DAVID KOON, New York State Assembly Candidate Fundraiser held by Business Philanthropist Wanda Polisseni

Wanda Polisseni, renowned philanthropist and business entrepreneur, hosted fundraiser for David Koon, running to recapture his position as candidate for the 2012 New York State Assembly District 135 including the areas of East Rochester, Fairport, Penfield and Webster in Upstate New York region. David Koon emphatically stated, I run “For the People, From the Heart”! The fundraiser event was held at Wanda Polisseni’s stunning and whimisical lakeside home on the waters of Canandaigua Lake, nestled in the bucolic Upstate New York Finger Lakes Region. Mary Ho remarked the critical outcome of this year’s 2012 elections will be impacted by the Asian American’s visibility and presence as the fastest growing political ethnic minority in the U.S.

Mary Ho, China Millennium Council President, David Koon, 2012 Democratic Candidate 135th District New York State Assembly, Wanda Polisseni, Philanthropist & Keuka College Trustee, Debra O'Reilly and Suzanne Koon

DOMINIC BARTER, Renowned Pioneer of Restorative Circles Visits M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence

Inspired by the social complexity and ever-changing dynamics of the diverse populations in Brazil, Dominic Barter founded The Restorative Circles. Originally the award-winning Restorative Justice pilot projects training program was devised for the Brazilian Justice Department, in collaboration with the UNESCO United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization, including the Special Secretariat for Human Rights and State Secretaries for Education in Brazil. Dominic Barter consults globally with governments and community groups providing practice programs cultivating heart-based learning, healing and pathways to address challenging social and legal issues and to ease communications. He directs the Restorative Justice project for the Centre for Nonviolent Communication, www.restorativecircles.org

Dominic Barter, Internationally Renowned Pioneer of Restorative Circles

Kit Miller, Director of M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, Dominic Barter, Founder of Restorative Circles and Valeria Sinclair-Chapman PhD, Director of the Graduate Programs at the David T. Kearns Center for Leadership and Diversity at the University of Rochester

Temple of Tranquility Vietnamese Asian American Cultural Community Center

Mary Ho and Thanh Huong, the Headmaster of Chùa Thanh Tinh -- Temple of Tranquility -- in Rochester, New York, a Buddhist temple stemming from Vietnamese heritage and cultural traditions. The Temple venue serves as a community center for the Vietnamese Asian Americans in Western New York region and welcomes all and everyone.

Rochester Vietnamese Buddhist Association Celebrates Tribute to Kuan-Yin Memorial

Suzan Emmel, Ayurvedic Health Consultant, Mary Ho, China Millennium Council President and Holly Phan, AAPI Business Leader Visit the Rochester Vietnamese Buddhist Association's Tribute & Celebration of Bodhisattva Kuan-Yin

Greater Rochester Asian American Leadership Council Supports Monroe County Democratic Committee 2012 Elections

Mary Ho, Founder of the Greater Rochester Asian American Leadership Council and Nathan Robfogel Esq., Chairman of the Farash Foundation & former Monroe Country Democratic Committee Chair Discuss AAPIs Strategic Impact on 2012 Political Elections.

PRESIDENT OBAMA keynote address APAICS National Leadership Academy Program Honorees

U.S. President Obama draws ecstatic cheers at the 2012 APAICS Annual Gala Dinner Honoring the Vast Contributions Put Forth by Asian American Communities held at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington D.C.

APAICS and NALP host National AAPI Leadership Academy NOLA

Gloria Chan, Esq., CEO of APAICS Asian Pacific American Institute of Congressional Studies and Sayu Bhojwani, Founder & President of the New American Leaders Project NALP held for the 1st time the National APAICS Leadership Training Academy in New Orleans, LA at both Tulane University and Loyola University campuses. Asian Americans are readily the fastest growing ethnic minority community in the U.S. and gaining critical mass as a strategic voting block in the 2012 political campaigns. Distinguished guest speakers featured U.S. Congressman Cedric Richmond, U.S. Congressman Joseph Cao, Heddy Nam from the Open Society Institute, and AAPI Hmong leader Pakou Hang.

2012 APAICS NALP National Leadership Academy Tulane University New Orleans LA

Rochester Jamaican Organization Celebrates Jamaica’s 50th Year of Independence!

U.S. Congresswoman NY (D) Hon. Louise Slaughter and Mary Ho, President of the China Millennium Council enjoyed the spectacular extravaganza celebrating Jamaica’s 50th Year of Independence at the annual Rochester Jamaican Organization Gala held at the Grand Hyatt Regency Hotel. Honored for her pioneering humanitarian and entrepreneurship, Gloria Langston, owner of WDKX Radio, the first national African-American Radio broadcasting station celebrated Jamaica’s grand cultural history. Ms. Langston is founder of the Andrew Langston Center for Educational Excellence & the WDKX Minority Internship Program, providing student leadership training to advance education and broadcasting careers. Honored guests featured Jamaica native Garth Fagan, Tony Award Winning Choreographer of Lion King, City of Rochester Mayor Thomas Richards, Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks and U.S. Consul General of Jamaica, Honorable Herman G. LaMont.

US Congresswoman New York (D) Honorable Louise Slaughter & Mary Ho, China Millennium Council President