Saturday, December 7, 2013

OCA-New Jersey 35th Anniversary Holiday Ball

2013 OCA-NJ Holiday Ball. Ginny Gong and Betty Lee Sung Cake Cutting
Giiny Gong and Betty Lee Sung Cake Cutting Ceremony
December 7, 2013, Organization of Chinese in America New Jersey Chapter (OCA-NJ) celebrated its 35th anniversary in Totowa, NJ.

Atmosphere was festive. Everybody had good cheer.

Guest of honor was Lawrence Uno, Chief of Staff for AT&T Labs. Keynote speech was given by past President of OCA National Office, Ginny Gong. 2013 Holiday Ball was held at the Bethwood.

Lawrence Uno
Ginny Gong

OCA-NJ, works diligently with its chapters in efforts for justice in Danny Chen case and our combined efforts to address racists remarks on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel's show

Slideshow by Anthony E. Alvarez / Together Visuals.

In addition to social justice issues, OCA-NJ organizes scholarship, internship and other programs to help New Jersey Asian American Students pursue educational opportunities. The work of OCA is ongoing.

OCA NJ chapter is a state chapter of OCA, a section 501(c)(3) national civil rights advocacy and educational organization dedicated to advancing the social, political and economic well-being of Americans of Chinese and Asian/Pacific Islander descent.

OCA is comprised of concerned Americans and is dedicated to securing the rights of Chinese Americans and Asian Pacific American citizens and permanent residents through legislative and policy initiatives at all levels of the government.

OCA’s goal is to embrace the hopes and aspirations of the newly two million citizens and residents of Chinese ancestry in the United States, as well as, to better the lives of the nearly ten million Asian Pacific Americans across the country.

OCA is a national organization dedicated to advancing the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans.

To fulfill its mission, OCA has established the following goals:
  • to advocate for social justice, equal opportunity and fair treatment;
  • to promote civic participation, education, and leadership;
  • to advance coalitions and community building; and
  • to foster cultural heritage.
Founded in 1973 as the Organization of Chinese Americans, OCA aims to embrace the hopes and aspirations of Asian Pacific Americans in the United States.

OCA is engaged in organizing its over 80 chapters and affiliates across the nation to develop both leadership and community involvement. OCA chapters and our affiliates are establishing strong local programs in all parts of the country.

OCA’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. gives the OCA National Center an effective vantage point for monitoring legislation and policy issues affecting Asian Pacific Americans. In addition, OCA is able to build national support and to work in coalition with other national groups around issues affecting Asian Pacific Americans.

OCA takes no collective position on the politics of any foreign country, but instead focuses on the welfare and civil rights of Asian Pacific Americans.

OCA's motto is “Embracing the Hopes and Aspirations of Asian Pacific Americans.”

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Happy Holidays!

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