May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and the Khmer Post USA, the city’s Cambodian language newspaper, will kick off the celebration with its 4th Annual Media & Community Gala on Friday, May 2, 2014 from 6:30 pm until midnight at the Hong Kong Restaurant at 308 Westford Street (Cupples Square) in Lowell.
The keynote speaker will be the Honorable Sichan Siv, former US Ambassador to the United Nations. Ambassador Siv was born in Cambodia, escaped Pol Pot, and made it to the United States where he ended up at the White House as a special assistant to President Goerge H. W. Bush and as a US representative to the UN under President George W. Bush.
In addition to remarks by Ambassador Siv, the event will include a multicultural fashion show, a silent auction, a live band and dinner.
Lowell has long been known as a city of immigrants. The city’s Asian American community is rich, complex and diverse with roots reaching throughout the Asian continent. Please consider partaking in this celebration of Asian American food, music, art, performance, literature and leadership. For information or tickets (which are $35), contact Soben Pin at (978) 677-7163 or firstname.lastname@example.org