Creating Opportunities
for Friendship Among
All People

The Asian American Council of Oregon is a non-profit organization devoted to the cultivation and promotion of Asian and Asian American culture through sponsorship of cultural and social activities.

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month: May 2021

Information about this summer’s “Strength in Unity Festival” featuring the Oregon Asian Celebration and Obon and Taiko Festival will be available at www.asiancelebration.org.
Take a stroll in downtown Eugene between 8th and 11th avenues to see our windowfront exhibits Asian and Asian-inspired fine arts, crafts, cultural heritage, and poetry.  Read more…  To learn about the history of Asian American and Pacific Islander Month.

Announcement

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October 1985

Angie Collas-Dean, Ada Lee, and the late Vern Ho met to discuss an idea for an event they hoped would encourage greater cooperation and familiarity between the diverse populations of Asian Americans living in the area. Perhaps this could even lead to the emergence of a larger more inclusive community of all Asian nationalities.

February 16, 1986
On February 16, 1986, the first Asian Celebration was successfully launched, attracting several hundred attendees. It was a 4-hour event in the 6000 sq ft “Auditorium Building” at the Lane County Fairgrounds.

Asian American Council Events/Activities

Oregon Asian Celebration

Wishing Tree

Asian American Heritage Month

Windowfront Exhibit

Asian American Council of Oregon Mission

The mission of the Asian American Council of Oregon (AACO) is to create opportunities which foster friendship and harmonious relations among all people by presenting events and activities that will stimulate a better understanding of Asian and Asian-American cultures.

A Look Back

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Asian American Council Board of Directors

David Tam,
Acting President
09/2019 – 09/2022
Carrie Matsushita,
Secretary
09/2019 – 09/2022
Helen Liu,
Treasurer
06/2020 – 06/2023
Jason Cummings
06/2020 – 06/2023
Maria Warren
06/2020 – 06/2023
Shann Ormsbee
06/2020 – 06/2023
JC Lee
06/2020 – 06/2023
Mimi Nolledo
06/2020 – 06/2023
Sy Kim
06/2020 – 06/2023
Liana Leung
06/2020 – 06/2023
Niki McFarland
06/2020 – 06/2023
Zoe Zhou
06/2020 – 06/2023

Our Partners

Asian American Foundation of Oregon (AAFO)
Chinese American Benevolent Association (CABA)
Philippine American Association (PAA)
Japanese American Association (JAA)