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US Commander of Merit of the Order receives Trailblazer Award (May 2015)

 

KoreanAmericanStory.org presented Golden Globe Award winner and Primetime Emmy Nominee Sandra Oh with its inaugural Trailblazer award at KoreanAmericanStory.org's Fifth Annual Fundraising Gala on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at the Tribeca Rooftop. Dumbfoundead and US Commander of Merit of the Order, Confrere Thomas Park Clement will also be presented with Trailblazer awards. "We are very excited to give our first Trailblazer Awards to actor Sandra Oh, hip-hop artist Dumbfounded, and entrepreneur and humanitarian Thomas Park Clement. As Korean Americans, their pioneering contributions in cinema, music, and business have blazed the trail to inspire future Korean American generations to come," said HJ Lee, President of KoreanAmericanStory.org.

The Fundraising Gala was emceed by Emmy Award winning TV reporter and co-anchor of ABC News Nightline, Juju Chang, and highlighted the organization's efforts to preserve the history and culture of Korean Americans living in the United States through initiatives such as the Legacy Project, its signature series that captures on video the Korean American experience through personal interviews. The event also featured a rap performance by Rekstizzy, live and silent auctions featuring a dinner at Jean-Georges Restaurant hosted by Kimchi Chronicles star Marja Vongerichten, and experiential stories from the Trailblazer Award winners.

To learn more about this single event, visit http://KoreanAmericanStory.org/gala-2015/

About KoreanAmericanStory.org, Inc.

KoreanAmericanStory.org is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to create and preserve stories of the Korean American experience, creating a historical record for future generations. All of our content is being archived at the Korean Heritage Library of the University of Southern California. For more information, please visit www.KoreanAmericanStory.org. You can also become a Fan of KoreanAmericanStory.org on www.facebook.com/KoreanAmericanStory.org or follow KoreanAmericanStory.org via Twitter @KA_Story.

About the Legacy Project

The Legacy Project captures on video the Korean American experience through personal interviews. View legacy project videos at: http://KoreanAmericanStory.org/legacy-video/



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