The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) will hold its virtual Lunar New Year Gala and Justice in Action Awards Ceremony. Guests are invited to join the pre-show at 6:45 p.m. ET, program begins at 7:00 p.m. ET.
The recipients of the 2021 Justice in Action Awards are Juju Chang, Co-Anchor, ABC News’ Nightline, Ann Mukherjee, Chairman & CEO, Pernod Ricard North America, and Ronny Chieng, Comedian and Daily Show correspondent.
The co-emcees for the evening are Cindy Hsu, Emmy Award-winning anchor and reporter at CBS2 New York, and Sree Sreenivasan, Loeb Innovation Professor, Stony Brook University and CEO, Digimentors.
The AALDEF Justice in Action Awards recognize exceptional individuals for their outstanding achievements and efforts to advance social justice.
Past honorees include the late Congressman John Lewis, Preet Bharara, John G. Chou, A.B. Cruz III, Ivan K. Fong, David Henry Hwang, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Neal Katyal, John Kuo, Chan Lee, Sandra Leung, Don H. Liu, Mira Nair, Yoko Ono, George Takei, BD Wong, and Fareed Zakaria, to name just a few.
The evening will be filled with inspiring stories, laughter, and remarks from our distinguished Justice in Action award recipients. Special guests include Preet Bharara, Connie Chung, David Henry Hwang, Dale Minami, George Takei, BD Wong and more.
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Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers, musicians and corporations. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman. She stars in and served as Executive Producer for the short independent films Hide and Seek, Balancing Act, Rom-Com Gone Wrong, Belongingness and When the World was Young. She is also the Executive Producer for The Cactus, The Language Lesson, The Writer and Cream and 2 Shugahs.
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