Asia Society Southern California honors AWKWAFINA at 2023 Annual Gala
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Asia Society Southern California honors AWKWAFINA at 2023 Annual Gala

LOS ANGELES, CA – Asia Society Southern California (ASSC) will host their 2023 Annual Gala on May 21, 2023, at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. The event is a celebration which is dedicated to building bridges of understanding and cooperation between Asia and the United States.

This year’s 2023 Annual Gala continues to highlight the achievements of ASSC and its partners in bringing together a diverse group of leaders from the worlds of entertainment, business, hospitality, and technology. The gala will host a cocktail reception followed by dinner, and a program that includes honorees, and a special performance. The honors for the evening will include, Culture Visionary, Tech Visionary, AWE Visionary, Hotel Visionary, Business Visionary along with a Sports Tribute. 

The evening’s events will be hosted once again by ASSC MVP 2022 Honoree and emcee, Kara Wang and will include a performance by Telly Award Winning, World Choreography Award Nominated, and Universal Dance Award Nominated, Joya Kazi.

Asia Society is proud to have Variety as a media partner.

Asia Society Southern California is the Los Angeles branch of the leading nonpartisan nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening relationships and forging understanding among the people of Asia and the United States. Founded in 1956 by John D. Rockefeller 3rd, Asia Society is based in New York and has locations in Delhi, Hong Kong, Houston, Los Angeles, Manila, Melbourne, Mumbai, Paris, San Francisco, Seattle, Seoul, Sydney, Tokyo, Washington, DC, and Zurich. For more information about Asia Society Southern California, please visit

“The 2023 Gala’s bevy of all-star Honorees is truly transcendent,” said ASSC Gala Chair Brian Treiger. “All are emblematic of ASSC’s paramount mission of bridge building that spans continents, while impacting their respective communities.”

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