Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Asian Law Caucus Celebrates Four Decades of Civil Rights

SAN FRANCISCO – On April 27, more than 800 members of the legal and civil rights community attended the 40th anniversary dinner of the Asian Law Caucus (ALC), which like the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC), is a member of the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice.  ALC honored the tireless pro bono and workers’ rights efforts of Davis, Cowell, and Bowe, LLP and the courageous activists advocating immigrant rights behind the Asian American Legal Advocacy Center, Inc.(AALAC), the Center for Pan Asian Community Services, Inc. (CPACS), and OCA-Georgia.

The Asian Law Caucus also recognized the visionary leadership of  APALC’s Executive Director Stewart Kwoh Margaret Fung of the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), Karen Narasaki, formerly at the Asian American Justice Center (AAJC), and Peggy Saika of Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP).

 “This year’s awardees embody the spirit of what we come together to celebrate every year. As ALC enters its fourth decade, we are inspired more than ever to carry their legacy forward,” said Hyeon-Ju Rho, ALC’s Executive Director.

A highlight of the evening included civil rights activist and Presidential Medal of Freedom awardee Dolores Huerta, who delivered a moving and thought-provoking keynote on social justice and the importance of defending the rights of the underserved.

Funds generated from the event supports staff attorney positions at ALC, enabling the organization to serve and represent the most marginalized and underrepresented in our community.

Photo courtesy of Asian Law Caucus


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