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Michelle Magalong, Chair of APIAHiP, invites individuals and organizations to the 2014 National APIA Historic Preservation in Washington, DC on September 14 to 16.
NATIONAL FORUM INVITES ASIAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER AMERICANS
TO CONVENE IN WASHINGTON, DC
TO PROMOTE NATIONAL VISIBILITY AND PARTNERSHIPS
Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in Historic Preservation (APIAHiP) announces upcoming national forum on promoting Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) heritage in Washington, DC in September 14-16, 2014.
Every two years, APIAHiP’s National APIA Historic Preservation Forum attracts over 150 community leaders from APIA preservation-related organizations and projects across the country making it one of the largest gatherings of community-based preservationists, policymakers, and legislative representatives working with APIA-related heritage and preservation across the United States and American territories. Hundreds have participated and attended the biennial National APIA Historic Preservation Forum since 2010. Forum Chair, Michelle Magalong, says, “We look forward to continuing to exceed the expectations of our attendees and partners through programs, workshops, events, and activities designed to build partnerships and visibility in promoting APIA heritage.”
The 2014 Forum provides an opportunity to connect APIA communities across the United States and to engage more deeply in policy and advocacy related to APIA heritage and preservation. With the theme, “Building National Visibility and Partnerships to Promote APIA Heritage,” the 2014 Forum is a unique opportunity to:
• interact with local and national preservation organizations to develop innovative solutions and build partnerships;
• dialogue with experts on preservation policy issues;
• advance community-based solutions that collectively address the increasing need for more visibility of historic sites and more engagement in historic and cultural preservation;
• advocate and preserve APIA historic sites and cultural resources; and• network and collaborate with APIA preservation-related organizations and leaders to build national partnerships to promote APIA heritage.
The 2014 Forum provides an opportunity to connect to more APIA communities beyond the West Coast and to engage more deeply in policy and advocacy related to APIA heritage and preservation. This is an important moment to strengthen connections at the federal level with the recent efforts by the National Park Service Asian Pacific Islander Initiative.
Learn more about keynote speeches, educationial sessions, affinity meetings, and other events during our 2014 Forum.
Check out details for registration and lodging information.
Interested in learning about how you can support the 2014 Forum? Learn more about sponsorship opportunities, scholarship for students, and the APIA Emerging Preservationists Fund.
The 2014 Forum is run by a strong and talented group of volunteers. Interested in being a part of the 2014 Forum? We are looking for volunteers to help with logistics, programming, finance, and marketing/outreach. Contact us to learn more.