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White House Summit on May 12th to Highlight Unprecedented Opportunities for Asian Americans and Pacific Islander PDF Print E-mail
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Written by The White House Press Office   
Monday, 04 May 2015 21:40


WASHINGTON, DC – The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) will host an unprecedented and historicWhite House Summit on AAPIs at The George Washington University on May 12.  Convening senior federal government officials, community leaders, and members of the public from across the country, the Summit will recognize the growing influence of AAPIs and celebrate the Obama Administration’s policies and programs that continue to support this community. 


Now the fastest growing racial group in this country, the AAPI community is increasing over four times as rapidly as the total U.S. population and expected to double to more than 47 million by 2060.  Recognizing the diverse needs of the growing AAPI population, President Obama re-established the White House Initiative in 2009 to improve the quality of life for all AAPIs through increased access to federal programs. In honor of this leadership, the Summit will be part of the main celebratory week of events during AAPI Heritage Month and will be free and open to the public.


Please note that general registration has reached capacity.






Tuesday, May 12, 2015


Opening Program: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. ET            

Closing Program: 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. ET                       




The George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium

730 21st Street, NW

Washington, District of Columbia 20052




Secretary Sally Jewell, U.S. Department of the Interior

Secretary Tom Perez, U.S. Department of Labor

Secretary Sylvia Burwell, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Secretary Julián Castro, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Secretary Arne Duncan, U.S. Department of Education

Secretary Jeh Johnson, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Gina McCarthy, Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Maria Contreras-Sweet, Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration

Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA), Chair, Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC)

Jenny Yang, Chair, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Dr. Vivek Murthy, U.S. Surgeon General

Kiran Ahuja, Executive Director, White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders



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