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Rep. Mike Honda and AARP’s Kwok honored by JACL

Rep. Mike Honda and AARP’s Kwok honored by JACL

Rep. Mike Honda (D-CA17) and Daphne Kwok, vice president of Multicultural Markets & Engagement for Asian Audiences at AARP, were honored by the Japanese American Citizens League at its Gala Awards Dinner on Oct. 10. Read the full story

Posted in Names in the News, Vol 32 No 45 | 11/2-11/8Comments (0)

Daphne Kwok joins AARP as Vice President

Daphne Kwok joins AARP as Vice President

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Daphne Kwok

AARP has appointed Daphne Kwok as the new Vice President, Multicultural Markets and Engagement effective July 8. Daphne will lead AARP’s outreach efforts toward Asian Americans.

“Daphne brings with her an extensive history of community activism and leadership in the Asian American and Pacific Islander American communities,” said Lorraine Cortés-Vázquez, AARP’s Executive Vice President, Multicultural Markets and Engagement. “We are very excited to have her return to Washington, DC and become part of our team.” Read the full story

Posted in Names in the News, Vol 32 No 30 | 7/20-7/26Comments (0)

Sustainable Growth Summit stresses jobs, environment

Sustainable Growth Summit stresses jobs, environment

Guests at the summit included, from left: Daphne Kwok, chair of the President’s Advisory Commission on AAPI’s; Christina Lagdameo, Deputy Director, White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders; Ronnie Chatterji, Senior Economist, White House Council of Economic Advisors; Christopher Lu, Assistant to the President and Cabinet Secretary; Umni Song, member of the President’s Advisory Commission on AAPIs; Kamuela Enos, member of the President’s Advisory Commission on AAPIs and director of enterprise at MA’O Organic Farms; and Hyeok Kim, member of the President’s Advisory Commission on AAPIs and executive director of Interim Community Development Association (Photo by Rebecca Ip/SCP)

By Janelle Wetzstein
UW News Lab

Sustainability is no longer just about the environment, according to White House Cabinet Secretary Chris Lu, who spoke in Seattle last weekend.   Read the full story

Posted in Community News, Vol 30 No 29 | 7/16-7/22Comments (0)

Daphne Kwok appointed to chair president’s advisory commission

Daphne Kwok appointed to chair president’s advisory commission

Daphne Kwok (Photo from www.apidisabilities.org)

On July 26, President Barack Obama appointed Daphne Kwok of San Francisco as chair of his advisory commission on Asian American and Pacific Islanders. The commission was re-established last year by the president as part of a White House initiative to improve the lives of Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) as communities that are underserved by federal resources.

White House Initiative on Asian American and Pacific Islanders Executive Director Kiran Ahuja said Kwok’s more than two decades of experience as a community leader at both the national and state levels make her an invaluable asset to the commission.  Read the full story

Posted in Briefs, Vol 29 No 31 | 7/31-8/6Comments (0)

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