Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
Jackie Weisgarber, Public Affairs Specialist (PAS) Richmond VA, staffed an exhibit at the 19th annual Asian American Celebration in Richmond, Virginia. The Asian American Society of Central Virginia sponsored the event. Almost two-thirds of the greater Richmond area’s Asian American population resides in Henrico County. Twelve countries including Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Japan, Kazakh, Korea, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam highlighted their culture with presentations, music, dance, and food. Jackie spoke with over 300 visitors who passed through the exhibit area, answered many Social Security questions, and distributed various publications and fact sheets including “How to Create an Online Account.” In addition, Jackie discussed and shared myRA palm cards with several participants.
Jackie Weisgarber, PAS, with visitors at the 19th annual Asian American Celebration in Richmond, Virginia