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A dream, a journey, a legacy…

Aug 07, 2010

Message from Our President & Founder

ROSE CHUNG

When I created the Miss Asian America Pageant in 1985, I had the intention of sharing my personal experience of evolving from a shy and sheltered young girl into an active community leader. As the youngest of five children to a widowed, immigrant mother, the idea of one day becoming a pageant queen and community leader seemed like a far-fetched dream.
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Miss Asian America Pageant and Our Common Commitment to Community, Social Responsibility, and Integrity

Aug 07, 2010

Message from Our Executive Director

JEFFREY KWONG

Twenty five years ago when this pageant was first envisaged by Rose Chung, the world was a stark place. In the United States, Vincent Chin, a Chinese American, was beaten to death with blows to the head from a baseball bat in June 1982 in Detroit, Michigan by two Chrysler plant workers angry with growing Japanese car sales. A pan-ethnic Asian American movement was thus born. Yet to this day, injustices remain and human rights violations persist. Asian Americans increasingly face invisible forms of discrimination and hate in a multitude of settings such as university admissions and high level corporate hiring according to Labor Department data.

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Queen Louisa Liu’s Farewell Message

Aug 08, 2009

It seems like just yesterday when I was crowned Miss Asian America. From that night on, it has been a year of growth, accomplishments, obstacles, and cherished moments. Read more »

Investing in Our Next Generation

Aug 08, 2009

Message from Our President & Founder

ROSE CHUNG

40.6 million – by 2050, that will be the number of Americans that will be of Asian descent, comprising a total of 9 percent of the total population. The Asian American community is forging new paths in our country. We now have three Asian American members of the Cabinet (one of them, Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke is married to one of our very own Miss Asian America 1986, Mona Lee Locke). Read more »

Asian American Community & Our Nation

Aug 23, 2008

Message from Our President & Founder

ROSE CHUNG

2008 is an important year for Asian Americans. With the Beijing Olympics and warming relations over the Taiwan Straits and the Korean peninsula, Americans, and indeed the world, are paying added attention to the future of Asia.
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