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Asian Pacific American Heritage Association
Heritage Month Kick-off - A Cultural Presentation
Houston --- The annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Month kick-off will take place on Saturday, April 27th, 2013, at the prestigious Houston Galleria Mall, 5085 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX 77056, from 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm.
The kick-off will present a rousing display of the Asian/Pacific Islander (API) American spirit featuring a cultural display of music and dance performances, by performers both adults and children. A special appearance by Miss Chinatown 2012-2013 is scheduled for the afternoon. The main highlight of the evening is a fashion show recognizing Houston's Asian designers, Hanh Tran, MABY USA, Noureen Dhanani, Sameera Faridi, Simran Rihal & Uzo Umbrellas.
The event will be emceed by the gracious ladies of ABC13 anchor Miya Shay and Lights Camera Action/TV Asia's anchor Ruchi Mukerjee. The kick-off is chaired by Sneha Merchant and co-chaired by Betty Gee. The event is sponsored by Simon Malls.
Asian Pacific Heritage Month & APAHA's history: On October 5, 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed a joint resolution designating the annual celebration. In 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed an extension making the week-long celebration into a month-long celebration. In 1992, the official designation of May as Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month was signed into law. President Barack Obama recently reiterated this declaration. The Asian/Pacific American Heritage Association (APAHA) was formed in 1992 to promote Asian/Pacific American accomplishments and heritages through awareness, education and celebration. APAHA celebrates the heritage month with a festival and annual gala in May. This year, APAHA's festival will be on May 18th and gala on May 31st. Visit www.apaha.org for more details and how to sponsor APAHA's events.
Thank you for your support. www.apaha.org