2016 Council of Korean Americans National Summit & Gala
During the CKA Gala & Awards Dinner on Friday, October 14, we will honor several exemplary individuals who represent the best of our community’s contributions to society. This year’s Public Servant Award honoree is US District Judge for the Northern District of California Lucy Koh.
Judge Koh has been nominated to serve on the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Described by President Barack Obama as “a first-rate jurist with unflagging integrity and evenhandedness,” Judge Koh truly exemplifies the best of Korean Americans in public service.
Judge Koh is the nation’s second-ever Korean American federal judge and would only be the second at the appellate court level if confirmed by the Senate. The first Korean American federal judge, Herbert Choy, also the first Asian American, was appointed to the federal court of appeals by President Nixon in 1971.
To put Judge Koh into further perspective, there are only 26 active Asian American federal court judges out of 871 who active, about three percent.
Join us on October 14 as we celebrate Judge Koh’s historic achievements and service to our nation.
To purchase a ticket and register to attend the Gala & Awards Dinner, click on the link in the title. For more information about our annual National Summit, go to ckasummit.org.
Council of Korean Americans will hold their National Summit & Gala at Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C. on October 14 & 15, 2016.
Judge Lucy H. Koh (first female Korean American federal judge and nominee for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit) and Gideon Yu (tech entrepreneur and co-owner of the San Francisco 49ers) will be the honored guests this year. During this 2-day event, CKA will host briefings at the White House and on Capitol Hill with senior Obama Administration officials and members of Congress. CKA will also celebrate the contributions of Korean Americans from various fields and convene conversations on issues of importance to the Korean American community.
Last year, the CKA inaugural national summit & gala drew more than 400 people from 17 states and 4 countries.
The event is co-chaired by Esther C. Lee and Jinhee Ahn Kim.
Registration will open in July. Sign up for updates at councilka.org/summit.
For inquiry or suggestions about the event: summit @counsilka.org / 202-930-3252