Thank you to all the supporters and participants who made our
2016 National Summit & Gala a success.

2016 CKA National Summit

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Envisioning the Future of CKA

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White House Briefing

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CKA co-hosted our fourth annual White House Briefing in partnership with the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) and the White House Office of Public Engagement. 130 attendees dined at the Indian Treaty Room, followed by a briefing featuring senior officials in the Obama administration on various national issues. Topics included health policy, gender gap in policy making and US relations with the Korean Peninsula.

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Gala & Awards Dinner

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On, Friday October 14, over 500 people attended our annual Gala & Awards Dinner. This year’s theme was Fulfilling the Promise of America. We heard from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon about his vision for the Korean American community and the global society as well as the Ambassador-Designate to the Philippines Sung Kim about his career in diplomacy. This year’s honorees were: Co-Owner of San Francisco 49ers and Chairman & CEO of Bowers & Wilkins Gideon Yu (CKA Trailblazer Award), US District Judge for Northern District of California Judge Lucy Koh (CKA Public Servant Award), and Chief of Staff of the City of Boston Daniel Koh (CKA Young Leader Award).

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National Summit

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On Saturday, October 15, over 200 people participated in our National Summit, where leaders in business, government, entertainment, medicine, and education led conversations about national issues affecting the Asian American community. This year’s Summit included an interactive Town Hall; CKA & present ROAR Story Slam: Celebrating Korean American Voices, a story-telling competition; and documentary screening of The Last Tear.

Congratulations to the winners of Story Slam: Jen Kim (1st place), Min-Woo Park (2nd place) and Eric Sharp (3rd place).

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