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AAC: 12th Annual Unity Dinner Fundraiser

Press Release
04/11/2018

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Asian American Commission Announces Awardees & Speakers for the 12th Annual Unity Dinner Fundraiser
#RepresentASIAN
Boston University at 7PM with a Networking Reception at 6PM


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Asian American Commission (AAC) 12th Annual Unity Dinner will be held on Thursday, May 3 at Boston University at 7PM preceded by a networking reception with appetizers and a cash bar starting at 6PM. Proceeds will be used to support, expand and strengthen AAC's advocacy work on behalf of the Asian American community in the Commonwealth.

"We are excited to have Commissioners from the Asian American Commission emcee our event themed, #RepresentASIAN as we honor the work of Dr. Richard Chu (recipient of the Community Hero Award); Wheelock Family Theatre (recipient of the Leadership for Diversity and Inclusion Award); and Ms. Ranjani Saigal (recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award)," remarked Executive Director Jenny Chiang.

Along with our accomplished awardees, we are deeply honored to have keynote speaker, Dr. Pam Eddinger, President of Bunker Hill Community College, the largest of 15 community colleges in Massachusetts.

Attendees will be treated to an ancient classical Indian dance form called Bharatanatyam, performed by Thillai Fine Arts Academy. During the reception, Que Shing Chinese Music & Opera Group will be performing Cantonese Opera music.

Event Details:
Friday, May 3, 2018
6:00 – 9:30 PM
Boston University, Metcalf Hall at GSU
775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA.
 
Tickets to the Unity Dinner can be purchased through Eventbrite: https://2018unity.eventbrite.com. For more information, speaker or presenter bios, a list of early sponsors, dinner options, please visit http://www.aacommission.org/unity-dinner/ or contact AAC Executive Director Jenny Chiang at email: jenny.chiang@aacommission.org.
 
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About the Asian American Commission of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Asian American Commission of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts was created by legislation on October 29, 2006. This Commission recognizes that the Asian American community is the fastest growing minority group in Massachusetts. The goal of the AAC is to recognize, as well as highlight, the vital contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to the social, cultural, economic, and political life of the Commonwealth. Additionally, the AAC is involved in identifying and addressing the various needs and challenges that currently face the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. The Commission provides a permanent, effective voice for Asian Americans, and is comprised of 21 diverse members who are appointed by the Governor, Attorney General, Auditor, Senate President, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Secretary of State, and the Treasurer.

For more information on the Asian American Commission please visit http://www.aacommission.org.



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