Act Now or We May Lose Angel Island Immigration Station

On May 28, California State Parks officials confirmed what had been dreaded for days by millions of Californians who love the cultural, historical and recreational resources of the State Parks.  It’s official – 220 State Parks will be closed unless the Legislature acts to amend or rescind Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s budget recommendations. Among the parks slated to … Continue reading Act Now or We May Lose Angel Island Immigration Station

Nationwide Vigils June 3 for Journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee Detained in N. Korea

Vigils for Asian American journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee will be held on Wed., June 3, throughout the country. The two employees of San Francisco-based Current TV - a media venture founded by former Vice President Al Gore - were arrested March 17 near the North Korean border while reporting on refugees living in … Continue reading Nationwide Vigils June 3 for Journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee Detained in N. Korea

Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation Benefit Brunch

Got this from Dale Minami, who's on the AIISF advisory board. Irene Lee, Rita Mah, Dr. Tom Peters, Joanne Sakai are hosting a fundraising brunch to benefit Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation on Sunday, May 17, 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the Dynasty Restaurant (1881 Tiburon Blvd, Tiburon, CA). Special guest speakers include, playwright … Continue reading Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation Benefit Brunch

Asian American Culinary Fundraiser, “East West Eats,” Returns with Region’s Top Chefs

The Asian American Journalists Association San Francisco Bay Area Chapter is once again partnering with some of the top Asian American chefs from the region to bring back the elegant culinary event, East West Eats: An Evening with the Bay Area's Best Chefs. The culinary fundraiser will feature Master Chef and food consultant Martin Yan, … Continue reading Asian American Culinary Fundraiser, “East West Eats,” Returns with Region’s Top Chefs

AAJA, UNITY Statement on Roxana Saberi

AAJA and UNITY: Journalists of Color, Inc., jointly released the following statement on April 19 (cross-posted on FreeRoxana.net): We are deeply troubled by the news that American journalist Roxana Saberi has been found guilty of espionage by an Iranian court and sentenced to eight years in prison. We continue to believe in her innocence and … Continue reading AAJA, UNITY Statement on Roxana Saberi