Grantee Events

Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month: Grantee Spotlight

May 2, 2024

Golden Globe Foundation

Event Date: May 2024

The Golden Globe Foundation has long supported charity organizations striving to bring resources to underserved communities and share educational materials which take us one step closer to a world of equal treatment, rights and justice for all.

As the accomplishments of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders are recognized across the nation this month, we are shining a light on three grantee organizations actively working to make the world a better place.

Pasifika Entertainment Advancement Komiti (PEAK)

To redefine and expand Pasifika entertainment so that our creatives can thrive, evolve, and drive innovative storytelling that honors the richness and diversity across Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia.

PEAK Conversations Panel

PEAK kicked off AANHPI month with the first celebration of Pasifika women in Hollywood on Wednesday evening. The event highlighted the achievements of Moana and Mean Girls actress Auli’i CravalhoRuPaul’s Drag Race winner Sasha Colby, and Great Scott Productions founder Naomi Scott with moderation by Moana 2, and Thai Cave Rescue screenwriter Dana Ledoux Miller. The talanoa (or discussion) focused on issues specific to Pasifika women and their journeys in the entertainment industry.

Naomi Scott, Sasha Colby, Dana Ledoux Miller, Auli’i Cravalho. Image: IG @peakpasifika

Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment

CAPE champions diversity by educating, connecting, and empowering Asian American and Pacific Islander artists and leaders in entertainment and media.

CAPE alum Irma Parveen Bilal to premiere film at VC Film Fest (AKA Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival)

This Saturday, May 4th in Los Angeles, CAPE will co-present the film Wakhri at VC Film Festival. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Filmmaker (and CAPE alum) Iram Parveen Bilal, moderated by CAPE Executive Director Michelle Sugihara.

Tickets are now on sale at

Image: IG @capeusa


Through our unparalleled collections and research capabilities, and the insight and creativity we foster through art, history, and culture, the Smithsonian strives to provide Americans and the world with the tools and information they need to forge Our Shared Future.

In the month of May the Smithsonian is taking time to reflect and celebrate the important role that Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPIs) have played in our shared history. Explore Smithsonian events happening online and in-person and find resources, podcasts, and collection items to learn more about AANHPI contributions.

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AP NEWS: Nearly 50 years later, Asian American and Pacific Islander month features revelry and racial justice

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