Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Reception

 

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NAMIC Philadelphia presents

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Reception

May 23rd, 2016
5:30 – 7:00 PM
Asian Arts Initiative
1219 Vine Street

Appetizers and drinks will be served. Guest speakers and other details forthcoming.

Registration is now closed.

Event recap:

NAMIC Philadelphia continues to bring together professionals while highlighting how our diversity positively impacts our industry. During May 23rd the chapter held a networking reception in Center City’s Asian Arts Initiative. The Asian Arts Initiative aims to connect cultural expression to social change by using art as a vehicle to explore the experiences of Asian Americans and the diverse communities which they’re a part of. The beautiful and unique artwork in the venue provided great conversation pieces for all the professionals in attendance. After the networking reception concluded the event kicked off with a brief introduction from Julia Shaw and Diane Kim from the Asian Arts Initiative. Opening remarks from Angel Arocho, NAMIC Philadelphia’s Chapter President followed. Angel’s welcomed the attendees and thanked Chapter Board Members, Advisors and volunteers for all their work and support. Angel provided all event attendees some of the history behind Asian Heritage Month which is currently celebrated during the month of May in the United States. Initially bac in the late 70’s Congress recognized the first 10 days in May and in 1990 Congress passed a bill to extend it to an entire month. The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the US on May 1843 and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 1869 (majority of the workers that laid the tracks were Chinese immigrants).

After the introductory comments the event Guest Speaker, John Titus Executive Director Supply Chain Management for Comcast addressed the audience. John shared his personal story and journey from his birth to an Irish father and Korean mother including how his mother’s Korean and father’s Irish family values pushed him through both academic and sports achievements while remaining true to religion and family. John attributed the diversity and values of his Korean and Irish upbringing plus his military experience into life success. These provided a strong foundation during his formative years, graduation from the Naval Academy and a successful military career of 20+ years. John explained how he continues to leverage those family values as he transitioned from the military into the corporate world and Comcast in 2012.

– Angel Arocho

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