Advancing Justice Applauds Dismantling of Special Registration, Urges Continued Vigilance on ‘Muslim Registry’

Asian Americans Advancing Justice today relayed a U.S. Department of Homeland Security announcement that it will publish a regulation to rescind the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS) program. Asian Americans Advancing Justice applauds advocates and the Administration for taking this critical step to protect Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian (AMEMSA) communities who President-electContinue reading “Advancing Justice Applauds Dismantling of Special Registration, Urges Continued Vigilance on ‘Muslim Registry’”

Advancing Justice AAJC and APIAVote Provide In-Language Hotline for Asian American Voters

The 2016 election season is coming down to the wire on both national and local elections.  Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC (Advancing Justice | AAJC) and Asian Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote), two organizations that are committed to the cause of voter protection and education, are hosting an in-language hotline for Asian American voters.Continue reading “Advancing Justice AAJC and APIAVote Provide In-Language Hotline for Asian American Voters”

130+ AAPI Groups Demand More Following Fox News Racist Segment

Representatives of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) organizations met with Fox News executives today to present a community letter signed by 134 national, state and local AAPI organizations and allies, as well as a petition with nearly 24,000 signatures, in response to the racist “Watters World: Chinatown Edition” segment that aired on The O’ReillyContinue reading “130+ AAPI Groups Demand More Following Fox News Racist Segment”

Disney Supports Asian and Pacific Islander Young Leaders with $500,000 Scholarship Commitment

The Walt Disney Company this week made a $500,000 commitment to establish a new scholarship program with the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) in support of high-achieving Asian and Pacific Islander college students. The Walt Disney Company/APIASF Scholarship program will provide 150 scholarships over a three-year period and will be available to eligibleContinue reading “Disney Supports Asian and Pacific Islander Young Leaders with $500,000 Scholarship Commitment”

Hate Crime Charges Filed in Brutal Assault on Sikh Man

The Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office today filed hate crime charges against the attackers of Sikh American, Mr. Maan Singh Khalsa. Mr. Khalsa was brutally assaulted and his Sikh articles of faith were violently desecrated on September 25, 2016. “The assailants violently targeted my Sikh faith. I am thankful to the Richmond Police Department andContinue reading “Hate Crime Charges Filed in Brutal Assault on Sikh Man”

Judge Denny Chin to help Hawai’i law school students reenact trial of Heart Mountain Fair Play Committee

U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Denny Chin, based in New York City, will guest lecture at the UH Law School on Tuesday, October 18, and will help student actors perform a reenactment based on trials after resistance by Heart Mountain internees.  Judge Chin and his wife, attorney Kathy Hirata Chin, created the reenactment basedContinue reading “Judge Denny Chin to help Hawai’i law school students reenact trial of Heart Mountain Fair Play Committee”

AALDEF Seeks Volunteers to Monitor Elections

  AALDEF is looking for volunteers in California to monitor the November 8 elections to help ensure compliance with the federal Voting rights Act and to document instances of anti-Asian voter disenfranchisement. In past elections, Asian Americans have faced a series of barriers in exercising their right to vote.  For example, poll workers were hostile and madeContinue reading “AALDEF Seeks Volunteers to Monitor Elections”

Karthick Ramakrishnan Joins Board of The California Endowment

The California Endowment has appointed S. Karthick Ramakrishnan, PhD, to its board of directors. Ramakrishnan is a professor and associate dean of the School of Public Policy at the University of California, Riverside. His appointment was effective August 15, 2016. “I am thrilled to welcome Karthick to the Board,” said Board Chair Jane Garcia. “His expertiseContinue reading “Karthick Ramakrishnan Joins Board of The California Endowment”