Activism & Community
“Always attend community events If you cannot stay for the whole thing, go greet the people and let them know you support them”
- Frank Fat
Left: Poster of Frank Fat promoting the "Third Annual Fat-to-Fat Fun Run and ' Wok ' Walk."
Right: Frank Fat at Ground Breaking Ceremony for Guild Savings and Loan at 1331 Florin Road
In addition to adding vitality to the Sacramento region through his restaurant, Frank was a tireless community contributor through his family association, as an advocate for the Chinese American community, and through his sponsorship and endorsement of organizations--the Chinese American Council -- and initiatives and events like the Jinan Sister Cities Corporation in 1985 and the Pacific Rim Street Fest established in 1994. Frank’s focus was always on issues pertinent to the Chinese American community.
“We should never forget so superior a man, whose actions so far exceeded his modesty in speech.”
- Pete Wilson, Former Governor of California, at Frank Fat’s Memorial, 1977
Overhead view of people sitting at dinner tables for the National Conference
of Chinese Communities in America in Washington D.C., March 5, 1957