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My hometown heroes are Representatives Mike Honda, Doris Matsui, and Mark Takano, for introducing a resolution in Congress to recognize February 19th as "Day of Remembrance" to reflect on the injustice of incarcerating Japanese Americans during World War II so that it will never happen again.
What is #APAEverywhere?
Signed into law in 1978, the commemorative legislation of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is a living recognition of America’s Asian Pacific heritage. In essence, it recognizes that the diverse, multiracial, and multiethnic Asian Pacific American experience is a long, expansive, and quintessentially American story full of inspiration, often discovered rather than generally known.
Asian Pacific Americans are everywhere.
Asian Pacific Americans are the faces of American history—the Asian, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander laborers who built America’s farms and laid its railroads, contributed to advances in American life and fought to preserve our most cherished American values, affirming what it means to be an American citizen in the courtrooms and on the streets, on the battlefield and in public office.
Asian Pacific America is discovered in cities and small towns across the country, and part of the nation’s highest recognitions and accolades across the arts and sciences, in athletics, cuisine, commerce, and service, and are the faces of those in search of advocacy, care, and dignity. Asian Pacific America is discovered around the world, in sports and culture, and as diplomats, soldiers and aid workers, or as family members, entrepreneurs, scientists, and more.
Asian Pacific America is everywhere.
Diwali: A Cultural Adventure
Anacostia Community Museum | May 3, 2–4pm
Storybook Reading and Hands-On Activity
National Museum of the American Indian, New York City | May 9, 1pm
Hawaiian Cultural Festival
National Museum of the American Indian | May 16-17, 10:30am–4:30pm
My Travel Storybook
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, ImaginAsia Classroom, Sublevel 2 | May 23–24 & May 30–31, 1–4pm
Portrait Story Days: Anna May Wong
National Portrait Gallery, Education Center, First Floor | May 23, 1–4pm
and May 24, 2–5pm
Portrait Story Days: Isamu Noguchi
National Portrait Gallery, Education Center, First Floor | May 30, 1–4pm and May 31, 2–5pm
Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation
National Museum of Natural History | 10am–5:30pm
Artist Teacher Organizer: Yasuo Kuniyoshi in the Archives of American Art
8th & F St. NW, Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery | 11:30am–7:00pm
The Artistic Journey of Yasuo Kuniyoshi
Smithsonian American Art Museum | 11:30am–7pm
Films & Performances
On Screen at NMAI: Legends of Hawai’i
National Museum of the American Indian, New York City | April 27–May 31, 1 and 3pm (Thursdays, 5:30pm)
Rhythm Cafe: Jazz from the Land of the Morning Calm
Anacostia Community Museum | May 16, 2–4pm
We are compiling a list of Asian Pacific American (APA) Heritage Month events around the country. Tell us about yours.