Righting Wrongs -- March 4, 2014: Get to Know AALDEF's 2014 Honorees

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Get to Know our 2014 JIA Honorees!
image1n 1998, JIA 2014 honoree Mari Matsuda became the first tenured female Asian American law professor in the United States at the University of California at Los Angeles. Honoree John G. Chou was among the first members of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania (APABA-PA), when it was called the Asian American Bar Association of the Delaware Valley. Honoree Aasif Mandvi's Daily Show interview of a North Carolina GOP leader led to the official's resignation after his extraordinarily racist remarks. Learn more about AALDEF's JIA 2014 nominees here...
See You Tonight! LINSANITY Screening in NYC
imageIt's not too late to grab a ticket to AALDEF's YPC and Cardozo Law APALSA's Linsanity screening TONIGHT! Linsanity Director Evan Jackson Leong, AALDEF staff attorney Thomas Mariadason, and Ren Hsieh, Executive Director of the Dynasty Project, will be part of a panel discussion after the screening to answer questions about Asian Americans, sports, bullying, and stereotypes. All proceeds will benefit AALDEF's Educational Equity Program. Hope to see you tonight! Tickets here...

Setting "Tiger Mom" Straight
imageHere we go again. Tiger mom Amy Chua is back with new book The Triple Package, reinforcing offensive stereotypes with flimsy research and conjuring parenting philosophies out of thin air. What's really going on with Asian American academic success? Director of AALDEF's Educational Equity program Khin Mai Aung sets the record straight in Salon. Read her op-ed here...
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