Governor Wolf's Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs

Governor Wolf's Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs We are dedicated to ensuring that the Commonwealth government is accessible and accountable to the diverse Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in Pennsylvania.

Established by Executive Order 2015-10, the Pennsylvania Governor’s Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (GACAPAA) is dedicated to ensuring that the Commonwealth government is accessible and accountable to the diverse Asian Pacific American communities in Pennsylvania. The commission is composed of up to thirty volunteer members appointed by the Pennsylvania Governor for a term of

Established by Executive Order 2015-10, the Pennsylvania Governor’s Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (GACAPAA) is dedicated to ensuring that the Commonwealth government is accessible and accountable to the diverse Asian Pacific American communities in Pennsylvania. The commission is composed of up to thirty volunteer members appointed by the Pennsylvania Governor for a term of

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The pouring rain made the 8/28/2021 Philadelphia March for Afghanistan more meaningful.Together with Afghan community me...
09/01/2021

The pouring rain made the 8/28/2021 Philadelphia March for Afghanistan more meaningful.
Together with Afghan community members and supporters, GACAPAA Executive Director Stephanie Sun, Commissioner Sarorng Sorn, and Commissioner Kenneth Naroen Chhin, marched together from Philadelphia City Hall to the Art Museum.

Executive Director Stephanie Sun gave a speech at the beginning of the march. “Every life is precious, and we must do all that we can to help all those who need our help…Let’s all work together to help Afghan brothers and sisters out of the danger and hardship, and work together to help make our communities a welcoming and tolerant place for people relocated and resettled in Pennsylvania.”

#Afghanistan #solidarity #community #muslim #Afghan #GACAPAA #Philadelphia #RefugeesWelcome #pennsylvania

Vaccine Clinic in Lawrence County, PA!Free! No Appointment Necessary!Time: Tuesday, September 9th, 8 am - 4 pm;Location:...
08/31/2021

Vaccine Clinic in Lawrence County, PA!
Free! No Appointment Necessary!

Time: Tuesday, September 9th, 8 am - 4 pm;
Location: Adagio Health Medical Office, 200 S Jefferson St # 2, New New Castle, PA 16101
Phone: 72-658-6681

Second Dose of the Pfizer vaccine: September 30th;
Second Dose of the Moderna vaccine: October 7th.

#PAAgainstCOVID

Join the Philadelphia March for Afghanistan (hosted by the Afghan Organization of Philadelphia) tomorrow!- August 28th a...
08/27/2021

Join the Philadelphia March for Afghanistan (hosted by the Afghan Organization of Philadelphia) tomorrow!
- August 28th at 11 AM on the NE Corner of City Hall.

"It is incumbent upon us to model the ideals on which Pennsylvania was founded and be a welcoming home for any who seek safe refuge in the United States." --- Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf.

Bring masks, water, flags, and your support for the people of Afghanistan.

#Afghanistan #community #muslim #Afghan #GACAPAA #Philadelphia #RefugeesWelcome #pennsylvania

Join the Philadelphia March for Afghanistan (hosted by the Afghan Organization of Philadelphia) tomorrow!
- August 28th at 11 AM on the NE Corner of City Hall.

"It is incumbent upon us to model the ideals on which Pennsylvania was founded and be a welcoming home for any who seek safe refuge in the United States." --- Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf.

Bring masks, water, flags, and your support for the people of Afghanistan.

#Afghanistan #community #muslim #Afghan #GACAPAA #Philadelphia #RefugeesWelcome #pennsylvania

On August 13th, 2021, the first time the flag of India was raised at Philadelphia City Hall ! 🇮🇳The great joint effort o...
08/16/2021

On August 13th, 2021, the first time the flag of India was raised at Philadelphia City Hall ! 🇮🇳

The great joint effort of the Council of Indian Organizations in Greater Philadelphia, City of Philadelphia Office of the City Representative, and Governor Wolf's Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs, made the first ever Flag Raising Ceremony for India in Philadelphia, in honor of their 75th anniversary of independence! Congratulations! 🇮🇳

JAI HIND !!!

#indian #IndependenceDay #philadelphia #community #GACAPAA

August 15th, marks the Independence Day for the people of India, Korea, Pakistan (Aug. 14), Democratic Republic of the C...
08/15/2021

August 15th, marks the Independence Day for the people of India, Korea, Pakistan (Aug. 14), Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liechtenstein, and Bahrain.

In celebrating this anniversary, we remember the brave men and women who advocated for liberation. This memorable day in human history defines the struggle of many people’s quest for freedom.

Happy Independence Day!

#India #Korea #Pakistan #Congo #liechtenstein #Bahrain #IndependenceDay #Independence #freedom #GACAPAA

August 15th, marks the Independence Day for the people of India, Korea, Pakistan (Aug. 14), Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liechtenstein, and Bahrain.

