Kate Zen

Kate Zen is a first-generation Chinese immigrant and daughter of a domestic worker. She is a community organizer and co-founder of Red Canary Song, advocating for the labor rights of migrant massage workers in Queens, New York. While a student at Columbia and New York University, she participated in activism against domestic violence and youth homelessness, and has created projects for women’s economic empowerment and migrant workers’ rights. In Toronto, she was part of Butterfly and the Migrant Sex Worker Project, and on the board of the Chinese Canadian National Council. She previously organized with domestic workers and street vendors, co-founded the Chinatown Literacy Project and directed Chinatown Youth Initiatives.

December 10, 2017