Keynote Speaker - Dr. Pam Eddinger
PRESIDENT, BUNKER HILL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Pam Eddinger is president of Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC), the largest of 15 community colleges in Massachusetts. Dr. Eddinger began her tenure at BHCC in 2013 and previously served as president of Moorpark College in Southern California from 2008.
Dr. Eddinger’s service in the Community College movement spans more than 25 years, with senior posts in academics and student affairs, communications and policy, and executive leadership. Dr. Eddinger serves on a number of boards and commissions, including the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), WGBH Boston, the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, the Boston Foundation (TBF), the Massachusetts Workforce Development Board, the Boston Private Industry Council, Achieving the Dream (ATD), the Rennie Center for Education Research and Policy, and the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AACU). Most recently, she was asked to serve on the External Advisory Board of BioConnects New England (BCNE). Dr. Eddinger was honored in 2016 by the Obama White House as a Champion of Change. In 2022, she was appointed by US Secretary of Labor Martin Walsh to serve as the Chair of the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Barnard College and her master’s and doctorate in Japanese Literature from Columbia University.
Long Arc of Justice Awardee - Paul W. Lee
ESQ, RETIRED PARTNER AT GOODWIN PROCTOR LLP AND CO-FOUNDER OF THE ASIAN COMMUNITY FUND AT THE BOSTON FOUNDATION
Paul W. Lee is a retired partner at the law firm of Goodwin Procter LLP in Boston. Paul had over 35 years of experience advising boards of directors and representing large and small public and privately held companies in business, securities and M&A transactional matters. Since winding down his client practice in 2013, he has concentrated on community and public interest
work. Paul is a founder and current chair of the steering committee of the Asian Community Fund at the Boston Foundation and the Asian Business Empowerment Council. He is a recipient of the Boston Business Journal Diversity, Equity and Change Award in 2022 and the 2020 Sojourner Award from the Chinese Historical Society of New England.
Paul has served on the American Bar Association Board of Governors and is a 2007 recipient of the Spirit of Excellence Award from the ABA Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity. He is a past member of the ABA Commissions on Racial and Ethnic Diversity, Women in the Profession and Sexual Orientation and Gender Identification. He is a past president of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association and a founder and first president of the Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts. Paul was the first individual to receive the Beacon Award for Diversity and Inclusion from the Boston Bar Association. In August 2009 he was named a NAAAP 100 leader by the National Association of Asian American Professionals. Included in the inaugural class of six Asian American leaders were architect/designer Maya Lin, former
Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao and playwright David Henry Hwang. He has also received the Good Guys Award from the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus. Paul is past Chair of the Board of the Asian Americans Advancing Justice-AAJC, a national civil rights organization based in Washington, D.C., and in Boston, he is currently Board President for the Asian Community Development Corporation. He also serves on the boards of the Conservation Law Foundation and WGBH. He is a founder and past chair of the Massachusetts Asian American Commission, a past board member of the Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence, and was a 2013 Fellow in the Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative.
Paul is a graduate of Columbia University (B.S., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science) and received his J.D., cum laude, from Cornell Law School, where he was an editor of the Cornell International Law Journal.
Justice in Action Awardee - Beth Huang
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, MASSACHUSETTS VOTER TABLE
Beth Huang (she/her) is the outgoing Executive Director at the Massachusetts Voter Table and works with 45 community organizations to increase voter turnout and civic leadership in communities of color and working-class people in Massachusetts. In this role, she has been in the leadership of coalitions advocating for voting rights, a complete count in the 2020 Census, fair redistricting, workers' rights, and progressive taxes. Prior to joining MVT as the Field Coordinator in 2016, Beth worked at Jobs With Justice as the National Coordinator of the Student Labor Action Project and organized emergency services workers in California with AFSCME International. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
AALAM/Dow Fund Scholarship Awardee - Juliana Chang
HARVARD LAW SCHOOL
Juliana Chang is a Taiwanese-American poet and 2L at Harvard Law School. Both her art and her legal work seek to address the devaluation of caretaking and care work in social and legal contexts. Juliana hopes to build a career at the intersection of labor and employment law and gender justice, fighting to improve working conditions for domestic workers, prevent pregnancy and caregiver discrimination in the workplace, and facilitate more legal protections for informal, unpaid caregiving.
She spent her 1L summer at A Better Balance, a national nonprofit that advocates for work-family protections like paid family leave and pregnancy workplace accommodations. Her summer work was funded by the Harvard Presidential Public Service Fellowship and Equal Justice America. This coming summer, Juliana will intern with Levy Ratner, a plaintiff-side labor and employment firm in New York.
At HLS, Juliana is a research assistant for Professors William Rubenstein and Jacob Gersen, an articles editor for the Journal of Law and Gender, a Resident Tutor at Quincy House, a member of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, a contributing writer for OnLabor, and an editor of the Harvard Law Review.
AALAM/Dow Fund Scholarship Awardee - Tiffany Wang
NORTHEASTERN LAW SCHOOL
Tiffany Wang (she/her) is a third generation Chinese Taiwanese American born and raised in Maryland. Her advocacy work includes housing and immigrant justice, labor organizing, and building multiracial and intergenerational solidarity. She is a 2L at Northeastern University School of Law, where she serves as NUSL APALSA’s Community Outreach Officer. Over the summer, she participated in the Immigrant Justice Clinic, where she helped clients fill out and file their asylum applications before their one-year deadlines. Tiffany is a fall intern at GBLS's Asian Outreach Center, where she practices a community lawyering model by working individually with Mandarin-speaking clients, volunteering to work as a poll monitor on election day, and doing legal research on issues such as workers' rights and possibilities for deportation defense.
Tiffany graduated from Swarthmore College in 2021 with Highest Honors in History and minors in English Literature and Spanish. Currently, she co-facilitates the Chinatown Stabilization Committee, a volunteer organization for young Chinese Americans advocating to protect Boston Chinatown, and volunteers with the National Lawyers Guild as a Legal Observer. She is also on the Board of Directors of the East Coast Asian American Student Union after serving four years on its National Board. As an abolitionist, Tiffany imagines a world beyond capitalism, exploitation, and borders.