Asian Services In Action, Inc. 3rd Annual Spring Speakers Series

With more than 100 Northeast Ohio community stakeholders in attendance, Asian Services In Action, Inc. (ASIA, Inc.) proudly hosted an informative and rewarding Spring Speaker Series on April 16, 2018, in Akron, Ohio at the Summit ArtSpace. The Spring Speaker Series, an annual event hosted every April in Akron, returned for its third year. The event featured an inspirational and touching address through the eyes of keynote speaker Hamayon Yaqobi, Afgan refugee who currently resides in Akron with his wife and 3 kids.

Proceeds from the Spring Speaker Series directly support the refugee and immigrant families and individuals ASIA, Inc. serves annually. Additionally, every donation made was matched dollar-for-dollar thanks to the generosity of the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation. aimed to highlight Ohio’s refugee community along with a featured keynote presentation which showcases the refugee experience.

Please visit ASIA, Inc.’s Facebook page for pictures from the event.

When: April 16, 2018
Where: Summit Artspace
140 E. Market St., Akron, OH 44308
*Registration opens at 8:30 AM. Breakfast provided.

8:30 AM – Registration & breakfast 
9:15 AM
– Program begins, Welcome speech 
9:20 AM
– Agency video 
9:30 AM
– Keynote Intro 
9:35 AM
– Keynote speech 
10:20 AM
– Q&A 
10:40 AM
– Closing speech and networking 
11:00 AM
– Program concludes

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Thank you to our 2018 Spring Speaker Series sponsors for making this year’s event possible.

May & C.F. Chen

Huntington Bank 

County of Summit ADM Board 

Ilene Shapiro County Executive Department of Jobs & Family Services 


For more information about upcoming fundraising and special events, please contact Ajla Karalic at or by phone at 330-535-3263 Ext. 5307.