$200 – $10,000

CAA 48th Anniversary Celebration of Justice

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The Event Center at St. Mary's Cathedral

1111 Gough Street

San Francisco, CA 94109

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The Celebration of Justice is CAA’s largest annual fundraiser and brings together community leaders, activists, corporate supporters, and friends for a night of celebration and renewing our commitment to social justice. Over 400 guests attend this special event each year, including prominent leaders in the Asian & Pacific Islander, civil rights, and political communities. We also honor community leaders who have accomplished significant achievements in protecting immigrant rights, promoting language diversity, and remedying racial injustice.


The Event Center at St. Mary’s Cathedral, 1111 Gough St, San Francisco, CA 94109. This venue is wheelchair accessible.


Arab Resource & Organizing Center

For courageous work supporting and organizing Arab community members towards self-determination, social justice, and community empowerment.

Cecillia Wang

For frontline legal leadership against anti-immigrant laws, racial profiling, and other unlawful police practices relating to immigration enforcement across the country including in Arizona and Alabama.

S. Chris Ahn, Lawrence Mock, Ronald S. Wallace

For decades of volunteer service and commitment to civil rights including pro bono work to redesign and renovate the CAA headquarters in San Francisco Chinatown.


Eddy Zheng

Eddy has a lifelong commitment to serving the children, youth, and families of the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. He is a 2015 Open Society Foundation Soros Justice Fellow and the subject of the award winning documentary “Breathin’: The Eddy Zheng Story”.


Tickets are $200 each and include entry to the reception, dinner, and program. Reserve your tickets today.

No tickets will be mailed; your reservation will be held at the door.



Emily Lee

Lisa K. Lee

Emily Leung, Ricky Ho, and Linda Ho

Robert J. Louie Memorial Fund

Rolland and Kathy Lowe


Stella Lee Wong and Dick Wong


Henry and Priscilla Der

Frances and Frankie Lee

Lillian K. Sing

L. Ling-chi and Linda Wang

Germaine Q Wong


American Civil Liberties Union


May and Larry Jew

Kaiser Permanente

Minami Tamaki LLP

Northern California Carpenters Regional Council

Portsmouth Plaza Parking Corporation

Recology San Francisco

San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit


California Faculty Association

California Teachers Association

Donna Chong and Gerald Quigley


Katheryn Fong and Andrew MacInnis

Paul and Maxine Fong

Hanson Bridgett LLP

Thomas Layton and Gyöngy Laky

Celia W. Lee and Clarke B. Holland

Hanmin Liu and Jennifer Mei

Randall Lowe

National Union of Healthcare Workers

Roy Nee

Northeast Community Federal Credit Union

Kathy Owyang Turner

Arthur and Deborah Yee

Randall and Gale Yip

To become a sponsor and bring visibility to your organization while supporting CAA, learn more on our Sponsorship Page.


Co-Chairs: Thomas Layton and Gyöngy Laky, Kathy Owyang Turner

Sabiha Basrai

Katheryn Fong

Chris Jocson

Daniel Lee

Emily Lee

Lisa Lee

Olivia Lee

Emily Leung and Ricky Ho

Darlene and Raymond Lim

Steven Owyang and Onilda Cheung

Ben Wang

Linda Wang


Chinese for Affirmative Action is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our tax ID number is 94-2161304. The per person value above $85 is tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

For more information about the Celebration of Justice, please contact Susan Hsieh, Development Manager, at (415)274-6750 or COJ48@caasf.org.

You can also see information from last year’s Celebration of Justice.


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

St. Mary's Cathedral is accessible by public transit. The nearest MUNI stop is #38. You can plan your trip using 511 SF Bay. The venue has a private parking lot that is free (limited to 100 spaces). Street parking is also free after 6pm.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

We require any transfer requests in writing by the person whose name is on the original registration/ticket. Please email CoJ48@caasf.org as soon as you are aware of the requested change. To guarantee your entry, the registration name should match the person who attends.

What's the refund policy?

We will honor refunds up until May 19, 2017. We will not provide refunds after that date. To request a refund, please email CoJ48@caasf.org.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

It is not required as your registration will be held at the door.

If you have additional questions, please email CoJ48@caasf.org.

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