Remy Geaga (1916 – 1997) was a Filipina American community leader who advocated for the elderly and homeless. After immigrating to the United States from the Philippines in 1965, Geaga noticed inequities the Filipino community was experiencing.
Joseph Yamada (1930–2020) and Elizabeth Kikuchi Yamada (1930–2020) were both born and raised in San Diego and were incarcerated at the camp in Poston, Arizona, as the result of Executive Order 9066.
Dr. William "Bill" Chun-Hoon (1928 - 2019) was an educator and a community activist for the community of Chinatown in Los Angeles. Chun-Hoon was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and was the 12th child in a family of 15. In 1973, Dr.
Haing Somnang Ngor (1947?-1996) was a Cambodian doctor, a refugee, an actor, and an activist.
In May, we celebrate one of the fastest-growing racial and ethnic groups in the United States. Asian Pacific American Heritage Month pays tribute to the generations of Asians and Pacific Islanders who have contributed to the success of this country.
Continuing our celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we highlight the importance of paying tribute and recognizing the history and the contributions Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders enriched to the United States.