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Articles > Fair History: Examining the Asian Heritage Street Celebration

May 11, 2010
by Angela Pang


SAN FRANCISCO — “Why doesn’t San Francisco have an Asian Pacific American street fair?” Asian Public Relations specialist Grace Niwa asked AsianWeek Foundation’s Ted Fang in 2005.

Inspired, Fang decided to create the first-ever Asian Heritage Street Celebration that same year.

A celebration of all Asian and Pacific Islander cultures, the goal of the Street Celebration is to promote and foster Asian Pacific American identity by bringing together community and encouraging the sharing of differences and appreciation of diversity.

Full story: AHSC has quickly become the country’s largest assemblage of APAs