In celebrating this anniversary, we remember the brave men and women who advocated for liberation. This memorable day in human history defines the struggle of many people’s quest for freedom.

Happy Independence Day!

#India #Korea #Pakistan #Congo #liechtenstein #Bahrain #IndependenceDay #Independence #freedom #GACAPAA

National Asian/Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce & Entrepreneurship (ACE) in partnership with Grubhub launch...
08/10/2021

National Asian/Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce & Entrepreneurship (ACE) in partnership with Grubhub launched the nationwide #AAPISTRONG Restaurant Fund. The fund opens until August 31, 2021, or until the application cap is hit (1,500 total or 100 applications per region).

Find more information at https://www.nationalace.org/aapistrong-restaurant-fund for grants up to $10k.

Today, 8/10/2021 3-4 pm ET, join ACE‘s #AAPISTRONG Event Series including a Q&A on the #AAPISTRONG Restaurant Fund, How to Reach Customers with #Google Search, and the Restaurant Advocacy Series for #Smallbusiness #AAPI #Restaurant #FoodandBeverage #marketing RSVP: www.bit.ly/gwg-aarp

Thank you #ACE and #Grubhub for helping uplift #AAPI #smallbusiness owners.

#PacificIslander #NativeHawaiian #AsianAmerican #Restaurant #minorityownedbusiness #APA #AAPI #GACAPAA

Join us on Tuesday, 8/10/21 at 3pm ET for our #AAPISTRONG Event Series including a Q&A on our AAPISTRONG Restaurant Fund, How to Reach Customers with #Google Search, and our Restaurant Advocacy Series for #Smallbusiness #AAPI #Restaurant #FoodandBeverage #marketing RSVP: www.bit.ly/gwg-aarp

Haven't gotten your COVID-19 vaccine yet?  It's not too late!Have questions about the vaccine?  It's normal to have ques...
08/05/2021

Haven't gotten your COVID-19 vaccine yet? It's not too late!

Have questions about the vaccine? It's normal to have questions about COVID-19 vaccines. Check out these resources to help answer your questions and to help you make the decision to get vaccinated: https://bit.ly/2QlKOl1

If you have not received your COVID-19 vaccine yet or have only received one dose of the vaccine, you still can get it! It is never to late to get vaccinated. #GotMyShotPA

07/20/2021

To all who celebrate, Eid Mubarak!

Governor Tom Wolf's best wishes to Pennsylvania’s Muslim community as you celebrate Eid al-Adha!

#muslim #eidmubarak #EidAlAdha #community #asianamerican #apa #AAPI #GACAPAA

07/13/2021
Vax Facts 7/13/2021

The Governor’s Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (@pagacapaa) will convene a panel of leaders from the Asian Pacific American community and Pennsylvania-based medical professionals to answer questions related to the vaccines, information privacy and safety concerns.

❓ Have questions about COVID-19 and Vaccines? We have answers! 📣 Join the First Lady of PA, PA Acting Physician General,...
07/10/2021

❓ Have questions about COVID-19 and Vaccines? We have answers!
📣 Join the First Lady of PA, PA Acting Physician General, and Asian Medical Professionals, and Vaccine Providers, at our "Vax Facts" Q&A Discussion on 🕖 Tuesday, July 13 from 7-8pm.
✅ Get answers to your questions about COVID-19 and Vaccines directly from doctors & health officials.

🌈American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation, and captions provided.

🌟 Remarks: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania First Lady, Frances Wolf

⭐️ Panelists:
- Denise A. Johnson, MD; PA Acting Physician General,
Pennsylvania Department of Health
- Vasu Singh, MD; Family Medicine, UPMC, PA GACAPAA Commissioner
- Raymond Leung, MD; Pediatrician, Meadville Medical Center
- George Choe, MBA; Vaccine Provider, Philip Jaisohn Memorial Foundation; Founder/ Chair, Asian American Coalition for Healthcare of the Greater Philadelphia Area

✨ Moderator: GACAPAA Executive Director, Stephanie Sun

💡 We have been collecting questions from community members.
Submit your questions to [email protected]

Facebook Livestream: https://www.facebook.com/pagacapaa/

#PAAgainstCOVID #COVID19 #vacation #education #health #community #GACAPAA

❓ Have questions about COVID-19 and Vaccines? We have answers!
📣 Join the First Lady of PA, PA Acting Physician General, and Asian Medical Professionals, and Vaccine Providers, at our "Vax Facts" Q&A Discussion on 🕖 Tuesday, July 13 from 7-8pm.
✅ Get answers to your questions about COVID-19 and Vaccines directly from doctors & health officials.

🌈American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation, and captions provided.

