Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
The month of May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. It’s a way for us to recognize & acknowledge the contributions that Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans have made to our history, our culture, and our country as a whole.
Asian Americans are anyone whose ancestry traces back to places such as China, Japan, Vietnam, Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, or one of many other regions on the Asian continent. Pacific Islander Americans are those whose ancestry traces back to places like American Samoa, Guam, Papua, and other various regions in the Oceania part of the world.
With May 1st approaching, we have put together a collection of programs that we thought would be relevant to such an important month for so many people.
Contact: Robert’s Place
Robert’s Place is a nonprofit organization that provides spiritual, emotional and physical relief for all people, but especially for Pacific Islanders in crisis. In this video, CEO Dottie Alo discusses the organization and its resources.
Mutually Inclusive: Mounting Asian American and Pacific Islander Discrimination
Our screens have been flooded with headlines of the surging hate crimes and incidents against Asian American and Pacific Islanders. America has a vast background of discrimination towards AAPI communities. On this episode of Mutually Inclusive we look at a brief journey through history to present time and talk with local leaders about where the fight against Asian hate is today.
Bare Feet with Mickela Mallozzi: Asian American & Pacific Islander
The Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community is a beautifully diverse group of cultures, and Mickela gets a taste throughout the boroughs – from the Pacific Islands by learning the hula with the Na Pua Mai Ka Lani Nuioka to exploring the Filipino Community of Little Manila in Woodside, Queens, to practicing Japanese Taiko traditional drumming.
A People’s History of Asian America
Produced in partnership by the Center for Asian American Media and PBS Digital Studios, A People’s History of Asian America tells the history of Asian Americans through the microaggressions and stereotypes this community faces.
To The Contrary: Asian American and Pacific Islander Women
We speak with Madalene Mielke, the president & CEO of Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies about the role of AAPI women both as candidates and voters. What are the top issues for this demographic and what are the different ways this voting block affected the midterms?