Thursday, September 1, 2011

What's Your Story?

AAHI community,
The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders wants to hear your story. They are calling for Asian American and Pacific Islander communities to share their experiences and much more through a video or essay challenge. The video should be under 3 minutes and the essay under 1,000 words. The deadline for submission is midnight November 1, 2011.

Message from the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders:
There is nothing more powerful than the stories of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Our stories define who we are, and they reflect our impact on the community around us. At the White House Initiative on AAPIs, we seek to amplify these voices nationally. We are pleased to announce the first ever White House Initiative Video Challenge, called “What’s Your Story?”

We’re calling on you to produce a video, up to three minutes long, telling us who you are and how you have impacted those around you. In your video, answer the questions: How have your unique experiences shaped who you are today? And in what ways are you making a difference in your community? Everyone is welcomed to participate.

We will review the submissions and post a select number of entries on the White House website. In addition, we’ll invite a group of exceptional AAPI leaders to share their stories in person at the White House this fall as special guests in a White House Initiative on AAPIs event. To learn more about the challenge, watch our call-out video here:

To submit your video and learn more about the challenge, go to The deadline for video submissions is midnight on November 1, 2011.

Thank you and we look forward to hearing your stories.

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