Celebrating Asian-Pacific Islander Heritage Month


The Asian Pacific Alliance of County Employees resource group kicked off Asian-Pacific Islander Heritage Month with a lively gathering at the County Operations Center earlier this month. The celebration focused on examining the past, present and future of Asian-Pacific Islander heritage including cultures and traditions.

The event featured a traditional Japanese taiko drumming performance and a Chinese martial arts demonstration. In addition, APACE folded, strung and displayed 1,000 origami cranes, which are a symbol of hope and healing. The cranes will be donated to local nonprofit Joey’s Wings Foundation—where they will be made into mobiles and other items for sale. All proceeds will go to pediatric cancer research and outreach.

See the photo gallery from the festivities!

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