圣路易市将举办第一届亚太裔美人传统月庆祝活动
St. Louis City Recorder of Deeds Holds 1st Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

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【St. Louis Chinese American News 圣路易时报讯】由圣路易市记录官Michael Butler主持,圣路易市破记录第一届亚太裔美人传统月庆祝活动,将于五月六日(周一)下午六时至八时在圣路易市政府市政大厅举行。

Butler记录官表示,圣路易市肯定亚太裔美人社区的成就和对圣路易市的贡献,包括历史上曾在Hop Alley存在的中国城。今年五月六日,我们将再度创造历史,在圣路易市政府第一次举行庆祝亚太裔传统月仪式。

圣路易市第一位亚太裔市议员,第24选区印度裔美人市议员Bret Narayan说他将参加这项有意义之庆祝活动,并为圣路易市带来社区新视野,创造新历史。

在庆祝活动中将表扬协助移民难民在圣路易安身立命之圣路易国际机构总裁Anna Crosslin,创立圣路易华裔老人服务中心的罗彦豪夫妇(Harold and Helena Law),餐馆企业家Lona Luo,社区企业家及慈善家Suchin Prapaisilp及曾服务于圣路易艺术博物馆、普立兹艺术基金会之设计师Kiku Obata。

圣路易市市议会会长Lewis Reed,市议员Bret Narayan将在庆祝会中讲话,并由韩裔艺术家Agile One担任DJ。

欢迎社区各界人士踊跃参加圣路易市第一届亚太裔传统月庆祝活动,有关详情请电邮 FanC@st-louis.gov 或上网 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/1st-asian-pacific-american-history-month-celebration-tickets-58575865992

St. Louis City Recorder of Deeds Holds 1st Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Celebrates 1st AAPI Alderman and Honors Distinguished Asian American Leaders

The St. Louis City Recorder of Deeds Michael Butler will hold the first-ever Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebration at City Hall, 1200 Market St, on May 6 from 6-8pm. The Recorder of Deeds holds the city of St. Louis’ archives, marriage, birth, death, and property records.

Recorder Butler said, “I’m pleased to honor the Asian American and Pacific Islander community’s achievements and contributions to our fair city, and to recognize the significant history of Asian Americans in our community, including the thriving community that existed at the original Chinatown of Hop Alley downtown. We invite the community to record more history on May 6th.”

Alderman-elect Bret Narayan (24th ward) said “I humbly look forward to serving as the first Asian American alderman of St. Louis, and to join in this historic celebration of our community. I hope to bring a fresh perspective to the Board of Aldermen and to bring the stories of our community and the experiences of people like my father, who immigrated from India, to City Hall decision-making.”

Distinguished honorees for the inaugural celebration include Anna Crosslin, President of the International Institute, which has helped generations of immigrants and refugees settle in our region; Harold and Helena Law, who founded the Chinese Senior Citizens Center and successfully fought for Asian Pacific Americans and American Indians to be included in the city’s minority contracting, James Beard Foundation semifinalist restauranteur Lona Luo of Lona’s Little Eats, community businessman and philanthropist Suchin Prapaisilp of Jay International Foods, and the designer Kiku Obata who has worked on the St. Louis Art Museum and the Pulitzer Art Foundation.

Speakers include Recorder Michael Butler, Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed, Alderman-elect Bret Narayan, the first ever Asian Pacific American alderman in the city, the son of an Indian Immigrant. Entertainment will be provided by DJ Agile One, also known as April Fulsome, a Korean American artist. Community members can reserve their free tickets to this historic event at by emailing FanC@st-louis.gov or online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/1st-asian-pacific-american-history-month-celebration-tickets-58575865992.

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