The Montgomery County Title VI Committee will host the initially Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Celebration on May possibly 27, 2022, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Wilma Rudolph Event Heart.
The City of Clarksville and the Clarksville Human Relations Fee as effectively as users from the AAPI neighborhood are partnering in the celebration through the use of occasion area and their involvement in preparing and execution. The function is absolutely free and open up to all people who is interested in the heritage and contributions of the AAPI local community.
Environment-renowned laser eye surgeon Dr. Ming Wang will be the visitor speaker at the party as he shares his journey to results. Wang, who gained doctorate degrees, a person in laser physics and one in drugs, from Harvard and MIT, is also a philanthropist, co-founder of the non-gain Widespread Floor Community and creator of the amniotic membrane speak to lens. As a teen, Ming fought to escape China’s Cultural Revolution when tens of millions of innocent youth were being deported to remote parts to experience a everyday living sentence of tough labor and poverty. The Wang Foundation for Sight Restoration has served people from about 40 states in the U.S. and 55 international locations, with all sight restoration surgeries carried out cost-free of demand. Dr. Wang was named the Kiwanis Nashvillian of the Calendar year for his lifelong commitment to helping blind orphaned little ones from all over the world.
Songs, dancing, food stuff tastings and booths representing Korean, Filipino, Samoan, Hawaiian, Japanese and Thai communities will be a section of the event to rejoice the assorted tradition and realize the wealthy heritage, traditions, and contributions of the AAPI communities of Clarksville-Montgomery County.
“It is an honor to host Montgomery County’s inaugural Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Thirty day period with our Asian and Pacific Island community members. In Montgomery County, we attempt to live up to our term. We never just admit and regard variety and inclusion in just the government and community, we cherish and embrace it,” explained Zoyie Jackson, Montgomery County Range and Inclusion Officer.
For a lot more info about the party contact Montgomery County Title VI Co-Chair Pam Clark at 931-648-5715 ext. 12309
This write-up initially appeared on Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle: Montgomery County to host very first Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage function