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US-Asia Institute to Honor Congressional Black Caucus

Brooklyn, N.Y. – On March 27, 2014, the US-Asia Institute will honor the Congressional Black Caucus at its Thirty-Fifth Anniversary Gala, hosted in the Delegates Dining Room of the United Nations in New York City.

Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke will accept the US-Asia Institute’s Extraordinary Vision Award on behalf of the Congressional Black Caucus.

“Since its establishment in 1979, the US-Asia Institute has been dedicated to the relationship between the United States and the nations of East Asia, providing members of Congress with critical information that we have used to support international trade , the non-proliferation of weapons, environmental protection, the rule of law, regional and global security, and economic development,” said Congresswoman Clarke.

Referred to as “the Conscience of the Congress,” the Congressional Black Caucus, with forty-three members in the House of Representatives and the Senate, has since 1971 worked to establish as policy the values inscribed in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution: opportunity for every American and equality under the law.

Founded by Esther G. Kee and Joji Konoshima, the US-Asia Institute remains a private non-governmental organization associated with the United Nations, dedicated to developing the relationship between the people and the governments of the United States and East Asia.

U.S. Representative Yvette D. Clarke is a member of the House Committee on Small Business, Ethics, and Homeland Security, where she is the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies. She represents many neighborhoods in central and southern Brooklyn, NY which include Brownsville, Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Flatbush, Gerritsen Beach, Madison, Midwood, parts of Park Slope and Flatlands, Prospect Heights, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, Sheepshead Bay, and Windsor Terrace.