Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2017

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(D.C. Community Calendar for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month events)


 

APA Heritage Month Events Calendar
(as of 05/15/17)

This is a list of events and NCAPA member convenings occurring in the DC Metro region. While we try to include as many events as possible, this list is not exhaustive. To add an event to this calendar, please send details to K.J. Bagchi (kj@ncapaonline.org).


All times listed are in the Eastern Time Zone (ET).

 

* Events organized by NCAPA member organizations are denoted with an asterisk.

THROUGHOUT MAY:

CAAM Presents May Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Programs and Events
The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) will present an array of public programs, film screenings and online conversations throughout May. For a full list, click here.

MONDAY MAY 1:

  • * 2pm-6pm: Day of Solidarity & Action

To commemorate May Day (or International Workers’ Day), the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, AFL-CIO (APALA), National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC), and the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) are organizing an AAPI contingent to head over to the May Day rally at the White House.

Meet at McPherson Square, 15th St. NW & K St. NW

RSVP: bit.ly/AAPIMayDayRSVP

THURSDAY MAY 4:

  • *3pm-4pm: AAPIs in Education During the First 100 Days - an NCAPA Education Committee Webinar

Register: http://bit.ly/NCAPAEd-100Days

MONDAY MAY 8:

  • * 1pm-5pm: Rally Against the Muslim Ban organized by Advancing Justice | AAJC.

There will be a program of speakers outside the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

If you are traveling to Richmond from DC and are interested in bus transportation, please sign-up at: http://bit.ly/2oQ1H8D

United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Lewis F. Powell, Jr. United States Courthouse & Annex
1000 - 1100 E. Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
RSVP: http://bit.ly/2oYpT3O

 

  • 7pm-9pm: DC Mayor Muriel Bowser’s AAPI Heritage Month Awards Ceremony

Lincoln Theatre

1215 U Street NW

Washigton, DC 20009

Nearest Metro: Shaw-Howard Univ (Green/Yellow)
Doors open at 6:00pm

RSVP: 2017AAPIHM.eventbrite.com

 

TUESDAY MAY 9:

  • 5pm-7pm: AAPI Educator Panel sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Department of Education

400 Maryland Avenue, SW

Washington, DC 20202

RSVP: http://evite.me/Jj2nAFKfR5

SUNDAY MAY 14:

  • * 5:30-8pm: National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA)  Federation Forum Community Meet and Greet

Purple Patch

3155 Mt. Pleasant Street NW

Washington, DC 20010
RSVP: http://bit.ly/2pxYMhQ








MONDAY MAY 15:

  • * 6pm-8pm: APALA/IAPALA Community & Labor Reception

The Bank of Labor - Rooftop

815 Connecticut Avenue NW

Washington, DC 20006

RSVP: bit.ly/APAHM2017

 

  • 8am-8:30pm: Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) 32nd National Leadership Training Program: Unite Our Voices by Speaking Together

Hilton Rockville Hotel

1750 Rockville Pike

Rockville, MD 20850

Registration: http://bit.ly/2nm98na

Agenda: http://bit.ly/2papoE2

TUESDAY MAY 16:

  • * 6pm-7pm: Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) 23nd Annual Awards Reception

7pm-9:30pm: APAICS 23nd Annual Awards Gala Dinner

Keynote: Sen. Cory Booker

Washington Hilton

1919 Connecticut Avenue NW

Washington, DC 20009

RSVP:http://bit.ly/23rdapaicsgala

 

  • 8am-11:30pm: Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) 32nd National Leadership Training Program: Unite Our Voices by Speaking Together

Hilton Rockville Hotel

1750 Rockville Pike

Rockville, MD 20850

Registration: http://bit.ly/2nm98na

Agenda: http://bit.ly/2papoE2

 

  • 9am-5pm: 2017 National AAPI Business Summit

Organized by the Minority Business Development Agency in collaboration with the National Asian/Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce & Entrepreneurship (National ACE)

U.S. Department of Commerce – Minority Business Development Agency

1401 Constitution Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20230

Registration: www.mbda.gov/AAPIBizSummit

Register before May 10, 2017

WEDNESDAY MAY 17

  • 1pm-2:30pm: APAHM 2017 Congressional Ceremony hosted by Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC)

CVC Auditorium

Registration: http://Bit.ly/CAPAC17

 

  • * 2:30pm-4:30pm: Emerging Threats to the AAPI Community - A Civil Rights and Immigration Discussion.

