ST. PAUL — The Asian Pacific American Heritage Dinner and Awards Banquet will be held May 9, 2014, from 5 to 9 p.m., at the Oakdale Prom Center, 484 Inwood Ave N, St. Paul, MN.
Networking starts at 5 p.m. and dinner program starts at 6 p.m. The keynote speaker is Mr. Narayana Kocherlakota, president and chief executive officer of the Ninth District Federal Reserve Bank, in Minneapolis.
The dinner also inculdes the annual ceremony presention for the annual Asian American and Pacific Islander Leadership Awards. There will also be various cultural performances.
Each year the Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans organizes a dinner that brings the community together to commemorate Heritage Month and to honor the accomplishments and contributions Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders make to our nation and state.
The Heritage Dinner is designed to bring community together around a policy issue. This year, the focus is on economic development.
“The mission to advance opportunities for all is central to CAPM’s work and this work cannot be done alone,” said Sia Her. executive director, CAPM. “I invite your participation and partnership in our 2014 Annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Dinner.”
CAPM is a state agency that was created by the legislature in 1985 to fulfill three mandates of serving as an advisor to the governor and policymakers; as an advocate for the community; and to build bridges between and among the Asian Pacific and non-Asian Pacific communities.
“CAPM seeks to represent the interests of the 42 Asian & Pacific Islander ethnic groups present in Minnesota,” Her said. “Current population estimates have the population at 207,000, making us the second largest and fastest growing minority group in Minnesota. Our annual Asian Heritage Dinner is one effort on our end to showcase our community of contrast.”
The dinner draws on community organizations, private organizations and individuals to make the dinner a reality and success. Past dinners would not have been successful without these relationships.
Consider becoming a sponsor and various levels to this event and join in celebrating Asian Heritage Month. Sponsorships make it possible for the community to reflect together on our past, revel in our achievements and contributions and to mobilize for the future.
For more information call 651-757-1741 or email [email protected]
“Thank you for your time, and on behalf of the staff and board, we appreciate your consideration and support,” Her said. “We look forward to seeing you at our 2014 Asian Heritage Dinner.”