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January 18, 2021

Presidential Inaugural Committee Announces Virtual Programming Celebrating America’s Diversity

PIC Programing to Include We Are One Event, Latino Inaugural 2021, and AAPI Inaugural Ball 

WASHINGTON — Today, the Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) announced additional programming to celebrate and honor America’s diversity in advance of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on January 20. Official PIC programming will include three additional events highlighting the diverse coalitions that have come together as we begin a new national journey that unifies the American people and restores the soul of the nation. Each event will feature remarks from national and local leaders, exciting musical performances, appearances from popular activists and celebrities, stories from inspiring Americans, and more.
On Tuesday, January 19, official PIC programming will include:

  • AAPI Inaugural Ball: Breaking Barriers from 7:00PM - 8:00PM Eastern
  • We Are One from 8:00PM - 9:30PM Eastern
  • Latino Inaugural 2021: Inheritance, Resilience, and Promise from 9:30PM - 10:30PM Eastern
“In the spirit of America United, the committee is excited to add three events to the official inaugural activities schedule that will showcase one of our greatest strengths as a nation, our diversity. This programming will honor acts of resilience, heroism, and commitment to unity from the Black, Latino, and AAPI communities as the coalitions that make up our nation come together to celebrate a new chapter in our history,” said PIC CEO and President of Delaware State University, Dr. Tony Allen.
All three events will be live streamed at bideninaugural.org/watch, on partners’ social media platforms and promoted through PIC’s social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter.
Below are additional details regarding these inaugural events on Tuesday, January 19:

  • AAPI Inaugural Ball: Breaking Barriers: In partnership with IMPACT and RUN AAPI, the PIC will join an Inaugural Ball celebrating the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities and the multitude of contributions they make to our nation. The event will feature remarks from AAPI organizers, political leaders, celebrities and musical, comedy, and cultural performances. Confirmed participants include OMB Director-designate Neera Tanden; Reps. Ami Bera, Pramila Jayapal, Andy Kim, and Raja Krishnamoorthi; former Olympian Michelle Kwan; actors Kal Penn, John Cho, Kumail Nanjiani, and Chloe Bennet; performances by Japanese Breakfast, Ari Afsar, Raja Kumar;  and more. The AAPI Inaugural Ball will stream live at bideninaugural.org/watch, on IMPACT and RUN AAPI social platforms, and shared on PIC social channels from 7:00-8:00 PM Eastern. ASL will be provided.
  • We Are One: The PIC will host an evening celebration to honor and celebrate all within the Black Community and African Diaspora, featuring powerful speakers, inspiring stories, and entertaining performances. The event will be hosted by Terrence J and feature appearances by Leslie Jones, Frankie Beverly, Stacey Abrams, Whip Jim Clyburn, Rep. Cedric Richmond, Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Rep. Joyce Beatty, Senator Cory Booker, Senator-Elect Rev. Raphael Warnock, Kim Fields, Erika Alexander, and Jason George. It will also feature a special performance by Tobe Nwigwe, in addition to performances by DJ D-Nice, The O’Jays, Rapsody, Step Afrika, the String Queens, the Texas Southern University Debate Team, and more. The event will also include a Battle of the Bands, featuring Florida A&M University Marching 100, Grambling State University World Famed Marching Band, Jackson State University Sonic Boom of the South, Louisiana Leadership Institute All-star Marching Band, South Carolina State University Marching 101, Southern University Human Jukebox Marching Band, and the Tennessee State University Aristocrat of Bands. The We Are One event will stream live from 8:00-9:30 PM Eastern at bideninaugural.org/watch and on Urban One, HBCU Grad, NowThis, Revolt TV, The Source, The Shade Room, BET, The Grio TV, Daily Kos, Watch The Yard, Blavity, and on NBC Peacock TV — on The Choice, which is Peacock’s free, exclusive news channel. ASL and closed captioning will be provided.
  • Latino Inaugural 2021: Inheritance, Resilience, and Promise: In partnership with the Hispanic Federation and over 50 co-host organizations, the PIC will join an Inaugural tribute to tell the story of Latinos’ contributions to our nation. The event will be hosted by Eva Longoria and feature appearances by Lin-Manuel Miranda, John Leguizamo, Rita Moreno, Edward James Olmos, Ivy Queen, and Becky G. There will be musical performances from Gilberto Santa Rosa and Gaby Moreno, featuring David Garza, Emilio Estefan, and All-Star Tejanos United – Stefani Montiel, Jose Posada, Shelly Lares, DJ Kane, and Mariachi Nuevo Santander from Roma High School in Roma, Texas. The event will also include an Emilio Estefan produced performance of One World, One Prayer by the Wailers, featuring Skip Marley, Farruko, Shaggy and Cedella Marley. The Latino Inaugural 2021 event will stream live at bideninaugural.org/watch, The Choice channel on Peacock, Telemundo’s digital and social platforms, Univision’s digital and social platforms, and on Hispanic Federation and PIC social channels from 9:30-10:30 PM Eastern. Closed captioning will be provided on the Peacock stream.
Over the course of five days of programming, “America United” activities will honor inaugural traditions while safely allowing more Americans than ever before to participate from their own homes. These activities include, “America United: An Inauguration Welcome Event Celebrating America’s Changemakers” on January 16, “United We Serve,” a National Day of Service on January 18, Martin Luther King Jr. Day; a nationwide COVID-19 Memorial to Lives Lost on January 19; and the official Inaugural Ceremonies, a wreath laying on Arlington National Cemetery, a “Parade Across America,” and a “Celebrating America” primetime program on January 20. The PIC will also install an extensive public art display — a “Field of Flags,” which will cover the National Mall up to 13th Street — to represent the American people who are unable to travel to Washington, DC.
Additional details about these and other inaugural activities will be released in the coming days. For the latest updates on inaugural programming and activities, visit bideninaugural.org/schedule.

The Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) 2021 is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization and separate entity from the Biden-Harris Transition charged with planning and executing activities surrounding the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.

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