Prominent APA Women in the 2000s

Andrea Jun is a Chinese Canadian-American executive, non-profit leader, and prominent women’s-issues supporter. In April, 2014, she became President and CEO of Grameen America, a nonprofit microfinance organization founded by Nobel Peace Prize winner, Muhammad Yunus. GFrom 1999 until 2012, she served as the first female CEO and Chairwoman of Avon Products, Inc., a multi-level marketing company. Jung was also the first woman to

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Prominent APA Women in the 1990s

Ming-Na Wen is the first Asian actress to appear on an American daytime drama as Lien Hughes in As the World Turns. In 1993, she was highly praised for her breakthrough performance as June in the film adaption of The Joy Luck Club. Other notable performances by Ming-Na include her role as Chun-Li in Street Fighter (1994), Trudy in The Single Guy (1995-97), voice actress

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Prominent APA Women in the 1980s

Maya Lin is an accomplished Chinese-American architect who is known for designing the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Her design consists of a 594-foot granite wall which honors the tens of thousands of soldiers who passed away while fighting in the Vietnam War. Lin is also known for designing the Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery, Alabama, which has a timeline of major events

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Prominent APA Women in the 1970s

  Connie Chung is a Chinese-American journalist who was the first woman to co-anchor CBS Evening News. She conducted an exclusive sit-down with President Richard Nixon during the Watergate scandal.             Helen Zia is a Chinese-American journalist and activist for Asian American and LGBTQ rights. She was a member of the first graduating class of women at Princeton University

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Prominent APA Women in the 1960s

Amy Uyematsu is a Japanese-American poet who uses her writing to depict the tension between the Japanese culture of her family and the American culture of her environment. In 1969, she penned the essay “The Emergence of Yellow Power”, which asserted the Asian American identity; this was influenced by the consciousness-raising theories of Black Power.     Emma Gee co-founded the Asian American Political

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Prominent APA Women in the 1950s

Anna May Wong is considered the first Chinese-American movie star. She traversed silent film, sound film, television, stage, and radio. Her TV Show “The Gallery of Madame Liu-Tsong” was the first U.S. television show starring an Asian American lead. Joyce Chen was a Chinese-American chef who popularized northern-style Chinese cuisine, from Peking Duck, Moo Shu Pork, Scallion Pancake, and Hot and Sour Soup in the U.S.

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Press Release: 25th Anniversary Image Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   MEDIA CONTACT Jennifer Chau 213-250-9888 Jennifer.Chau@oca-gla.org   Cathay Bank Shows Commitment to Asian American Community with $20K Donation to Civil Rights Advocacy Organization Honors OCA-Greater Los Angeles’ 25th Anniversary and Annual Image Awards with Visionary Sponsorship   LOS ANGELES, September 27, 2016 – OCA-Greater Los Angeles (OCA-GLA), the Los Angeles chapter of a national nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the political,

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Immediate Press Release: 25th Anniversary Image Awards

立即發放   周琨琳 (Jennifer Chau) 美華協會洛杉磯分會 (OCA – Greater Los Angeles) 213-250-9888 Jennifer.Chau@oca-gla.org   國泰銀行捐贈亞裔美國人公民權利宣導組織 2 萬美元 美華協會洛杉磯分會 (OCA – Greater Los Angeles) 25屆周年紀念和有遠見的贊助者年度形象獎 洛杉磯,2016 年 9 月 27 日 — —美華協會洛杉磯分會 (OCA – Greater Los Angeles)是一個非盈利性組織,致力於推進亞太裔 (APA) 的政治、 社會和經濟福祉,美華協會洛杉磯分會收到了國泰銀行為第 25屆年度形象獎的$20,000贊助。有遠見的贊助 (Visionary sponsorship) 是年度形象獎最高級別。 國泰銀行在洛杉磯的移民社區服務的歷史和美華協會洛杉磯分會 (OCA – Greater Los Angeles) 25 年的歷史密切相符。早在 1962 年,國泰銀行提供金融服務並快速成長,在大洛杉磯地區從而成為第一的美籍華人銀行,在南加州。由於它服務的社區的多樣性,大眾認識到國泰銀行通過座右銘” An Open Door for All “,國泰銀行繼續對像美華協會洛杉磯分會的組織通過其支援和投資,持續對移民社區的承諾,。   “美華協會洛杉磯分會是很榮幸的也很感謝國泰銀行慷慨贊助,尤其是當我們慶祝一個重要的里程碑 — —我們

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2016 Rising Star Honorees: Tanzila “Taz” Ahmed and Zahra Noorbakhsh

Tanzila “Taz” Ahmed is an activist, storyteller, and politico based in Los Angeles.  An electoral organizer by trade, she’s mobilized thousands of Asian American & Pacific Islanders to the polls in over seventeen different languages in the past fifteen years at various non-profit organizations, starting with founding South Asian American Voting Youth in 2004. She currently is a Campaign Strategist at the Asian American new media organizing group 18MillionRising. In

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2016 Business Leadership Honoree: AFC Soy Foods

AFC Soy Foods, Inc. has been manufacturing products such as tofu, soy noodles, and soy puddings in the Los Angeles area since 1975.  With a portfolio of nearly one hundred unique soy products, you’ll be able to find their brand in most nationwide Asian grocery chains and locally-owned markets across the United States.  Over the past forty years, AFC has become known for a

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