Irene Hirano, Eric Yamamoto and John C. Yang to be honored by the Asian American Justice Center.
Irene Hirano, law professor Eric Yamamoto, Wiley Rein LLP attorney John C. Yang and The Prudential Insurance Company of America will be honored by the Asian American Justice Center (AAJC) at the 12th annual American Courage Awards reception on Oct. 8 at the National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. The event, which recognizes Americans who exemplify community service to Asian American and other minority communities, will be hosted by "Dancing with the Stars" judge Carrie Ann Inaba.
This year, AAJC will honor American Courage Award recipient Eric Yamamoto, a University of Hawaii School of Law professor, who has displayed great courage in championing civil and human rights; The Prudential Insurance Company of America will receive the Bridge Builder Award for its diversity and inclusion initiatives; and Irene Hirano and John C. Yang will be presented with the Distinguished Service Awards for their tireless commitment to community service.
Senator Daniel K. Inouye, former Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta and The Honorable Amul R. Thapar will serve as presenters for the event.
The reception is from 6-8:30pm and tickets for the reception are $75. To purchase tickets, please call (202) 296-2300, x138. Additional information on the American Courage Awards is available at www.advancingequality.org.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Angel Island Immigration Station Turns 100. Obama declares January 21, 2010 National Angel Island Day. Honor your family & friends today with permanent recognition on the Centennial Wall.
REMEMBERING ANGEL ISLAND
During this 100th anniversary year of the U.S. immigration station, Angel Island, you have a rare opportunity to honor your family and friends with permanent recognition on its Centennial Wall. Your donations will go toward permanent recognition on Angel Island of those who came to build America, from all periods of time, whether or not they passed through Angel Island.
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.
940 Powell Street (at Clay Street)
Featuring a conversation with:
CAA co-founder and Associate Professor Emeritus of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley
Writer and CAA Trustee
CAA Executive Director
July 25, 2013
San Francisco blogger Rich Lieberman has reported in his "Rich Lieberman 415 Media" blog that KTVU-TV has fired three of its veteran producers over the gaffe involving the fake names of the Asiana airline pilots broadcast on its news program.
Leiberman provides a blow-by-blow account of his story of the firings. Click here for the full story
Meanwhile, San Francisco Chronicle columnists Andrew Ross and Phillip Matier, who is also a radio and TV broadcaster, credit Leiberman with breaking the news of the firings, and comment in their Ross & Matier SFGate.com blog on the reaction by colleagues.
Ross and Matier report that many colleagues were saddened but not completely surprised given the international attention the gaffe got, including a threat - later dropped - by Asiana to sue the station. "People are definitely down about it," one source said.
The columnists cite Randy Shandobil, a former KTVU political editor who left the station 2 1/2 years ago commenting on the gaffe as an example of a systemic problem with news reporters pressured and overtaxed everywhere. For the full story by Ross and Matier click here.
Update July 17, 2013
Asiana Airlines drops plans to sue KTVU-TV
UPDATE July 15, 2013
A team led by Nobel Laureate Dr. Susumu Tonegawa, including scientists Drs. Xu Liu, Steve Ramirez, Pei-Ann Lin, Junghyup Suh, Michele Pignatelli, Roger L. Redondo and Tomas J. Ryan have reported in the journal Science that they have created a false memory in a mouse, a monumental discovery which sheds light on how such memories can form in human brains.
For the full report click here to the story by James Gorman of the New York Times.
Dr. Tonegawa is the founder of the Picower institute for Learning and Memory, affiliated to the Riken-M.I.T. Center for Neural Circuit Genetics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.