White House Forum on Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage

On Thursday, May 9, 2013 from 1:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m, please join us at the Yates Auditorium in U.S. Department of the Interior.

In February, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced that the National Park Service will undertake an Asian American Pacific Islander Theme Study to investigate the stories, places and people of Asian American and Pacific Island heritage. The new study is part of a broader effort under President Obama’s America’s Great Outdoors program to commemorate and tell the story of minorities and women who have made significant contributions to our nation’s history and culture.

National leaders and scholars will gather at the Department of the Interior to discuss how the legacy of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders should be recognized, preserved, and interpreted for future generations. The event will feature remarks by senior Obama Administration officials and panel discussions featuring nationally recognized AAPI scholars and historians.

Event information

Date: Thursday, May 9, 2013
Time: 1 p.m to 5:00 p.m
Address: U.S. Department of the Interior: Yates Auditorium 1849 C Street, NW Washington, DC 20240 

UPDATE: Registration for this event has ended but you can still watch the event live at www.doi.gov/live. If you have any questions, please contact aapi@who.eop.gov.