Topic: What’s Happening

End National Security Scapegoating

In early October, CAA joined Chinese Progressive Association, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus and notable community leaders Henry Der, Ling-chi Wang, and Helen Zia to form the End National Security Scapegoating (ENSS) coalition. The coalition was established … Continue reading

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Developing Grassroots Leaders

Since 2004, CAA has been developing grassroots leaders to be powerful voices in their communities. This year, we are excited to announce the graduation of 16 community members from our leadership development program!

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News about CAA Leadership

We’re pleased to announce some exciting news about CAA. Effective immediately, CAA will be led by a Co-Directorship between Vincent Pan and Cynthia Choi, who last year served as interim director during Vincent’s sabbatical, and has since stayed on to help … Continue reading

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We’re Looking for Volunteers!

Are you looking for opportunities to work for justice and assist impacted communities, or want to know more about what CAA does first-hand? We have some upcoming opportunities for you.

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Charitable IRA Distributions: Tax-Saving Donations During Your Retirement

Did you know retirees can give up to $100,000 to charity tax-free from an IRA and lower their income taxes in the process? Learn about how to take advantage of these tax savings.

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End National Security Scapegoating Against Asian Americans

Drawing of Prof. Xiaoxing Xi by John Lee

October 19-21, Professor Xiaoxing Xi will tour the Bay Area to raise awareness of how Chinese Americans are being targeted in the name of national security, and how the broader community can help end it.

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Asian Americans Take a Stand Against White Supremacy and Xenophobia

large group of people gather in Chinatown candle light vigil to support anti-white supremacist protests in Charlottesville, Virginia

“We are here today in Chinatown to hold this space for you, to stand up against white supremacy, hate, and racism.” The August 25 “Light Up the Night” vigil honored the memory of activist Heather Heyer, who was killed on … Continue reading

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CAA Mobilizes Against DACA Repeal

A former DACA recipient and current immigration program manager for Chinese for Affirmative Action speaks during a news conference at San Francisco City Hall in response to President Donald Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Eleven million of our immigrant family members, co-workers, friends, and neighbors remain trapped in the shadows of our society because our immigration system is badly broken.

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Our First E-Newsletter

  Dear Friends, These are not normal times. With the most recent happenings in Charlottesville, we continue to see abominable displays of bigotry and violence in our country fueled by xenophobic and racist rhetoric and policy proposals. With so many … Continue reading

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CAA Denounces Trump Efforts to Choke Immigration and Attack Affirmative Action

On August 2, two Trump Administration priorities became public that will undermine civil rights, racial justice, and diversity in the United States. CAA immediately responded with a press conference to denounce these actions

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