The Celebration of Justice is CAA’s largest annual fundraiser and brings together community leaders, activists, corporate supporters, and friends for a night of celebration and renewing our commitment to social justice. Over 500 guests attend the Celebration of Justice each year, including prominent leaders in the Asian & Pacific Islander, civil rights, and political communities. This year, we celebrate CAA’s 45th year serving the Chinatown and Asian American communities, and we honor key civic and community leaders.


Our 45th Anniversary Celebration of Justice will be held on Thursday, June 12. The reception will begin at 6:00pm followed by the dinner and program at 7:00pm.

The CAA 45th Anniversary Celebration of Justice will be held at the Empress of China, one of the oldest and most esteemed restaurants in San Francisco Chinatown. The Grand Ballroom, where our event will be held, features panoramic views of San Francisco in a setting reminiscent of China’s imperial palaces. The Empress of China is located on 838 Grant Avenue (Google map). PARKING: Paid garage parking is available a few blocks away at Portsmouth Square Garage on Kearny Street (Google map).


California Immigrant Policy Center, for tenacity and success in achieving progressive statewide public policy that is fair and just for all Californians regardless of their immigration status.

Jack W. Lee, Minami Tamaki LLP, for a career committed to advancing civil rights and diversity through advocacy and the practice of law for a more inclusive judicial system.

Dae Joong Yoon, National Korean American Service & Education Consortium and Fast for Families, for his courage and action on behalf of immigrant families separated by a broken immigration system.

Isabel Huie (1929-2013), for a lifetime of service and leadership to the Chinatown and Chinese American community in San Francisco and the cause of civil rights and social justice.


Odette Keeley is TV News Anchor and Executive Producer at New America Media (NAM). She is also NAM’s Awards Chair for their Ethnic Media Awards & Gala. In 2011, she was awarded as one of the “100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the United States” by the Filipina Women’s Network for her work in amplifying the voices and issues of the Filipino community.

Tickets are on sale! Individual tickets are $200 each, please register using the below button. For sponsorships, please see below.