Activist & Scholar L. Ling Chi-Wang steps down from the board of civil rights organization Chinese for Affirmative Action

Posted by Suzanne Kai on Thursday, 04 February 2010.

Activist and Scholar L. Ling-chi Wang is retiring from the board of the civil rights organization that he co-founded, Chinese for Affirmative Action.

Today, L. Ling-chi Wang steps down from the board of the civil rights organization that he co-founded 40 years ago in San Francisco, the Chinese for Affirmative Action.

Wang, a professor emeritus in ethnic studies at UC Berkeley said he will continue to support CAA's work and says he has great faith in the leadership of Vincent Pan, the current Executive Director of CAA.

Wang fought for equal employment opportunities for Chinese Americans in many industries, including desegregating the all-male, all-white mainstream newsrooms of San Francisco in the late 1960s and early 70s.

Professor Wang will be interviewed by CAA Board of Trustees member Jeff Chang at its annual meeting Thursday February 4, 2010 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm at the YWCA Apartments 940 Powell Street (at Clay Street).

CAA 2010 Membership Meeting
Thursday, February 4, 2010
5:30 pm - 8:30 p.m.
YWCA Apartments
940 Powell Street (at Clay Street)

Featuring a conversation with:

Ling-chi Wang
CAA co-founder and Associate Professor Emeritus of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley

Jeff Chang
Writer and CAA Trustee

Vincent Pan
CAA Executive Director

Food, drinks, childcare and Cantonese interpretation provided. To RSVP or request childcare and interpretation, please contact Eric at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 415-274-6760 x313.

This annual meeting is an opportunity for CAA members and the general public to learn about CAAs work, elect the Board of Trustees for 2010, and enjoy a featured panel of guest speakers. This event is also a designated public meeting of the CAA Board of Trustees and we will welcome public comments at the beginning.