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As an asian American chicagoan and a huge supporter of the Olympics coming to our city/country in 2016… I was honored to be invited to an amazing Asian-american rally supporting the chicago 2016 olympic bid w/ the most beautiful performances from different cultural groups around chicago representing the Chinese, Burmese, Bangladeshi, Japanese, Indonesian, Filipino, Korean, Indian, Thai, Pakistani, Laotian, Cambodian, Vietnamese, Malaysian, Nepalese,… to name a few.  I can’t tell you how culturally diverse, energetic, entertaining, talented, proud and supportive the thousands in attendance were… I met dancers, musicians, consulates, media, students, teachers, attorneys, builders, store owners, grandparents, children,… all so excited about welcoming the world to the city that they are proud to call home!  Mayor daley expressed that we have…

a chance to have a world celebration in a town that represents the world… he explained how Chicago has always primarily been made up of immigrants in one form or another- this city was built by immigrants- and is full of culture and backgrounds from every part of the world because of it- and this is our time to host a world celebration in our home- inviting brothers, sisters, family, contacts, friends,… to visit us or simply be a part of the 3.6 billion that watch the celebration on tv… from homes all around the world to enjoy our culturally diverse community and life that we have built here- that we need to be the ones to invite the world back to the US for friendship, comfort, sport and enjoyment… and to further become one of the most inviting and worldly cities… which we know we are… and always will be…


I also must say… if this is just one group/event… imagine when all the rest organize and participate as well… as I know they will… and it will all be beautiful… I for one celebrate and support that!  And would love to attend if invited… good luck all!


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Join the Movement!


Asians 4 Chicago 2016—— proudly announces an Asian American Community Rally and Asian Media Conference in support of Chicago’s bid for the Olympics!!

Date:    Saturday, March 21, 2009: 6:00pm – 8:00 pm

Location:          Lane Tech High School Auditorium

2501 W. Addison Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618

FREE ADMISSION to Rally and FREE PARKING available

See a Chicago 2016 presentation on Chicago’s bid for the Olympics!

Live cultural performances from each Asian American community

Meet former Asian Olympians

Witness the community banner presentation to Chicago 2016 Officials

Experience a “once in a lifetime” opportunity to be part of the City’s Olympic support process!!

To get your free tickets, please contact your community representative(s) listed below:

Bangladeshi Community: Sadruddin Noorani at (312) 550-5456 or E-mail:

Bangladeshi Community: Monir Choudhury at (773) 443-8647 or E-mail:

Burmese Community: Tin Khine at (312) 505-0936 or E-Mail:

Cambodian Community: Kathy Reun at Cambodian Assoc. at (773) 878-7090 or

Chinese Community: Bernie Wong at Chinese American Service League at (312) 791-0418

Chinese Community: Susan Ng-Harroun at Chinatown Chamber of Commerce at (312) 326-5320

Chinese Community: Chinese Mutual Aid Association at (773) 784-2900

Chinese Community:William Lin at (847) 668-6899 or E-mail:

Chinese Community: Denise Lam at (847) 410-5106 or E-mail:

Filipino Community: Dennis Mondero at (312) 965-6277 or E-mail:

Filipino Community: Jelly Carandang at (847) 679-7058 or E-mail:

Filipino Community: Ruben Salazar at (630) 379-9636 or E-mail:

Filipino Community: Mr. Cornelio & Dr. Evelyn Natividad at (773) 426-5459 /

Filipino Community: Fred de Asis at (847) 910-9996 or E-mail:

Indian Community: Susan Patel at (847) 571-5123 or E-mail:

Indian Community: Hetal Patel at (630) 400-6933 or E-mail:

Indian Community: Jatinder Bedi at (773) 677-6400 or E-mail:

Indian Community: Moh Saini at (847) 530-1374 or E-mail:

Indian Community: Anita Chugh at (630) 789-2744 or E-mail:

Indian Community: Prem Lalvani at (630) 739-7089 or E-mail:

Indonesian Community: Martino Tangkar at (312) 280-0841 or E-mail:

Indonesian Community: Trasila Davidge at E-mail:

Japanese Community: JASC – Japanese American Service Committee:

Korean Community: KAAC – Korean American Association of Chicago at (773) 878-1900

Korean Community: Linda Wang at E-mail:

Korean Community: Younghe Kang at (630) 781-7241

Korean Community: George Kim at (847) 274-0815

Laotian Community: Khamphoui Singvongsa at (773) 551-6530 or E-mail:

Malaysian Community: Yin Kean at E-mail:

Malaysian Community: Azelena Williams at E-mail:

Nepalese Community: Bala Ghimire at (773) 710-3795 or E-mail:

Nepalese Community: Shyam Shrestha at (773) 314-6739 or E-mail:

Pakistani Community: Dr. Tariq Butt at (312) 545-8471 or E-mail:

Pakistani Community: Hameedulah Khan at (773) 556-9993 or E-mail:

Pakistani Community: Azam Mirza at (847) 509-0231 or E-mail:

Singapore Community: Liah Tehan at (847) 212-4810 or E-mail:

Singapore Community: Jim Tehan at (847) 224-6861 or E-mail:

Thai Community: Poxie Xumsai at (773) 306-8555 or E-mail:

Thai Community: Alex Limson at E-mail:

Thai Community: Nanta Buranakanchana at (847) 899-0313 or E-mail:

Thai Community: Sinee Techa at (847) 722-7077 or E-mail:

Vietnamese Community: Jackie Conley at (773) 629-4394 or at E-mail:

Vietnamese Community: Kevin Ma at (773) 427-9188 or E-mail:

12 Responses

  1. Kimberly

    It was great seeing you there! I volunteered and had a fun, hectic time behind the scenes. Though volunteering didn’t give me the time to say much of a hi, we were glad you came and enjoyed the show!

  2. coop

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