The 1882 Foundation mourns the recent passing of Michael Kwan, who was a stalwart advocate, organizer, and leader in the AAPI community.  He was a longtime municipal judge in Utah and among his many roles was former national president of the OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates.  More recently, he was one of the main organizers and leaders of the celebration in 2019 of the 150th anniversary of the completion of the US Transcontinental Railroad which highlighted the major role of Chinese workers in the building of it.  The 1882 Foundation appreciated the collaboration with Judge Kwan in making this celebration such a highly public and visible event.  We extend our sincere condolences to all of Michael Kwan’s family and friends.