Gil Asakawa Honored as a 2019 Asian American Heroes of Colorado

June 14, 2019 • Community, News

JACL Mile High Chapter President Gil Asakawa was recognized as a 2019 Asian American Heroes of Colorado during a luncheon banquet at Empress Seafood Restaurant in Denver on May 18.

Gil Asakawa, far left, on the cover of Asian Avenue.

Now in its 11th year, the event celebrated Asian Pacific American 
Heritage Month by recognizing deserving members of the Asian American community who positively promote AAPI success.

In addition to his JACL duties, Asakawa currently serves as a student media manager at the University of Colorado at Boulder and content consultant, as well as a published author and former board chair of the Pacific Citizen editorial board.

Also honored during the event were Dr. Faye Caronan, Tarika Cefkin, Dr. Rachele Espiritu, Roger Liu and Dr. Robin Yasui.

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