The City of Cleveland Community Relations Board, led by Asian Liaison Chia-Min Chen, hosted an Asian Heritage Day Celebration on May 28, 2014 in the Cleveland City Hall Rotunda. Over 60 Asian community groups and organizations participated. Chia-Min Chen called them up to the stage one at a time and each gave an elevator speech explaining their organization.
The groups are posted in alphabetical order.
(As always if we made a mistake with a name or you can help ID someone please let us know.)
Chinese Professionals & Entrepreneurs AssociationChinese Professionals & Entrepreneurs Association (CEPA) was founded in 1997 as a non-profit organization to enable multicultural development and strengthen racial understanding and cooperation within our community and others through exchange, education, lectures, and discussions on Chinese culture, history, politics.
Hao Zhou of Chinese Professionals & Entrepreneurs Association
Cleveland American Middle East Organization
Cleveland American Middle East Organization (CAMEO) is a bi-partisan Political Action Organization that was established in 1970. It is designed to articulate the political interest of more than 100,000 Northeastern Ohio residents of Middle Eastern heritage, Arab Americans.
Faris Alameh and Pierre Bejjani of Cleveland American Middle East Organization
Cleveland Asian Festival Organization
Cleveland Asian Festival board member Mike Mendoza
Cleveland Chinatown Development CorporationThe Cleveland Chinatown Development Corporation is revitalizing the Old Chinatown in Cleveland on Rockwell between East 21st and 24th streets.
Cleveland Chinese Benevolent AssociationThe Cleveland Chinese Benevolent Association has been active in Cleveland for 99 years. The mission is to promote Chinese culture and heritage and help Chinese Americans adjust to living in the US.
Cleveland Chinese Senior Citizens Association
The Cleveland Chinese Senior Citizens Association is a non-profit on Payne Avenue that serves the need of senior citizens of Chinese heritage.
Cleveland Coalition for Peace and Non Violence
Paramjit Singh represented the Cleveland Coalition for Peace and Non Violence. He said that Sikhism is the 5th largest religion in the world.
Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University
The Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University (CSU) helps to better prepare students, Northeast Ohio K-12 school students, and members of the community at large in terms of learning Chinese language and developing an understanding of China's arts and culture. It also serves as a bridge to connect Cleveland State University and local business community to related Chinese institutions for academic and business cooperation.
Elizabeth Miller of Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University
Federation of India Community Associations of Northeast OhioFICA is an organization dedicated to serving the needs of the Asian Indian Community in Northeast Ohio. From its humble beginnings as a student association in 1962, it has grown to be the voice of a diaspora of over 20,000 and on the increase. FICA helps Asian Indian families assimilate into the mosaic of greater Cleveland. Its community service arm, known as Project Seva, and the India Cultural Garden have been instrumental in building bridges and in promoting greater understanding of Indian culture.
Dr. Chittaranjan Jain of FICA
Formosan Association of Public AffairsThe Formosan Association of Public Affairs (FAPA) is a world-wide Washington DC headquartered non-profit organization with the educational mission to provide media, scholars and the general public with information on issues related to Taiwan. FAPA informs and updates Members of Congress and their staff on Taiwanese issues. FAPA seeks to articulate the point of view of the people of Taiwan.
Hmong Community of Cleveland, Akron and Northeast OhioThe Hmong are an Asian ethnic group from the mountainous regions of China, Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand.
Indian Christian Association of Northeast Ohio
Indian Classical Music Association of ClevelandThe mission of the Indian Classical Music Association of Cleveland is to entertain the Society's members and the public by offering quality programs in Indian Classical Music, Dance and Drama and to promote the learning, appreciation and understanding of these fine arts through the activities of the Society's members, performers in the profession of music, drama and dance, and the public to contribute to the multi-ethnic heritage of the Greater Cleveland Community. http://www.icmscleveland.org.
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