Gautam Raghavan, associate director of public engagement at the White House, will moderate the launch.
“Like Bulosan’s poem,” the White House notes, “the AAPI community is aspirational, unwavering in its belief in the promise of America for all.”
I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story by Carlos Bulosan
Before the brave
before the proud builders and workers
I say I want the wide American earth
For all the free
I want the wide American earth for my people
I want my beautiful land
I want it with my rippling strength and tenderness
Of love and light and truth
For all the free
WHITE HOUSE INTERNSHIPS & EVENT INFO
WHIAAPI is seeking highly motivated undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in AAPI issues and have outstanding research, writing, and computer skills. Deadline to apply is Wednesday, May 15, 2013.
To apply, submit a statement to WhiteHouseAAPI@ed.gov describing (1) one issue that affects the AAPI community, (2) a strategy that you would implement at the Initiative to address that issue, and (3) the organizations and/or federal agencies with whom you would collaborate.
The Google+ Hangout On Air launch is 3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, (9 a.m. Hawai’i Time), Wednesday May 1. Use #may1apa on Twitter to direct all questions and inquires. To join the event, use this link: http://bit.ly/apa_hangout.
Members of the public interested in attending the Thursday, May 9, 2013 Forum on Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage must RSVP online no later than midnight 12 a.m EST (6 p.m. Hawai’i Time) on Friday, May 3, 2013.
The forum is 1 to 5 p.m. EST (7 to 11 a.m. Hawai’i Time). Space is limited and registration will close once the event reaches capacity.
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