André De Shields, Tom D’Angora, Margo Martindale, Jackie Cox and Cameron Kasky Receive 2021 Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club Human Rights Awards

The Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club, a progressive organization covering the five boroughs of New York City, honored Tony, Grammy and Emmy winning Hadestown star André De Shields; Award winning theater producer Tom D’Angora; four-time Emmy Award winner Margo Martindale; actor and cabaret performer Jackie Cox; and activist Cameron Kasky, at its annual Winter Gala and Awards Ceremony at the Hard Rock Café (1501 Broadway at 43rd … Continue reading André De Shields, Tom D’Angora, Margo Martindale, Jackie Cox and Cameron Kasky Receive 2021 Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club Human Rights Awards

Dec. 13: The Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club to Honor André De Shields, Tom D’Angora, Margo Martindale, Jackie Cox and Cameron Kasky at Winter Gala and Awards Ceremony

The Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club, a progressive organization covering the five boroughs of New York City, is honoring Tony, Grammy and Emmy winning Hadestown star André De Shields; Award winning theater producer Tom D’Angora; four-time Emmy Award winner Margo Martindale; actor and cabaret performer Jackie Cox; and activist Cameron Kasky, at its annual Winter Gala and Awards Ceremony at the Hard Rock Café (1501 Broadway at … Continue reading Dec. 13: The Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club to Honor André De Shields, Tom D’Angora, Margo Martindale, Jackie Cox and Cameron Kasky at Winter Gala and Awards Ceremony

The Yellow Whistle Commends Due Process and the Efforts of AAPI Civil Rights Groups in the Acquittal of Professor Anming Hu 

New York, New York (September 13, 2021) – On September 9, 2021, a federal judge from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee acquitted University of Tennessee Engineering Professor Anming Hu of all charges brought by the Department of Justice (DOJ) under its controversial “China Initiative”.  Professor Hu’s case was the first to go to trial from this program, which has encouraged and institutionalized … Continue reading The Yellow Whistle Commends Due Process and the Efforts of AAPI Civil Rights Groups in the Acquittal of Professor Anming Hu 

Virginia Stage Company Presents Jeanne Sakata’s HOLD THESE TRUTHS Starring Greg Watanabe, Oct. 19- Nov. 7

Virginia Stage Company is presenting Jeanne Sakata’s award-winning solo play, Hold These Truths, helmed by Seema Sueko and starring Greg Watanabe at The Wells Theatre, 108 E. Tazewell St., Norfolk, VA, as part of Season 42: A Season Like No Other. An unsung American hero, Gordon Hirabayashi, fought passionately for the Constitution against an unexpected adversary: his own country. During World War II, he refused to report to a … Continue reading Virginia Stage Company Presents Jeanne Sakata’s HOLD THESE TRUTHS Starring Greg Watanabe, Oct. 19- Nov. 7

A Proclamation on Juneteenth Day of Observance, 2021

JUNE 18, 2021•PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS On June 19, 1865 — nearly nine decades after our Nation’s founding, and more than 2 years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation — enslaved Americans in Galveston, Texas, finally received word that they were free from bondage.  As those who were formerly enslaved were recognized for the first time as citizens, Black Americans came to commemorate Juneteenth with celebrations across the … Continue reading A Proclamation on Juneteenth Day of Observance, 2021

Tony, Grammy and Emmy Winning HADESTOWN Star André De Shields is Featured in Oprah Winfrey and Hearst Magazines’ “Lift Every Voice” Project

Source: OprahDaily.com , AP NEW YORK — Oprah Winfrey and Hearst Magazines have teamed up for interviews that pair young Black journalists with elders who include civil rights activists, celebrities and others sharing some lessons learned in life. The project, “Lift Every Voice,” is featured on Winfrey’s OprahDaily.com website and in magazines like ELLE, Good Housekeeping, Esquire, Runner’s World and Winfrey’s own O Quarterly. André De … Continue reading Tony, Grammy and Emmy Winning HADESTOWN Star André De Shields is Featured in Oprah Winfrey and Hearst Magazines’ “Lift Every Voice” Project

