Not only is Chinese for Affirmative Action giving Hyphen magazine office space, the longtime civil rights group honored Hyphen with one of its Flame of Justice awards for 2008 at its annual dinner last week in San Francisco. Hyphen Publisher Lisa Lee and I (above) accepted the award along with our board chair, Grace Kao, and Creative Director Stefanie Liang.
All of us at Hyphen thank CAA for recognizing our work and for its continued support. Hyphen is an all-volunteer organization, and as I said in the speech at the dinner, this award goes to all the contributors and staff members over the last five years who have made Hyphen what it is today, and what it will be in the future.
We’ll continue to do what CAA is honoring us for: be a voice for progressive Asian Americans that will cover social justice issues and uncover the variety that makes up Asian America. We’ve done some great stuff over the last five years. There’s more to be done, and getting this honor, I know we can do it.
A version of this post was originally published on Hyphen magazine’s blog.