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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

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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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