Chinese for Affirmative Action, a leading Asian American civil rights nonprofit organization, will hold its 2007 "Celebration of Justice," the organization's 38th annual benefit gala event, on June 5, 2007, at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco. Minnesota state Senator Mee Moua will deliver the keynote.
Sen. Moua was first elected to the Minnesota legislature in a special election in January 2002, becoming the first and highest ranking Hmong American elected official in the United States. She brought to her job a kind of passion, commitment, energy and drive which quickly made her a respected leader in the Minnesota Senate and in the national Asian American community. Sen. Moua has fought to protect civil rights and to secure funding for crime victims, legal aid and domestic assault services. In the area of education, she's fought for more child care and early childhood dollars and has lead the charge against rising tuition at our public colleges and universities.
CAA is committed to defending and promoting the civil rights of Asian and Pacific Americans and advancing multiracial democracy in the United States. Since 1969, CAA has been a leading local and statewide advocacy force on a wide range of issues, including language access, workplace and educational equality, affirmative action, workforce development, voting rights, and other civil rights concerns.
Ticket prices and other event details will be announced shortly. Funds raised from the event will support the organization's innovative local and statewide civil rights policy advocacy work. For additional information, including sponsorship opportunities, please contact CAA at 415-274-6760, ext. 313, or at [email protected].
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Official Website: http://www.caasf.org
Added by kamisugi on March 24, 2007