Celebrating Asian Pacific Island Heritage Month
May is Asian Pacific Island Heritage Month. The California State Assembly celebrated the accomplishments of several Californians, including author & fellow UC Berkeley alumni/classmate, Viet Thanh Nguyen, whose New York Times best-selling novel “The Sympathizer” won a Pulitzer Prize for fiction & numerous other awards. In addition, we honored former Asian Law Caucus Executive Director and my former Board Chair at Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Law Caucus, Peggy Saika, who has been a big influence in my career. Long-time leaders and honorees, Dave Low Amanda Nguyen, Maeley Tom, Ron Wong and Vincent Zhou, were also recognized for their contributions.