Minn. Sen. Mee Moua (left) will deliver the keynote at the CAA event honoring (from second to the left) School Superintendent Gwen Chan, Playwright Philip Kan Gotanda, City Administrator Ed Lee and Bay Area Parent Leadership Action Network
At it’s June 5th Celebration of Justice, CAA will be presenting a special award to Interim Superintendent Gwen Chan, who announced on May 23 her retirement fromthe San Francisco Unified School District after nearly four decades of exemplary service to the community. Superintendent Chan will join playwright Philip Kan Gotanda, City Administrator Edwin Lee and the Bay Area Parent Leadership Action Network as featured honorees. The keynote speaker is Minnesota State Senator Mee Moua.
Visit www.caasf.org for more information about the event.
Recently, CAA has been fighting to secure a permanent community college campus in San Francisco Chinatown. Persevering in this struggle will provide our immigrant and low-income community members with improved educational opportunities to learn English, gain job skills, and prepare for US citizenship exams. CAA has helped launch www.supportchinatowncampus.org to provide more information about this issue.
CAA also co-authored an op-ed in the May 23 Chronicle: Limited-English proficient residents of San Francisco continue to face a host of unacceptable challenges in their interactions with local law enforcement that present problems for all of us. Please read the editorial and sign CAA’s online petition calling for long overdue language assistance policies at the San Francisco Police Department.