The 11th annual Asian Heritage Awards will be held Saturday, Nov. 22 at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido.
This year’s honorees include the researcher who linked the HIV virus to AIDS, the scientist who discovered global warming 40 years ago, a child prodigy at 3 whose virtuosity on the cello has thrilled thousands all over the world and a recipient of the French Legion of Honor.
The four, respectively, are Dr. Flossie Wong-Staal, for public health; Dr. Veerabhadran Ramanathan, for science and technology; Tina Guo, for innovation, and Dr. Palmer Taylor, for medicine.
Other Asian Heritage Award honorees include Dr. Anand Srivastava and Deven Petel, business enterprise; Dr. Alexander Chuang, global outreach; Dr. Charles Nguyen, opportunity in education, and Dr. Marissa Pei, entrepreneurship.
In addition, California Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins will be honored as this year’s Diversity Pioneer. San Diego County Supervisor Dave Roberts is serving as gala chairman.