Celebration of Justice - June 23, 2022

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:

  1. Register for complimentary tickets to attend the virtual Gala Program and support us with a donation that is meaningful to you.
  2. Join us for the special in-person Sponsors Dinner and Gala Viewing at the Harborview Restaurant and Bar, 4 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA  94111. Limited capacity


EunSook Lee
EunSook Lee
Executive Director of the AAPI Civic Engagement Fund

For her vision and leadership for immigrant rights, racial justice, and gender equity, and her pioneering work with the AAPI Civic Engagement Fund to mobilize philanthropy for grassroots AAPI communities and diverse democracy.
Hmong Innovating Politics (HIP)

For their groundbreaking achievements in civic engagement, progressive movement-building, and family and community outreach within Hmong and with other disenfranchised Asian American communities in the Central Valley of California.
Tom Saenz
Thomas A. Saenz
President and General Counsel at the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF)

For his principled, steadfast, and fierce leadership on the most critical civil rights, immigration, racial justice, and Latino issues over the past several decades in California and the United States.

Thank you to our 2022 COJ Sponsors





Emily Leung and Ricky Ho
Frances and Frankie Lee
Judge Lillian Sing
Mimi and Peter Haas Fund
Quan Wong Family Fund
Randall and Gale Yip
Randall Lowe
Stella Lee Wong


Henry and Priscilla Der
Steven Owyang and Onilda Cheung


Ahn-Mock Family
Bank of the Orient
Fenton Communications
Golden State Warriors
Ling-chi and Linda Wang
Matthew and Diane Liang
Minami Tamaki LLP
Wei-ying Wang and Michael J. Guo


Anna Wang and L. Scott Chong
Bill Lann Lee
Blueprint Interactive
Cary Fong and Jennie Lew
Celia Lee and Clarke Holland
Constance Capancang Heller
Cynthia Choi and TC Chang
Kaiser Permanente
Katheryn Fong and Andrew MacInnis
Kathy Owyang Turner and Chuck Turner
Robert Joseph Louie Memorial Fund
Vincent Pan and Ella Sung



We are thrilled to announce the featured talent for CAA’s Celebration of Justice!

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 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 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 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 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 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.

Learn more about CAA’s work with Stop AAPI Hate and the Coalition for Community Safety and Justice.

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.

Subscribe to our CAA WeChat, or visit JusticePatch.org | PiYaoBa

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.



By donating today, you are standing with us in support of civil rights and reserving a ticket for the virtual Celebration of Justice on Thursday, June 23, 2022.