In pursuit of a ‘whole and free’ society

FREEDOM WITHOUT JUSTICE: THE PRISON MEMOIRS OF CHOL SOO LEE Edited by Richard S. Kim (Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2017, 323 pp., $19.99, paperback) I grew up in a law-and-order family. There was no contradiction between my parents’ experience of the Japanese American incarceration, and their fundamental respect for the U.S. criminal justice system. […]

From law to film, activism by S.F. Public Defender Jeff Adachi

Jeff Adachi has been San Francisco’s elected public defender since 2002, and oversees an office of nearly 100 lawyers and 100 support staff. While known for his work in the courts and in San Francisco’s political sphere, Adachi is also a recognized documentary filmmaker and is premiering his latest film “Defender” at the San Francisco […]

Multiethnic panelists discuss Asian Americans and racial justice

The Asian Art Museum in San Francisco hosted a panel April 2 on Asian Americans and the racism African Americans face. Journalist William Gee Wong, formerly with the Oakland Tribune, moderated the discussion between San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi, designer and activist Nadia Khastagir, black radical farmer and organizer Karissa Lewis and Chinese Progressive […]

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