In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the members of the Asian Pacific American (APA) Caucus would like to invite you to the Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission (MAPAAC) and APIA Vote-Michigan’s Asian Pacific American Heritage and Legislative Day at the Capitol on Thursday, May 11, 2017. It is our distinct privilege to co-host this year’s celebration along with the Office of New Americans, and the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA).

The celebration will take place in the Capitol Rotunda from 11:00 a.m. to noon, and is open to the public. We are honored to have Ms. Arianna Quan, Miss Michigan 2016, as the keynote speaker for the event this year. Ms. Quan is the first Asian American and naturalized citizen to be a state titleholder for the Miss Michigan Scholarship Pageant.

Asian Pacific American Heritage and Legislative Day at the Capitol
Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 11 a.m. to noon
State Capitol Building Rotunda, Lansing

For more information or to RSVP to the event, contact Denise Grim, Community Liaison for MAPAAC,
at 517-648-4942.

State Capitol Rotunda
11 a.m. to noon (open to the public)

11:00 a.m. – National Anthem performed by Mr. Yong Min Kim

11:03 a.m. – Master of Ceremonies, TBD from WILX News 10

11:05 a.m. – Welcome Remarks from Jamie Hsu, Ph.D., Chair of MAPACC, and, Aamina Ahmed,
Executive Director of APIA Vote-MI

11:10 a.m. – Presentation of Resolution by Sen. Hoon-Yung Hopgood

11:15 a.m. – Remarks by Mike Zimmer, Cabinet Director, on behalf of Gov. Rick Snyder

11:20 a.m. – Remarks by Shelly Edgerton, LARA Director

11:25 a.m. – Keynote Address by Ms. Arianna Quan, Miss Michigan 2016

11:35 a.m. – Introduction of Asian Pacific American Legislative Caucus

11:40 a.m. – APA Community Stories

11:50 a.m. – Ethnic Performance

11:59 a.m. – Closing Remarks

Noon:  Program Conclusion