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New White House Liaison to the AAPI Community: Eddie Lee

December 7, 2011

From: The White House [mailto:info]

The White House
Good afternoon everyone,First, welcome to the new Asian American and Pacific

Islander (AAPI) newsletter.

If you think you’ve been added to this list in error, or you don’t wish to receive future updates,

you can always unsubscribe by clicking the link at the bottom of the email.

It’s a pleasure to begin serving as the liaison to the AAPI community in the White House

Office of Public Engagement, and I look forward to working with you to better serve your

needs. The 2010 Census shows that AAPI’s are the fastest growing community in the country.

And our needs are evident: we are in need of healthcare, jobs, housing, immigration reform,

educational assistance and cultural awareness. The Administration is committed to working

with the AAPI community, and I am committed to making sure your voice is heard.

I look forward to engaging you, your organizations and your communities. From hosting

White House AAPI roundtables in your local town to hosting events at the White House,

I strongly believe in ensuring that the Asian American Pacific Islander community has a

seat at the table. To learn more about me and my position at the White House Office of
Public Enagagement, please click here.


President Barack Obama drops by an Asian American and Pacific Islander

Initiative meeting in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, March 14,

2011 (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza).

The White House Initiative on AAPIs and I will host a national “Open Dialogue”

conference call with the AAPI community. The call will take place

December 8th, 2011, from 3:00 p.m. — 4:00 p.m. EST/12:00 p.m. —

1:00 p.m. PST. Please click here to sign up and receive call-in information

for this call. RSVP by the end of today. This call is not intended for press purposes

and is off the record.

I look forward to talking to you soon,

Eddie Lee
Associate Director | The White House | Office of Public Engagement

Contact the White House

The White House • 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW • Washington, DC 20500 • 202-456-1111


One Comment leave one →
  1. Ange Hwang permalink
    March 15, 2012 8:40 am

    Greetings from Ange/Asian Media Access.

    We are a Pan Asian Arts non-profit agency in MN. We will host an International Pan Asian Dance Competition at coming August, and like to invite the First Lady and Michelle Kwan as the Judges of Honor for the event, and also hope to promote the Let’s Move! Initiative among Asian American and Pacific Islander community.

    We hope they can appear as judge for a session of the Competition or give out Awards to our youth at any time between 8/17 – 8/19, 2012 at Concordia College, St. Paul, MN, USA.

    Both have been a great role model in encouraging our Asian youth to exercise regularly, I hope both will consider our event as a way to further promote the White House Initiative – Let’s Move!. Please refer to the following information for details. Your favorable consideration would be much appreciated.

    Upon request, we can submit more detailed information for your consideration. Many Thanks!


    Ange Hwang
    Executive Director

    1st International Pan Asian Dance Festival

    The 1st ever International Pan Asian Dance Festival will be hosted at August 17 – 19, 2012 at the Concordia College, St. Paul, MN, USA. The Festival will be a blend of performances, seminars and workshops, which will include:

    · Pan Asian Dance Competition – 2-day competition with following categories: solo, duet, trio and ensemble

    · Pan Asian Dance Conference – 1-day forum focusing on the discussion of the authenticity of various Pan Asian Dances, focusing on its origin, styles and transformation.

    · Pan Asian Dance Performance – all competitive teams will present their best dance to celebrate the Opening of the 1st ever International Asian dance competition event

    This 1st ever International Festival hosted in St. Paul, MN would be a perfect place for children, youth and professional dancers from different parts of the world, who focusing on Pan Asian Dances, to unwind their talents in an open and supportive manner to their optimal degree of performances. Our Festival aims to create and present Pan Asian Dances through nurturing the new generation of dancers and choreographers; popularizing Pan Asian Dances world-wide; and creating a open forum of discussion the tradition vs. modernization of Pan Asian Dances.

    The Festival offers a supportive atmosphere aimed at fostering a creative exchange of ideas, encouraging exploration of new ground and providing opportunities to experience a wide spectrum of Pan Asian dance/movement disciplines. Artists, students and audiences share their knowledge and inspiration through workshops, jams, discussions, informal showings and performances.

    We invite all dance schools, educational institutions and Colleges, to participate at this exciting event, for more information:, or 612-376-7715 (USA).

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