The forum will address issues facing AAPI businesses across the nation in the area of access to contracts, capital, and global markets. Commerce leaders present the broad array of services available to AAPI and other minority-owned firms. Department of Commerce. John Thompson , Director, U. Census Bureau, U.
Summit Encourages Advancement of Asian Pacific Americans in the Federal Workforce
Asian Pacific Islander Coalition
On May 15, , U. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao, in partnership with the U. The Summit, the first of its kind, was developed in to address the shortage of Asian Pacific Americans in senior executive and management positions in the federal government.
Asian Pacific American - Federal Advancement Career Summit
C ultural Drumming: Nen Daiko. The traditional art of Japanese taiko drumming involves a music ensemble and choreographed movements. On a wide range of issues, AAPIs have a rich and long history of fighting for dignity, respect, and equality. Sylvia Burwell , Secretary, U. Department of Health and Human Services.
The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders is a United States governmental office that works to empower Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders AAPIs to improve the quality of their lives, raise the standard of living of their families and communities, and more fully participate in our economy. The Initiative also works with the Native Hawaiian community. The Initiative collaborates with the White House Office of Public Liaison and designated federal departments and agencies to increase AAPI participation in programs in economic development , commerce , business , education , health and human services , housing , environment , arts , agriculture , labor and employment , transportation , justice , veterans affairs , and community development. The Initiative seeks to highlight the tremendous unmet needs in AAPI communities and the dynamic community assets that can be leveraged to meet many of those needs. The Initiative focuses on cross-cutting priority areas that span all issue areas and agencies, including advancing disaggregated AAPI data collection and dissemination, workforce diversity, ensuring access especially linguistic access and cultural competence for limited English proficient individuals, and building capacity for the AAPI community.