May 31: Lea Salonga, Daniel Dae Kim, Phillipa Soo, Yo-Yo Ma, Tamlyn Tomita, Kal Penn, Auli’i Cravalho, President Biden and VP Harris to Celebrate AANHPI Heritage Month on PBS

In honor of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and celebrity guests will join the Center for Asian American Media, Pacific Islanders in Communications, and PBS for “A Celebration of the AA and NHPI Community: Highlighting Our Diverse Tapestry.” The one-hour program will stream live on Facebook and YouTube on May 31 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT/2 PM HT. … Continue reading May 31: Lea Salonga, Daniel Dae Kim, Phillipa Soo, Yo-Yo Ma, Tamlyn Tomita, Kal Penn, Auli’i Cravalho, President Biden and VP Harris to Celebrate AANHPI Heritage Month on PBS

May 27: Quiet Before: Unearthing Anti-Asian Violence Series- Culture Panel Featuring David Henry Hwang, Herb Tam, Lu Zhang, Ken Leung,Trisha Lagaso Goldberg, Ursula Liang, Yng Ru Chen, and Athena Robles 

In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May 2021, Quiet Before: Unearthing Anti-Asian Violence is a six-part series of virtual programming dedicated to examining Anti-Asian violence from its many complex angles. On Thursday, May 27 at 6PM EST the CULTURE panel will be moderated by Athena Robles, Artist, Double A Projects, and feature David Henry Hwang, Playwright, M. Butterfly, Chinglish, Yellow Face, Herb Tam and … Continue reading May 27: Quiet Before: Unearthing Anti-Asian Violence Series- Culture Panel Featuring David Henry Hwang, Herb Tam, Lu Zhang, Ken Leung,Trisha Lagaso Goldberg, Ursula Liang, Yng Ru Chen, and Athena Robles 

May 24: #AAPI Stronger Featuring Rep. Judy Chu, Rep. Grace Meng, Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, Rep. Ted Lieu, Michelle Kwan, Daniel Dae Kim, Ming-Na Wen, Lou Diamond Phillips, Tia Carrere, Arianna Afsar, Nina Davuluri, Sakina Jaffrey, Hudson Yang, Tzi Ma, Peilin Chou, David Henry Hwang, Sheetal Sheth, Senator Tammy Duckworth, DNC Chairman Jaime Harrison, and DNC AAPI Caucus Bel Leong-Hong

The Democratic National Committee, DNC AAPI National Caucus and CAPAC are presenting #AAPI Stronger on Monday, May 24 at 3:30pm PST/6:30pm EST. Click here to RSVP. It has been a milestone year for the AAPI community. We went from marginalized to the margin of victory, served on the frontlines of the pandemic, stood up to anti-asian hate, and found strength in our collective voices. We are just … Continue reading May 24: #AAPI Stronger Featuring Rep. Judy Chu, Rep. Grace Meng, Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, Rep. Ted Lieu, Michelle Kwan, Daniel Dae Kim, Ming-Na Wen, Lou Diamond Phillips, Tia Carrere, Arianna Afsar, Nina Davuluri, Sakina Jaffrey, Hudson Yang, Tzi Ma, Peilin Chou, David Henry Hwang, Sheetal Sheth, Senator Tammy Duckworth, DNC Chairman Jaime Harrison, and DNC AAPI Caucus Bel Leong-Hong

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng Applauds House Passage of Her COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act to Combat Anti-Asian Hate; Measure Now Heads to President Biden Who is Expected to Sign the Bill Into Law

May 18, 2021 Press Release WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) applauded the House of Representatives’ passage of her COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, which seeks to help combat the increase in anti-Asian hate that has occurred during the current COVID-19 pandemic. The bill passed 364 to 62. It follows the Senate’s approval of the measure last month by a nearly unanimous and overwhelming bipartisan vote of 94 to 1. … Continue reading U.S. Rep. Grace Meng Applauds House Passage of Her COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act to Combat Anti-Asian Hate; Measure Now Heads to President Biden Who is Expected to Sign the Bill Into Law