The First Annual Lotus Award: Celebrating Asian Pacific American Achievements

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On Friday, April 27, 2007, the Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans (CAPA) will celebrate Asian Pacific American Achievements by presenting its first annual Lotus Award to Julie Azuma.

On Friday, April 27, 2007, the Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans (CAPA) will celebrate Asian Pacific American Achievements by presenting its first annual Lotus Award to Julie Azuma.

Event Information:
Sandra Endo of NY1 News will be presenting the Lotus Award to Julie Azuma. Julie Azuma is a co-founder of CAPA, founder of Different Roads to Learning, an online retailer of educational products for autistic children and an advocate in the Asian American community for over 25 years. She has been interviewed on CNBC, featured in school economic textbooks, and was named one of Inc. Magazine's "26 Favorite Entrepreneurs".

Location: BLVD, 199 Bowery, New York, NY 10002
Date: Friday, April 27 from 7 - 10pm.

The Gala will begin with Asian-Inspired Small Plates and an Open Bar. Altra Magazine will indulge guests to a sit down with a professional photographer for a Fashion Shoot. Entertainment and performances (Alfa Garcia, Makalina's Lotus Dancers, SIGH Band, Christopher Kai and Angie Guo) will start at 8pm. Silent Auction closes at 9:30pm. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Asian Pacific American Heritage Festival Fund.

Background on The Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans and The Asian Pacific American Heritage Festival:

Ever since 1979 when President Jimmy Carter proclaimed May as Asian Pacific American Heritage month, CAPA was organized to promote cooperation and understanding among Americans of Asian Pacific descent as well as represent and advocate the interests of Asian Pacific American communities. The Coalition established as its principal activity the celebration of an annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Festival during the first week of May. The Heritage Festival is the largest Pan Asian outdoor event on the East Coast with over a hundred participating organizations, music and dance, martial arts, film screenings, children's activities, arts and crafts held in Union Square attracting over thousands of spectators.

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