Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

May marks the start of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Join Stradley Ronon to uplift and amplify Asian American stories, voices and experiences – as well as recognize the challenges the community faces today.

Stradley Ronon’s Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Engagement Group, led by its chair Michael Tang, toured Philadelphia’s Chinatown in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Our lawyers and guests took in the sights and spirit of this community through an on-the-street food experience. From visiting the historic Friendship Gate and learning about traditional Asian architectural style to trying various foods from several regions of Asia, our APA group immersed themselves in this rich culture.

In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, Stradley Ronon’s Diversity Committee and APA Engagement Group partnered with Macquarie Group’s multicultural employee network group Unity to present a CLE program on May 25, “Asian Pop: Understanding Influences and Overcoming Biases in the Legal Profession,” that featured a conversation with Emmy award-winning television journalist Nydia Han and author, screenwriter and cultural critic Jeff Yang. The Replay is not eligible for CLE credit. Read more...

Michael Tang talks about how his Asian American heritage is shaped by his family, the influence of the APA lawyers at the firm and how the food in Asian culture brings people together.


6abc Features Deborah Hong in AAPI Visions Special
Partner Deborah Hong was featured on a special 6abc Visions show dedicated to Asian American Pacific Islanders Heritage Month about barriers to career advancements for Asian American professionals. Watch Deborah around the 2:07-minute mark.

Stradley Ronon Hosts Virtual Event in Honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2021

Stradley Ronon is proud to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and honors the legacies and contributions of the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.

To commemorate the heritage month, firm attorneys Deborah Hong and Brian P. Seaman moderated “The Intersection of Activism & The Law — A Conversation With Simon Tam” on Tuesday, May 11.

Simon TamSimon Tam is an author, a musician, a speaker and the founder of The Slants Foundation. Tam found himself thrust into the spotlight when his all-Asian American rock band, The Slants, had a trademark on its name denied because it was considered “disparaging” to Asian Americans.

At the presentation, Tam shared the story of how his trademark battle took him all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, how he unexpectedly became a racial justice activist and how he dedicated his life to expanding civil liberties for diverse people across the nation.

Joe X JaingTam was joined by guitarist Joe X. Jiang, a musician and filmmaker whose movies, ranging from intimate documentaries to artistic narratives, have been featured at film and art festivals worldwide. As a member of several bands, Jiang tours nationally and internationally and is a producer at Track Town Records in Eugene, Oregon.

To view the event on demand, click here.