The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies is proudly hosting its 24th Annual Awards Gala Dinner on May 15th at 6:00 pm at the Washington Hilton.
The annual APAICS Awards Gala Dinner is the premier event in Washington, D.C. to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. The evening honors Asian American and Pacific Islander leaders, both current and pioneers, and recognizes outstanding individuals and organizations that continue to politically empower the AAPI community.
You are invited to cover the event! Attendees will be supporting the APAICS mission in building the political pipeline for AAPIs and will join us for an evening of networking with over 1,000 attendees from across the country, including community leaders, business leaders and the largest gathering of AAPI local, state, and federal elected officials and appointees.
This year’s keynote speaker is the Honorable Gurbir Grewal of New Jersey, the first Sikh American Attorney General in U.S. history. The Emcees of the night will be actress Tamlyn Tomita and the Newseum’s Sonya Gavankar. The awardees include Daniel Dae Kim, Senator Mazie Hirono, amongst others.
Past keynotes and honorees have included luminaries President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary Hillary Clinton, President Bill Clinton, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, Secretary Gary Locke, Senator Daniel K. Inouye, Senator Daniel K. Akaka, Senator Cory Booker, Admiral Harry B. Harris Jr., Congressman Mike Honda, and CAPAC Chair Congresswoman Judy Chu.
Founded by former Secretary Norman Y. Mineta in 1994, APAICS is a national nonpartisan, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) participation and representation at all levels of the political process, from community service to elected office. APAICS programs focus on leadership development and building the political pipeline for AAPIs to pursue public office at the local, state, and federal levels, as well as other careers in public policy.