On December 20, 2018, President Donald Trump signed the Chinese-American World War II Veteran Congressional Gold Medal Act into law. The Act finally recognizes the achievements and contributions of Chinese Americans who served in the U.S. Armed Forces during the Second World War.
The bill passed due to the efforts of everyone involved in the Chinese American WWII Veterans Recognition Project. The mission of the project was to recognize, honor and celebrate the military service of approximately 20,000 Chinese Americans who fought in the Second World War.
Chris Kwok, AABANY Board Director, Issues Committee Chair and Asia Practice Committee Co-Chair, participated in the effort to get the legislation passed. Chris served on the Steering Committee of the Chinese American WWII Veterans Recognition Project and acted as Legal Counsel to the Committee.
Brian Song, AABANY President-Elect, and Chris Kwok, as AABANY Issues Committee Chair, also advocated for passage of the bill at NAPABA Lobby Day in Washington, DC, during APA Heritage Month in 2018.
AABANY commends Chris Kwok and Brian Song for their efforts and advocacy in support of getting this very important legislation passed.
To learn more, see: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/chinese-american-wwii-vets-receive-congressional-gold-medal-n950986
Spring Fling at Barn Joo with PbP!
Sweep away those Winter blues, Spring is just around the corner! Celebrate with us at our Spring Fling happy hour at Barn Joo in the Flatiron district. If you missed our Open House in January, here’s another chance to learn how you can get involved in our non-profit organization. We still have available Steering Committee positions in our Fundraising and Marketing teams. You can apply online at http://www.projectbyproject.org/apply-for-a-committee or come to Spring Fling for more information.
When: Thursday, March 27, 2014
Where: Barn Joo
Between 19th and 20th Streets
New York, NY 10003
$10 suggested donation.
Come enjoy Barn Joo’s extended happy hour specials until 8pm with PbP! Barn Joo was a participating restaurant at Plate by Plate 2013 and hosts fantastic daily happy hour options.
$1 OYSTER HAPPY HOUR
*Minimum half dozen to order.
Draft Beers $4
Red/White House Wine $5
White Sangria $6
Specialty Cocktails $7
BJ Wings (Soy Garlic, Hot & Spicy, Salt & Pepper) $7
Fried Oyster $7
Crispy Calamari $7
Whelk Mesclun $7
Roasted Mushroom $5