Skip to menu
Skip to content
The Yau Law Firm
Focused on Protecting Businesses and Representing the Injured

Florence Chen to Speak about Asian American Heritage with the Jacksonville District Corps of Engineers

What does being Asian American mean? For decades, Asian Americans (both young and old) have struggled to find a definitive role to play in American society. On May 16, 2013, one of our own attorneys at the Yau Law Firm, Florence Chen, will speak about what the Asian American heritage means to her and how it brought her into leadership roles.

Ms. Chen is a second generation Asian American, born in Houston, Texas. Both of her parents immigrated from Asian countries (Singapore and Taiwan). She was raised speaking Mandarin Chinese, and as a young child, she struggled to learn English. Several years later, the dilemma reversed and she now works hard to maintain her knowledge of the Chinese language. Today, Ms. Chen speaks Mandarin and Japanese.

Every year, the Jacksonville District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers sponsors a program in honor and celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Ms. Chen was invited to be a guest speaker at the event. The theme of the event is “Building Leadership: Embracing Cultural Values and Inclusion.”

May is Asian American Heritage Month!

Leave a Reply

« »