Rockwell “Rocky” Chin is an attorney and government civil rights activist. He has extensive experience working with the Asian American community and civil rights issues.
His work in the Asian American community has included: creating and teaching some of the first Asian American studies courses in the country; creating bilingual childcare program for immigrant families; and coordinating the Asian Pacific American Heritage Festival in New York City.
Rocky was a founding member of AABANY’s Board of Directors in 1989. He has played an integral part in the early formation of organizations such as the Asian American Law Fund of New York where he is a Board Director and the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance. Rocky also served as President of the Asian American Arts Alliance.
Rocky’s experience as a government civil rights attorney has included leadership positions as Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Community Relations at the New York City Commission on Human Rights. From 2007-2015, Rocky served as Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity at the New York State Division of Human Rights.
Rocky recently served on the Yale University Alumni Association Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Task Force. In 2015, Rocky was awarded the AABANY Norman Lau Kee Trailblazer Award at the AABANY Fall Conference.
Rocky currently serves as an AARP-New York Executive Council Member.