Tuyet Le, exec director of Asian American Institute

Recently came across a nice profile in the Chicago Tribune about Tuyet Le, executive director of Chicago’s Asian American Institute. Known for having a strong voice & shaking things up, she sees the Asian American community as having a ways to go in strengthening its political power and self-determination. I would’ve liked to hear her thoughts about how to see through large cohesive action among a pretty diverse group of communities, but ok, cool, yeah! dismantle those stereotypes!

Also found out that it will become the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice along with its coalition partners, Asian American Justice Center in DC, the APALC in LA, and Asian Law Caucus in SF. Power in numbers! Le comments, “The whole idea is to have a larger voice in civil rights and justice issues.” I like it.

Also, hello, job opportunities for you Chicago-minded folks, at least according to their website – 2 open positions for F/T Community Organizer and F/T Staff Attorney. Get on it Chicago-ites. Chicago-ans?


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