Heroes

 Asian American Heroes Awards Ceremony and Dim Sum Brunch
Date: Saturday, May 30, 2015 | Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm
Cost: $30 Adult/General | $20 for Student
Location: Empress Seafood Restaurant, 2825 W Alameda Ave, Denver, CO 80219
 
Award ceremony will include recognition of 2015 Asian American Heroes of Colorado, acceptance speeches, acknowledgment of participating organizations, dim sum brunch, a commemorative video and more. Come to hear their stories; come to feel inspired!
Now in its 7th year, Colorado Asian Culture and Education Network recognizes Asian American Heroes of Colorado. This year’s heroes are:
  • Young Hero Award (under age 35): Suzuho Shimasaki, Japanese American Director At-Large of Colorado Public Health Association Health Equity Committee Chair, Mile High Japanese American Citizens League
  • Soyon Bueno, Korean American Director of Asian American Student Services at University of Colorado Denver Commissioner for Denver Asian Pacific American Commission
  • Fran Campbell, Filipino American Commissioner for Denver Asian Pacific American Commission and Denver Immigrant and Refugee Commission Founder of “This is Me” Program for Heritage Camps for Adoptive Families Former President of Filipino American Community of Colorado
  • Yang Chee, Hmong American Leader, advocate and spokesperson for Hmong community Founder of Lao-Hmong American Coalition
  • Howie Solow, Caucasian American Founder of Shaolin Hung Mei Kung Fu Association and Academy of Chinese Cultural and Martial Arts Co-Founder of Colorado Dragon Boat Festival
  • Gloria Williams, Filipino American Treasurer of National Federation of Filipino American Associations Region 5 Former President of Filipino American Community of Colorado
The heroes were selected by a committee comprised of members from OCA Colorado, Asian Chamber of Commerce, Asian Avenue magazine, Colorado Asian Pacific Youth Association, Asian Pacific Development Center, National Association of Asian American Professionals Colorado and Mile High Asian Media. Organized by: Colorado Asian Culture and Education Network. The 2015 heroes are featured on the cover of Asian Avenue magazine’s May issue.