Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month  

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

Stradley Ronon is proud to celebrate Asian Pacific American 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.