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Congressman Edward Markey to Appear at BCNC in "Community Conversations" speaker series
03 Jun 2013
Modified: 01:46:39 PM
MA Congressman Edward J. Markey will be speaking at BCNC this Friday June 7th, 2013 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm as part of the “Community Conversation” speaker series, facilitated by Governor Deval Patrick’s Asian American Commission/Advisory Council.
Congressman Ed Markey Speaks in Chinatown for Inaugural "Community Conversations" Speaker Series

Governor Deval Patrick's Asian American Commission (AAC) /Advisory Council and the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC) have announced a partnership on an educational speaker series called "Community Conversations".

"Community Conversations", facilitated by the Governor's AAC and hosted by BCNC, will feature prominent officials and members of Governor Patrick’s Administration. Each featured speaker will engage in conversation with the community, both listening to concerns and informing & educating attendees.

The first "Community Conversations" event will feature MA Congressman Edward J. Markey (MA- 5th District and candidate for U.S. Senate) and will take place at BCNC on Friday, June 7th at 5:30pm.
"The 'Community Conversations' Speaker Series will offer our community a chance to have conversations with some of the most prominent decision-makers in the State, and we're honored that Congressman Markey will be our inaugural speaker." said Elaine Ng, Executive Director of BCNC. "We’re proud to be partnering with the Governor's Asian American Commission/Advisory Council to bring this opportunity to the community."

"We're thrilled to be able to launch this Speaker Series with someone of the caliber of Congressman Markey, and we’re grateful that BCNC has offered to be the host for our Speaker Series," said Christina Chan, Chairwoman of the Governor's Asian American Commission/Advisory Council. "BCNC is one of the best-known, most-respected organizations in our community, and we're excited to be working with them on this endeavor."

Friday, June 7th at 5:30pm to 7 pm

BCNC, 38 Ash Street, Boston (MBTA - Tufts Medical Center stop on the Orange line)

Free and Open to the Public.


The Governor’s Asian American Commission/Advisory Council acts in an advisory capacity and as liaison to the Governor regarding matters relating to the Commonwealth’s burgeoning Asian American and Pacific Islander community.
The Governor's AAC/Advisory Council is charged with keeping the Governor apprised of issues and concerns relating to the Asian American community. It helps him maintain the relationships with the Asian American community which he has built during his two terms in office. It reports to and receives its directives solely from the Governor, concentrating primarily on issues pertinent to his Administration.
Commission members appointed by Governor Patrick are: Christina Chan (Chair), Stephen Chan, City Councilor Leland Cheung, Helen Chin Schlichte, Shahid Ahmed Khan, Jane Leung, Quoc Tran, Chanrithy "Rithy" Uong, Leverett Wing (Vice-Chair), and Emily Yu.

Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, Inc (BCNC) was founded in 1969 by neighborhood residents. For 43 years, BCNC has served as the vital link to the Asian American community throughout Greater Boston, providing support and resources to ease their integration into American society. BCNC offers exemplary services to over 2,000 people each year, strengthening families and building communities. BCNC is the largest Asian social service provider in New England, its programs include: Acorn Center for Early Education and Care, Adult Education, Arts & Enrichment, Family Child Care, Family Services, Oak Street Youth Center, Recreation and Fitness and Red Oak After School Program.

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