A new lawsuit filed against many of the members of the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum’s board of directors alleges misconduct and seeks to force a change of leadership.
In the court filing, Chinese Historical Museum founders Sally Wong Avery and Tom Hom claim the board ignored term limits and violated its own bylaws.
The lawsuit is just the latest in a series of issues at the Chinese Historical Museum. I’ve been covering the building tensions, which began this summer when the board fired the museum’s new director Tiffany Wai-Ying Beres. The ousting prompted a string of resignations and several longtime donors and members have withdrawn their support.
Beres was a change-maker who, according to the museum’s own annual report, was moving the institution in the right direction at the time she was fired.
• Here’s a little glimpse of some of the history you can learn at the Chinese Historical Museum.
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