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3rd Sublevel, S. Dillon Ripley Center
To celebrate Kodomono Hi, Japanese Children’s Day, master artist Shizumi Shigeto Manale introduces young people to the arts and culture of Japan. They’ll watch a giant origami crane take shape before their eyes, learn to count in Japanese, and take part in arts and crafts activities. Recommended for ages 4–9. Admission: $10 for children, $12 for adults. http://www.DiscoveryTheater.org
Explore the intersection of pop culture and spiritual concerns in late Edo society with leading scholars in the field. They will discuss Kano Kazunobu’s phantasmagoric paintings of Buddha’s legendary disciples and Katsushika Hokusai’s famous print series of Mount Fuji. The panel includes James C. Dobbins, Fairchild Professor of Religion at Oberlin College; Patricia Graham, independent art historian; Constantine N. Vaporis, professor of history at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County; and Freer & Sackler curators James Ulak and Ann Yonemura.
616 H St. NW, Suite 201, Washington, DC 20001
OCA DC Chapter
Chinese American Citizens Alliance
Chinatown Community Cultural Center
Piloted to Serve covers wartime history and more from the memory of Rebecca Chan Chung, a Hong Kong nurse and military veteran of World War II. Through family biography, Chung tells of her experience with the Flying Tigers, U.S. Army, and China National Aviation Corporation, including flying over the “Hump” across the Himalayas to allied China after the Burma Road had been cut off. Email Ted Gong at firstname.lastname@example.org
Event continues until May 7
Established in 1999, the two-day APAICS Academy provides AAPI elected officials with the skills and training needed to excel in their current office as well as prepare them for opportunities to advance in higher office.
National Portrait Gallery
Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program
Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Heritage Committee
Enjoy a day of music, dance, and spoken word performances, arts-and-crafts activities, video interviews by the Hirshhorn’s Artlab+ teen videographers, and much more. Free and open to the public; no reservations required. Sponsored in part by the Reinsch Family Education Endowment. Email Jenn Chen at email@example.com or Jina Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org
75 housing practitioners from across the country gather to discuss community development needs, including affordable housing and community organizing strategies.
Aasif Mandvi from the Daily Show will be headlining. Laugh with members of Congress and the community in an evening of entertainment featuring entertainers from the AAPI community’s finest talent.
Ticketed Event: $50.00, purchase at Box Office
Celebrate with us 2012 Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and listen to keynote speaker Samuel Tinsing Mok.
1800 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036
Asian American Institute
Service Employees International Union
The poll is the first to examine how the nation’s fastest growing racial group will cast their votes in this year’s elections and their views on a variety of important political issues. Asian American Justice Center president Mee Moua and APIAVote acting executive director Christine Chen will join Lake to address issues most important to AAPIs and discuss the power of AAPI voters in the 2012 elections. RSVP here
Rise and shine to the official announcement of the formation of the APAICS Alumni Association. APAICS will honor two alumni: one who has advanced in the pipeline, and another who has made significant contributions to further build the pipeline.
9:30AM-11:30AM Program featuring remarks by Rep. Judy Chu, Nancy Pelosi, Mike Honda and other members.
Email Gene Kim at email@example.com or Krystal Kaai at Krystal.Kaai@mail.house.gov
Open to the Public: Register at http://bit.ly/2012APAHM
The Summit will feature various panels and breakouts for NCAPA policy committees, including Civil Rights, Education, Immigration, Housing/Economic Justice, and Health.
Open to the Public
5:30PM VIP Reception
In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of APA Heritage Month, the 2012 Gala Awards Dinner will be the “must attend” event of the year. Honorees include NCAPA, Karen Narasaki, Floyd Mori, and C.C. Yin.
Intergenerational roundtable with around 150 guests. APAICS is trying to highlight families and the role they play in public service (ie Norm Mineta and his son, etc). David L. Kim, Vice President of AARP and APAICS board member, may also be there.
51 Louisiana Ave NW
NAPABA’s annual Congressional Reception in honor of APA Heritage Month. NAPABA is a national bar association representing the interests of Asian Pacific American attorneys, judges, law professors, and law students.
Open to the Public rsvp at firstname.lastname@example.org
1615 H Street NW
Black tie optional reception honoring public service leaders and inspiring the next generation. Doors open at 6:00PM, program begins at 7:00PM. Sold out.
NAPABA’s Annual Lobby Day gives you the opportunity to educate members of Congress and congressional staffers on issues of importance to the Asian Pacific American (APA) community. It is your chance to share with legislators how issues impact the APA community, and to advocate for justice, equity, and opportunity for APAs in our nation. http://napaba.org/napaba/showpage.asp?code=lobbyday031312.
The electric young performers of Dhoonya Dance bring a bit of exotic India—including Bollywood—to the Smithsonian. Presented by Discovery Theater. Recommended for all ages. Admission: $6 for children, $8 for adults. http://www.DiscoveryTheater.org.
