AAPI Kickoff



2:00-3:00 pm | Heritage Month Opening/Kick-Off

May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Like most commemorative months, Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month originated with Congress. When originally introduced in 1977 by Reps. Frank Horton of New York and Senator Daniel Inouye, neither of these resolutions passed, so in June 1978, Rep. Horton introduced a resolution which proposed that the President should “proclaim a week, which is to include the seventh and tenth of the month, during the first ten days in May of 1979 as ‘Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week.’” This joint resolution was passed by the House and then the Senate and was signed by President Jimmy Carter on October 5, 1978. During the next decade, presidents passed annual proclamations for Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week until 1990 when Congress passed a law which expanded the observance to a month for 1990.


You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

When: May 1, 2021 02:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Welcome - Councilmember Lydia Kou

Opening song:  God Bless America - Masako Yokota

Opening celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month - Mayor Tom DuBois

Chinese Horoscope - Ingrid Shu

Announcement - Ramya Shankar

Announcement - Chinese Historical and Cultural Projects

Chinese Horoscope - Ingrid Shu

Lydia Kou - Line-up of Coming Events:

  • Indo Raga Jazz performance by Ramya Shankar
  • An Evening with Taru Maeda, General Consul of Japan
  • Tai Chi
  • Growing Up Asian in Palo Alto, Discussion by YCS with Special Guest Jeremey Lin
  • Honoring Elderly Lives with  Prevention & Awareness
  • Carnatic violin Performance by Sruti Sarathy
  • Yoga Practice by Venki Venkatesh
  • The difficult place many Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are finding themselves with the unfortunate and terrible increase in hate crimes by Dr. Rona Hu, Psychiatrist, Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Cook-Along with Chef Vittal Shetty, Jalsa Chef & Co-Founder - Tofu/Chicken Kefir lime in Green Peas sauce 
  • Bharatanatyam dance by Varsha Sankar
May 01, 2021 at 2pm - 3pm

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  • Lydia Kou - Palo Alto City Council
    published this page in Calendar 2021-04-30 23:17:39 -0700