OCA-Wisconsin donated money to MCHH (Milwaukee Consortium for Hmong Health). This donation helps the Hmong community in areas of health outreach, education and navigation. Attached is a picture of Mayhoua Moua, executive director of MCHH (pink shirt) and me (green shirt) Every year we give out scholarships. This year we gave out 3 scholarships at our annual picnic. There were 2 for graduating high school seniors: OCA-WI High School Merit Scholarship and OCA-WI Community Scholarship. The OCA Wisconsin UWM Scholarship Fund was awarded to a college senior from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee (UWM). Attached is a picture of the scholarship recipients. We asked people to nominate a person with a short essay on their achievements and how that person has helped the AAPI community. We received a good response. We voted to award 2 people with the AAPI Community Hero Recognition Program. The recipients did not have to be OCA members. Attached are pictures of the 2 recipients: Alex Hanesakda and Soumaly Bounket We had our annual pignic which was attended by 100+ guests on July 23rd. The roast pig is our centerpiece hence we call our picnic - pignic. Attached picture are 2 of our members Tony Lam (green shirt) and Gary Chan (blue shirt) ready to cut the roast pig.

News - More Awesome Americans 20 Citizens Who Enriched America

San Francisco, California—October 1, 2022—Immedium announces the publication of the non-fiction graphic novel More Awesome Asian Americans: 20 Citizens Who Enriched America written by Phil Amara and Oliver Chin and illustrated by Juan Calle.

Due to popular demand, this is the marvelous sequel to the best illustrated children’s anthology about noteworthy Asian Americans ever (ISBN 978-1-59702-150-0, published 2020)! Contact: Immedium, pr@immedium.com PO Box 31846, San Francisco, CA 94131 Take a return flight of fantastic stories! More Awesome Americans 20 Citizens Who Enriched America Written by Phil Amara & Oliver Chin Illustrated by Juan Call “[Awesome Asian Americans, volume 1]

VERDICT : Readers will be drawn to the dynamic illustrations and lively, well-structured profiles detailing these high achievers.” - School Library Journal " Awesome Asian Americans is so compellingly told and illustrated that children may be inspired to follow in the footsteps of the individuals they meet to become artists, storytellers, and scientists.... May these books give each child hope, strength, resilience and inspiration to fulfill their dreams.” - Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association San Francisco, California—October 1, 2022. Due to popular demand, this is the marvelous sequel to the best illustrated children’s anthology about noteworthy Asian Americans ever (ISBN 978-1-59702-150-0, published 2020)! Readers will enjoy learning about 20 more trailblazers who have contributed to America. Fascinating role models with amazing accomplishments, these 10 women and 10 men come from diverse backgrounds and occupations.

Katherine Sui Fun Cheung (pilot)  I.M. Pei (architect)  Isabella Aiona Abbott (botanist)  Amar Bose (audio inventor)  George Takei (actor)  Dith Pran (photojournalist)  Helene An (chef)  Mazie Hirono (senator)  Peter Tsai (N95 mask scientist)  Amy Tan (author)  Mira Nair (filmmaker)  Jen-Hsun “Jensen” Huang (computer CEO)  Jim Lee (comics artist)  Anika Rahman (human rights lawyer)  Midori Goto (violinist)  Channapha Khamvongsa (activist)  Farhan Zaidi (baseball executive)  Bruno Mars (singer)  Raymond Martin (Paralympic sprinter)  Chloe Kim (Olympic snowboarder)

Artist Juan Calle’s 60 vibrant color illustrations bring these absorbing and relevant portraits to life. Students, teachers, and librarians will love discovering key chapters of American history not mentioned in school textbooks, and the spectacular deeds of these pioneering Asian Pacific Islander Americans (APIAs). $17.95 USA, young adult anthology ISBN 13: 978-1-59702-158-6 7.5 x 9.5, 140 pages Oliver Chin wrote the popular annual children's book series Tales from the Chinese Zodiac, Julie Black Belt, Welcome to Monster Isle. He co-wrote The Asian Hall of Fame series with Phil Amara. He lives in San Francisco, CA.

Phil Amara was an editor at Dark Horse Comics, and wrote The Nevermen, The Treehouse Heroes, and So, You Wanna Be A Comic Book Artist? He is an elementary school teacher in Boston, MA. Juan Calle founded Liberum Donum Studios (Bogotá, Colombia) which works on TV, film, and video games.

Juan created the children's book Good Dream, Bad Dream and illustrated The Year of the Rooster and The Asian Hall of Fame series.

# # # About Immedium Immedium, Inc. inspires a world of imagination, and creates entertaining books that have multi-dimensional appeal. Based in San Francisco, CA, Immedium sits on the Pacific Rim, a vibrant intersection for crossover cultural trends from Asia and America. Embracing an increasingly diverse and “multimedia” world, Immedium publishes titles ranging from eye-catching children’s books and contemporary non-fiction to commentaries on art and popular culture. Visit us at www.immedium.com.