Wednesday, April 5
9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
N.C. General Assembly, 16 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27601
When Representative Dan Bishop read a declaration of support for action against hate crimes involving AAPI communities, he rejected it while asking what the acronym AAPI even meant. “I don’t know what that is,” he said – despite over 17,000 people in his district identifying as Asian, and almost 100 as Pacific Islanders.
Our legislators need to know that we are here. That’s why for NCAAT’s 2023 Asian American Advocacy Day, we’re Rising Together and making our voices heard at the N.C. General Assembly! We’ll be bringing our communities straight to the offices of our legislators to:
Educate our lawmakers about our community
Build relationships with our representatives
Train community members on how to become part of the legislative process
No previous lobbying experience is needed!
You care about your community. You care about making your voice heard. That’s why we’re calling on YOU to show up for your community and join us as we talk directly with our representatives and the people who write the laws that impact our communities!
📣 Learn more about and sign up for Asian American Advocacy Day at www.ncaat.org/RisingTogether!
Carolinas Asian-American Chamber of Commerce
2022 Asian Festival and Dragon Boat Races
Saturday, October 8, 2022
9:00am – 4:00pm
Ramsey Creek Park
18441 Nantz Road, Cornelius, NC 28031
Come celebrate the culture, traditions, and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Asian Pacific and Asian Americans of all ethnicities and languages come together to celebrate their heritage through many activities such as dancing, sharing traditional meals, observing and appreciating their rich history. Many more diverse beliefs and practices come with the already diversified Asian American community, with many different religions, traditions, and practices.
The first Asian Festival was organized under the leadership of Dr. Ki-Hyun Chun in 2000 at Marshall Park in uptown Charlotte. The purpose of the Festival was to unite all Asian communities in the Charlotte to celebrate the Asian-Pacific Heritage Month of May. Attendance in Festival continued to grow in the ensuing years, drawn by the colorful and diverse cultural presentations, food and retail selections.
After a few years at the Wachovia Atrium, the Asian Festival moved to its current location at Ramsey Creek Park, and, together with the Dragon Boat Festival Race, continues to grow as the Carolinas’ premier Asian cultural event.
The Asian Festival consists of the following:
- Cultural Performances
- Dragon Boat Festival Race
- Cultural Showcase
- Asian Dance and Music Fest
- Traditional Asian Food and Crafts
- Vendor and Sponsor Booths
The Asian Festival is a family-friendly festival that is designed to celebrate the traditions and unique Asian-Pacific cultures represented in the greater Charlotte region. The organizers hope that in addition to providing an opportunity for local Asians and Asian-Americans to celebrate their heritage that the festival will serve as a cultural bridge to the community at large.
LET’S TALK! 2022 PROFESSIONALS CONFERENCE (VIRTUAL)
Anti-Asian Racism & Racial Trauma:
Understanding History, Building Collective Resilience
February 8, 2022 and February 15, 2022
4:00pm – 7:00pm ET
Let’s Talk! Professionals Conference is especially designed for educators and mental health clinicians who support Asian and Asian American students in K-12 schools, higher education, and in the community.
Registration for the 2022 conference is NOW OPEN.