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Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

Governor Wolf’s Advisory Commission on APA Affairs

Public Hearing


The Commission wants to hear about the challenges facing AAPI communities in the Greater Philadelphia and how we can leverage our strengths to effectively advocate for, promote resources to, and best serve our AAPI communities. The Commission will also present a high level report on its activities in the last year since they first convened at PAAFF.

About the Commission:
The Governor’s Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs was created by Executive Order and consists of Commissioners that have been appointed by Governor Tom Wolf. GACAPAA is responsible for advising Governor Wolf on policies, procedures, and legislation that have an impact on the diverse Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in Pennsylvania. The Commission also serves as a liaison to federal, state, and local agencies to ensure that services affecting AAPIs are effectively utilized and promoted; serves as a resource for community groups and provide forums for developing strategies and programs that will expand and enhance the civic, social, education, cultural and economic status of the AAPI communities; identifies programs, scholarships, mentoring programs, and resource for the benefit and advancement of AAPIs. The Commission also acts as an advocate for policies and legislation it feels serves the best interests of AAPIs in Pennsylvania.