🌟 Remarks: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania First Lady, Frances Wolf

⭐️ Panelists:
- Denise A. Johnson, MD; PA Acting Physician General,
Pennsylvania Department of Health
- Vasu Singh, MD; Family Medicine, UPMC, PA GACAPAA Commissioner
- Raymond Leung, MD; Pediatrician, Meadville Medical Center
- George Choe, MBA; Vaccine Provider, Philip Jaisohn Memorial Foundation; Founder/ Chair, Asian American Coalition for Healthcare of the Greater Philadelphia Area

✨ Moderator: GACAPAA Executive Director, Stephanie Sun

💡 We have been collecting questions from community members.
Submit your questions to [email protected]

Facebook Livestream: https://www.facebook.com/pagacapaa/

#PAAgainstCOVID #COVID19 #vacation #education #health #community #GACAPAA

Photos from Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia (CAGP)'s post
07/08/2021

Photos from Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia (CAGP)'s post

Happy Fourth of July! 🇺🇸
07/05/2021

Happy Fourth of July! 🇺🇸

On this day in 1776, our nation was founded right here in Pennsylvania.

Happy Fourth of July, PA! 🇺🇸

Today, in Harrisburg, Governor Tom Wolf joins legislators and education advocates to celebrate the largest state funding...
06/30/2021
Pennsylvania Governor's Office LIVE

Today, in Harrisburg, Governor Tom Wolf joins legislators and education advocates to celebrate the largest state funding increase in state history, including the new $100 million Level Up initiative to begin closing the funding gap between the state’s wealthiest and poorest school districts so students in underfunded schools are not left behind.

https://www.governor.pa.gov/live/

#education #GACAPAA

Watch the live stream from the Office of the Governor.

"Yoga is an invaluable gift of India's ancient tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restra...
06/20/2021

"Yoga is an invaluable gift of India's ancient tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being." — Narendra Modi

We, #GACAPAA, together with the Consulate General of India in New York, Council of Indian Organizations in Greater Philadelphia, and local organizations invite you to join us on June 21st for an amazing yoga session and start your day and summer with positivity and health.

International Day of Yoga in-person celebration:
- Time: Monday, June 21st, 2021, 9 - 11 AM
- Location: Dilworth Plaza, Philadelphia (in front of the City Hall)

#apa #AAPI #yoga #health #wellness #sport

"Yoga is an invaluable gift of India's ancient tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being." — Narendra Modi

We, #GACAPAA, together with the Consulate General of India in New York, Council of Indian Organizations in Greater Philadelphia, and local organizations invite you to join us on June 21st for an amazing yoga session and start your day and summer with positivity and health.

International Day of Yoga in-person celebration:
- Time: Monday, June 21st, 2021, 9 - 11 AM
- Location: Dilworth Plaza, Philadelphia (in front of the City Hall)

#apa #AAPI #yoga #health #wellness #sport

The United Nations proclaimed June 21st as the International Day of Yoga, and has been celebrating it annually since 201...
06/20/2021

The United Nations proclaimed June 21st as the International Day of Yoga, and has been celebrating it annually since 2015.

We, #GACAPAA, invite you to celebrate the International Day of Yoga and Father's Day on June 20th!

If you are in the region of Lehigh Valley, join us for a free yoga class! 🙌
- Sunday, June 20th, 9-10 am.

Please bring your own yoga mat and enjoy a relaxing start to your day. Light refreshments will be provided.

#apa #AAPI #yoga #health #sport #wellness

The United Nations proclaimed June 21st as the International Day of Yoga, and has been celebrating it annually since 2015.

We, #GACAPAA, invite you to celebrate the International Day of Yoga and Father's Day on June 20th!

If you are in the region of Lehigh Valley, join us for a free yoga class! 🙌
- Sunday, June 20th, 9-10 am.

Please bring your own yoga mat and enjoy a relaxing start to your day. Light refreshments will be provided.

#apa #AAPI #yoga #health #sport #wellness

Governor Tom Wolf issued a proclamation to proclaim June 19, 2021, as KOREAN AMERICAN CITIZENSHIP DAY "in recognition of...
06/20/2021

Governor Tom Wolf issued a proclamation to proclaim June 19, 2021, as KOREAN AMERICAN CITIZENSHIP DAY "in recognition of the many contributions and achievements of our commonwealth’s naturalized Korean Americans."

131 years ago, "June 19, 1890, Philip Jaisohn became the first Korean immigrant to acquire United States citizenship and established as a pioneer for the Korean American history."

#GACAPAA #apa #AAPI #asianamerican #asianamericanhistory #community #koreanamerican #history

Governor Tom Wolf issued a proclamation to proclaim June 19, 2021, as KOREAN AMERICAN CITIZENSHIP DAY "in recognition of the many contributions and achievements of our commonwealth’s naturalized Korean Americans."

131 years ago, "June 19, 1890, Philip Jaisohn became the first Korean immigrant to acquire United States citizenship and established as a pioneer for the Korean American history."

