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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...


CACF 10th Annual Caring for Children Awards Gala is November 12

Posted by AC Team on Tuesday, 11 November 2008

CACF 10th Annual Caring for Children Awards Gala is November 12

On Wednesday, November 12 at 6pm, Saru Jayaraman, Julian Liau and Tara Tran Nyuyen, three visionary leaders, will be honored by the Coalition for Asian American Children and Families (CACF) for their dedication to advocating for the Asian Pacific American community, at the 10th Annual Caring for Children Awards Gala at Bridgewaters in New York.'s Ernabel Demillo and Sesame Street's Alan Muraoka will emcee the evening's festivities. Individual tickets start at $225. All proceeds to benefit CACF's programs to improve the health and well-being of Asian Pacific American children, youth, and families in New York City.

Saru Jayaraman, Co-Director, Restaurant Opportunities Center United (ROC-United)
Julian Liau, Executive Director, JP Morgan Securities
Tara Tran Nguyen, Dean , New York Vietnamese School

CACF is also celebrating the 5th anniversary of its youth leadership program, the Asian American Student Advocacy Project (ASAP). Over 50 Asian Pacific American public high school students have created a powerful voice as part of ASAP. They have met with high-ranking officials in New York City's Department of Education, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and City Council Members to present their research findings and recommendations for school reform.

Wayne Ho, CACF Executive Director, states, "This is a landmark year. We celebrate an impressive group of individuals who deserve to be...

AALDEF Provides Free Legal Advice to Southeast/Asian Communities Facing Deportation

Posted by Lia Chang on Wednesday, 02 March 2005

AALDEF Provides Free Legal Advice to Southeast/Asian Communities Facing Deportation

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) is partnering with community-based organizations in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Philadelphia to provide free legal-advice about these new federal regulations that may benefit former green cardholders placed in deportation as a result of a criminal conviction. Attorneys will provide legal advice, by appointment only, at the following locations:

Providence, Rhode Island
Mar. 6, 1pm-4pm
Providence Youth Student Movement
807 Broad Street, 3rd Fl.
Providence, RI 02907

Lowell, Massachusetts
Mar. 14, 3pm-8pm
Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association
165 Jackson Street, Lowell, MA 01852

Providence, Rhode Island
Mar. 26, 1pm-4pm
Providence Youth Student Movement
807 Broad Street, 3rd Fl.
Providence, RI 02907

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Apr. 1, 3pm-8pm
Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia
5412 North 5 St.
Philadelphia, PA 19120

To apply under the new regulations, you must meet these requirements;
(1) you were a green card holder until you received a final order of deportation or removal
(2) you had the green card for at least 7 consecutive years prior to the date of your final order of deportation
(3) you pled guilty or no contest to a criminal case where the plea was made before Apr. 1, 1997
(4) you were eligible to apply for section 212(c) (deportation waiver) relief at the time the plea was made.

Call AALDEF at 800-966-5946 x...

Sonal Shah, Peter Rouse and Chris Lu are Asian Americans Named to Advise and Staff Obama-Biden Transition Team

Posted by AC Team on Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Sonal Shah, Peter Rouse and Chris Lu are three of the Asian Americans who have been named by President-elect Obama to advise and staff his Transition Team.

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) APIAVote this week congratulates President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden, and commends the naming of Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) to the Obama-Biden Transition Team, namely former APIAVote board member Sonal Shah of the Google Foundation.

"We are extremely proud of Sonal and other Asian Americans who have been named thus far on the Transition Team," said APIAVote Executive Director Vida Benavides. "With her background as an economist, Sonal's appointment is indicative of the talent and expertise needed to guide us through these hard economic and financial crises."

"Sonal's appointment should only be just the beginning. We have high hopes for the incoming Obama-Biden Administration and Congress, and intend to work closely with both so that they continue to be more inclusive of Asian AAPIs throughout the transition process and into appointments and hiring of staff," said APIAVote board member Doua Thor.

"Having a diverse staff which includes AAPIs at all levels will help ensure that AAPI issues and concerns are sufficiently addressed in the policy agendas of President-elect Obama and the new Congress," said APIAVote board co-chair EunSook Lee.

"We further encourage the Obama-Biden Transition Team to recruit and seek diverse candidates that also reflect...

Statement on the Passing of William H. (Mo) Marumoto

Posted by AC Team on Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) President and CEO William H. (Mo) Marumoto Dies of Heart Attack.

Washington, D.C. - "On behalf of the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies Board of Directors and Staff, it is with profound sadness that we learned of the sudden and untimely passing of APAICS President and CEO William H. (Mo) Marumoto. Mo's contributions to the Asian American communities across the country span several decades and his compassion to help people find a job, smoke a good cigar and go fishing are but a few of the many kindnesses that came naturally to him. He has enriched the lives of so many people he touched. I am certainly one of them," said APAICS Chair David L. Kim. "Today our community and our country have truly lost a great American, father, husband, and dear friend."

William H. (Mo) Marumoto suddenly passed away on Tuesday, November 25, 2008, of a massive heart attack. He was an icon and a selfless man known to thousands for his big and generous heart.

Upon his retirement as Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Interface Group, Ltd., Marumoto accepted the position as President and CEO of the Asian Pacific Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) in Washington, D.C., in September 2006.

Marumoto's career expanded more than five decades of giving back to his country, his community, and his friends. He joined the White House staff as Special Assistant to the President Richard M....

Happy Birthday! to Justice Harry W. Low, pioneer community leader

Posted by AC Team on Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Happy Birthday! to Justice Harry W. Low, pioneer community leader

March 26, 2018

San Francisco

In a world in desparate need of heroes - we have a real life one.

Decades before 'Diversity" and "Inclusion" became fashionable terms, Justice Harry W. Low was already at the forefront making positive change in our world. 

This month Justice Low celebrates his birthday and is as busy as ever arbitrating cases all over the country. 

My colleague ABC7 KGO TV's David Louie and I, a former KRON TV - NBC reporter Suzanne Joe (Kai), co-hosted this video celebrating Justice Low's extraordinary career and service to our community.

While researching for a film project, I visited the archives at UC Berkeley.

The head archivist said there is a resurgence of young people searching for their identities.

I saw them going through old, fragile, dusty newspaper clippings of the 60s and 70s to learn about the revolution when youth stood up to save our world.  

On one of the newspaper's front page was Justice Harry W. Low.  

Let's celebrate and honor our living heroes now.

This video was originally produced and edited by Steven Joe for Asian, Inc.'s Lifetime Achievement Award honoring Justice Low.

Click here to our Happy Birthday video honoring Justice Harry W. Low!

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