November 9th 2021, Asian Culture And Education Society USA distribute the park postcards, masks, toys, cookies and candies at Dallas. November 9th 2021, this year is the 2nd anniversary of the establishment of Iris Chang Park in San Jose, California.
In order to commemorate this day, this year we finally had the opportunity to visit this park. Jan Xie and Sheila Man of Asian Culture And Education Society USA met Iris Chang’s parent, Shau-Jin Chang & Ying-Ying Chang at the park on November 4th. Iris Chang’s parent gave a guided tour and described the meaning of several art pieces displayed in the park.
Iris Chiang (1968 - 2004), a San Jose resident, was a writer, investigative journalist, historian, lecturer and humanitarian. She had a deep reverence for humanity, was concerned about the rights of all humans, and fought tirelessly to bring light to injustice. Iris believed our path to freedom lies in our belief in the power of one person to make a difference.
“Please believe in THE POWER OF ONE. One person can make an enormous difference in the world… one discovery can cure a disease of spawn new technology to benefit or annihilate the human race. You as One individual can change millions of lives. Think big. Do not limit your vision and do not ever compromise your dream or ideals.” By Iris Chiang.
Asian Culture And Education Society USA Youth volunteers help to distribute the park postcards, masks, toys, cookies and candies. Thanks go to our youth volunteers: Angelina Huang, Jessica Wu, Samuel Wu, Paulina and Amber Wang.