Thank you to everyone who celebrated with us at CAA50 Celebration of Justice at the Westin  St. Francis hotel last month! This year’s Celebration of Justice brought together over 600 community leaders, activists, corporate supporters, elected officials, and organizational partners to celebrate and renew our commitment to social justice.

We are elated to announce that donations at the event did meet the $50,000 match generously provided by The Lowe Family Trust! Donations were coming in right until the end of the evening so we weren’t able to report out the final tally before most guests had departed. With these donations, this Celebration of Justice was easily one of our most successful in terms of fundraising, attendance, and overall positive energy and spirit. You can find relieve the night with photos here.

The event commemorated Asian American leadership in civil rights in the last 50 years and uplifts the role that CAA plays in the movement forward. It was a wonderful opportunity for all of us to honor CAA’s founders Alice Barkley, Buddy Tate Choy, Lillian Sing, Ling-chi Wang and Germaine Q Wong, and our movement building partners, Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality, a network of 11 organizations including CAA, dedicated to cultivating long-term movement building, capacity infrastructure, and leadership support for Asian American and Pacific Islanders in social justice. We invite you to stay in touch with AACRE by subscribing to their communications here.