2019 Asian American Heroes of Colorado Award Ceremony

By Asian Avenue magazine (other events)

Saturday, May 18 2019 9:00 AM 11:00 AM

2019 Asian American Heroes of Colorado Award Ceremony + Dim Sum Brunch
Saturday, May 18, 2019 | 9am to 11am 
Empress Seafood Restaurant 
2200 W. Alameda Ave. #44, Denver, CO 80223 
Tickets: $35 Adult/General | $25 Student

Now in its 11th year, we celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month by honoring deserving members of the Asian American community - the unsung heroes, the shining stars and the selfless leaders! Award ceremony includes recognition of 2019 Asian American Heroes of Colorado, acceptance speeches, dim sum brunch and a silent auction! 

2019 Awardees:
Gil Asakawa (Japanese American)
President of the Board of Directors, Mile-High Japanese American Citizens League
AARP AAPI Marketing Communications Consultant
Denver Asian American Pacific Islander Commissioner

Dr. Faye Caronan (Filipino American)
Chair of the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado Denver
Inclusive Culture Committee for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Dr. Rachele Espiritu (Filipino American)
Chair of the Denver Asian American Pacific Islander Commission
Founding Partner of Change Matrix (behavioral health/change management)
Former Denver Public Schools' School Board Member

Roger Liu (Chinese American)
Former President of the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) Colorado chapter
Founding Board Member of STRIVE Preparatory Young Professionals Board

Dr. Robin Yasui (Japanese American)
Director of Geriatrics at Denver Health
US-Japan Council Leader   

Young Hero Award: 
Tarika Cefkin (Thai American)
Executive Director of Nathan Yip Foundation
Public Safety Chair, Colorado Dragon Boat Festival
Board of Directors, Theatre Esprit Asia