Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
AAPI Month is Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage month. The first AAPI month was celebrated in May of 1990 when George H.W. Bush designated the month a national heritage month.
This month is an opportunity to remember and honor the history of Asian American and Pacific Islander communities and celebrate their cultures and heritages.
However, with every holiday month, a month isn’t enough. We must honor, celebrate, and support the AAPI community everyday.
With recent events and increase in Asian hate crimes, supporting the AAPI community is more important than ever. This month is a reminder that we still have a long way to go. Supporting the AAPI community should go beyond May.
Resources: Learning + Unlearning
What to Read
- 11 Moments From Asian American History That You Should Know
- A brief history of Anti-Asian violence and xenophobia
- Understand diverse Asian American identities
- Explore the impact of Asian Americans on our country’s past
- If Not Us: Dear America, Asian Minorities Are Not Your Model Minority
- Ways to Celebrate and Support the AAPI Community
What you can do to help:
- Volunteer as a foot patrol
- Report a hate incident
- Join a local rally
- Check in with your AAPI friends & peers
- Support business owned by the Asian Americans
Who you can support: