ANNUAL ASIAN AMERICAN COMMISSION HONORS
COMMUNITY’S HERITAGE AND DIVERSITY. BOSTON – On Thursday, October 15, 2015, the Asian American Commission (AAC) of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts will highlight the extraordinary work of individuals and organizations within the Asian American community of the state at their Ninth Annual Unity Dinner: Honoring Our Heritage, Celebrating Our Diversity.” The evening will feature two keynote speakers: Dr. Howard Kyongju Koh, Harvey V. Fineberg Professor of the Practice of Public Health Leadership at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health and The Harvard Kennedy School, and former United States Assistant Secretary for Health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and Mr. Daniel Arrigg Koh, Chief of Staff to the City of Boston, advising Mayor Martin J. Walsh on key
We will honor and recognize the award recipients in the following three award categories: Leadership for Inclusion & Diversity Award – An individual or organization who/which has displayed pioneering efforts in promoting and celebrating Asian American & Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) through workforce development, mentoring, and collaborations. – MassMutual Financial Group.
Lifetime Achievement Award – Presented to an individual or organization who/which has displayed longstanding and exemplary dedication to supporting the AAPI community. – Saheli
Community Hero Award – An individual or organization who/which has displayed selfless commitment to the issues and events affecting AAPIs, and who/which has contributed efforts towards the betterment of AAPIs without self-promotion or fanfare. – Dr. Ed Wang
These activists and leaders have made significant contributions by working tirelessly to promote positive change and to ensure a greater livelihood for the communities they serve.
Kajal Chattopadhyay, Chairperson
Elisa Choi, Vice Chairperson
Sophy Theam, Treasurer
Nick Chau, Secretary
Bora Chiemruom, Executive Director
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Boston, MA 02108