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Lia Chang: Juan Gonzalez and Larry Tu Received AALDEF 2010 Justice in Action Awards in New York

Photo by Lia Chang

Photo by Lia Chang

AALDEF celebrated the Year of the Tiger on Feb. 11 at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers, in New York City. The 2010 Justice in Action Awards were also presented to Juan Gonzalez, New York Daily News staff columnist and co-host, Democracy Now! (second from L) and Larry Tu, Senior VP and General Counsel, Dell Inc. (third from L). From R to L: Margaret Fung, AALDEF Executive Director; Juan Gonzalez; Larry Tu; co-emcee Juju Chang, News Anchor, ABC Good Morning America; presenter Amy Goodman, co-host, Democracy Now!; presenter Ko-Yung Tung, senior counsellor at Morrison & Foerster; and co-emcee Sree Sreenivasan, Dean of Student Affairs at Columbia Journalism School.

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Lia Chang © Tami Chang

Lia Chang is an actor, performance and fine art botanical photographer and an award-winning multimedia journalist. Lia’s portraits and performance photos have appeared in Vanity Fair, Gourmet, German Elle, Women’s Wear Daily, The Paris Review, VIBE, TV Guide, Daily Variety, Interior Design, American Theatre, Life & Style, OUT, New York Magazine, InStyle,,,,, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, USA Today, The Boston Globe, New York Times and Washington Post. A former syndicated arts and entertainment columnist for KYODO News, Lia is the New York Bureau Chief for She writes about culture, style and Asian American issues for a variety of publications and this Backstage Pass with Lia Chang blog. As a photographer and videographer, Lia collaborates with artists, organizations and companies in establishing their documentary photo archive. She has been documenting her colleagues and contemporaries in the arts, fashion and journalism since making her stage debut as Liat in the National Tour of South Pacific, with Robert Goulet and Barbara Eden.
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