Stewart Kwoh

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Stewart Kwoh "is president and executive director of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center of Southern California, the largest and most diverse legal assistance and civil rights organization targeting Asian Pacific Americans in the U.S. APALC provides services for over 15,000 individuals per year including those who seek to become U.S. citizens and who seek relief from domestic violence or cutoffs from government benefits. Kwoh, who was the first Asian American to be named a MacArthur Foundation fellow, has been called one of the nation's "premier advocates for Asian Americans." He also is vice-chair of the board of directors for the National Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium (NAPALC) which was co-founded by APALC in 1991. The NAPALC is the country's first national pan Asian civil rights organization. Kwoh was recognized as Lawyer of the Year by California Lawyer magazine in 1998, and was named one of the top 100 most influential Asian Americans of the decade by A magazine in 1999. Kwoh earned his B.A. at University of California, Los Angeles and his law degree from the UCLA Law School." [1]

He has coauthored a book with Manuel Pastor.

External links

  • "Stewart Kwoh", (Biographical note), Undated, Accessed July 2007.

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  1. Board and Staff, California Wellness Foundation, accessed September 24, 2008.
  2. People, Liberty Hill Foundation, accessed November 19, 2010.