2013: The White House Initiative on AAPIs’ Year in Photos

From our Texas Regional Conference in February to Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month in May and our Regional Interagency Working Group convenings in December, the White House Initiative on AAPIs has been honored to participate in and host a number of memorable events in 2013.  Please check out some of our photo highlights from the year and tweet your favorites to @WhiteHouseAAPI using the hashtag #WHIAAPI.


White House Cabinet Secretary and WHIAAPI Co-Chair Chris Lu delivers the keynote address at the Texas Regional Conference in Houston, TX, Feb. 23, 2013. 

Texas Regional Conference

(Photo by Edmund Chiang, WHIAAPI)

AAPI women gather to discuss the challenges AAPI women face, March 19, 2013. 

AAPI Women

(Photo by White House Office of Public Engagement)

Executives from community banks serving the AAPI community meet with senior Administration officials, April 9, 2013.

Executives from community banks serving the AAPI community meet with senior Administration officials, April 9, 2013.

(Photo by White House Office of Public Engagement)

The President’s Advisory Commission on AAPIs meets with members of WHIAAPI’s Interagency Working Group, May 7, 2013. 

The President’s Advisory Commission on AAPIs meets with members of WHIAAPI’s Interagency Working Group, May 7, 2013.

(Photo by WHIAAPI)

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell addresses the White House Forum on AAPI Heritage, May 9, 2013. 

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell addresses the White House Forum on AAPI Heritage, May 9, 2013.

(Photo by the Department of the Interior)

WHIAAPI and the White House Office of Public Engagement host a Briefing on Suicide Prevention and Mental Health, May 10, 2013. 

WHIAAPI and the White House Office of Public Engagement host a Briefing on Suicide Prevention and Mental Health, May 10, 2013.

(Photo by WHIAAPI)

Participants at the Doing Business in Asia Forum listen to a panel discussion on trade and investment opportunities, May 20, 2013.

Participants at the Doing Business in Asia Forum listen to a panel discussion on trade and investment opportunities, May 20, 2013.

(Photo by the Export-Import Bank of the United States)

Audience members talk with Jason Tengco during the White House AAPI Youth Forum with the East Coast Asian American Student Union, May 31, 2013. 

Audience members talk with Jason Tengco during the White House AAPI Youth Forum with the East Coast Asian American Student Union, May 31, 2013.

(Photo by the White House Office of Public Engagement)

Educational institutions, key policy officials, national educational organization representatives and community leaders talk about overcoming barriers to achieving data disaggregation at iCount: Equity Through Representation, June 6, 2013. 

Educational institutions, key policy officials, national educational organization representatives and community leaders talk about overcoming barriers to achieving data disaggregation at iCount: Equity Through Representation, June 6, 2013.

(Photo by Victor Zapanta, WHIAAPI)

Leaders from faith communities convene at the AAPI Faith-Based and Community Leaders Forum in Chicago, IL, June 15, 2013. 

Leaders from faith communities convene at the AAPI Faith-Based and Community Leaders Forum in Chicago, IL, June 15, 2013.

(Photo by Maggie Mui)

Secretary Duncan meets with DREAM Riders, a group of AAPI youth who have been granted deferred action through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, July 29, 2013. 

Secretary Duncan meets with DREAM Riders, a group of AAPI youth who have been granted deferred action through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, July 29, 2013.

(Photo by the U.S. Department of Education)

Kiran Ahuja and Don Yu from the U.S. Department of Education meet with Jeremy Lin, Aug. 1, 2013. 

Kiran Ahuja and Don Yu from the U.S. Department of Education meet with Jeremy Lin, Aug. 1, 2013.

(Photo by WHIAAPI)

Members of the community gather for WHIAAPI’s Regional Interagency Working Group community forum in New York, NY, Aug. 15, 2013. 

Members of the community gather for WHIAAPI’s Regional Interagency Working Group community forum in New York, NY, Aug. 15, 2013.

(Photo by Everett Lo, Social Security Administration, Regional Interagency Working Group Member)

WHIAAPI’s Regional Interagency Working Group and Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth host a community forum in Chicago, IL, Aug. 23, 2013. 

WHIAAPI’s Regional Interagency Working Group and Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth host a community forum in Chicago, IL, Aug. 23, 2013.

(Photo by by Doug Nguyen, Social Security Administration, Regional Interagency Group Member)

Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama, meets with AAPI community leaders at the International Community Health Services Clinic in Seattle, WA, Sept. 4, 2013. 

Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama, meets with AAPI community leaders at the International Community Health Services Clinic in Seattle, WA, Sept. 4, 2013.

(Photo by ICHS)

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell delivers the keynote address at the 12th annual Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement Convention in Honolulu, HI, Sept. 4, 2013. 

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell delivers the keynote address at the 12th annual Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement Convention in Honolulu, HI, Sept. 4, 2013.

(Photo by Kiran Ahuja, WHIAAPI)

WHIAAPI hosts its first Google+ Hangout in Korean on the Health Insurance Marketplace, Sept. 27, 2013. 

WHIAAPI hosts its first Google+ Hangout in Korean on the Health Insurance Marketplace, Sept. 27, 2013.

(Photo by Maria Pastrana Lujan, WHIAAPI)

WHIAAPI hosts its second Google+ Hangout in Vietnamese on the Health Insurance Marketplace, Nov. 6, 2013. 

WHIAAPI hosts its second Google+ Hangout in Vietnamese on the Health Insurance Marketplace, Nov. 6, 2013

(Photo by Jason Tengco, WHIAAPI)

Members of WHIAAPI’s Regional Interagency Working Group host a workshop on demystifying the federal government at the Advancing Justice Conference in Los Angeles, CA, Nov. 16, 2013. 

Members of WHIAAPI’s Regional Interagency Working Group host a workshop on demystifying the federal government at the Advancing Justice Conference in Los Angeles, CA, Nov. 16, 2013.

(Photo by Paul Chang, U.S. Department of Labor, Regional Interagency Working Group Member)

Members of WHIAAPI’s Regional Interagency Working Group gather in Washington, DC, Dec. 4, 2013. 

Members of WHIAAPI’s Regional Interagency Working Group gather in Washington, DC, Dec. 4, 2013.

(Photo by Paul Chang, U.S. Department of Labor, Regional Interagency Working Group Member)

Audrey Buehring is the Deputy Director of the White House Initiative on AAPIs.

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