City of Los Angeles To Kick Off 2013 Asian And Pacific Islander American Heritage Month At City Hall

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Mayor Villaraigosa Will Honor Local Luminaries with Hope, Dream, and Spirit of Los Angeles Awards

2013 Opening Ceremony Celebrations

2013 Theme: D.R.E.A.M determination, resilience, excellence, aspiration, movement

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will celebrate the contributions of Asian and Pacific Islander American Angelenos during the 2013 Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Opening Ceremonies on Friday, May 10, 2013 in City Council Chambers, 200 N. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA at 10:00 a.m.

2013 Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month will begin with a ceremony inside Council Chambers where Mayor Villaraigosa will recognize and honor Iron Chef America Jet Tila with the Dream of Los Angeles Award, LA Conservation Corps Executive Director Bruce Saito with the Spirit of Los Angeles Award, and General Manager, Dennis Davis of LA18 KSCI-TV which broadcasts local news in Vietnamese, Mandarin Chinese and Korean to 2.5 million Asian-American viewers, with the Hope of Los Angeles Award. The Mayor will also unveil the 2013 Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month Calendar and Cultural Guide produced by the Department of Cultural Affairs.

The ceremony will be followed by a free public event with food and live entertainment at South Plaza, which is located at 200 N. Main Street (directly across from City Hall).

Who:
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
Jet Tila, Iron Chef America
Bruce Saito, Executive Director for the LA Conservation Corps
Representatives from KSCI Channel 18

What:
Mayor Villaraigosa will honor Iron Chef America Jet Tila, Executive Director for the LA Conservation Corps Bruce Saito, and KSCI Channel 18 during the Opening Ceremonies of Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month on Friday, May 10, 2013.

Where:
Ceremony, Council Chambers
Los Angeles City Hall
200 N. Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Food and Live Entertainment
South Plaza
200 N. Main Street (directly across from City Hall)

When:
10:00 a.m.
Friday, May 10, 2013

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