Lead Youth Organizer
Lai Wa Wu is the Lead Youth Organizer for the Youth Movement of Justice and Organizing (Youth MOJO) Program at Chinese Progressive Association. Prior to joining CPA in 2015, Lai Wa organized with Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN) in the East Bay. Born in Hong Kong, Lai Wa immigrated to the Midwest at the age of seven. After graduating from Smith college, she worked as an International Organizer with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) in Oakland, CA and Missouri. Lai Wa was also an organizer with Student Immigrant Movement–a Massachusetts-based organization of undocumented immigrant youth founded in 2005. In her spare time, Lai Wa enjoys karaoking with friends and dancing!