SAN FRANCISCO, California (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – Yesterday, we reported about what appeared to be a sexual harassment incident that happened at the annual national convention of the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) in San Francisco, a matter of serious concern that AAJA’s leadership promised to address at today’s board of directors meeting.
During the meeting, the board acknowledged that the unfortunate incident may have been precipitated by alcohol use by the alleged perpetrator. Board members were in agreement that the incident had tarnished the good image of AAJA and that they needed to rise from this embarrassing incident.
The board then decided to abolish the organization and form a new nonprofit that would be more reflective of the goals and aspirations of its members.
The new 501 (c) (3) organization will be called AJAA – Asian Journalists for Alcoholics Anonymous.
As AAJA concluded its 2015 convention, it announced the venue for next year’s national gathering for the newly-formed nonpofit organization — Las Vegas!
2016 convention organizers promised a memorable convention with lots of happy hours, free booze and skills-building workshops that will be conducted by Alcoholics Anonymous, as well as high-profile sessions on proofreading and copyediting.
The board assured its membership that the 2016 convention will be a very safe environment for all attendees — alcoholics or not.