Institute for Corean-American Studies, Inc.
The Honourable Michael A Nutter
City of Philadelphia
as KOREA MONTH
We are pleased to share with you that The Hon Michael A Nutter,
Mayor of the City of Philadelphia, proclaimed* today "August 2008 as KOREA MONTH"
on the occasion of the "ICAS Summer Symposium and ICAS Reception & Dinner 2008:The Korean
* CITY OF PHILADELPHIA
MICHAEL A NUTTER, MAYOR
is a city where people of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds reside in an environment
of brotherly love and sisterly affection. As host to such a varied citizenry, Philadelphia
has enjoyed a long range of benefits to its schools, businesses, and culture. In
order to continue our efforts toward remaining a very international city, it is
important to recognize the various groups of immigrants that come to Philadelphia
and contribute to our society. Korean-Americans are one of the most important immigrant
groups that the City of Philadelphia hosts, and the impact that this group has on
the City is tremendous.
Whereas, the Korean-American community has had a beneficial
impact on the City of Philadelphia. Korean food, literature, and music, have nehanced
the day to day lives of Philadelphians and tourists to our great City. Korean businesses
have found a welcoming home in Philadelphia. Moreover, the City of Philadelphia
sent a trade mission to Korea in 2005, which was successful in improving commercial
ties between our City and Korea. Professionals and students from Korea have improved
Philadelphia's world-renowned universities, businesses, and medical facilities.
Whereas, the Institute for Corean-American Studies, Inc. (ICAS) has served to encourage
peace and prosperity between the United States and Asia-Pacific rim natons through
its lectures and other activities.
Whereas, Incheon, Korea is a Sister City to
Philadelphia since 1984, and our cities have maintained a close relationship even
prior to the foration of this relationship. The strong relationship that the City
of Philadelphia has with Incheon, Korea, mirrors the great relationship that our
commonwealth and our nation have with Korea.
On the one hundred fifth anniversary
of the Korean Diaspora to the United States, I offer my hope that the Korean Community
in Philadelphia will continue to thrive.
I, Michael A Nutter, Mayor
of the City of Philadelphia, do hereby proclaim August 2008, as
Philadelphia as our city salutes and congratulates the Koeran Diaspora on the one
hundred fifth anniversary of their presence in the United States of America.
Michael A Nutter
City of Philadelphia
Given under my hand and the Seal
of the City of Philadelphia, this
second day of August, two
thousand and eight
following persons are among the well-wishers who sent Greetings and Proclamations.
They are The Hon Ed Rendell (Governor, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania), The Hon Arlen
Specter (US Senator), The Hon Robert Casey Jr (US Senator), The Hon Allyson Schwartz
(US Rep), The Hon Joe Sestak (US Rep), The Hon Jim Gerlach (US Rep), The Hon Mike
Honda (US Rep), The Hon Eni F H Faleomavaega (US Rep), The Hon Jim Matthews (Montgomery
County Chair Commissioner), The Hon Joe Hoeffel (Montgomery County Commissioner),
The Hon Bruce L Castor Jr (Montgomery County Commissioner), The Hon Patty Kim (Councilwoman,
City of Harrisburg) and The Hon A Michael Pratt (Chancellor, Philadelphia Bar Association).
Sang Joo Kim / signed
Sr. Fellow & Executive Vice President