On September 16, the Committee of 100 co-hosted “A Conversation with Frank Wu: Asian Americans and the Law,” along with Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles (AAAJ-LA) and the Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment (CAUSE) in Los Angeles. The event was sponsored by C100 members Stewart Kwoh, founding President and Executive Director of AAAJ-LA; Paul Lin, Partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP; Charlie Woo, Chairman of CAUSE; Debra Wong Yang, Partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, the Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association, the Asian Pacific American Bar Association and the dinner was underwritten by the Committee of 100.
Speaking to an audience of over 100 guests comprising lawyers, activists, and community leaders, C-100 member Frank Wu, Chancellor and Dean of UC Hastings, shared his insights on a wide range of topics pertaining to Asian Americans and the law, including civic engagement, Asian American activism, and the value of a legal education. “Even if Asian Americans banded together, we are still a minority,” Dr. Wu emphasized, “it’s only by building bridges and connecting to other groups and building a majority, can you win office and change the world.”
Stewart Kwoh provided opening remarks, Charlie Woo served as emcee, and Brian Sun, Partner at Jones Day, moderated the discussion. C-100 member Lily Lee Chen and Acting Executive Director Holly Chang attended the event along with C-100 Leadership Mentoring Program alumni.