WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) announced the Theme for the observance of 2016 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. The theme is “Walk Together, Embrace Differences, Build Legacies”.
This years theme is a three part directive for Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in today's modern age. This theme acknowledges the challenges that still exist and serve as a focal point for 2016.
- Walk Together encourages us to collaboratively share our diverse perspectives and find common ground to move forward in a united, cooperative effort.
- Embrace Differences recognizes the diverse backgrounds and contributions of AAPI's in America and encourages us to accept those differences as a strength in the workforce.
- Build Legacies encourages us to remain focused on our efforts towards the mission. This places emphasis on making impact career decisions that will provide a lasting effect for future generations.
Together these three imperatives serve as guiding principles to promote equal representation in the workforce and to remove barriers in developing diverse leaders.
FAPAC is a non-profit, non-partisan organization representing the interests of over 163,000 APA employees in the federal government and the District of Columbia. FAPAC is established in 1985 and has been the vital force for the AAPIs in the Federal Government including Military and District of Columbia governments. FAPAC is committed to its mission of serving as a conduit through which the interests, issues and representation of Asian American and Pacific Islanders in the Federal, State, County, City and District of Columbia governments are addressed and Promoting partnerships with the public and private sectors in the community it serves.