Hosted by National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA)

CVC Congressional Auditorium

Registration: http://bit.ly/NCAPAMay17

 

  • 4:30pm-5:30pm: Hollywood, Networks, and Beyond: The Expanding Platform for Asian American Entertainment

Hosted by Mnet America

CVC Congressional Auditorium

 

  • * 5:30pm-8pm: APAHM Congressional Reception by Mnet America, NCAPA, Advancing Justice | AAJC, and APAICS in collaboration with the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC)

Capitol Visitor Center Room HVC-201 A/B

RSVP: apahm@veng-group.com

 

  • 8am-5:00pm: Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) 32nd National Leadership Training Program: Unite Our Voices by Speaking Together

Hilton Rockville Hotel

1750 Rockville Pike

Rockville, MD 20850

Registration: http://bit.ly/2nm98na

Agenda: http://bit.ly/2papoE2

THURSDAY MAY 18:

  • * 12pm-2pm: APAICS Military Leadership Luncheon

Keynote: Rep. Ted Lieu

Capital Hilton

1001 16th Street NW, Washington, DC

Registration: http://bit.ly/APAICSMilitaryLuncheon






  • 6pm-8pm: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Reception co-hosted by CAPAL and Teach for America

City Club of Washington

555 13th Street NW

Washington, DC 20004

Registration: http://bit.ly/2oXNx52

 

  • 6pm-9pm: C100 Awards Gala Dinner

Ronald Reagan Building

1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC
Attire: Black Tie

Registration: http://bit.ly/2odKKTQ

 

  • 8am-8:30pm: Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) 32nd National Leadership Training Program: Unite Our Voices by Speaking Together

Hilton Rockville Hotel

1750 Rockville Pike

Rockville, MD 20850

Registration: http://bit.ly/2nm98na

Agenda: http://bit.ly/2papoE2

FRIDAY MAY 19:

  • 8am-5pm: C100 Full-Day Summit

JW Marriott

1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC

Attire: Business

Registration: http://bit.ly/2odKKTQ

SATURDAY MAY 20:

  • 2pm-5pm: C100 Town Hall (TED-Style Talks by C100 Members)

1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC

Attire: Business

Registration: http://bit.ly/2odKKTQ

MONDAY MAY 22:

  • *6pm-8pm: National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) Heritage Month Congressional Reception

Registration (required): http://www.napaba.org/page/lobbyday





TUESDAY MAY 23:

  • * 9am-5pm: NAPABA Lobby Day (NAPABA members only)

Registration (required): http://www.napaba.org/page/lobbyday

 

  • 6:30pm: “Building Our Legacy: The Murder of Vincent Chin” a re-enactment of the state and federal criminal trials arising from the brutal death of Vincent Chin in the suburbs of Detroit in 1982

Presented by theAsian Pacific American Bar Association of the Greater Washington D.C.

United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Reception to follow at the Dolley Madison House

Registration: https://goo.gl/forms/rUuuJcPjCtzZvKq23

WEDNESDAY MAY 24:

  • * 12:30pm-1:30pm: Conquering Hepatitis B Now! A Roadmap for a Cure hosted by the Hepatitis B Foundation, AAPCHO, and the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable

Featured speaker: Rep. Grace Meng

Cannon House Office Building Room 121

Washington, DC 20003

RSVP: Email Rhea Racho at rhea.racho@hepb.org

 

  • 5pm-9pm: Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project (DVRP) Happy Hour

Co-sponsored by AYP- Asian Young Professionals DC/MD/VA, DC Asian Women's Network, Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Virginia, Desis for Progress, Korean American Bar Association, Network for South Asian Professionals

Minimum Suggested Donation of $10

Vinoteca

1940 11th Street NW

Washington, DC 20001

 

