Small businesses are the heart and soul of our cities and this Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we’re celebrating the diversity and impact of Asian and Pacific Islander (API) small businesses.
A recent study that revealed API-owned businesses have been the most negatively impacted of all demographic groups, with a 20% decrease of working business owners from February to December last year.
Join Time Out, in partnership with Facebook and Instagram, for a special day of live programming on Thursday 20 May 2021 spotlighting API-owned small businesses. Throughout the day, small businesses will take over Time Out’s local Facebook and Instagram channels for Live demos and an intimate look at API culture. The one-day Festival will feature businesses from New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and London.
The full schedule is as follows:
⏰ 10AM GMT/3PM EST on @timeoutlondon's Instagram:
⏰ 1PM EST on @timeoutnewyork's Instagram:
⏰2PM EST on @timeoutnewyork's Instagram:
⏰3PM EST on @timeoutchicago's Instagram:
Aloha Eats will provide a cooking demonstration of the ‘loco moco’
⏰4:30PM EST on @timeoula's Instagram:
KESTAN is a sustainable fashion brand and will provide fashion advice to get you ready for summer styles
⏰5:30PM EST on Time Out New York's Facebook page:
Taro Yaguchi of Taro's Origami Studio will give a demonstration of origami and explain the origins of this art
This special event is part of Facebook’s Amplify API week, with special programming for Asian and Pacific Islander businesses, creators, and leaders. Facebook is pledging a $2 million donation in support of the API community, with more details to be shared soon. Find out more at: www.facebook.com/amplifyapi