API Summit 2023 Speakers

Pam Tau Lee


Pam Tau Lee is a fourth-generation Asian elder whose working-class and San Francisco Chinatown roots led to her lifelong journey dedicated to environmental justice and the abolition of environmental racism. She is a co-founder of the Chinese Progressive Association – SF, Asian Pacific Environmental Network, Just Transition Alliance, and is the chair of the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines – US, a contributor to the 17 Principles of Environmental Justice. In her nearly 50 decades of community, labor and environmental justice organizing and mentorship, her emphasis is on the importance of organizing for justice that is grounded in being “solutionaries,” a passion to serve the people, internationalism, and to uplift the voices and leadership of women.