The honorees are: Sonny Alforque, project and artistic director for the Filipino Sinag-tala Theatre Project; Lina Fat, corporate chef and marketing director of Fat City Inc.; Mona Foster, founder of Hui O' Hawaii of Sacramento and vice-chair of the Council of Asian Pacific Islanders Together for Active Leadership; Randy Imai, member of the Nisei War Memorial Hall Board and member of the Japanese American Citizens League; and Kevin Saephan, president of United Iu-Mien Community, Inc.
...Sonny Alforque Mr. Sonny Alforque
is the proprietor of Parlance Projects
, a firm that provides consultation and assistance for cultural events planning, cultural diversity, communication skills for the foreign-born, and other culturally relevant topics.He is also the project and artistic director of Sinag-tala Theater Project, an organization that he helped found in 1990.He
has been involved in organizing many projects, including the Philippine National Day Association
, the Pacific Rim Street Festival, and a project showcasing the works of Filipino authors.He has received numerous awards, is currently a member of the Asian Cultural Exchange's Board of Directors, CSUS Theater and Dance Department Advisory Board, and the California State Fair Asian Pacific Islander Advisory Committee.