Join us Thursday, September 28 for the 2017 OCA-NY Gala!
Our theme this year is “Celebrating Strength, Unity and Diversity.” We are proud to honor six outstanding individuals and an organization that have demonstrated sustained service in advocating and supporting the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community here in New York City, and more broadly, across our country.
The Honorable Justice Dorothy Chin-Brandt, first Asian-American elected public official in the State of New York and the first Asian-American woman judge, will be honored with the OCA-NY Lifetime Achievement Award.
Dr. Helen Zia, is an award-winning journalist and scholar who has covered Asian American communities and social and political movements for decades, will be honored with the OCA-NY Lifetime Achievement Award.
Steven Choi, Esq., is the Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition, an umbrella advocacy and policy coalition of nearly 200 member groups representing New York State’s immigrant communities, will be honored with the OCA-NY Leadership Award.
Mrs. Lily Din Woo will be honored with the OCA-NY Leadership Award. During Mrs. Woo’s tenure as Principal of P.S. 130 Hernando de Soto in New York City’s Chinatown for 25 years, she instilled confidence and created a positive learning environment to students, where 82% were on free and reduced lunch program and risen their performance to the 98th percentile.
Mrs. June Jee will be honored with the OCA-NY Leadership Award. She is the immediate past President of OCA-NY and is the current OCA National Vice President of Education and Culture. June is a community activist who strives to build communities through coalitions and partnerships.
First American International Bank (FAIB) will be honored with the OCA-NY Community Service Award. Found in 1999 with the dream of bringing meaningful banking services and financial guidance tothe Chinese American immigrant community, FAIB is the largest locally-owned Chinese American community bank in New York, with offices in Brooklyn, Queens and Chinatown (Manhattan), offering afull array of consumer and business banking products and services.
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