Irene Hirano, Eric Yamamoto and John C. Yang to be honored by the Asian American Justice Center

Posted by Lia Chang

Irene Hirano, Eric Yamamoto and John C. Yang to be honored by the Asian American Justice Center.

Irene Hirano, law professor Eric Yamamoto, Wiley Rein LLP attorney John C. Yang and The Prudential Insurance Company of America will be honored by the Asian American Justice Center (AAJC) at the 12th annual American Courage Awards reception on Oct. 8 at the National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. The event, which recognizes Americans who exemplify community service to Asian American and other minority communities, will be hosted by "Dancing with the Stars" judge Carrie Ann Inaba.

This year, AAJC will honor American Courage Award recipient Eric Yamamoto, a University of Hawaii School of Law professor, who has displayed great courage in championing civil and human rights; The Prudential Insurance Company of America will receive the Bridge Builder Award for its diversity and inclusion initiatives; and Irene Hirano and John C. Yang will be presented with the Distinguished Service Awards for their tireless commitment to community service.

Senator Daniel K. Inouye, former Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta and The Honorable Amul R. Thapar will serve as presenters for the event.

The reception is from 6-8:30pm and tickets for the reception are $75. To purchase tickets, please call (202) 296-2300, x138. Additional information on the American Courage Awards is available at www.advancingequality.org.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
National Press Club
529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor
Washington, D.C.

About The Asian American Justice Center
The Asian American Justice Center (www.advancingequality.org) is a national organization dedicated to defending and advancing the civil and human rights of Asian Americans. It works closely with three affiliates - the Asian American Institute in Chicago (www.aaichicago.org), the Asian Law Caucus (www.asianlawcaucus.org) in San Francisco, and the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (www.apalc.org) in Los Angeles - and nearly 100 community partners in 49 cities, 23 states and Washington, D.C.