02/12/2014 12:00 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

National AAPI Community Google+ Hangout: February 20

Note: A version of this blog was originally posted on the White House Blog on February 11, 2014.


Please join the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI), as well as government, civic and business leaders from across the country on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 3 PM ET for our National AAPI Community Google+ Hangout!

Building on key topics highlighted in President Obama's State of the Union address, we'll discuss national priorities for AAPI communities and launch a drive to engage the AAPI community. We'll also announce new efforts we're working on with our partners around critical issues facing the AAPI community.

White House and administration officials will talk about what we've learned and done nationally, and our next steps. Konrad Ng, Director of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, will announce this year's AAPI Heritage Month theme. And, most importantly, we'll have an opportunity to hear from people like you.

You can submit questions anytime on Twitter using #WHIAAPI, email them to, or submit them on Google+ before or during the Hangout, but the National AAPI Community Google+ Hangout depends on your thoughtful participation, so please sign-up and join the conversation.

Hosted by the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

DATE: Thursday, February 20, 2014

TIME: 3 p.m. ET (12 noon PT)