Man of the Year
I was scanning through the World Journal's Bay Area news section this morning and saw some pictures of Asian Americans. The section was highlighting APIs who had made a difference in the community. That's when I noticed that picture of Victor Hwang. I didn't know Victor's Chinese name, but I recognized his face from a picture I saw last year.
The newspaper praised Victor's service to help people and protect their rights.
Victor Hwang is the president of API Legal Outreach in San Francisco. I know who he is because he's one of my biggest supporters in securing my parole and settling my civil rights lawsuit again prison officials.
I haven't had the pleasure of meeting Victor, but I have the good fortune of knowing how awesome he is. A person who goes out of his way to help a stranger is someone who is compassionate and awesome. I'm grateful to be one of Victor's many beneficiaries of his self-less and righteous spirit.