#GACAPAA #apa #AAPI #asianamerican #asianamericanhistory #community #koreanamerican #history

It's Juneteenth National Freedom Day in Pennsylvania.Juneteenth marks the day news of the signing of the Emancipation Pr...
06/19/2021

It's Juneteenth National Freedom Day in Pennsylvania.

Juneteenth marks the day news of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation reached the nation’s last remaining enslaved people in 1865.

Today is a recognition and celebration of liberty.

It's Juneteenth National Freedom Day in Pennsylvania.

Juneteenth marks the day news of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation reached the nation’s last remaining enslaved people in 1865.

Today is a recognition and celebration of liberty.

"KOREAN AMERICAN CITIZENSHIP DAY" - June 19thTogether with Philip Jaisohn Memorial Foundation, we, #GACAPAA as the Co-sp...
06/18/2021

"KOREAN AMERICAN CITIZENSHIP DAY" - June 19th

Together with Philip Jaisohn Memorial Foundation, we, #GACAPAA as the Co-sponsor, invite you and your family and friends to join us in celebrating the "Korean American Citizenship Day" on June 19 (Sat) at the Philip Jaisohn Memorial House, 100 E. Lincoln St., Media, PA 19063, to commemorate the 131st anniversary of Dr. Philip Jaisohn's US citizenship on June 19, 1890.

On June 19, 1890, Philip Jaisohn became the first Korean immigrant to acquire United States citizenship and established as a pioneer for Korean American history.

Year 2021 marks the 131st anniversary of the first US citizenship granted to Korean American and Korean Americans and diverse community members will come together on June 19 to celebrate this date as the Korean American Citizenship Day.

"With the difficult time that Asian American community is facing today, it is important to celebrate the richness of all Asian/Korean American history that our young generation would be proud of."

#apa #AAPI #asianamerican #asianamericanhistory #community #koreanamerican #history #faithandlibertydiscoverycenter #FLDC
#philipjaisohnmemorialfoundation #jaisohnmemorialfoundation

"KOREAN AMERICAN CITIZENSHIP DAY" - June 19th

Together with Philip Jaisohn Memorial Foundation, we, #GACAPAA as the Co-sponsor, invite you and your family and friends to join us in celebrating the "Korean American Citizenship Day" on June 19 (Sat) at the Philip Jaisohn Memorial House, 100 E. Lincoln St., Media, PA 19063, to commemorate the 131st anniversary of Dr. Philip Jaisohn's US citizenship on June 19, 1890.

On June 19, 1890, Philip Jaisohn became the first Korean immigrant to acquire United States citizenship and established as a pioneer for Korean American history.

Year 2021 marks the 131st anniversary of the first US citizenship granted to Korean American and Korean Americans and diverse community members will come together on June 19 to celebrate this date as the Korean American Citizenship Day.

"With the difficult time that Asian American community is facing today, it is important to celebrate the richness of all Asian/Korean American history that our young generation would be proud of."

#apa #AAPI #asianamerican #asianamericanhistory #community #koreanamerican #history #faithandlibertydiscoverycenter #FLDC
#philipjaisohnmemorialfoundation #jaisohnmemorialfoundation

Where can you get a COVID-19 vaccine?  Try the link below to help you, your friends and family, and your community find ...
06/09/2021
Find COVID-19 vaccine locations near you

Where can you get a COVID-19 vaccine? Try the link below to help you, your friends and family, and your community find the closest location for vaccination: https://www.vaccines.gov/search/

Vaccines.gov helps you find clinics, pharmacies, and other locations that offer COVID-19 vaccines in the United States. In some states, information may be limited while more providers and pharmacies update locations in the coming weeks. COVID-19 vaccine availability is limited, and appointments are....

June is Immigrant Heritage Month 🥳
06/07/2021

June is Immigrant Heritage Month 🥳

June is Immigrant Heritage Month.

We're proud to celebrate the stories, traditions, and contributions of the immigrant communities that choose to make Pennsylvania their home.

06/02/2021

#ICYMI: Grant Opportunities for Artists Workshop, presented by Pennsylvania Council on the Arts on May 10th, 2021. Learn about funding opportunities and resources available to PA artists and art organizations.

📌Learn more about funding opportunities at: arts.pa.gov

#aapi #aapiart

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Proclimation Creating the GACAPAA

August 4th 2015, Governor Tom Wolf signed executive order 2015-10 and hence created the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs.

WHEREAS, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania are helping to build a strong and vibrant Pennsylvania; and

WHEREAS, the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities represent many ethnicities and languages that span generations, and their shared achievements are an important part of the Pennsylvania experience; and

WHEREAS, AAPIs represent a vital and valued part of the culture, society and economy of the commonwealth; and