We are pleased to announce that animator Willie Ito, NFL star Hines Ward and the trio behind the Jubilee Project are among the Asian Pacific American (APA) leaders to win the P.C.'s second annual "Extraordinary APA of the Year" Awards, which honor an individual's positive and headline-making achievements in the Asian Pacific American community.
This year, the "Extraordinary APA" award winners are more diverse, but connected by their achievements in 2011. The winners, which include an independent film director and his team and the head of a non-profit working to raise awareness about the Chinese Exclusion Act, will be featured in the May 4 issue of the P.C., celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.
This special recognition honors community leaders who have positively impacted the APA community and whose stories were reported in the P.C.
"This year the Pacific Citizen editorial board had a difficult time selecting our winners since there were so many worthy nominees," said Caroline Aoyagi-Stom, P.C. executive editor. "The group of individuals who are being honored this year are truly leaders in the APA community and we are proud to bring you their stories."