On June 19, 1982, the promising life of Vincent Chin, a young man in Detroit who was days away from his marriage, was ended in a cruel and senseless act of violence fueled by race hatred. It started with a heated exchange between Mr. Chin and two men who blamed the Chinese American for the loss of U.S. auto manufacturing jobs to Japanese
March 29, 2017 Honorable Patrick O’Donnell Chair, California State Assembly Education Committee State Capitol Room 2196 Sacramento, CA 94249-0070 RE: SUPPORT FOR AB 699 (O’DONNELL) – SAFE SCHOOLS FOR IMMIGRANT STUDENTS Dear Assemblymember O’Donnell: OCA-Greater Los Angeles (OCA-GLA) is in strong support of AB 699 (O’Donnell). We thank you for authoring this important piece of legislation, which ensures that all K-12 students have safe,
June 1, 2017 Assemblymember Ash Kalra State Capitol, Rm 5160 P.O. Box 942849 Sacramento, CA 94249 Attn: Liza Chu Liza.Chu@asm.ca.gov RE: AB 1575 (Kalra)– SUPPORT Dear Assemblymember Kalra: On behalf of OCA-Greater Los Angeles, I write to express my strong support for AB 1575. The bill will require manufacturers to list ingredients on the labels of professional cosmetics and make information on the potential
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
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.
Constance Tianming Wu is an American actress. She began her career playing supporting roles in independent films, before her breakthrough role as Jessica Huang in the ABC comedy series Fresh Off the Boat. Daphne Kwok is the Vice President of Multicultural Markets & Engagement, Asian American & Pacific Islander Audience for AARP. Since joining AARP in 2013, Ms.