Congressman Rush Holds 5th Annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

May 12, 2003
Press Release

CHICAGO ---- Congressman Bobby L. Rush (D-IL.) and the Advisory Council on Asian Affairs will recognize the dedication of individuals, community organizations and media in the Asian-American community who serve the people of the State of Illinois during Asian American Heritage Month on Friday, May 16, 2003 from 5:30pm until 8:00pm @ the Ralph Metcalfe Federal Building, 3rd Floor, Room #331, 77 West Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL.

The Consulate Generals of China, India, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand will give remarks. There will be traditional dress, dance and cultural performances from the countries of Vietnam, China, Korea, Japan, Philippines and Pakistan. The event will be followed by a reception. Congressman Rush is the only member of the U.S. Congress to have an Asian Advisory Board.

The event is open to credentialed media. For photos, press clippings and video/audio, please call Mr. Younus Suleman @ 773/224.6500.