7:00PM, Thursday, June 23, 2022
Join us for the 53rd Anniversary Celebration of Justice, an evening to celebrate the people and communities leading Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA) and our half-century movement for civil rights and racial justice.
The Celebration of Justice, our signature fundraising event of the year, provides vital resources for CAA’s ongoing programs and services for racial equity, community safety, immigrant rights, and initiatives such as Stop AAPI Hate.
In recognition of public health and safety concerns, and our growing family of CAA supporters across the country, our hybrid program will offer you two ways to participate:
We are thrilled to announce the featured talent for CAA’s Celebration of Justice!
MICHELLE MIJUNG KIM - EMCEE
Michelle MiJung Kim is the Co-Founder and CEO of Awaken, and the award-winning author of The Wake Up: Closing the Gap Between Good Intentions and Real Change .
RACHEL LASTIMOSA - MUSICIAN
Rachel Lastimosa is a second-generation Ilokana American and interdisciplinary artist whose creative pursuits rest at the intersection of art, culture and wellness. She is the founder of the wellness practice Acts of Self Preservation (AGASAN), which uses movement, sound and visual arts to promote collective healing. You can learn more about her at agasan.org
GENNY LIM - POET
Genny Lim is a writer, performer, and San Francisco Jazz Poet Laureate Emeritus. Her play, Paper Angels was the first Asian American play aired on PBS’s American Playhouse - and has been performed all around the world. Genny has published five poetry collections including Chinese Immigrants on Angel Island, which won the 1980 American Book Award. You can learn more about her at gennylim.ddns.net.
AILEEN CASSINETTO - POET
Aileen Cassinetto is an Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellow and the author of three chapbooks and two poetry collections. Born and raised in the Philippines, Aileen Cassinetto is the first Asian American to be appointed Poet Laureate of San Mateo County. In 2021, she received Special Congressional Recognition for her writing and service. You can learn more about her at aileencassinetto.com
MARISA LIN - POET
Marisa Lin is a first-generation Chinese American who started writing poetry during her senior year at Stanford University. A recent alumna of workshops like the Community of Writers and VONA, Marisa has been published in Ekstasis, Poetry South, and Clerestory. You can learn more about her @marisawrites.
EVA CHEN - POET
Eva Chen is the award-winning poet behind the literary magazine Footprints on Jupiter. A gold medalist at the 2020 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and the youngest poet to be inducted into the San Mateo Women's Hall of Fame, Eva has been featured in Blue Marble, Elan and The Offing, as well as KALW public radio. You can learn more about her at footprintsonjupiter.com.
Your Support is essential. Make an impact with CAA.
Support these programs and more by sponsoring or donating.
Advance Racial Justice
Your support allows CAA to take immediate and aggressive action to educate, organize, and mobilize the community. Help us end anti-Asian hate, xenophobic and racist policies set in motion in recent times.
Build a Movement
Together, we can advance emerging initiatives and strategic partnerships, like Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality (AACRE), that bring change to Chinese Americans and all communities of color.
Learn more about our AACRE network partners.
Change the Narrative
Expand CAA’s ability to build a stronger progressive voice in Chinese language digital spaces. Our fact-based analysis and straightforward updates counter the spread of misinformation and keep our community informed.
Advocate for Immigrants
Support our immigrant rights work, which pushes back against policies that harm low-income immigrants. We provide a financial safety net and unemployment assistance, critical in-language hotline services, access to legal help.
Learn more about our immigrant rights program.