Asian/Pacific American Librarians Assn. (APALA) Annual Conference Cynthia Hsieh 23 May 1995 20:36 UTC

The Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA) will have its
1995 Annual Conference at the Auditorium of Harold Washington Library
Center, on June 26, 1995.

Founded in 1980, incorporated in 1981, and affiliated with ALA in 1982,
APALA is devoted to promoting library services to the Asian Pacific
American communities and to providing a forum for discussing problems and
concerns of Asian Pacific American Librarians.

The theme for this year's conference is "Identity Achievement: Proud to
be an Asian/Pacific American, Proud to be Who I Am."  The conference
program, which will run from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m., features Asian Pacific
Americans of different professions who will share with the audience their
own perspectives of being Asian Pacific Americans and why they are proud
of it!  Speakers include: Dr. Tung Hon Jeong, a nuclear physicist and a
world-renowned expert of laser and holography; Sandra Yamate, a
practicing lawyer and founder of Polychrome Publishing, the only company
specializing in Asian American children's books; Dwight Okita, a
playwright and poet based in Chicago; Jackie Shen, prominent chef and
owner of Jackie's Restaurant in Chicago.  There will also be a reception at
5:00 p.m. with Asian cuisine and entertainments by Chicago Taiwanese
Youth Orchestra, Lucy/Nick Macabenta filipino dance group, as well as
professional singers, Ester Hana and Gabriel Lingat.

For more information or to purchase a reception ticket, please call
Elinda Regner, President of APALA, at: (312)747-4414.