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5/22/2023 MEDIA ADVISORY: Senators Gu and Ujifusa organize AAPI celebration at State House
STATE HOUSE – Sen. Linda Ujifusa (D-Dist. 11, Portsmouth, Bristol) and Sen. Victoria Gu (D-Dist. 38, Charlestown, Westerly, South Kingstown), the first Asian Americans elected to the Rhode Island state legislature, will gather community leaders from across Rhode Island for a celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month at the State House.
The celebration will take place Wednesday, May 24 from 3-4:30 p.m. in the State Room on the second floor of the State House.

The event is a celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islanders in Rhode Island.  It will be emceed by Newport Mayor Xaykham Khamsyvoravong, a Lao-American, and the first Asian American mayor of that city.  Seven Asian American organizations from across the state will be recognized for their service to the community. There will be performances by Jade Ma, a Lincoln School student, who will sing the national anthem; Kate Kim, a Korean folk dancer; Junghee Oh-Kayakum, a Korean harp player; and Brown University student Lion Dancers.

For more information, contact:
Fil Eden, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903