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Go See This Opening Weekend! CRAZY RICH ASIANS - August 15-19, 2018

Posted by - on Monday, 13 August 2018

Go See This Opening Weekend! CRAZY RICH ASIANS - August 15-19, 2018
August 14, 2018 Congratulations to the cast and creators of Crazy Rich Asians! It’s been 25 years since the last movie by a major Hollywood studio to feature predominantly Asian Americans in leading roles, since The Joy Luck Club. #TheJoyLuckClub  Make your ticket count! See Crazy Rich Asians now during opening weekend August 15 - August 19. Opening weekend box office ticket sales are critical barometers on how Hollywood studios will rank the financial success of...

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Photos: AALDEF Honors Congressman John Lewis, Jose Antonio Vargas, and Simone Wu with 2013 Justice in Action Awards

Posted by Lia Chang on Monday, 25 February 2013

Congressman John Lewis (GA), Margaret Fung, AALDEF Exec Dr, BD Wong, Jose Antonio Vargas of Define American, Simone Wu of Choice Hotels Intl, Sree Sreenivasan, Chief Digital Officer Columbia Univ., Juju Chang ABC News, at AALDEF awards Photo by Lia Chang

Congressman John Lewis (GA), Margaret Fung, AALDEF Exec Dr, BD Wong, Jose Antonio Vargas of Define American, Simone Wu of Choice Hotels Intl, Sree Sreenivasan, Chief Digital Officer Columbia Univ., Juju Chang ABC News, at AALDEF awards Photo by Lia Chang

New York City

Congressman John Lewis, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives (Georgia), Jose Antonio Vargas of Define American, and Simone Wu of Choice Hotels International, Inc. received the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund’s (AALDEF) 2013 Justice in Action Awards at AALDEF’s annual Lunar New Year benefit, held at PIER 60 Chelsea Piers in New York on February 19, 2013.

2013 AALDEF Justice in Action honorees Jose Antonio Vargas, Simone Wu and Congressman John Lewis. Photo by Lia Chang

Since 1987, AALDEF has presented the Justice in Action Awards to exceptional individuals for their outstanding achievements and efforts in advancing social justice. The awards were presented by Rep. Grace Meng, the first Asian American to represent New York in Congress, Tony Award-winning playwright of M. Butterfly David Henry Hwang, and Gordon Smith, CEO of Consumer and Community Banking, JPMorgan Chase.

Congressman John Lewis, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives (Georgia), Margaret Fung, AALDEF executive director, BD Wong, Jose Antonio Vargas of Define American, and Simone Wu of Choice Hotels International, Inc., Sree Sreenivasan, Chief Digital Officer at Columbia University and Juju Chang, Emmy Award-winning correspondent for ABC News Nightline at the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund’s (AALDEF) 2013 Justice in Action Awards held at PIER 60 Chelsea Piers in New York on February 19, 2013. Photo by Lia Chang

Juju Chang, Emmy Award-winning correspondent for ABC News...

September 27 - 16th Annual Chinese American Museum Historymakers Gala

Posted by AC Team on Friday, 14 September 2012

Honorable Carol Liu, California State Senator, 21st District among honorees at Chinese American Museum Historymakers Gala

Honorable Carol Liu, California State Senator, 21st District among honorees at Chinese American Museum Historymakers Gala

Los Angeles

 

The Chinese American Museum's 6th anual 2012 Historymakers Awards Banquet takes place this year September 27 at The Westin Bonaventure.

Prominently recognized as one of the premiere Chinese American events in Southern California, the event honors the achievements of extraordinary individuals who have made a significant impact or lasting contributions towards the advancement of the Chinese American community and beyond in the fields of art, literature, journalism, medicine, film, science, business, government, law, athletics, and community service.

