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
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
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
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.
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.
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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
January 21, 2017 9-5PM SSG Building 905 E. 8th St. Los Angeles, CA 90021 Attention college students and recent graduates! We hope you can join us for the Coalesce Regional Leadership Summit January 21st from 9-5pm. Our objectives for participants of the leadership summit is to STRENGTHEN the AAPI leaders of tomorrow, CONNECT them with like-minded individuals around the region, and EMPOWER them to
Chinese American Museum- Roots Asian American Movements in Los Angeles 1968-80s 425 N. Los Angeles St. Los Angeles, CA 90012 Opening Reception: January 19, 2017 6:00-9:00PM Exhibit: January 19th -June 11th Hours: Monday-Sunday 10am-3pm Roots is an exhibit that will survey the constellation of individuals, organizations, and campaigns that informed a new Asian Pacific American (APA) identity in Los Angeles, starting in 1968. A long decade of unprecedented