Asian Pacific American Heritage Day Observed 5-18-2011 - WNEM TV 5

Asian Pacific American Heritage Day Observed 5-18-2011

Gov. Rick Snyder is expected to be among the speakers during this year's Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month celebration at the Michigan Capitol.
The contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to Michigan's development will be celebrated during the Wednesday event.
The chairwoman of President Barack Obama's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders is scheduled to provide the keynote address.
Between 2000 and 2010, Michigan saw its number of Asian resident rise by more than a third.
The number increased from 175,311 to 236,490, growing from 1.8 percent of the Michigan's total population to 2.4 percent,
The event is being co-sponsored by the Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission, the Michigan Department of Civil Rights and state Sen. Hoon-Yung Hopgood, a Taylor Democrat.
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