In SF on Nov. 18: Gordon Hirabayashi Tells His Story

The San Francisco JACL is having a special event to benefit the Arts and Activist program. We have special permission from playwright Jeanne Sakata to bring this to San Francisco. Continue reading “In SF on Nov. 18: Gordon Hirabayashi Tells His Story”

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EPYC ‘Empowering Pilipino Youth through Collaboration’ Ambassadors Program

The National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) is excited to announce the official launch of the Empowering Pilipino Youth through Collaboration (EPYC) Ambassadors Program. Through this program, NaFFAA seeks to equip young leaders to refine their skills and learn … Continue reading EPYC ‘Empowering Pilipino Youth through Collaboration’ Ambassadors Program

New $1.6M in Grants from National Park Service to Support Sites of Japanese American Incarceration

The National Park Service announced $1.6 million in grants to fund preservation, restoration and education projects at several Japanese American confinement sites. The 14 grantees in four states and the District of Columbia will tell the story of the more … Continue reading New $1.6M in Grants from National Park Service to Support Sites of Japanese American Incarceration

Pediatrician Mai Khanh Tran Announces Campaign for Congress Against Ed Royce

Mai Khanh Tran, MD kicked off her historic campaign for Congress (DocTran2018.com) on June 5 against twenty-four year incumbent Ed Royce, calling his vote for Trumpcare a giveaway to insurance companies and the wealthy, that will increase deductibles and co-pays even for … Continue reading Pediatrician Mai Khanh Tran Announces Campaign for Congress Against Ed Royce

CAA honors Cecillia Wang for Continuing the Legacy of Resistance

Chinese for Affirmative Action will honor Cecillia Wang at its 2017 Celebration of Justice on June 8, 2017, at The Event Center at St. Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco. CAA selected Cecillia as an honoree in recognition of her leadership in the fight against anti-immigrant laws, racial profiling, and other unlawful police practices relating to immigration enforcement across the country. For more than 20 years, Cecillia has been at the center of landmark court cases, protecting the rights of the indigent, victims of torture, and undocumented immigrants. Most recently, Cecillia led a team to win a class action lawsuit on behalf … Continue reading CAA honors Cecillia Wang for Continuing the Legacy of Resistance

Disney Supports Asian and Pacific Islander Young Leaders with $500,000 Scholarship Commitment

The Walt Disney Company this week made a $500,000 commitment to establish a new scholarship program with the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) in support of high-achieving Asian and Pacific Islander college students. The Walt Disney Company/APIASF Scholarship … Continue reading Disney Supports Asian and Pacific Islander Young Leaders with $500,000 Scholarship Commitment

Judge Denny Chin to help Hawai’i law school students reenact trial of Heart Mountain Fair Play Committee

U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Denny Chin, based in New York City, will guest lecture at the UH Law School on Tuesday, October 18, and will help student actors perform a reenactment based on trials after resistance by Heart … Continue reading Judge Denny Chin to help Hawai’i law school students reenact trial of Heart Mountain Fair Play Committee