Helen Zia ’73 is an award-winning journalist, activist and scholar who has covered Asian American communities and social and political movements for decades. She has been outspoken on issues ranging from civil rights and peace to women’s rights and countering hate violence and homophobia. She is the former Executive Editor of Ms. Magazine and author of Asian American Dreams: The Emergence of an American People and. She was named one of the most influential Asian Americans of the decade by A. Magazine.