LTC Kay Wakatake of the U.S. Army will give a talk on our APA Heritage Month event. Seats are limited. If interested, please RSVP immediately to the number below.
Contact Mark Uyeda (202) 551-6775.
Join us for a presentation by Sue Lee, Executive Director of the Chinese Historical Society of America. Sue describes these spectacular paintings, their significance, and how they were rediscovered to be returned to San Francisco and their place in the community’s narrative of Chinese American history. Email Ted Gong at email@example.com
Co-winner of the Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Musa Syeed’s “lyrical, tender … nimble debut feature” (the Hollywood Reporter) tells the story of a dissatisfied tour boat operator on Kashmir’s Dal Lake. When he is hired as a guide for a beautiful American scientist studying the lake’s ever-worsening pollution, he sees an opportunity for escape. But he soon finds himself caught between his community and her push for conservation. The director will appear at the screening. (2012, 82 minutes, Kashmiri with English subEvents).
Chris Lu is the keynote speaker for this event with speeches, cultural displays, and food samplings.
901 F Street, NW
Join Mayor Gray for an evening of cultural performances, the Mayor’s Community Service Awards, Asian refreshments and more! firstname.lastname@example.org
CDC’s “Know More Hepatitis” campaign was officially announced on World Hepatitis Day, July 28th, 2011 at a special White House event. The event will involve Dr. Howard Koh and other members of the CDC.
Join us as we celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! There will be cultural performances and food sampling provided by The Hawaiian Entertainment Company and a talk by the Honorable Eric K. Shinseki, Secretary of Veteran Affairs. email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
1919 N. Lynn Street, Rosslyn, VA
Join us at our 3rd Annual Summit event to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Our keynote speaker is Congressman Steve Austria, Representative of the 7th District of Ohio. The keynote speech will be followed by a lively panel discussion (panelists include Sam Mok, Chantale Wong, and Deepa Purushothaman), with an open floor for interaction and questions. We will end the evening with a reception, providing an opportunity for our attendees to enjoy refreshments, reflect on the evening’s discussion, and network with colleagues across the Public, Private, Non-Profit, and Academic sectors. The event is free, but registration is required.
Register at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3239979867/eorg
Contact Jas Singh, Rhea Hesse or Tina Hopkins
6:30pm reception and 7:30pm screening of the documentary “I Am Bruce Lee” courtesy of Spike TV, hosted by Bruce Lee Foundation (and possibly Viacom).
Invited speakers from Congress, the federal government, and DOE will speak about Asian American and Pacific Islander programs and policy at the Department and their contributions to the DOE mission. Jane Hyun, author of Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling is the keynote speaker and Congressman Mike Honda will give the special remarks. Gloria.Smith@hq.doe.gov
Joining the Shanghai Quartet for its annual Freer Gallery appearance is Peter Serkin, a three-time Grammy nominee who recently has played with the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Boston and Chicago Symphonies—all of which also have performed music by Bright Sheng.
Event continues until May 19.
As front line health care providers, NCAPIP members are aware of the health disparities that many American continue to face. The conference seeks to engage leaders across the nation in discussions and resolutions on how to move forward on health reform to achieve optimal health for all. Register.
Music, dance, new media, and visuals work together to explore Asian American identity and cultural influence. This event features a collaboration between Korean American artist CYJO, French composer Benoit Granier, American composer Anthony Paul De Ritis, and Korean American dancer Dana Tai Soon Burgess. CYJO’s portrait of Burgess is on view in the exhibition Portraiture Now: Asian American Portraits of Encounter. http://www.npg.si.edu/event/currentevents.html.
3:00 PM for Hud
Shanghai Express (Josef von Sternberg, 1932) features Marlene Dietrich and Anna May Wong in a tale of romance and intrigue set during the Chinese Civil War. Hud (Martin Ritt, 1963) is the story of a Texas ranching family coming apart at the seams. It stars Paul Newman, Melvyn Douglas, and Patricia Neal, and features James Wong Howe’s beautiful black-and-white cinematography. Portraits of Anna May Wong and James Wong Howe are now displayed in the museum’s exhibition Twentieth Century Americans. The screening of Hud begins at 3 pm. The program is free.
A curated performance showcase of emerging and established Asian American and/or Pacific Islander artists in spoken word, music, dance, theater, film and multidisciplinary arts from the local and national scenes. email@example.com
601 E Street, NW
An insightful panel discussion on the family dynamic and generational ties within Asian American and Pacific Islander families. Food and refreshments will be served. firstname.lastname@example.org
Annual event sponsored in conjunction with Fairfax County. Email Ted Gong at email@example.com http://fairfaxasianamericans.community.officelive.com/
Event continues until May 7
In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the museum welcomes Hawaiian artists, performers, and practitioners of traditional Hawaiian healing and culture. Visitors can learn about living a life of “aloha” by watching and learning about hula, taking in a cooking demonstration, watching films and presentations, and meeting and greeting our Hawaiian guests.
4058 Minnesota Avenue, NE