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Celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month at the Energy Department

May 1, 2014 - 4:22pm

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Celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month at the Energy Department

Each May we celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, honoring the accomplishments of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders at the Energy Department, in the energy workforce, and throughout history.  

Headquarter employees and members of the general public are invited to celebrate on May 15, 2014, 11am-1pm, at the Department of Energy as we are joined by Robert Gee, President of Asian Americans in Energy, the Environment, and Commerce and Ambassador to the Minorities in Energy Initiative; Dr. James Meng, Executive Director of the Naval Sea System Command; Afroze Mohammed, Associate Director of Virginia Tech University; Emily Duong, 2013 Pacific Miss Asian American and Ambassador to the Minorities in Energy Initiative; and Rosie Abriam, President and CEO of the Center for Asian Pacific American Women. If you are a member of the general public, you must RSVP and receive confirmation via email to diversity@hq.doe.gov.

As President Obama said in his 2014 proclamation, "Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders have helped build, defend, and strengthen our Nation -- as farm workers and railroad laborers; as entrepreneurs and scientists; as artists, activists, and leaders of government. They have gone beyond, embodying the soaring aspirations of the American spirit." You can read the full proclamation here.

 Visit www.WhiteHouse.gov/AAPI to learn more about the history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and to observe this month with appropriate programs and activities.

*Editor's Note: Download the presentation from the May 15, 2014 event from Deputy Secretary James Meng of the U.S. Navy here.

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