AAFAA 11th Annual Leadership Dinner

Event details

  • Thursday | May 19, 2022
  • 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
AAFAA 11th Annual Leadership Dinner
Thursday, May 19
5:30-9:00 pm
POC: Elizabeth Jones and [email protected]

In honor of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, join the Asian American Foreign Affairs Association (AAFAA) to celebrate the contributions of AAPIs to the United States at the DACOR Bacon House on May 19, 2022 from 5:30-9:00 pm.

This year’s event will include a cocktail hour and a silent auction featuring many local AAPI artists, including Rosemarie ForsytheNguyên Khôi NguyễnLosang GyatsoKalsang Pottery (NYC) and more!

Our keynote speaker will be Ambassador Chris Lu, Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations for U.N. Management and Reform.  Chris previously served as U.S. Deputy Secretary of Labor, White House Cabinet Secretary, and Assistant to the President.  During the Obama Administration, Chris also co-chaired the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, as well as the Diversity and Inclusion in Government Council.  The son of immigrants, Chris was only the second Asian American in history to become a deputy secretary of any cabinet department.

Tickets are available for purchase on Eventbrite:


  • When you purchase your ticket, please be sure to choose a meal option: Meat, Fish or Vegetarian. This will show up as a free add-on. If you experience technical issues, see Point of Contact (POC) above.
  • Limited to 2 tickets per purchase. 

All are welcome!