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Korematsu Institute and Asian American Center for Advancing Justice Remember Civil Rights Leader Gordon Hirabayashi

San Francisco – The Fred T. Korematsu Institute for Civil Rights and Education, along with the members of the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice)—Asian Law Caucus, Asian American Justice Center, Asian American Institute and Asian Pacific American Legal Center— mourn the loss of civil rights leader Gordon Hirabayashi, who passed away on January 2, 2012 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada at the age of 93. His former wife, Esther Hirabayashi, passed away in Edmonton just hours later on the same day. She was 87.

APALC Welcomes New Leadership Development Director Marvin Andrade

LOS ANGELES – The Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC), a member of the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice, welcomes longtime community leader Marvin H. Andrade as its new Leadership Development Director.

In that position, Andrade will provide long-term vision and strategic direction to three leadership program units at APALC: the Leadership Development in Interethnic Relations (LDIR) program, the Parent Organizing Network (PON) and, Youth & Parent Leadership Development (YPLD) program.

APALC Welcomes New Immigration & Citizenship Attorney Joyce Noche

LOS ANGELES – The Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC), a member of the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice, welcomes Joyce Noche as the new supervising attorney of APALC’s Immigration and Citizenship Project.

APALC provides direct services to Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (NHPI) and other immigrants, as well as works on immigration policy issues with a focus on those issues that specifically affect Asians Americans and NHPIs.

Members Of Asian American Center For Advancing Justice Support Nomination Of Goodwin Liu To California Supreme Court

LOS ANGELES – Today, Governor Jerry Brown nominated UC Berkeley Law Professor Goodwin Liu to the California Supreme Court. The California and Washington D.C./national members of the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice are pleased with the decision and fully endorse the nomination.

APALC Mourns Passing Of Community Leader Edwin Kwoh

LOS ANGELES -- Edwin Kwoh, a self-made businessman with a long history of involvement and service to the community of Los Angeles, passed away on Monday, May 30. He was 95.

Edwin Kwoh was married to actress Beulah Kwoh (stage name Beulah Quo) who passed away in 2002. He is survived by son Stewart Kwoh, the executive director of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center; daughter Mary Ellen Shu; daughter-in-law Pat Lee Kwoh; son-in-law Jack Shu; and five grandchildren, Steven and Nathan Kwoh, and Christina, Teddy and Julia Shu.

APALC Executive Director Stewart Kwoh Receives Statewide Leadership Award

LOS ANGELES, CA– The California Association of Human Relations Organizations (CAHRO) will present its 2011 CAHRO Leadership Award to Stewart Kwoh, the president and executive director of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC), a member of Asian American Center for Advancing Justice. Kwoh, a nationally-recognized civil rights advocate who has received dozens of awards, including a MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grant, will be honored during CAHRO’s statewide training conference, “California: The

APALC Announces New Communications Director

LOS ANGELES, CA– Longtime Southern California courts reporter Rachanee Srisavasdi joins the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC), a member of the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice, today as its communication director. Srisavasdi will oversee communication activities and strategies for APALC’s work across its program areas, including impact litigation, direct legal services and policy advocacy.

Apalc Celebrates 27th Anniversary

LOS ANGELES, CA – Last night, the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, a member of the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice, celebrated its 27th anniversary with over 1,000 guests at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Amid the festivities, APALC honored civic leaders and corporate citizens who have made significant contributions to the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.

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