  • 2pm-3pm: Nielsen Briefing hosted by APAICS

Panelists: Virginia Delegate Mark Keam; Rep. Grace Meng; Sung Yeon Choimorrow, Executive Director, NAPAWF (National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum); C.M. Samala, Founder/Director Emerita; 18MR.org (18 Million Rising Org); Mariko S. Carpenter VP, Strategic Community Alliances, Nielsen

Cannon House Office Building Room 234

Washington, DC 20003

RSVP Link: http://bit.ly/NielsenBriefing






Learn about special programming from NCAPA member the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM):

CAAM Presents May Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Programs and Events

In recognition of the unique experiences and contributions of Asian Pacific Americans to the American story and the global diaspora, the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) presents an array of engaging public programs, special film screenings and online conversations throughout the month of May. 

“Asian Pacific Americans are a driving creative force in our society and we are thrilled to celebrate stories of immigration, highlight the histories of exclusion and resilience, and share the importance of cultural memory,” said CAAM Executive Director Stephen Gong. 

Special Events: 

May

CAAM will be honored by the Mayor’s Office of San Francisco at the Asian Pacific American Heritage Celebration recognizing the 35th Anniversary of CAAMFest and our community impact. The Awards Ceremony will take place at 5:30pm at the Herbst Theatre, San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center, 401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA. To attend, RSVP here: http://apasf.org

May

Home Movie Day: San Francisco’s Filipino Community at San Francisco Main Library. Members of the public are invited to bring their home movie reels in celebration of amateur filmmaking and home movie preservation. The event also includes a curated presentation of Filipino American home movies from Memories to Light: Asian American Home Movies presented by CAAM. Organized by SFPL, CAAM, Pamela Vadakan (California Audiovisual Preservation Project), Antonella Bonfanti (Canyon Cinema Foundation/The Center for Home Movies) and Anne Marie Smatla. 

Week of May 22, 2017

Google Hangout with Asian and Pacific Islander filmmakers, moderated by CAAM and in partnership with World Channel’s America ReFramed program. Visit CAAMedia.org for exact date and time. 

Saturday, May 27, 2017 1-4pm

The Chinese Exclusion Act PBS documentary screening at the San Francisco Main Library in the Koret Auditorium. The film is a co-production of CAAM and Steeplechase Films, directed by Ric Burns and Li-Shin Yu. This free screening is co-sponsored by the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM), Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation (AIISF), The Association of Chinese Teachers (TACT), Chinese Historical Society of America (CHSA), Asian Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA), and Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA). For more information, please visit the library's website: https://sfpl.org/index.php?pg=1025487901 

On TV and Online: 

April 27, 2017

K-Town ’92, a CAAM-funded interactive web documentary by Grace Lee, will launch. April 29 is the anniversary of the Los Angeles Riots, or Los Angeles Civil Unrest/Sa-i-gu. Explore interviews, archival footage and hear from a diverse cross section of Angelenos. An original short documentary directed by Grace Lee about journalists of color working at the Los Angeles Times will air on World Channel and stream online.

 

May 1-31, 2017 #MyAPALife social media storytelling

CAAM continues our partnership with PBS, World Channel, Pacific Islanders in Communications and this year, PBS’ POV, to engage the public with sharing stories about APA life. #MyAPALife is a 2017 Webby honoree and has been nominated for a 2017 Shorty Award (best in social media) alongside National Minority Consortia partners and PBS.

 

May 1-31, 2017 Comcast on Demand films

A slate of Asian American narrative, documentary and short films will be available on Comcast in May, including a trio of Harold & Kumar classics, Better Luck Tomorrow by Justin Lin, and Seeking Asian Female by Debbie Lum. Available on X1 and XFINITY on Demand. Visit CAAMedia.orgfor a full list of films.

 

May 1-31, 2017 PBS and World Channel premiere CAAM films

Lucky Chow Season 2, Mele Murals, Forever, Chinatown, Good Luck Soup, Relocation, Arkansas - Aftermath of Incarceration, Finding Samuel Lowe and Breathin’: The Eddy Zheng Story will premiere on PBS and World Channel in May. Check local listings.

 

About CAAM

CAAM (Center for Asian American Media) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to presenting stories that convey the richness and diversity of Asian American experiences to the broadest audience possible. CAAM does this by funding, producing, distributing and exhibiting works in film, television and digital media. For more information on CAAM, please visitwww.caamedia.org.

