Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Asian Pacific Islander Celebration at Seattle Center

On May 2nd the Seattle Center House hosted the Asian Pacific Islander Celebration to commemorate the beginning of Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month. The event was put on by the Asian Pacific Directors Coalition in partnership with Seattle Central Festal and included performances from Asian-American soul and R&B artist Dawen, the Chinese Community Girls Drill Team (pictured), Seattle Matsuri Taiko, Filipino Youth Activities Drill Team, Apna Bhangra Crew, and Cambodian Dance Preservation Group, among many others.

CISC Executive Director and Chairperson of the Asian Pacific Directors Coalition Alaric Bien delivered the event's opening remarks. In his speech, Alaric focused on the growing disparities in education and healthcare within the Asian American community and the need to address those issues.

The event was well attended with people from a variety of different backgrounds coming together to celebrate Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

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