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Asian Heritage Day Celebration

Asian Pacific Heritage Day Celebration
Cleveland City Hall Rotunda
May 30, 2018

Asian Pacific Heritage was celebrated in the Rotunda of Cleveland City Hall with speeches, performances and food. Chia-Min Chen, Asian Liaison for the City of Cleveland was the MC for the evening.

Chia-Min Chen, Asian Liaison

Chia-Min Chen, Asian Liaison


The Rotunda was filled with friends and members of the Asian community of Cleveland.

Confucis Institute Table

Confucius Institute Table

Asian Heritage night at Cleveland City Hall group

Asian Heritage night at Cleveland City Hall group

Asian Heritage night at Cleveland City Hall group


Gia Hoa Ryan, Community Relations Board Member and leader of the Vietnamese community, gave some opening remarks.

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Gia Hoa Ryan, Community Relations Board Member

Gia Hoa Ryan, Community Relations Board Member


Chia-Min Chen, Asian Liaison for the City introduced the keynote speaker, Peter Paik, Teacher & Debate Team Coach of University School. Peter Paik said it is truly a wonderful thing to be a teacher. What makes it wonderful is the bond you make with students and the bond is there even when you don't know it is.



Peter Paik

Peter Paik


Peter Paik

Peter Paik

Amit Ghose, a Cleveland Metropolitan School District teacher from Joseph M. Gallagher School, spoke about the culture and history of Nepal and Bhutan. He introduced a few of his students who performed Nepalese cultural dances.



Amit Ghose

Amit Ghose

Amit Ghose and students

Amit Ghose and students

Students performing Nepalese cultural dance

Students performing Nepalese cultural dance


Students performing Nepalese cultural dance




Students performing Nepalese cultural dance


Students performing Nepalese cultural dance



Congratulations to Chia-Min Chen and the City of Cleveland Community Relations Board for their annual celebration of Asian Pacific Heritage Day.

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