San Francisco Celebrates

Asian Pacific AmericanHeritage Month

A Virtual Celebration

Online Guide

Celebrating Asian Pacific Americans in Film Leadership the Arts Culture Literature History

Welcome to our Virtual APA Heritage Month Celebration in the month of May. The APA Heritage Foundation, in partnership with our Official Celebration Partners, Asian Art Museum, CAAM, and SF Public Library has compiled this online guide to help you celebrate. Stay tuned each week as we announce new content.

Weekly Program

APA Inspire

APA Heritage Awards

2020 Honorees

As part San Francisco’s annual celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the APA Heritage Celebration Committee presents awards to honor individuals and organizations that have achieved distinct impact in serving the APA community in San Francisco.

The APA Heritage Celebration Committee is proud of the tremendous talents in our community and hopes that the awards program will help promote their visibility and open doors for them.

Center for Asian American Media (CAAM)

Center for Asian American Media (CAAM)

40th Anniversary
Community Youth Center of San Francisco (CYC)
JCYC

Japanese Community Youth Council (JCYC)

50th Anniversary

Greetings from our Founder

About APA Heritage Month

In the United States, the month of May each year is celebrated as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. The annual celebration started in 1978 when President Jimmy Carter signed into law a Joint Resolution of the Congress of the United States designating the month of May for the celebration of Asian and Pacific Islanders culture and heritage.

In 2005, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom embraced the proposal by former OCA National President Claudine Cheng, to launch an annual official celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in San Francisco.

2020 Sponsors and Partners

Presenting Sponsor

Heritage Champions

Heritage Captains

Heritage Partners

Heritage Friends

Community Sponsors

  • Asian American Donors Program
  • Asian Peace Officers Association
  • Chinese American Citizens Alliance San Francisco Lodge
  • Center for Asian American Media
  • Coalition of Asian American Government Employees
  • Hawaii Chamber of Commerce of Northern California
  • Hep B Free – San Francisco Bay Area
  • Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Northern California
  • Nihonmachi Street Fair, Inc.
  • OCA San Francisco Bay Chapter
  • San Francisco Community Health Center
  • San Francisco – Bangalore Sister City Committee
  • San Francisco – Ho Chi Minh Sister City Committee
  • San Francisco – Manila Sister City Committee
  • San Francisco – Osaka Sister City Association
  • San Francisco – Seoul Sister City Committee
  • San Francisco – Taipei Sister City Committee
  • Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center

Media Sponsors

Official Celebration

This is the official celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month for the City and County of San Francisco.