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.
AAPI women gather to discuss the challenges AAPI women face, March 19, 2013.
Executives from community banks serving the AAPI community meet with senior Administration officials, April 9, 2013.
The President’s Advisory Commission on AAPIs meets with members of WHIAAPI’s Interagency Working Group, May 7, 2013.
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell addresses the White House Forum on AAPI Heritage, May 9, 2013.
WHIAAPI and the White House Office of Public Engagement host a Briefing on Suicide Prevention and Mental Health, May 10, 2013.
Participants at the Doing Business in Asia Forum listen to a panel discussion on trade and investment opportunities, May 20, 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.
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.
Leaders from faith communities convene at the AAPI Faith-Based and Community Leaders Forum in Chicago, IL, June 15, 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.
Kiran Ahuja and Don Yu from the U.S. Department of Education meet with Jeremy Lin, Aug. 1, 2013.
Members of the community gather for WHIAAPI’s Regional Interagency Working Group community forum in New York, NY, Aug. 15, 2013.
WHIAAPI’s Regional Interagency Working Group and Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth host a community forum in Chicago, IL, Aug. 23, 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.
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.
WHIAAPI hosts its first Google+ Hangout in Korean on the Health Insurance Marketplace, Sept. 27, 2013.
WHIAAPI hosts its second Google+ Hangout in Vietnamese on the Health Insurance Marketplace, Nov. 6, 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.
Members of WHIAAPI’s Regional Interagency Working Group gather in Washington, DC, Dec. 4, 2013.
Audrey Buehring is the Deputy Director of the White House Initiative on AAPIs.