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

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

Asian Law Caucus Marks 25th Anniversary of Historic Civil Rights Decision with Launch of Fred Korematsu Institute

In honor of a man who became a civil rights icon for defying the mass internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, the Asian Law Caucus will officially launch the Fred T. Korematsu Institute for Civil Rights and Education at the organization's annual event on Thursday, April 30, in San Francisco. (I serve on … Continue reading Asian Law Caucus Marks 25th Anniversary of Historic Civil Rights Decision with Launch of Fred Korematsu Institute

APA for Progress PAC Selects Michael Nailat as Glen S. Fukushima Campaign Fellow to Work on Judy Chu’s Campaign for Congress

Asian Pacific Americans for Progress PAC (APAP PAC) announced that it selected Michael Nailat as its inaugural Glen S. Fukushima Campaign Fellow, a position that has been placed with Dr. Judy Chu's campaign for California's 32nd Congressional District. The campaign fellowship is made possible through a donation by Glen. S. Fukushima, a former Deputy Assistant … Continue reading APA for Progress PAC Selects Michael Nailat as Glen S. Fukushima Campaign Fellow to Work on Judy Chu’s Campaign for Congress

Cindy Hwang’s Photos on the Korean Diaspora

The Korean American Chamber of Commerce of the North Pacific Coast cordially invites you to a presentation of the "The KYOPO Project" by Cindy Hwang, a Photographic and Textual Project on Identity and Immigration through the Lens of the Korean Diaspora. The event is on Wednesday, April 29, 2009, 12 noon to 1:30 p.m., at … Continue reading Cindy Hwang’s Photos on the Korean Diaspora

Filipinos for Affirmative Action Host 1st Ever Pinay Jazz Concert in Oakland Chinatown

Filipinos for Affirmative Action (FAA) will host the first ever Pinay Jazz concert at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center in historic Oakland Chinatown on April 16, 2009, where we will honor Tessie Guillermo, CEO of ZeroDivide. ABS-CBNs Balitang America reporter Henni Espinosa will emcee the benefit event. We're proud to present a cross-generational cast of … Continue reading Filipinos for Affirmative Action Host 1st Ever Pinay Jazz Concert in Oakland Chinatown

Calif. State Controller John Chiang, ‘Leading Nemesis’ of Arnold and ‘Rising Force’

John Goodman profiles Calif. State Controller John Chiang in the March 2009 issue of Governing Magazine (download a PDF scan of the article): John Chiang has an obscure job that mainly involves serving in the role of state accountant. But he's used his leverage as Controller to become a rising force in the California Democratic … Continue reading Calif. State Controller John Chiang, ‘Leading Nemesis’ of Arnold and ‘Rising Force’