Thursday 18th January 2018,

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Washington Post: Chinese American Civil Rights Activist Dead (updated)

posted by Randall

Chin, LauraLaura Chin, a former executive director of the Organization of Chinese Americans, is dead at the age of 67.

Chin died after being diagnosed with a brain tumor.

She headed OCA from 1982- 1984 and was also a past vice president of Washington’s Asian Pacific American Heritage Council, and she chaired what is now the Federal Asian Pacific American Council.

You can read more about her accomplishments in the Washington Post.

You can read a tribute to Laura  from the Center for Asian American Media here.

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  1. Corky Lee says:

    Re: Chinese American Civil Rights Leader Dies: Photo is of Ginny Gong, former national president of OCA not Laura Chin.

  2. AsAmNews says:

    re: Incorrect Photo of Laura Chin: AsAmNews apologizes to the family, friends and supporters of Laura Chin and Ginny Gong for the error. If anyone has a photo of Laura that AsAmNews can use, please send to

  3. AsAmNews says:

    Re: Photo of Laura Chin: Thanks to Michael Kwan of Center for Asian American Media for providing the photo of Laura.

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