The APAICS Annual Awards Gala is the culmination of our nation’s recognition of Asian American & Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May, a celebration of the culture, traditions, history, and contributions of AA & NH/PIs in the United States. We expect more than 1,000 attendees from across the country, including community, business, and political leaders.
The gala is the largest gathering of AA & NH/PI elected officials and government appointees at the federal, state, and local levels. Past speakers and awardees at the dinner include President Barack Obama, President Bill Clinton, Vice President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, Secretary Hillary Clinton, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, Senator Mazie Hirono, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, Martha Choe, Deepa Iyer, George Takei, Daniel Dae Kim, and Randall Park, among others.
Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2023
Time: 6:00 PM ET
Location: National Building Museum
401 F St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Senator Mazie K. Hirono (Hawaii)
Congressman Ami Bera (CA-06)
Community Awardee: Alice Wong, Disabled Activist, Writer, Media Maker, and Consultant
Pioneer Awardee: Mayor Todd Gloria, Mayor of San Diego, California
Watch Congressman Ami Bera's (CA-06) welcome remarks below!