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Governor Kemp declares May 2023 as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

June 2023
Governor Kemp declares May 2023 as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Through efforts initiated by the Asian Pacific American Council (APAC) of Georgia, Governor Brian Kemp issued a Proclamation declaring May 2023 as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in Georgia. The presentation of the proclamation was held at the north stairs of the Georgia Capitol on March 15, 2023.

[Left] Governor Kemp with members of Asian Pacific community as he proclaimed May 2023 as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

“It is a matter of great pleasure for the Asian Community that the Georgia Governor continues to provide his support for recognizing May as Asian Heritage Month,” Sudhir Agarwal, President, APAC of Georgia, mentioned. APAC of Georgia is a consortium of 15 countries coming together to help promote Asian culture in Georgia.

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Some excerpts from the proclamation: “Throughout our history, Asian Pacific Americans have made significant contributions to the collective Heritage and quality of life in the state of Georgia; and The peach state is fortunate to be home to over 444,677 citizens with Asian Pacific American heritage. Asian-Pacific Americans are those who Trace their National Origins back to one of more than 50 countries in the Asian continent and Pacific Islands including Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Korea, Laos, Taiwan, Thailand, the Philippines and Vietnam.”

[Right] Asian Pacific community members hold up the proclamation at the stairs of Georgia Capitol.

The Proclamation was received by the APAC Executive committee and Board members including Sudhir Agarwal, Ledam Doan, Elsie Vidanes, Kartik Bhat, Chunghee Park, and Kayla Dang along with other prominent members from the Asia community.

The 2023 theme for AAPI Heritage Month has been dubbed “Advancing Leaders Through Opportunity” by the Federal Asian Pacific American Council that works towards advancing leaders in the Federal and DC government.

—Jyothsna Hegde and Sudhir Agarwal


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