On May 12, 2021, CAA, a lead plaintiff in Smith v. Regents of the University of California, reached a legal settlement with the University of California (UC), which has agreed to suspend review of the SAT or ACT in undergraduate admissions or scholarship considerations.
On Thursday, June 17, Chinese for Affirmative Action will host our virtual 52nd Anniversary Celebration of Justice event to uplift individuals and organizations who are making lasting contributions to our communities. This year, we are proud to recognize three distinguished honorees: APIENC, Fred Blackwell, and Henry Der.
From our local work directing resources to immigrant families and our state work providing language access for non-English speakers, to our national work addressing anti-Asian racism, we are grateful and inspired by all those who are contributing to the movement for justice.
CAA advocates for Language Access with California's Employment Development Department to ensure limited English proficient (LEP) community members have more equitable access to unemployment insurance and other programs and services.
These are challenging times for our communities, but CAA continues to build on our core strategies to advocate, to serve, to engage, and to build coalitions that will bring positive change to the lives of many. Please view some monthly highlights below.
This is a critical moment to resist anti-Asian hate and bigotry and stand together for immigrant justice and multiracial solidarity. Read on to learn more about what our team, our friends, and our allies are doing to keep our communities safe and to secure justice for all.
Gang Chen is the latest example of the federal government’s coordinated efforts that has targeted Chinese American scientists and researchers based on their ancestry rather than suspected criminal activity through the DOJ’s China Initiative
2021 is upon us, and Chinese for Affirmative Action looks forward to strengthening ties with local activists, elected officials, and organizations and forging a more equitable, more inclusive path toward racial justice. See below to find out what else is in store.
CAA continues to prioritize the needs of low-income, limited-English proficient community members, ensuring access to trusted and free immigration legal services and resources. We will advocate for policies to protect the dignity and fair treatment of all immigrants.
2020 has been a difficult year for so many. With the pandemic, economic downturn, and high-stakes elections all at once, it was a perfect storm. But with your support, CAA rose to the occasion, and then some.
Between an economic crisis, a global pandemic, and a historical election season up and down the ballot, CAA was called upon to help our community move forward — and our team stepped up to meet the moment.