In honor of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, KTLA wanted to showcase the works and contributions of “dreamers who are making a difference”. Check out their close look on actor Kal Penn.
In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month and Mother’s Day, 18 Million Rising is launching the #TYMom (Thank You Mom) Project. The project will produce a “Thank You, Mom” video to show love and gratitude for various moms in the AAPI community. The video will be both funny and heartfelt and star leading AAPI personalities such as Asian American Justice Center president and former Minnesota State Senator Mee Moua and Angry Asian Man’s Phil Yu. 18MR is also using this project as a space to support fair and just immigration reform by showing the importance of keeping a family together.
You can also take part in this project! You can create your own custom thank you message for your mom/mother figure at TYMom.org . The site also includes a map showing where senders and recipients are located. Be sure to show your mom/mother figure some love this month!
Macy’s is joining forces with platinum-selling group Far East Movement to celebrate Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month. Select Macy’s locations across the country will host a live Q&A session with the hip-hop quartet followed by a live performance. If that isn’t enough, International Secret Agents (ISA) musical artists will also join Far East Movement for this performance.
Macy’s Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month Event Locations:
Macy’s Metro Center – Washington, DC – Thursday, May 9th @ 5:30PM
Macy’s Union Square – San Francisco, CA – Saturday, May 11th @ 2PM
Macy’s First Colony – Houston, TX – Sunday, May 19th @ 2PM
Macy’s South Coast Plaza – Costa Mesa, CA – Wednesday, May 22nd @ 6PM
Macy’s Herald Square – New York, NY – Thursday, May 23rd @ 6PM
Macy’s on State Street – Chicago, IL – Thursday, May 30th @ 12PM
Macy’s will also partner with American Airlines for an online and mobile sweepstakes. Visit macys.com/celebrate from May 1 through May 31 for a chance to win a trip for two with VIP experience to the ISA Concert in Long Beach, CA courtesy of American Airlines as well as a $1,000 Macy’s shopping spree.
For more information on Macy’s Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month Events, click here.
It’s the last day of May, officially recognized as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, but that doesn’t mean we have to stop campaigning for awareness of hepatitis B testing, a disease that afflicts one in 10 Asian Americans (versus one in 1,000 in the general population). Hepatitis B is the leading cause of liver cancer, and one of the greatest health risks for the Asian Pacific American community. And in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Nordstrom teamed up with Hep B Free and OCA in their “Living Well” campaign to help raise awareness of the importance of getting tested for hepatitis B.
In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) held a panel discussion moderated by actress Jodi Long (All American Girl) discussing what the new Asian America (and Canada) looks like.
Chris Tashima, Ellen Ho, James Hong, Sandra Oh, Ken Mok and Julia Kim participated in the panel and took turns answering and questioning each other on what it’s like being Asian American* and working in Hollywood.
Join Prom‘s Yin Chang, The Event‘s Ian Anthony Dale, actress Nikki Soohoo and many more as they join APA@NBCUniversal to kick off Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with a fundraiser for Japan Relief through the American Red Cross. Feast at Beverly Hills Japanese restaurant Gonpachi on Wednesday, May 4, to raise money for Japan.
More info after the jump.
We’re full swing into APA Heritage Month, and there are celebrations in every major city in the U.S.
San Francisco is no exception; they’re holding their 6th annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration tomorrow, Saturday, May 15. So if you’re in the area, go check it out.
Organized by the nonprofit AsianWeek Foundation in cooperation with over 150 organizations in the local and Asian American community, the AHSC is the largest outdoor gathering of Asians in America! The festival features the usual fair fare: arts and crafts vendors, cultural displays, live performances, carnival rides, and plenty of yummy Asian eats.
But here’s what else they’ve got you may not have expected: a J-Pop import car show, a kick-ass muay Thai kickboxing ring, a best dance crew contest, a mah jong area, and a balut eating contest!
And this year, hip hop group Far East Movement will be performing live at the Celebration. (They’re opening for Lady Gaga on her world tour — check out our feature story on them in our Summer 2010 issue, out in early June!)
The Celebration runs from the Civic Center in front of the Asian Art Museum, on Larkin and McAllister Streets, and leads up to the Little Saigon District. Scheduled programming begins at 11 and runs till 6, so get there early!
All proceeds from the Celebration are donated to local and national charities. For more info and a complete schedule of events (they’ve packed ‘em tight!), check out www.asianfairsf.com.
It’s May and that means it’s Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Of course, for us here at Audrey, every day is a celebration of APA heritage, but it’s nice to have a month where all Americans are focused on us and our heritage!
Like Nordstrom. Once again, they’re honoring APA Heritage Month, this time by partnering with CFDA Swarovski Award-winning designer extraordinaire Phillip Lim on a limited-edition T-shirt.
(Side note: We are huge fans of Lim here at Audrey, ever since we interviewed him, pre-3.1, for our Oct/Nov 2004 issue, and again in Oct/Nov 2005 when he debuted 3.1 phillip lim. We’re so excited that he’s gotten the international recognition he so deserves!)
The graphic T-shirt design, which goes for $85, is actually Lim’s signature in repetition. “It’s simple, but acknowledging my full name was a part of growing up as an Asian American and accepting the two cultures that I am a part of,” said Lim.
Said Lim: “I was interested in this project because I was impressed by Nordstrom’s past success in raising funds to help Asian Pacific American children in need.” To that end, all after-cost proceeds goes to the OCA, a national organization dedicated to serving Asian Pacific Americans. “This is a cause that’s personal to me, and I hope that in my small way I am able to contribute to this great program,” said Lim.
The Phillip Lim T-shirt is sold exclusively at Nordstrom, and for this month only! Get it here, or at one of the Nordstrom stores below.
California: Brea Mall, South Coast Plaza, The Grove at Farmer’s Market, Topanga Plaza, San Francisco Centre, Valley Fair (San Jose), Fashion Valley (San Diego)
Hawaii: Ala Moana Center
Oregon: Downtown Portland
Washington: Downtown Seattle
Arizona: Fashion Square (Scottsdale)
Minnesota: Mall of America
Illinois: Michigan Avenue (Chicago)
Virginia: Pentagon City (Arlington)
New York: Roosevelt Field (Garden City)
Florida: Village of Merrick Park (Coral Gables)