May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, a time for us to celebrate and honor the accomplishments that generations of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have made throughout American history. We highlight their many contributions to the arts, sciences, government, military, commerce, and education in the United States.
This year, the AAPI 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.
On behalf of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), we invite you to join us for our Opening Ceremony on Tuesday, May 6 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm ET, in DOI’s Yates Auditorium in Washington D.C., where we will kick off the month of May with live performances, special guests and speakers, and remarks from Administration officials. The Opening Ceremony is a free event and open to all.
Registration for this event is closed. If you are interested in watching the event, tune in to the livestream at http://www.doi.gov/live
If you have questions, please contact WhiteHouseAAPI@ed.gov.
Kiran Ahuja is Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Rhea Suh is Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget at the U.S. Department of the Interior.