On Tuesday, May 6, the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders kicks off AAPI Heritage Month with an Opening Ceremony at the U.S. Department of the Interior in Washington DC. The event will include remarks from Vice President Joe Biden, a swearing-in ceremony of the new President's Advisory Commission on AAPIs, live performances from Mike Song, KRNFX and others, and a panel discussion with actor Maulik Pancholy and other high profile AAPIs. Here are some more details:
White House Initiative on AAPIs' Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Opening CeremonyThe event has reached capacity, so registration is closed. But you'll be able to stream and watch the live webcast. For further information about the event, go here.
Tuesday, May 6
9:00am - 12:00pm
U.S. Department of the Interior
1849 C Street NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20240
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, a time for us to celebrate and honor the accomplishments that generations of AAPIs have made to our society.
This year's Heritage Month theme is “I AM BEYOND.” The phrase captures the aspirations of the American spirit and how Americans of Asian and Pacific Islander descent have always sought to excel beyond the challenges that have limited equal opportunity in America.
Join the the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) for the AAPI Heritage Month Opening Ceremony on Tuesday, May 6 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm ET, in DOI’s Yates Auditorium in Washington DC.
Highlights will include:
* Swearing-In Ceremony of the new PRESIDENT'S ADVISORY COMMISSION ON AAPIs
* Live Performances by Mike Song, KRNFX, and many more!
* "I Am Beyond" Panel with Maulik Pancholy and other AAPIs who have excelled in their fields
FREE AND OPEN TO ALL.