Wednesday 10 October, 2012

OCA Stands in Proud Support of Equal Opportunity Policies

In a rally at the United States Supreme Court today, hundreds of community advocates assembled to show their support of equal opportunity policies during the oral arguments of the Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin case where the plaintiff is asserting that diversity and inclusion practices are unconstitutional. However, equal opportunity practices have become […]

Monday 08 October, 2012

Editorial by Chapter President Doug Chin: Stop Racial Hazing in the Military, Save Lives, Rest in Peace Pvt. Danny Chen

One year ago, on October 3rd, Private Danny Chen was found dead in a guard tower in Afghanistan. Private Chen, who was born and raised in New York’s Chinatown and just 19 years old, was a victim of constant hazing, racial taunts, excessive maltreatment, and assaults by fellow soldiers. Eight fellow soldiers (all of Company […]

Monday 17 September, 2012

Service Project: Annual Spring Clean-Up

On April 21, OCA participated in the  of the Chinatown International District/Little Saigon and “paint-outs” of graffiti hosted by Interim.  The event drew over 200 volunteers for this one-day event to clean up the ID.  OCA members were actively involved with the clean-up of the Danny Woo Garden and Kobe Park.  Members of the OCA […]

Tuesday 04 September, 2012

OCA Golden Circle Awards 2012

Each year, OCA Greater Seattle puts on a benefit dinner called the Golden Circle Awards. This year, we be holding our Golden Circle Awards  on Saturday, September 22 at the Joy Palace Restaurant in Seattle. It will mark the 13thyear of this benefit banquet, which recognizes unsung Asian Pacific Islanders persons and organizations that have made […]

Monday 13 August, 2012

National Asian American Organizations Unite to Support the Sikh Community

The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) and OCA have established a joint fund to raise money to support the victims of the mass shooting at the Sikh temple in Wisconsin. The two organizations will work with their national partners in the Sikh American community, including South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) and Sikh American Legal […]

Tuesday 07 August, 2012

OCA Deeply Saddened and Concerned Following Attack on Sikh Community by Gunman

OCA, a national organization dedicated to advancing the political, social, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans (APAs), is deeply saddened and concerned following the tragic shooting at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin on Sunday August 5, 2012. “We are deeply concerned and saddened by this most recent unfortunate act of violence against […]

Friday 03 August, 2012

Asian American Civil Rights Groups Angered by Acquittal and Lenient Sentence in Military Hazing Case

OCA, a national organization dedicated to advancing the political, social, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans (APAs), is deeply angered and concerned with the acquittal and lenient sentence in the military hazing case against Sergeant Adam M. Holcomb, one of the eight soldiers charged in the hazing and death of Private Danny Chen. In May […]

Wednesday 25 July, 2012

Tweet from McKenna Policy Aide Draws Protest in International District

The area around Rob McKenna’s campaign office in the International District was quiet around 11:50 a.m. on July 18, but a crowd was expected to show in 10 minutes. The attitude of the crowd was greatly different from the one that gathered in front of the same space just two months prior in May when […]