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Date
Sunday, May 03
Time
11:45 a.m.
Place
Armory Food & Event Hall
Cost
Free Event

Update:  While this event has been officially cancelled in-person, organizers have arranged a VIRTUAL option for May 3, 2020.
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LIVECAST SCHEDULE:

  • 12:00 p.m. Facebook LIVE begins
    • National Anthem, Fei Chua on the trumpet
    • Welcome by Special Guests:
      - Janice Deguchi, Chair, Asian Pacific Directors Coalition
      - Toshiko Hasegawa, Executive Director, Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs
      - Robert Nellams, Director, Seattle Center
      - Mayor Jenny Durkan
  • 12:20 p.m. Meet the Committee
  • 12:30 p.m. Alan Sugiyama Hum Bow Eating Contest
  • 12:40 p.m. Musical performance & “API’s Can Sing Quarantine Karaoke” Contest Rules
  • 12:45 p.m. API Racism during COVID-19, a report by Patranya Bhoolsuwan
  • 12:50 p.m. Closing Comments
  • 1:00 p.m. Facebook LIVE ends

Every day in May, the festival will be featuring API performers, businesses and community resources and sharing ways that you can support them. Every Saturday evening from 9-11PM in May starting May 9th, tune in to their live “API’s Can Sing Quarantine Karaoke Contest”!

Follow or like any of these pages to join in on this celebration and please share with others!

  • https://www.facebook.com/apiheritage/
  • https://www.instagram.com/apiheritage/
  • https://twitter.com/apiheritage

This festival kicks off the celebration of the officially proclaimed Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month (May). Supported by the Asian Pacific Directors Coalition (APDC) in Seattle, which is comprised of over 40 non-profit executive directors and representatives in the API community, this celebration showcases the dance, music, and art of various Asian countries.

A fast-paced day of lively youth and adult performing groups, interesting information about the API community, entertaining contests, children’s activities, and a variety of food options. Attendees have shared how they can reconnect with their culture and learn new facts about the community.

APDC has been a strong advocate for the community and has provided the leadership and support for this event for over 25 years at Seattle Center and in the community.  The festival has a deep commitment and ties to the numerous API groups represented and is interested in preserving and showcasing the rich culture of the API community.

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