Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Man of the Year

A couple of Chinese guys from another yard subscribe to the Chinese newspaper World Journal and Sing Tao. They send me the newspapers after they're done.

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.


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