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WHITE HOUSE INITIATIVE ON ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDERS TO SWEAR IN PRESIDENT’S ADVISORY COMMISSION MEMBERS TUESDAY
Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Chair Rep. Honda to Join Community Leaders to Honor the Commissioners on Capitol Hill
WASHINGTON – More than a dozen new members of the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders will be sworn in at the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday.
The Commission will work to improve the quality of life and opportunities for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders through increased access to, and participation in, Federal programs in which they may be underserved, by providing advice to President Obama and the co-chairs of the White House Initiative, Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Commerce Secretary Gary Locke.
PRESIDENT’S ADVISORY COMMISSION ON ASIAN AMERICANS AND PACIFIC ISLANDERS
DATE: Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010
TIME: 7:30 p.m.
PLACE: Congressional Auditorium and Atrium U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
PARTICIPANTS: Kiran Ahuja, director, White House Initiative on AAPIs Daphne Kwok, chair, President’s Advisory Commission on AAPIs Hines Ward, professional football player, Pittsburgh Steelers Sefa Aina, director, Pomona College Asian American Resource Center Amardeep Singh, co-founder, the Sikh Coalition Debra T. Cabrera, faculty member, St. John’s School Kamuela J. N. Enos, community resource development director, MA`O Organic Farms Frances Eneski Francis, partner, Spiegel & McDiarmid LLP
Farooq Kathwari, chairman and CEO, Ethan Allen Interiors Hyeok Kim, executive director, InterIm Community Development Association Ramey Ko, associate judge, City of Austin Municipal Court Rozita Villanueva Lee, national vice chair, National Federation of Filipino American Associations Sunil Puri, president, First Rockford Group, Inc. Unmi Song, executive director, Lloyd A. Fry Foundation Dilawar A. Syed, president and CEO, Yonja Media Group Kampha Thephavong, physician, Veterans Affairs Hospital, Fresno, Calif. Doua Thor, executive director, Southeast Asia Resource Action Center Hector L. Vargas, Jr., executive director, Gay & Lesbian Medical Association