When Kim Luu-Ng and Bryant Ng opened Cassia in 2015, the Santa Monica restaurant was hailed as groundbreaking, with a menu that combined Vietnamese and French techniques in an approach the late Los Angeles Times food critic Jonathan Gold called “colonizing the colonizers.” Today, Cassia is widely recognized as one of the top restaurants in Los Angeles. Luu-Ng is also an attorney focused on the human rights of immigrants, drawing on her experience as a refugee from Vietnam to advocate for those seeking asylum in the U.S. In this Impact Week conversation, Luu-Ng will join Los Angeles Times columnist Frank Shyong to discuss her advocacy and entrepreneurship, and to highlight the importance of immigration to Southern California’s economy and culture.
This event is offered as part of UCLA Anderson’s Impact Week conference and is co-sponsored by the UCLA Promise Institute for Human Rights, the Asian Management Student Association, and AnderEats.
The event is free and open to the public. Please register on UCLA Anderson’s conference website and click “RSVP” for this event on Tuesday, April 20 at 5 p.m.