Carl Chan

Carl Chan is the President of the Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce, Board Member of Visit Oakland, Board Chair of Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs (APAPA), Greater Oakland Chapter, the Chair of the Neighborhood Crime Prevention Council, Beat 3X, and a Board Member and Former Chair of Asian Health Services.


 When he is not serving the community, Carl is a real estate professional and runs Claremont Realty. He is also a proud member of the Asian Real Estate Association of America, GEB. During the rise in hate crimes against the AAPI community, Carl has focused his energy to protect the community. Despite the fact that he himself was a victim of a racially motivated assault recently, he continues to support and advocate for victims of hate crimes, especially seniors. His goal is to help provide victims of hate crimes with the knowledge and resources to protect themselves, the courage to speak up about their experiences, and the assurance that the community is looking out for them.



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Safety For Who? A fishbowl bridging conversation on Anti-Asian violence and policing in the Bay Area
Since the start of the pandemic, we have witnessed a frightening increase in anti-Asian violence in the California Bay Area, particularly within Oakland and San Francisco Chinatown. Still, this type of violence is not new— South Asian and Sikh communities in the Bay also faced high rates of discrimination and violence following 9/11, similarly bearing the brunt of misplaced blame for a national crisis. Asian community members in the region want to prevent further violence from taking place in their neighborhoods, but they are an ideologically diverse group who have different ideas on whether...