Thousands gathered at the Lane County Fairgrounds to shop, eat and learn about the vast array of cultures of Asia for the Feb. 15 Asian Celebration, an all-volunteer event.
All proceeds fund the event.
Former ASLCC treasurer Matthew Yook, who chaired the community room for this event, emphasized the importance of having events like the Asian Celebration to bring communities together.
“A lot of Asian culture gets propped up as a model minority,” Yook said. “But then you look at the word Asian and see what that entails.”