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May 13, 2011

Happy AAPI Heritage Month!

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In 1977, when I was still a Congressman, I worked with Congressman Frank Horton to introduce a House resolution that established the first 10 days of May as Asian Pacific Heritage Week.  A month later, Senators Daniel Inouye and Spark Matsunaga led the passage of a similar bill in the Senate.  Then in 1990, APA Heritage Week was expanded to APA Heritage Month.

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May 9, 2011

Actress Tamlyn Tomita Meets with Activists to Discuss the Role of Arts in Advocacy


Last Thursday, actress Tamlyn Tomita (of Joy Luck Club and Karate Kid II fame) met with a packed room of community leaders and activists to talk about her work as a fellow activist in the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.

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