March 10: Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) Historic Sites Campaign Webinar

Please join the National Park Service and the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders for a webinar on the AAPI Historic Sites Campaign on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 4:00 – 5:00 PM ET. This campaign is part of the AAPI Heritage Initiative which aims to recognize and honor the stories, places, and people of AAPI heritage as part of our entire country’s history.

National historic sites commemorate important elements of our shared national identity and American history. Of the more than 2,500 sites designated as National Historic Landmarks, AAPIs are represented by only 17 of these sites—reflecting a startling deficiency in light of their rich contributions to the understanding and interpretation of American society. AAPIs have contributed greatly to building the rich heritage of our nation and we are committed to increasing AAPI participation in historic site nomination and designation to better reflect our communities’ contributions. As such, the main goal of the AAPI Historic Sites Campaign is to identify historic sites that are significant to our communities, and we need your help to identify them!

Members of the public can work with universities and partner organizations to nominate a historically significant site for local, state, or federal recognition. Join us to learn more about the nomination and designation processes and current efforts to preserve our heritage. Speakers will discuss the importance of capturing intangible AAPI history, provide an overview of the AAPI Heritage Initiative, and describe the process for nominating a site to the National Historic Register or designating a site as a National Historic Landmark.

Webinar Details

*A confirmation email with information on how to join the webinar will be sent to you after you register.