Activist, Educator, and Public Servant
Roland Hwang is from Detroit, Michigan. He received his B.A. and M.B.A. from the University of Michigan and his J.D. and LL.M. from Wayne State University Law School. He was an attorney for the State of Michigan, Department of Attorney General for 27 years and he is now retired. He is also a lecturer at the University of Michigan Department of American Culture since 1995.
Hwang worked as a volunteer attorney in the case of the murder of Vincent Chin. The case influenced Hwang to become involved in civil rights; he was later appointed as a civil rights hearing referee for the Michigan Department of Civil Rights.
Hwang helped found American Citizens for Justice (ACJ) which is an advocacy organization that was created in response to the Vincent Chin case. Hwang was the first treasurer of the group and is currently the vice president. He was also appointed to the Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission.
“Q&A with Roland Hwang,” Asian Americans Advancing Justice – LA, June 19, 2017, https://www.advancingjustice-la.org/blog/qa-roland-hwang.