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For Love of Money by Marilyn Tam

Posted by AC Team - on Monday, 06 February 2012

For Love of Money by Marilyn Tam
Have you heard this before? “Love or Business, you have to choose.” The message is direct - you have to decide what you value more, something/one you love or your work/business. Actually, there is a more factual statement – Love is Good Business. February is the month of love. A great deal of thought and energy will be spent on expressions of love, usually for a romantic partner. The truth in the old axiom, Love makes the World Go Round, applies to all aspects of life, not only to...

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AALDEF Announces Asian American Election Protection PLANs for 2007

Posted by AC Team on Thursday, 25 October 2007

AALDEF Announces Asian American Election Protection PLANs for 2007

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), a national 33-year-old civil rights organization, announced details of its Asian American Election Protection Project for Tuesday, November 6, 2007. Attorneys, law students, and community volunteers will cover thirty poll sites in four states where Asian language assistance is provided and where Asian Americans reported voting barriers or intimidation in recent elections.

AALDEF will monitor elections in Virginia, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York for language assistance (ballots, interpreters, signs and voting materials) and non-discriminatory implementation of voter identification requirements.

Volunteers speaking Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese or Khmer will be at poll sites to take complaints from voters about election irregularities and other obstacles. Voters can also report Election Day problems to AALDEFs toll-free Election Day Hotline at 800.966.5946, or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak202abb283848311444b29f9654b45b79').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy202abb283848311444b29f9654b45b79 = 'votingcomplaints' + '@'; addy202abb283848311444b29f9654b45b79 = addy202abb283848311444b29f9654b45b79 + 'aaldef' + '.' + 'org'; var addy_text202abb283848311444b29f9654b45b79 =...

The Uses for US $1

Posted by AC Team on Wednesday, 20 December 2006

The children came in groups of tens, twenties, thirties, forties and fifties. They came on foot on the hard packed potholed dirt roads, the older ones, ages eight or nine, holding the hands of the younger ones. Many of them walked barefoot the several kilometers from the eleven villages around Nandi Hills, Bangalore rural district, India to the HH Sai Maa Health Centre, as they owned no shoes. There are no buses nor could they have afforded to take one. They came with their teachers, smiling and eager to get some needed medicine and vitamins and to learn about health and hygiene.

The children came in groups of tens, twenties, thirties, forties and fifties. They came on foot on the hard packed potholed dirt roads, the older ones, ages eight or nine, holding the hands of the younger ones. Many of them walked barefoot the several kilometers from the eleven villages around Nandi Hills, Bangalore rural district, India to the HH Sai Maa Health Centre, as they owned no shoes. There are no buses nor could they have afforded to take one. They came with their teachers, smiling and eager to get some needed medicine and vitamins and to learn about health and hygiene.

The children streamed in until the brick and cement hall was packed with over a thousand thin small bodies, all sitting quietly on the cool cement floor, wide eyed in anticipation of what we may share with them. Tears welled up in my eyes as I looked at the sea of expectant, upturned little faces. I could feel their hope...

Ellen Pao, Partner of a Venture Capital Group in Silicon Valley files suit

Posted by AC Team on Monday, 04 June 2012

Ellen Pao, Partner of a Venture Capital Group in Silicon Valley files suit


Ellen Pao, Partner of high profile Venture Capital Group in Silicon Valley Kleiner Perkins Caulfield and Byers files suit alleging sexual harassment and gender discrimination.

For the story and a copy of the legal complaint click to the story at Tech Crunch. 

Asian Women in Business Workshop 'Starting Your Business 101' Begins in November

Posted by AC Team on Wednesday, 31 October 2007

Asian Women In Business holds four-week series on small business ownership 'Starting Your Business 101' in New York.

Preparing to start a business or looking to hone your business skills? Then Asian Women In Business' 'Starting Your Business 101' four-week series on small business ownership is just for you. Conducted by industry experts Lily Hui, CPA, Samiya Mir, Attorney at Law, Joyce Moy, SBDC LaGuardia Community College and others. The workshops will take place at the Institute for Women & Work, Cornell University, 16 East 34th St., 8th Fl. in New York, on four consecutive Mondays November 5, 12, 19 and 26, 68pm.

'Writing a Business Plan', 'Marketing Basics', 'Legal Structures and Tax Issues', and 'Financing & Insurance' are among the topics to be covered in this informative series.

Registration is $15 per class or $30 for the four-class series for AWIB members and $25 per class or $75 for the series for non-members. Seating is limited. Registration with payment must be received by Nov. 2 for the Series Special Rate. Priority will be given to those signing up for the entire series. The series is funded by State Farm Insurance.

Click here to register for the workshop

Asian Women In Business (www.awib.org) is the only nonprofit organization in the country with the primary mission of assisting Asian women entrepreneurs. AWIB sponsors conferences, workshops and seminars on a variety of business topics and holds frequent networking activities to enable members to...

UPDATES: New Court Date July 9th at 9:30am - Riverside, CA Judge Issues Temporary Restraining Order to Developer - Angry Citizens Fight to Save Riverside, CA Historic Chinatown Site

Posted by AC Team on Thursday, 07 May 2009

Upcoming Activities from members of http://SAVEOURCHINATOWN.org:

- Tues., May 12 at 5:45 p.m., Revoke the Vote Demonstration; City Council Public Comments session begins at 6:30 p.m.

- Sat., May 16:
- 6th Annual Riverside International Drum, Mask, and Dance Festival, White Park, 12 noon - 7 pm, SOCC table 12 noon - 4 pm

- Old Riverside Foundation Vintage Home Tour event. SOCC will staff a table 10 am - 4 pm at the non-profit area in the Courtyard Marriott on University Avenue (near ORF's Weber House).

- Mon., May 18, 6-8 pm, 1503 Humanities & Social Sciences (HMSS 1503). For Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month, SOCC will co-sponsor a film screening and Q&A session with UC Riverside's Asian Pacific Student Programs for When They All Still Lived. Admission: free to all.

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1. The Riverside County Office of Education (RCOE) filed a Writ of Mandamus on April 22, 2009 against the Superior Court of the State of California and the Save Our Chinatown Committee (SOCC) in an attempt to overturn the Preliminary Injunction issued by the Court on March 20, 2009, Judge Sharon Waters presiding. The SOCC trial date has been moved from June 20 to July 9 at 9:30 a.m.

2. Join us for the Revoke the Vote demonstration! The image of George Wong, the last caretaker of Chinatown, will appear once again on May 12 when we will urge Riverside City Council to rescind its approval of the...