 

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APA Heritage Month Events Calendar (as of 05/15/17) This is a list of events and NCAPA member convenings occurring in the DC Metro region. While we try to include as many events as possible, this list is not exhaustive. To add an event to this calendar, please send details to K.J. Bagchi (kj@ncapaonline.org). All times listed are in the Eastern Time Zone (ET). * Events organized by NCAPA member organizations are denoted with an asterisk. THROUGHOUT MAY: CAAM Presents May Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Programs and Events The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) will present an array of public programs, film screenings and online conversations throughout May. For a full list, click here. MONDAY MAY 1: ● * 2pm-6pm: Day of Solidarity & Action To commemorate May Day (or International Workers’ Day), the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, AFL-CIO (APALA), National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC), and the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) are organizing an AAPI contingent to head over to the May Day rally at the White House. Meet at McPherson Square, 15th St. NW & K St. NW RSVP: bit.ly/AAPIMayDayRSVP THURSDAY MAY 4: ● *3pm-4pm: AAPIs in Education During the First 100 Days - an NCAPA Education Committee Webinar Register: http://bit.ly/NCAPAEd-100Days MONDAY MAY 8: ● * 1pm-5pm: Rally Against the Muslim Ban organized by Advancing Justice | AAJC. There will be a program of speakers outside the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. If you are traveling to Richmond from DC and are interested in bus transportation, please sign-up at: http://bit.ly/2oQ1H8D United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit Lewis F. Powell, Jr. United States Courthouse & Annex 1000 - 1100 E. Main Street Richmond, VA 23219 RSVP: http://bit.ly/2oYpT3O ● 7pm-9pm: DC Mayor Muriel Bowser’s AAPI Heritage Month Awards Ceremony Lincoln Theatre 1215 U Street NW Washigton, DC 20009 Nearest Metro: Shaw-Howard Univ (Green/Yellow) Doors open at 6:00pm RSVP: 2017AAPIHM.eventbrite.com TUESDAY MAY 9: ● 5pm-7pm: AAPI Educator Panel sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education U.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20202 RSVP: http://evite.me/Jj2nAFKfR5 SUNDAY MAY 14: ● * 5:30-8pm: National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) Federation Forum Community Meet and Greet Purple Patch 3155 Mt. Pleasant Street NW Washington, DC 20010 RSVP: http://bit.ly/2pxYMhQ MONDAY MAY 15: ● * 6pm-8pm: APALA/IAPALA Community & Labor Reception The Bank of Labor - Rooftop 815 Connecticut Avenue NW Washington, DC 20006 RSVP: bit.ly/APAHM2017 ● 8am-8:30pm: Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) 32nd National Leadership Training Program: Unite Our Voices by Speaking Together Hilton Rockville Hotel 1750 Rockville Pike Rockville, MD 20850 Registration: http://bit.ly/2nm98na Agenda: http://bit.ly/2papoE2 TUESDAY MAY 16: ● * 6pm-7pm: Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) 23nd Annual Awards Reception 7pm-9:30pm: APAICS 23nd Annual Awards Gala Dinner Keynote: Sen. Cory Booker Washington Hilton 1919 Connecticut Avenue NW Washington, DC 20009 RSVP:http://bit.ly/23rdapaicsgala ● 8am-11:30pm: Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) 32nd National Leadership Training Program: Unite Our Voices by Speaking Together Hilton Rockville Hotel 1750 Rockville Pike Rockville, MD 20850 Registration: http://bit.ly/2nm98na Agenda: http://bit.ly/2papoE2 ● 9am-5pm: 2017 National AAPI Business Summit Organized by the Minority Business Development Agency in collaboration with the National Asian/Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce & Entrepreneurship (National ACE) U.S. Department of Commerce – Minority Business Development Agency 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20230 Registration: www.mbda.gov/AAPIBizSummit Register before May 10, 2017 WEDNESDAY MAY 17 ● 1pm-2:30pm: APAHM 2017 Congressional Ceremony hosted by Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) CVC Auditorium