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.
Asian Family Club, Oregon State Penitiary Capitol Community MediaChinese Friendship Association of PortlandCity of SalemHallie Ford Museum of ArtIndonesian Performing ArtsIsland Arts & Sweet AlohaKalabharathi School of DanceLan Su GardensJapanese-America Society of OregonMicronesian Islander CommunityMasumi TimsonMonmouth TaikoNana BellerudOCAPIAOregon Parks and Recreation Filipino American National Historical Society Oregon ChapterOregon State Capitol FoundationParadise of SamoaPohnpei Dance GroupSalem Kawagoe Sister CitiesSalem Multicultural Institute and Worldbeat Festival
Commissioner Jackie Leung, from the Oregon Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs, reads this year's proclamation by Governor Kate Brown. Download the
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.
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.
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.
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.
Enjoy this performance of Kotori Japanese Music by our Capitol History Gateway partner, Takohachi, of Portland.
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.
Enjoy this performance by the Indonesian Performing Arts of Oregon, another Capitol History Gateway partner that has provided cultural performances in the Capitol Rotunda.
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.