHD Community Development Conference ("Ballots to Bulgogi: Electoral Work and Community Empowerment").