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2012 Asian American Heroes of Colorado

In its fourth year, Colorado Asian Culture and Education Network proudly recognized the 2012 Asian American Heroes of Colorado:

  • Dr. DJ Ida, Executive Director of National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association

  • Sum Nguyen, President of Unified Vietnamese-American Council of Colorado

  • Dr. Suegie Park, Clinical Pharmacist and Health Professional

  • Dr. Jaime Yrastorza, Founder of Uplift Internationale

  • Young Asian-American Hero: Pakou Xiong, Hmong community leader and Asian-American activist

  • Lifetime Achievement: George Yoshida, Retired social worker and war veteran, Minoru Yasui Community Volunteer awardee

Read about the 2012 Asian American Heroes of Colorado on Asian Avenue magazine.


Heroes were selected by a committee comprised of members from OCA Colorado, Asian Chamber of Commerce, Asian Avenue magazine, Mile-Hi Japanese American Citizens League, Colorado Asian Pacific Youth Association, Asian Pacific Development Center, Colorado Asian Culture and Education Network, and National Association of Asian American Professionals – Colorado.

Fourth Annual Asian American Heroes of Colorado Award Ceremony and Brunch Date: Saturday, May 26, 2012 Time: 10 a.m. to noon Location: Kings Land Restaurant, 2200 W. Alameda Ave, Denver Tickets: $20 each | $15 for students To purchase tickets: Checks made payable to CACEN can be sent to: CACEN, P.O. Box 221748, Denver, CO 80222

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