Washington, DC will welcome thousands of visitors for President Obama’s Inauguration. The weekend of the 57th Inauguration will feature a wide range of events, and NQAPIA has been tracking activities that have special interest for AAPI and LGBT communities.
NQAPIA is NOT officially connected to any of these events, this list is only information we have gathered from a variety of partners and allies. Please contact event organizers directly for more information.
Are you coming to Washington, DC? Let us know! Our NQAPIA family in the nation’s capital is eager to welcome you!
Ben de Guzman, NQAPIA Co-Director for Programs
Thursday, January 17
National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) Open House
Cost: Free (RSVP)
Location: 1100 H St. NW, Suite 540
Wine and cheese reception to celebrate a new year and a new office. Please RSVP to Eleanor Palacios at email@example.com.
Friday, January 18
White House LGBT Policy Briefing
Time: 9:00am- 12:00pm
Cost: Free (RSVP required)
Location: Herbert Clark Hoover Building Auditorium
1401 Constitution Ave, NW
The White House Office of Public Engagement invites you to a policy briefing and engagement forum focused on issues of importance to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community.
AAPI Inaugural Welcome Briefing
White House Initiative
Location: U.S. Department of Education, Barnard Auditorium, 400 Maryland Ave., SW
The White House Initiative on Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) and the White House Office of Public Engagement invite you to a briefing and discussion focused on issues of importance to the AAPI community. Senior Obama Administration officials will share first term accomplishments, hear feedback from participants, and discuss opportunities to work together in the months and years ahead.
Click here to RSVP. You are welcome to share this invitation with your friends and colleagues, but please note that seating is limited.
Inauguration Kick Off Happy Hour
Presented by Night Life Agency with South Asians for Obama and the Washington Leadership Program
1008 Vermont Avenue, NW
Come celebrate, mingle, and network with top South Asian Americans from the campaign, in the Administration, and on the Hill!
Saturday, January 19
Salu-Salo (“get together”)- Kaya: Filipino Americans for Progress Planning Meeting
Time: 8:30- 11:00am
Cost: Free (donations accepted)
Location: National Education Association
1201 16th Street, NW (at M Street)
This will be a planning meeting for Kaya: Filipino Americans for Progress for activities in the coming year. For more information, e-mail Marita Etcubañez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
APAICS (Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies) welcomes new CAPAC Members to 113th Congress
Location: Communication Workers of America, 501 3rd Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20001
Please join APAICS in welcoming the new AAPI Members of Congress on Saturday January 19, 2013 at 1 pm. There will be a short program with Mayor Ed Lee of San Francisco and new AAPI members Representative Ami Bera and Representative Mark Takano.
Forward. LGBT Democrats Celebrate President Obama’s Inauguration
Cocktail Reception hosted by the Gertrude Stein Democratic Club, the DC Center and Trans United for Obama
Location: Black Fox Lounge
1723 Connecticut Ave., NW
Celebrate with the Gertrude Stein Democratic Club, Trans United for Obama, and the DC LGBT Center at Black Fox Lounge.
SAALT (South Asian Americans Leading Together) Inauguration Reception
Location: National Association of Broadcasters, 1771 N Street NW, Washington, DC 20036
Network with DC’s thought leaders and opinion shapers at SAALT’s Jan 19th inauguration reception, including Rep. Ami Bera (D-CA) and White House AAPI Initiative Executive Director Kiran Ahuja.
Indiaspora Inaugural Ball
Location: Mandarin Oriental — 1330 Maryland Ave SW
Leaders from the 3-million-strong Indian American community, compatriots from India and American well-wishers will celebrate the combined achievements of the two nations and cultures. Guests may choose traditional “black tie” or Indian formal attire.
Hawai’i Presidential Center Inaugural Gala
Location: The Hay-Adams Hotel, Rooftop Terrace
Contact AJ Halagao the gala organizer at email@example.com
Mabuhay: Inauguration Event by Kaya: Filipino Americans for Progress
Location: Cause- The PhilanthroPub
(Upstairs Tree House Room)
1926 9th Street, NW (9th and U)
Join Filipino American progressives in celebration of the inauguration of President Barack Obama.
LezGetTogether’s Pre-Inaugural Bash in Celebration of Equality
Time: 7:00 – 11:00pm
Local 16 (1602 U St., NW, Washington, DC)
Sunday, January 20
Center for Black Equity Happy Hour
MOVA (14th street)
Sunday 1/20 3-5pm
The Center for Black Equity works with African American LGBT organizations.
Philippine Embassy Reception
INVITE ONLY (contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information)
Presidential Pearl Gala
Time 8:30 am – 1pm
Location: Mandarin Oriental, Ballroom C, 1330 Maryland Ave, SW, Washington DC 20024
RSVP at www.pearlgala2013.com
There will be a variety of panels during the morning’s briefing.
Please join us for the 10:15 am session on AAPIs and Policy Change. This session will be moderated by Deepa Iyer, NCAPA Chair and SAALT Executive Director, and feature Kathy Ko Chin, APIAHF President and CEO, and Mee Moua, AAJC Executive Director.
Date Sunday, January 20, 2013
Time 7pm to midnight
Location Mandarin Oriental, 1330 Maryland Ave, SW, Washington DC 20024
Purchase Tickets: Click www.pearlgala2013.com
Time: 7:30PM – 1AM
Location: Arena Stage, 1101 6th Street Southwest, Washington, DC 20024
Tickets $135+ processing fee
Confirmed Guests: Angela Davis, Amy Goodman, Ralph Nader, Katrina vanden Heuvel, Alice Walker, Van Jones, Sonia Sanchez, Danny Glover, Nicole Lee, Avis Jones-DeWeever, Julian Bond, Marian Wright Edelman, Medea Benjamin, Etan Thomas, Dave Zirin, Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Jr., Barbara Ehrenreich, Phyllis Bennis, Jack Halberstam and more!
LGBT & Lesbian Ladies Love Obama Inauguration Party (Alero Lounge @ 3345 14th St NW )
The Ladies Who Love Ladies Love Obama!
Cost: $10 before 11 & $15 After
Strictly For Women!
More Info @ www.deejayindia.com
Monday, January 21
LGBT Out for Equality Inaugural Celebration
Location: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel — 1127 Connecticut Ave NW
Tickets start at $375.