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Join together on May 14 to celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month and the AANHPI (Asian, Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander) community, its resilience, and commit to combat the continued rise anti-Asian hate.
This a free event in Portland Old Town/Chinatown:
10 AM – 11 AM
Community Performances by Portland Taiko, Obukan Judo, and others
11 AM – 12 PM
Speaking by community leaders and elected officials, including:
- Metro Councilor Duncan Hwang,
- Multnomah County Commissioner Susheela Jayapal,
- Philanthropist Anne Naito-Campbell,
- The Pacific Islander Community Coordinator for Immigrant & Refugee Community Lute Richards, and
- Multnomah County Commissioner Lori Stegmann
12 PM – 6 PM
Cultural heritage institutions will be open for free to encourage exploration of AANHPI culture & history, including Japanese American Museum of Oregon, Lan Su Chinese Garden, Oregon Historical Society, Oregon Jewish Museum, Portland Chinatown Museum, and others.
Festival Streets on Flanders and Davis Streets will have food carts and tables from organizations.
Lan Su will feature performances by Ka Lei Hai’a O Ka Lokelani, Takohachi Taiko, and Vancouver Jasmine Dance Troupe.
6 PM – 9 PM
Vigil and memorial at Lan Su Garden to honor those that came before us and those that we have lost during the pandemic, featuring Fear No Music, Chinese calligraphy demonstration, and lantern lighting at dusk.
Cultural Heritage Immersion Day
Please enjoy free admission on May 14, 2022 or other benefits with the following cultural institutions to explore and broaden your understanding of yourself and others: