If you haven’t already, check out Asian American Press’ article on David Zander and his work throughout the years. David Zander was a long time staff of the Council and retired in the summer of 2010.
By TOM LAVENTURE
AAP staff writer
MINNEAPOLIS (Dec. 8, 2011) – David Zander is not only familiar to Minnesota’s Asian and Pacific Islander community – he has proved to be a friend and valuable ally to all refugee and immigrant groups through his work with government and grassroots organizing. For more than three decades he has worked alongside fellow immigrant Americans as a community activist.
Zander retired last year from the State Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans and at 71 said he enjoys yoga and spends more time practicing in recent years to keep his body healthy and limber. He keeps his mind and spirit sharp and active by volunteering for various community projects such as Lao Assistance Center.
Sunny Chanthanouvong, executive director, Lao Assistance Center of Minnesota, has known Zander for 15 years, and calls him a tireless advocate with innovative strategies that draw on the strengths of community assets.
read more at http://aapress.com/community/8553/