Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration


James R. Thompson Center

100 W Randolph St, Chicago, Illinois 60601


May 15, 2019
12:00 pm
1:00 pm

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! To celebrate the culture, traditions, and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and their positive impact in Illinois, Treasurer Michael Frerichs is hosting an event on Wednesday, May 15th at 12 noon. Join us in Chicago's Thompson Center on the Concourse Level. Please RSVP via Eventbrite, or by e-mail to Sharon Garchitorena at

Awardees honored include:
· Outstanding Service in Business, Beverly Kim Clark, Chef and Co-Owner Parachute
· Outstanding Service in Leadership, Irene Jisun Sohn, Executive Director, Hanul Family Alliance
· Outstanding Commitment in Education, Professor Anna Guevarra, Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago and Founding Director, UIC Global Asian Studies Program
· Outstanding Commitment as an Elected Official, Representative Theresa Mah, Illinois State Representative, 2nd District
· Outstanding Achievement in Workforce and Labor, Don Villar, Secretary/Treasurer, Chicago Federation of Labor
· Outstanding Achievement in Sportsmanship, Tommy Shimoda, Special Olympics Athlete

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