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Join us for our first annual AAPI Month Festival!

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The Edina Asian American Alliance (EAAA) will host its first annual Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Month Festival on Saturday, May 27th from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. as Rosland Park Edina. Featuring performances and local Edina culture and community, the festival will be a joyful place to celebrate the vibrant AAPI cultures of Edina. 

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Edina Asian American Alliance (EAAA) to Host First Annual Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Month Festival
Edina, MN, Apr. 18, 2023 – The Edina Asian American Alliance (EAAA) will host its annual Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Month Festival: Visibility, Community, and Pure Celebration, on Saturday, May 27, 2023.
The Festival will be a joyful community space that’s open to all who wish to celebrate our Asian Edina/Minnesota cultures and contributions alongside friends and neighbors. Attendees will feel empowered, connected, and energized through the strength and vibrancy of our community! 
The event will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 27, 2023, at Rosland Park, 4300 W 66th St, Edina. The program is organized to highlight the rich cultures, voices, and strengths of the local Asian Edina/Minnesota community, as well as the incredible partnerships, friendships, and coalitions that EAAA has built this past year. 
Featured speakers include:
  • AshaUSA Executive Director Sayali Amarapurkar 
  • Asian American Unity Coalition (AAUC) President SK Lo
  • Chinese Community Center (CCC) Executive Director and Minnesota International Chinese School (MICS) Principal Melody Zhou
  • City of Edina Mayor Jim Hovland 
  • Coalition of Asian American Leaders (CAAL) Executive Director ThaoMee Xiong 
  • Edina High School Asian American Pacific Islander Student Union (AAPISU) Co-Presidents Lexi Han, Emily Leung, and Sabeeh Mirza 
  • Edina State Representative Heather Edelson 
  • India Association of Minnesota (IAM) President Tanwi Prigge
  • Korean Institute of Minnesota (KIM) Director Jennifer Arndt-Johns
Featured performances include: 
  • DTG Lions 
  • Edina’s Desi Dance Group
  • JangmiArts
  • Master Chang’s Yong-in Martial Arts
  • School of India for Languages and Culture (SILC)
  • TaikoArts Midwest  
Featured participants include the small businesses, nonprofits, school and community organizations, such as: 
  • Anti-Racism Collective
  • Black Student Union (BSU)
  • Eggroll Queen
  • Inherited Stories
  • Ku•ma•in
  • League of Women Voters of Edina (LWVE)
  • Num Nuts 
Edina Elementary School families will host featured cultural tables that celebrate our rich Asian/Edina heritages. The Festival will conclude with naming the first recipient of EAAA’s Teacher of the Year Recognition.
The Festival is free and open to the public and includes a book giveaway for the first 100 attendees, thanks to the Friends of the Edina Library: local author Bao Phi’s Caldecott Honor Book, A Different Pond and You Are Life (both published by Capstone Press). Additional EAAA sponsors include Coalition of Asian American Leaders (CAAL); Edina Community Foundation (ECF); Master Chang’s Yong-in Martial Arts; and The Petal. 
For more information about the event, visit or contact Kelly Condit-Shrestha, community liaison to the EAAA AAPI Month Planning Committee, at Please consider registering to help us anticipate headcount.
Rain date is Sunday, May 28, 2 to 5 p.m. 
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