LOS ANGELES – The annual Asian Hall of Fame Ceremony will be held on Saturday November 13th to unveil 10 icons for their legacy, philanthropy and interracial justice.
What you need to know
- The annual Asian Hall of Fame ceremony will be held on Saturday, November 13th to unveil 10 icons for their legacy, philanthropy and interracial justice
- The global organization aims to promote equality by increasing Asia’s contributions and combating hatred of Asia
- Each year they hold a ceremony to introduce a new class carefully selected for their enduring heritage and great contribution to society
- To learn more about the Asian Hall of Fame or to see the ceremony, visit: https://www.asianhalloffame.org/
The global organization aims to promote gender equality by increasing Asia’s contributions and fighting hatred of Asia. When it needed a CEO, Maki Hsieh followed up a call to promote Asian excellence and promote racial justice while focusing on philanthropy.
The position was a serious change for Hsieh, who spent most of her career in the American corporation, but everything came to a standstill when her only sister suddenly died.
“It was then that I realized that I wanted to do something for the community and use all my talents and all my friends to make the world a better place since it was no longer here,” said Hsieh tearfully. “So that was really important.”
A ceremony is held each year to introduce a new class carefully selected for its enduring heritage and great contribution to society.
This year, Dr. Linda Liau one of the 10 newcomers.
Dr. Liau is a deeply passionate neurosurgeon from the University of California Los Angeles Health who pioneered a brain cancer vaccine. She also holds the first Asian professor in a major neurosurgery program.
“Every day is an opportunity for a new discovery or a new sense of hope for our patients,” said Dr. Liau.
As a doctor, she belongs to another minority. That means that Dr. Liau spends half of her time in the operating room removing brain tumors and the other half in a laboratory researching a cure for the cancer.
“In all honesty, I think we need more of this because we really need to get the science to the patients,” she said.
Dr. Liau does her part in nurturing the next generation by educating a class of residents she hopes will one day fill their footsteps.
Hsieh said stories like hers are at the core of the Asian Hall of Fame because it’s hard to get people like Dr. Not respecting Liau when you hear how hard they work to make a difference.
“Ultimately, our goal is to overcome violence. Our goal is to overcome unconscious prejudices against Asians, ”she said. “We believe that with interracial respect and cross-cultural narratives we can create greater understanding.”
As with music, humanity is a universal language if we focus only on what unites us and not what divides us. To learn more about the Asian Hall of Fame or to see the ceremony, visit: https://www.asianhalloffame.org/.