Happy AAPI Festival 2023

Together, we are coming together completed celebrate the AAPI Festival. The event was very successful with you. Please share with friends and families. 

The AAPI Festival 2023 started with the American National Anthem and was followed by welcome remarks, particular messages, and performances. Special thanks to all elective officers from Lincoln City Council, Bennie Shobe, Lincoln City Council, Tom Beckius - Lincoln City Council, and Christa Yoakum, District 2 Commissioner, Lancaster County, Nebraska. 

Special thanks for the special message: Shuai Xie, Board President, Lincoln Chinese Cultural Association, Hadi Pir, Vice President, Yazda Organization, Josie Rodriguez, Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, One World, The Rev. Juan Carlos Huertas, First-Plymouth Congregational Church, Francisca Beltran, Community Outreach worker, City of Lincoln, Ayers, Virginia - Housing Coordination Specialist, Department of Health and Human Services Joy Martinez-Marshall, Pastor, First Baptist Church Lincoln Special thanks to all wonderful performances: Lincoln Chinese Cultural Association, Yazda Organization, Gurukulam Center for Indian Arts (GCIA), Omaha Karen Baptist Church, Lincoln Karen Baptist Church, Karen Christian Revival Church, Karen Culture Committee of Lincoln, Starfish Dance Group, Linh Quang Buddhist Center, DMNV Lion Dance Team 

Thank you to all agencies that participated in the community resources fair: Bryan LifePointe, Lincoln Literacy, Tobacco Free Lancaster County - Nebraska, Lancaster County Sheriff's Office, Lincoln Police Department, WIC-Lincoln Lancaster County Health Department, Lancaster County Health Department, Women's Foundation of Lincoln & Lancaster County, Lincoln Commission on Human Rights, ACLU of Nebraska, Legal Aid of Nebraska, Asian Community & Cultural Center of Lincoln, NE, ECHO Collective, Smart Chicken, Nebraska Appleseed, Bluestem Health, Southeast Community College / Adult Education, Indigo Bridge, Star City Pride Events, Art Bus LNK, and UNL Japan Outreach Initiative. May is observed by the United States as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. We want to extend a warm welcome to all of you. Nebraska is our home, a warm, welcoming place.

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We hope you will join us by donating to the AAPI Festival 2023. Supporting this event helps refugee and immigrant communities. Karen Society of Nebraska has served the community for 17 years and will continue providing self-sufficiency services for newcomers and refugee families. Our center helps refugees and immigrants read mail, fill out application forms, set appointments, find employment, and secure immigration services. It connects refugee communities to resources, agencies, and community organizations. We also promote health for families.

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