What was the price of challenging the United States Government in wartime when the constitutional rights of its citizens were confronted by military exigencies? On May 16, 1942, Gordon Hirabayashi was about to find out the costs of resistance. The son of Japanese immigrants, the Seattle-born Hirabayashi refused to comply with the now infamous Executive Order 9066 following U.S. entry into the Second World
May 19, 2017 The Honorable Kevin de León Senate President pro Tempore State Capitol, Room 205 Sacramento, CA 95814 RE: SB 54 (de León) California Values Act – SUPPORT Dear Senate President pro Tem de León, OCA-Greater Los Angeles writes in strong support of SB 54 (de León), the California Values Act. This important legislation will protect the safety and well-being of all Californians
Presents ABACUS SMALL ENOUGH TO JAIL OPENING: LOS ANGELES 6/9 LANDMARK NUART THEATRE A Mitten Media, Motto Pictures, Kartemquin Films production for WGBH/FRONTLINE and Independent Television Service (ITVS) in association with Blue Ice Film Fund Directed by Steve James Produced by Mark Mitten and Julie Goldmanwww.abacusmovie.com Facebook.com/abacusmovie @abacusmovie ABACUS: Small Enough to Jail, was a big hit at this year’s Toronto Film Festival.
We Need Your Help! We are Looking for Volunteers! Identity LA Free Concert Highlighting Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Seeking Volunteers on May 6th, 2017 from 3:30pm to 7:00pm Organizers of Identity LA, a concert and celebration for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, are looking for volunteers from 3:30pm to 7:00pm on May 6, 2017 to help check people into the VIP section at Los Angeles City Hall
Celebrate OCA-GLA’s 26th Annual Image Awards October 13, 2017 Ocean Star Restaurant 145 N. Atlantic Blvd., 2nd Floor Monterey Park, CA 91754 Doors Open | 6PM Program Begins | 7PM The evening will include dinner, a silent auction, and the presentation of awards. Proceeds from the event support the many volunteer activities that OCA-GLA organizes throughout the year including community service projects, voter education,
Pasadena Playhouse THE ORIGINALIST AND POST-SHOW DISCUSSION WITH REV. DR. JONIPHER KWONG | APRIL 23 | 2 P.M. Join OCA-Greater Los Angeles members, community allies, families and friends for an afternoon performance of The Originalist on Sunday, April 23, 2017, followed by a post-show discussion with prominent AAPI social justice advocates. We have secured a special 35 percent discount for you for this performance;
Buy Tickets Here! Think you know the most about APA Trivia? OCA’s annual APA Trivia Night is back! Come out and test your knowledge of Asian Pacific American Entertainment, Pop Culture, History, and Sports at our annual APA Trivia Night! We will be hosting the night with Chinese American Museum on May 17th, 7:00pm-9:00pm. Registration is at 7:00pm and the tournament begins at 7:30pm.
OCA-GLA will be tabling at the Lantern Festival to do voter outreach by registering and educating voters on countywide and local measures. The APA community is an incredibly diverse group who are underrepresented in politics. It is time to ensure that their voices are heard. We will provide training to all volunteers at the beginning of each shift. Each shift consists of 2 hours. After you signup, we will contact you to provide further details.
What role can we play in fighting hate online? Register at this link here You can find more information about the event at https://www.facebook.com/events/582570321931593/.
WHEN Assemble at noon (12 p.m.) on Saturday, February 4, 2017. During the pre-parade assembly, we will provide limited quantities of sandwiches and bottled water, give instructions, and distribute shirts ($5 suggested donations) and parade materials, so please come early! The parade begins at 1 p.m. If you arrive after 12:45 PM, proceed directly to the staging area on Hill St. between Temple St. and Cesar E. Chavez