Federation Hosted Community Forum with NYS Human Rights Commissioner

On Friday, September 12 2008, The Asian American Federation hosted a community forum with the Honorable Galen Kirkland, Commissioner of the New York State Human Rights Commission.

Cao K. O, Executive Director of the Federation facilitated the dialogue between the Commissioner and leaders of the community. In addition to gaining better insight into the work of the Human Rights Commission, top human rights issues of particular concerns in the Asian American community, such as employment discrimination and human trafficking, were among the topics of discussion.

The forum was well attended by non-profit leaders from the Chinese, South Asian, Korean, Filipino, Southeast Asian, and Japanese communities.