WASHINGTON, DC – On Thursday, May 9, the Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL)
will host its second annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Ball at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in honor of
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. The Ball will feature prominent leaders and advocates of the
Asian Pacific American (APA) community, along with young professionals who are dedicated to public
service. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with peers and community leaders to
commemorate the role of APAs in our nation’s capital.
The event will feature celebrity Master of Ceremonies Brian Yang of Hawaii Five-O; Mayor of Campbell,
California Evan Low; and Doua Thor, executive director of the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center.
The featured individuals were chosen by the organization because of their ongoing commitment to
serving the APA community.
“We’re at a historic moment when Asian Pacific Americans are the fastest growing minority group in
America,” says CAPAL Chair Rebecca Lee. “And CAPAL’s honored to host this annual event where we can
celebrate the role and achievements of APAs and inspire greater civic engagement.”
The event has garnered far-reaching support among community leaders, such as host committee
members Norman Mineta, former Secretary of Commerce; Elaine Chao, former Secretary of Labor; and
Mazie Hirono, the first APA woman elected to the Senate. The proceeds from the Ball will benefit
CAPAL’s internship, scholarship, and career development programs for young APA professionals and
Tickets to the Ball are available to the public at http://www.capal.org/ball until Wednesday, May 8, 11:55pm
The Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) is a 501(c)(3) charitable and educational
organization dedicated to building leadership and public policy knowledge within the Asian Pacific
American community. Its mission is to promote APA interests and success in public service careers, to
provide information and education on policy issues affecting the community, and to serve the APA
community at large. For more information, visit http://www.capal.org.