Uniting our Voices by Speaking Together during AAPI Heritage Month

By: Tiffany Chang Lawson, Executive Director of the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs

May 26, 2017

This year’s theme for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, “Uniting our Voices by Speaking Together,” reminds us that the AAPI community is made up of diverse cultures, histories, languages, and religions.

We must come together as a united front to advocate for the issues that impact all of us. Regardless of where we are from or whom we love, of where we worship or what language we speak, the values that unite us are stronger than our differences.

We all want our children to have access to a quality education, and for our families to feel included and safe in their communities.

William Penn founded Pennsylvania on the principles of fairness, inclusion, and tolerance. It is in this spirit that we unite our voices and speak together to uphold his vision for our Commonwealth.

The commonwealth is proud to honor the history and contributions of AAPIs in our state and throughout the nation, and will hold a celebration in honor of AAPI Heritage Month on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at The Forum Auditorium (500 Walnut Street, Harrisburg, PA) from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

The Wolf Administration encourages all Pennsylvanians to celebrate this important observance and to continue to work toward the goal of liberty and justice for all.

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