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Asian and Pacific Islander Day​

Join us for a cultural exploration of the Asian Continent and the Pacific Islands, and broaden your awareness of the cultures that permeate the state's landscape. We will host music, dancing and activities that are fun for the entire family. ​The presenting sponsor of this virtual event is the Oregon State Capitol Foundation​


THANK YOU TO OUR ASIAN AND PACIFIC ISLAND DAY PARTNERS:

Asian Family Club, Oregon State Penitiary 
Capitol Community Media
Chinese Friendship Association of Portland
City of Salem
Hallie Ford Museum of Art
Indonesian Performing Arts
Island Arts & Sweet Aloha
Kalabharathi School of Dance
Lan Su Gardens
Japanese-America Society of Oregon
Micronesian Islander Community
Masumi Timson
Monmouth Taiko
Nana Bellerud​
OCAPIA
Oregon Parks and Recreation 
Filipino American National Historical Society Oregon Chapter
Oregon State Capitol Foundation​
Paradise of Samoa​
Pohnpei Dance Group
Salem Kawagoe Sister Cities
Salem Multicultural Institute and Worldbeat Festival

 
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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Proclamation 

Commissioner Jackie Leung, from the Oregon Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs, reads this year's proclamation by Governor Kate Brown. Download the proclamation here​. 


 

STORYTELLING

Listen to the story of "The Rabbit on the Moon," adapted from a Japanese folktale by Stephen Timson. Narrated by Masumi and Stephen Timson, Koto music by Masumi Timson.

 
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Breaking the Curfew: The Story of Minoru Yasui

This short documentary was created by two Oregon high school students, Alan Zhou and Kyler Wang. They won the gold medal at the 2020 National History Day contest in Washington, D.C. for this film.  

​​​Chinese Friendship Association of Portland Fitness Dance Team

 

DANCE AND MUSICAL PERFORMANCE

Enjoy this performance from our Capitol History Gateway partner, who has been with us since the inception of Asian and Pacific Islander Day at the Capitol.

Lan Su C​hinese Garden

 
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LEARN AND GROW!

Learn about magnolia trees and their place in a Chinese garden in this short video produced by our Capitol History Gateway partner, Lan Su Chinese Garden. 

Takohachi

 

​ MUSICAL PERFORMANCE

Enjoy this performance of Kotori Japanese Music by our Capitol History Gateway partner, Takohachi, of Portland. 

 

​Asian Pacific Family Club​​

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​DANCE AND MUSICAL PERFORMANCE

The Asian Pacific Family Club at the Oregon State Penitentiary produced this video for submission into the​​ 2021 virtual Asian and Pacific Islander Day at the Capitol event. These men in custody take great pride in their culture and love to showcase music and dance, and share it with the public. ​​

Indonesian Performing Arts of Oregon​​

 

DANCE  PERFORMANCE

Enjoy this performance by the Indonesian Performing Arts of Oregon, another Capitol History Gateway partner that has provided cultural performances in the Capitol Rotunda. 

Capital Community Media​

 


DOCUMENTARY

This short documentary "The Healing Garden Behind Prison Walls" by Capital Community Media staff won the 2020 Alliance for Community Media National Award for Cultural Perspectives. Capital Community Media has been a proud partner of the Capitol History Gateway programming since its inception in 2015.