As the Asian Pacific American (APA) population has grown, recognizing APA contributions and history has taken on greater significance. In 1992, Congress designated May of each year as “Asian Pacific American Heritage Month”.
“Celebrating Decades of Pride, Partnerships and Progress” is the national theme for this year’s Asian Pacific
American Heritage Month, a time to honor the contributions, heritage, and traditions of Asian and Pacific Islanders.
One of the reasons was chosen for this celebration was to pay tribute to the first Japanese immigrants, who came to the United States in May, 1843.
To celebrate the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Organization of Chinese Americans – South Florida
Chapter (OCA-SFL) is proud to work, with local community, to present the eighth cultural series throughout South Florida.
May 1 to 31 (during library hours): 8th APAHM Exhibit I: OCA-SFL Chapter at Northwest Regional
Library – 3151 University Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33065. Free Admission.
May 6 (1-4:30 pm): 8th APAHM Asian Media Xposion I: OCA-SFL Chapter in FIU – Graham
Center Room 243 – Florida International University – University Park, Miami, Florida 33199. Free Admission.
Film Screening: A World without Thieves (Director: Xiaogang Feng; Principal Cast: Andy Lau, Rene Liu)
Asian Media Xplosion: An Interview with Suzanne Whang (Actress, Comedian, TV Host) by Amara Sohn
(NBC6 News Reporter)
May 6 (6:30-10pm): OCA-SFL Excellence Awards – IV Banquet ( 美 華 之 光 奬 ) @ Bamboo
Garden Banquet Hall – 1232 NE 163 Street, N Miami Beach, FL 33162. OCA-SFL Excellence Awards recognizes
outstanding Asian Americans and others who have made significant contributions to the quality of life in the South Florida community.
Pioneer: NANAY, Inc.
Honorees: Aston & Michelle Lue, Khanya Moolsiri and Wilfred Lai.
Posthumous: Einez Yap.
Ticket: Member – $50; Non-member – $60; Couple – $90; Table – $450.
May 10 (12-2 pm): 8th APAHM Presentation I: OCA-SFL Chapter at US Coast Guard – Miami
Beach Station. RSVP Required.
May 13 (2-4 pm): 8th APAHM Cultural Series I: OCA-SFL Chapter with Coral Springs Chinese
Culture Association @ Northwest Region Library – 3151 University Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33065. Free Admission.
May 20 (2-4 pm): 8th APAHM Cultural Series II: OCA-SFL Chapter at Southwest Regional
Library -16835 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines, FL 33331. Free Admission.
May 27 (1-3 pm): 8th APAHM Cultural Series III: OCA-SFL Chapter with Allied Veterans
Association at Alexander “Sandy” Nininger State Veterans’ Nursing Home – 8401 West Cypress Drive,
Pembroke Pines, FL 33025. Free Admission.
NOTE: All APAHM Cultural Series performing programs feature Chinese Lion dance, Chinese Kung Fu
Demonstration, Chinese Zodiac, Folk Dances: Bangladeshi, Chinese, Filipino, Indian and Thai, Japanese
Origami & Ikebana, Musical Performances: Korean, Indian, Japanese, etc., a Taste of Asia and door prizes…
AlkaLife International, Allied Veterans Association, Axé Multimedia, Bangladeshi Community, Broward County Library
System – Northwest Regional Library & Southwest Regional Library, Coral Springs Chinese Culture Association, Coral
Springs Multicultural Board, Diaspora World Cinema, FIU – Institute for Asian Studies, Ikebana International – Miami
Chapter, Ikebana International School, Indian Community, Korean American Foundation, Motorola – Asian
Business Council, NANAY Inc., Polynesian Culture Association, Thai-American Association of South Florida,
United Chinese Association of Florida, United Chinese News of Florida and many others…
EMBRACING THE HOPES AND ASPIRATIONS OF ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICANS
OCA – South Florida Chapter 美華協會-南佛州分會
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