Registration: http://Bit.ly/CAPAC17 ● * 2:30pm-4:30pm: Emerging Threats to the AAPI Community - A Civil Rights and Immigration Discussion. Hosted by National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA) CVC Congressional Auditorium Registration: http://bit.ly/NCAPAMay17 ● 4:30pm-5:30pm: Hollywood, Networks, and Beyond: The Expanding Platform for Asian American Entertainment Hosted by Mnet America CVC Congressional Auditorium ● * 5:30pm-8pm: APAHM Congressional Reception by Mnet America, NCAPA, Advancing Justice | AAJC, and APAICS in collaboration with the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) Capitol Visitor Center Room HVC-201 A/B RSVP: apahm@veng-group.com ● 8am-5:00pm: Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) 32nd National Leadership Training Program: Unite Our Voices by Speaking Together Hilton Rockville Hotel 1750 Rockville Pike Rockville, MD 20850 Registration: http://bit.ly/2nm98na Agenda: http://bit.ly/2papoE2 THURSDAY MAY 18: ● * 12pm-2pm: APAICS Military Leadership Luncheon Keynote: Rep. Ted Lieu Capital Hilton 1001 16th Street NW, Washington, DC Registration: http://bit.ly/APAICSMilitaryLuncheon ● 6pm-8pm: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Reception co-hosted by CAPAL and Teach for America City Club of Washington 555 13th Street NW Washington, DC 20004 Registration: http://bit.ly/2oXNx52 ● 6pm-9pm: C100 Awards Gala Dinner Ronald Reagan Building 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC Attire: Black Tie Registration: http://bit.ly/2odKKTQ ● 8am-8:30pm: Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) 32nd National Leadership Training Program: Unite Our Voices by Speaking Together Hilton Rockville Hotel 1750 Rockville Pike Rockville, MD 20850 Registration: http://bit.ly/2nm98na Agenda: http://bit.ly/2papoE2 FRIDAY MAY 19: ● 8am-5pm: C100 Full-Day Summit JW Marriott 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC Attire: Business Registration: http://bit.ly/2odKKTQ SATURDAY MAY 20: ● 2pm-5pm: C100 Town Hall (TED-Style Talks by C100 Members) 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC Attire: Business Registration: http://bit.ly/2odKKTQ MONDAY MAY 22: ● *6pm-8pm: National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) Heritage Month Congressional Reception Registration (required): http://www.napaba.org/page/lobbyday TUESDAY MAY 23: ● * 9am-5pm: NAPABA Lobby Day (NAPABA members only) Registration (required): http://www.napaba.org/page/lobbyday ● 6:30pm: “Building Our Legacy: The Murder of Vincent Chin” a re-enactment of the state and federal criminal trials arising from the brutal death of Vincent Chin in the suburbs of Detroit in 1982 Presented by the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of the Greater Washington D.C. United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Reception to follow at the Dolley Madison House Registration: https://goo.gl/forms/rUuuJcPjCtzZvKq23 WEDNESDAY MAY 24: ● * 12:30pm-1:30pm: Conquering Hepatitis B Now! A Roadmap for a Cure hosted by the Hepatitis B Foundation, AAPCHO, and the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable Featured speaker: Rep. Grace Meng Cannon House Office Building Room 121 Washington, DC 20003 RSVP: Email Rhea Racho at rhea.racho@hepb.org ● 5pm-9pm: Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project (DVRP) Happy Hour Co-sponsored by AYP- Asian Young Professionals DC/MD/VA, DC Asian Women's Network, Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Virginia, Desis for Progress, Korean American Bar Association, Network for South Asian Professionals Minimum Suggested Donation of $10 Vinoteca 1940 11th Street NW Washington, DC 20001 ● 2pm-4pm: Nielsen Briefing hosted by APAICS Panelists: Virginia Delegate Mark Keam; Rep. Grace Meng; Sung Yeon Choimorrow, Executive Director, NAPAWF (National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum); C.M. Samala, Founder/Director Emerita; 18MR.org (18 Million Rising Org); Mariko S. Carpenter VP, Strategic Community Alliances, Nielsen Cannon House Office Building Room 234 Washington, DC 20003 RSVP Link: ​https://goo.gl/forms/ypBm8ushTNkRVpIA3