Rally to Support Sherry Chen Hearing

OCAA is partnering with multiple community organizations and civic leaders in Ohio and nationwide to organize rallies to support Sherry Chen’s hearing. More details to come. Please help spread the word!

Sherry Chen was a respected scientist at National Weather Service in Wilmington, Ohio, and her work was used by US. Army Corps of Engineers to avoid loss of lives and property damages from East Coast to Midwest. Sherry received National Weather Association’s Larry R. Johnson Special Award in recognizing her extraordinary accomplishments that significantly contributed to operational meteorology.

Her life was turned upside down when Sherry was wrongfully charged of espionage by the government, but all of the charges were dropped before trial. The New York Times called for “an explanation or apology from the government.” in its editorial. However, Department of Commerce (DOC), the parent agency of National Weather Service, terminated Ms. Chen’s federal employment in 2016 based on the same unfounded charges.

Sherry Chen is appealing to the Federal Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) against DOC for wrongful termination, racial discrimination and retaliation. The hearing will take place at

Date: March 14 and 15, 2017, 9:00 am –
Location: U.S. Courthouse, 100 East Fifth Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

The communities around Ohio are working together to support Sherry Chen. We are calling for supporters to attend the hearing, and rally outside the courthouse.

Help Sherry Chen, is help ourselves!

Sign up to help at  tinyurl.com/Signup2SupportSherry.



华人在职场如何避免成为中美利益冲突的牺牲品 “Tackle Employment Conflict of Interest Pitfalls as an Immigrant Worker”.  华裔科学家陈霞芬现身说法, 劳工法专家指点谜津

时间: 2017年2月26日下午2点 -3:30

地点:华夏中文学校 (inside Mason High School), 6100 Mason Montgomery Rd, Mason, OH 45040

组织: 俄州华人协会, 华夏中文学校, 华人教授与科学家协会, 百人会。

详情: https://goo.gl/6DHBnJ

Feb 12 Sherry Chen Seminar:  Tackle Employment Conflict of Interest Pitfalls as an Immigrant Worker

Featured Speakers: Sherry Chen, Chinese American scientist, and Roxi Liming, employment/immigration law attorney.
When:   February 12, 2017, 2:00 – 3:30 pm
Where:  935 Northridge Rd. Columbus OH 43224

Click here for details of the seminar.



Ohio Chinese American Association was founded in March, 2016 as a Non-Profit Organization in Ohio. The motivation of establishing OCAA originated from the 2.20 rally to support former NYPD officer Peter Liang. The event was organized by a core committee of 7 people. As a follow-up of the 2.20 rally, in lieu of preparing for the Ohio presidential primaries, we hosted a “Chinese Community and American Politics” forum in Dublin Ohio, with the aim of raising awareness of civil rights among Chinese Americans, and encouraging them to go out to exercise their rights of voting for the presidential election.

In the past couple of years, we have witnessed an increase in the number of incidents relating to civil right violations of Chinese Americans including Mrs. Xiafen Chen, Dr. Xiaoxing Xi and Officer Peter Liang, among many others. All these incidents further all pointed to us that 2016 will be a critical year for Chinese American civil rights. We believe it is urgent and necessary to call for more active participation on Chinese Americans in civil and political matters in the American society. To protect the civil rights of ourselves and our next generation and generations to come, we have to tie up, speak up and stand up. We also need to reach out to both Chinese Americans and non-Chinese Americans who are in support of what we believe and what we do.

It is a long journey but the first step has to begin today. You need your support.


To unite all Chinese Americans in Ohio, raise their awareness of American civil rights and promote active participation in American society.


To lead Ohio Chinese Americans in achieving equality in all aspects of American society.

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