City of Los Angeles Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Posted on 04/28/2021
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, sun and birds

The City of Los Angeles is excited to kick off the 2021 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebration and share a month full of activities this May. All Angelenos are invited to join in a series of activities to preserve the history,  celebrate the culture, and uplift our community of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Los Angeles. The programming planned is intended to bring life to this year’s theme: Unite. Empower. Rise. - Celebrating Solidarity, Belonging, and Community.

Programming was organized by the 2021 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Committee which is chaired by Councilmember John Lee, Councilmember Nithya Raman, and Public Works Commissioner Jessica Caloza with the support of the Mayor's Office, Department of Public Works, Department of Cultural Affairs, LA Civil + Human Rights and Equity Department, and various community partners.

Upcoming Events

2021 APAHM City Council Virtual Proclamation & AAPI Day Against Bullying + Hate on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 10 am: Join Councilmember John Lee and Councilmember Nithya Rama as they formally introduce a proclamation in City Council for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Public Works Commissioner Jessica Caloza and other special guests will also join to commemorate the occasion. Watch live here:  https://clerk.lacity.org/calendar

2021 APAHM & Public Works Week Virtual TeamWith Accessing L.A. (Day 1) on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 1 pm.: Join the Board of Public Works and Bureau of Contract Administration, in collaboration with the Mayor's Office, for Accessing L.A. TeamWith 2021. This annual Professional and Personal Services networking event is part of the celebration of National Public Works Week and Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Day one will feature a panel with prime contractors and unveil a new initiative to help smaller firms do business with the City called Community Level Contracting.

RSVP HERE: bit.ly/TeamWithMay192021

2021 APAHM & Public Works Week Virtual TeamWith Accessing L.A. & Koi Pond (Day 2) on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 1 pm: Day two of Accessing L.A. will feature Koi Pond, where finalists will receive instant feedback from an executive panel. The TeamWith theme for this year is "Stronger Together." Personal & professional service firms and nonprofit organizations are invited to apply to join Koi Pond to give a 2-minute business pitch to a virtual audience on how they will promote workforce equity and/or provide employment opportunities to transitional workers. 

RSVP HERE: bit.ly/TeamWithMay20Networking

There are many more events planned. You can find the full schedule here: http://bit.ly/2021APAHMSchedule 

For outreach materials and flyers, please click here: http://bit.ly/2021APAHM

Watch a recording of the May 6th  - 2021 APAHM Virtual Opening Ceremony here: http://bit.ly/May6OpeningCeremony