At a press conference held on Monday January 13th, Eve Cho Guillergan, Esq. was joined by city officials and various Korean-American organizations to commemorate the 1st Korean-American Day in New York City. Attending as a representative for the Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York, Ms. Guillergan spoke in front of the crowd about the significance of the Korean-American Day for Korean-Americans residing in the United States.
Eve Guillergan, Esq. delivered the following remarks at the press conference:
"My name is Eve Cho Guillergan. I am from the Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York. It's thrilling to celebrate the Korean heritage with you. A huge thank you to Council Member Peter Koo, Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer, Chair of the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, and the council members who are here today, Margaret Chin, Paul Vallone, Corey Johnson, and Mark Weprin. We also thank the numerous council members for supporting and sponsoring the resolution. We appreciate that you recognize the contributions of all the Koreans in our community. It's important for all ethnic groups to be represented in our American judicial and legal system. KALAGNY is a bar association that helps promote careers in the legal profession - judges, corporate lawyers, nonprofit lawyers, prosecutors, etc. We promote our membership through mentorship, networking, education and supporting the Korean American community. When you think about it our work is about achieving the American dream and helping others do the same. Thank you NYC council for this wonderful day. We look forward to celebrating it for many years to come."
Korean American Day honors the contributions of the Korean American community to the United States and commemorates the arrival of the first Korean immigrants on January 13, 1903. In 2005, the U.S. Senate and House passed resolutions by unanimous consent expressing support for the goals and aspirations of Korean American Day, which is also celebrated by numerous states and municipalities.