Tuesday, May 12, 2015

2015 Asian American Heroes


Asian American Heroes Awards Ceremony and Dim Sum Brunch
Date: Saturday, May 30, 2015 | Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm
Cost: $30 Adult/General | $20 for Student
Location: Empress Seafood Restaurant, 2825 W Alameda Ave, Denver, CO 80219
Get your tickets here!
Award ceremony will include recognition of 2015 Asian American Heroes of Colorado, acceptance speeches, acknowledgment of participating organizations, dim sum brunch, a commemorative video and more. Come to hear their stories; come to feel inspired!

Now in its 7th year, Colorado Asian Culture and Education Network recognizes Asian American Heroes of Colorado. This year's heroes are:

Young Hero Award (under age 35): 
Suzuho Shimasaki, Japanese American
Director At-Large of Colorado Public Health Association
Health Equity Committee Chair, Mile High Japanese American Citizens League

Soyon Bueno, Korean American
Director of Asian American Student Services at University of Colorado Denver
Commissioner for Denver Asian Pacific American Commission

Fran Campbell, Filipino American
Commissioner for Denver Asian Pacific American Commission 
and Denver Immigrant and Refugee Commission
Founder of "This is Me" Program for Heritage Camps for Adoptive Families
Former President of Filipino American Community of Colorado

Yang Chee, Hmong American
Leader, advocate and spokesperson for Hmong community
Founder of Lao-Hmong American Coalition

Howie Solow, Caucasian American
Founder of Shaolin Hung Mei Kung Fu Association and 
Academy of Chinese Cultural and Martial Arts
Co-Founder of Colorado Dragon Boat Festival

Gloria Williams, Filipino American
Treasurer of National Federation of Filipino American Associations Region 5
Former President of Filipino American Community of Colorado

The heroes were selected by a committee comprised of members from OCA Colorado, Asian Chamber of Commerce, Asian Avenue magazine, Colorado Asian Pacific Youth Association, Asian Pacific Development Center, National Association of Asian American Professionals Colorado and Mile High Asian Media. Organized by: Colorado Asian Culture and Education Network. The 2015 heroes are featured on the cover of Asian Avenue magazine's May issue. 
 
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