HARRISBURG, Pa., May 23, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The public is invited to attend a celebration in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month to be held on Wednesday, May 25, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Pennsylvania State Museum Auditorium at 3rd and North streets in Harrisburg. The pre-show begins at 11:30 a.m. Admission is free of charge.
The event honors this year's theme: "Walk Together, Embrace Differences, Build Legacies," and is sponsored by the Multi-Agency Planning Committee for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
Keynote Speakers for the event are A. Hirotoshi "Hiro" Nishikawa, Board Member of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League and Zehra Wamiq, Founding Member/Executive Director, Delaware Valley Speakers Bureau. Nishikawa share their experiences as a person of Japanese descent living in America during and post-WWII and Wamiq will share her experiences as a Muslim living in America post-9-11.
Highlighting the event will be performances from Tomoko Sugawara, who will perform musical selections on the Kugo (Ancient Japanese Harp); the Philippine American Association of Central PA who will perform native Filipino dances; Hip-hop artist HeeSun Lee; and musical selections from Philadelphia's DJ Jake Weaver AKA DJ AZN Jake.
Following the event, a sampling of some of the finest Asian American and Pacific Islander cuisine in Central Pennsylvania will be available to those attending the celebration.
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of General Services