This year’s Historymakers Awardees include:

Excellence in Corporate Leadership – Tom McKernan and the Automobile Club of Southern California;

Excellence in Medicine and Community Service – Dr. Carl K. Moy, an OB/GYN who practices in Chinatown and Monterey Park;

Excellence in Government - Honorable Carol Liu, California State Senator, 21st District, serving Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, San Gabriel, Temple City, La Cañada Flintridge, East Pasadena and East San Gabriel; 

Lifetime Achievement Award – Dr. Dan S. Louie, Jr., Chinese American Citizens Alliance; 

The Judge Ronald S.W. Lew Visionary Award – Latham & Watkins, LLP.

“We are incredibly excited to be honoring this distinguished group of community, civic and corporate leaders,” said Banquet Chair Munson A. Kwok, Ph.D.  “The Board of Directors is committed to reaching its goal to become one of the pre-eminent museums in the United States.  By honoring these individuals, we recognize their commitment to the importance of the rich history of Chinese Americans.”

In addition, this banquet also serves as the major annual fundraiser for CAM, helping to raise critical funds to cover operational and program costs. ...

Are You Truly Free? by Marilyn Tam

Posted by Marilyn Tam on Tuesday, 07 August 2012

Are You Truly Free? by Marilyn Tam

Are You Truly Free?

By Marilyn Tam 


“In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.” ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

      

      We are fortunate that we in the USA can enjoy basic freedom as a given. The things that bind us are more internal – the mental restrictions and “shoulds” that shape our thinking and our decisions subconsciously.

      These subconscious constraints confine us to a fixed set of expectations and view of the world.

       It locks us from truly being able to soar to our highest potential, inner peace and happiness. How can we break free? This is a three-step process. First by recognizing that we are prisoners of our beliefs.

Whatever we believe about ourselves and the world is what we are going to experience. If you are holding negative thoughts like, “I’m not good enough” or “Bad things happen to me”, then that is what you are going to create in at least some aspects of your life.

       No one consciously choose to hold limiting beliefs, and yet we all do to some extent. Our childhood conditioning, whether from family, school, other influential figures in our lives, or the mass media, often contain some negative programming. People’s intentions may have been good, but fear and limitation are commonly used to keep young, rambunctious and questioning children, and indeed all people, in line. We often take on the constraints set for us as a children, to keep us from achieving our full potential later on in our lives.

       The second step is to examine your beliefs. Is it really true that you are only good at math, and/or that you can’t sing?...

To Lie or Not to Lie by Marilyn Tam

Posted by AC Team on Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Marilyn having tea

Marilyn having tea

 

TO LIE OR NOT TO LIE 

By Marilyn Tam

 

Scott Thompson, the four months old CEO of Yahoo, was forced to resign because he lied on his resume. Worse, he lied about his lying and was found out. He denied that he inserted an extra degree into his resume, and then he blamed the recruiting firm he worked with for doing so. The recruiting firm, wanting to maintain their reputation, showed that it was Mr. Thompson who lied. Net result is that Mr. Thompson now has much more time to contemplate the efficacy of lying. 

            The question is, what are we willing to tolerate in our leaders’ behavior and reflectively in our own? Lying is bad. We’ve been told that ever since we were little. Or have we? Haven’t we also been told, “don’t say that, it will make them feel bad”, and there are such things as “white lies”, as compared to I guess black lies, which are bad.

            So we have grown up with some sense of expediency in what we call lying. Why do people lie? Is it because there is a perception that one can get ahead faster by lying than by telling the truth? Why would someone who is already well credentialed and respected feel the need to embellish his or her story? Is it a basic human nature to try to appear more than we are?

            Insecurities and fear that we are not as good or confident as we may appear to the world is a common trait. Almost everyone have self-doubts. Many years ago in a quote that is oft repeated, Sally Fields upon receiving her second Oscar in five years burst...

Anton DuGong asks Why Lin-sanity but no (Dat) Nguyen-sanity?

Posted by AC Team on Thursday, 23 February 2012

Anton DuGong asks Why Lin-sanity but no (Dat) Nguyen-sanity?

Linsanity is bringing out the funny bone in people. 

Anton DuGong asks why there is Linsanity for Jeremy Lin but there was never any Nguyen-sanity for Dat Nguyen?

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