The Chinatown Community Land Trust had its first community meeting on Jan. 14 at the Josiah Quincy School, attended by about 50 individuals. Continue reading
Mayor Martin Walsh announced the creation of the Mayor’s Office of Diversity on Dec. 2, dedicated to providing strategic leadership to Mayor Walsh’s diversity agenda. With this effort, Walsh will be appointing the City’s first-ever chief diversity officer, Shaun Blugh, and deputy chief diversity officer, Freda Brasfield. Continue reading
Young Asian Americans learned about what it meant to be a leader at the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) Third Annual Leadership Forum on Oct. 4 at the Boston Marriot Cambridge. “Raise your hand up high and say I am a leader to whichever group you feel like leading because we need more of those roles,” said Sheila Lirio Marcelo, CEO and founder of Care.com, in her keynote speech. The event meant to inspire junior professionals, with about 250 professionals and students at the forum. Beginning with a career fair of 18 organizations, the 2014 theme was “Leading … Continue reading
BY ELLEN DUONG On July 15, Gov. Deval Patrick signed a bill requiring Chinese and Vietnamese bilingual ballots to be made available at polling stations in Boston, thus marking a monumental event in the fight for equality in Asian American voting rights. A celebration sponsored by the Chinese Progressive Association, the Boston Chinatown Resident Association and the Coalition for Asian American Voting Rights (CAAVR) was held August 13 at the Josiah Quincy School cafeteria to recognize the hard work and efforts of those involved in the push for bilingual ballots in Boston. Many people braved the rain to celebrate the … Continue reading
Saturdays, July 5 to August 9 9:30 a.m. to noon Boston Chinese Evangelical Church 249 Harrison Avenue Boston, MA 02111 The fee is $15. Register July 5 at 9 a.m. For more information, call (617) 426-5711.