Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (as of 2009, officially changed from Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month) is observed in the United States during the month of May, and recognizes the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States.
To learn more, go to https://asianpacificheritage.
Poems, meditations, films, and other cultural nutrients for times like this. Care Package, the Asian Pacific American Center’s online exhibition curated with love in difficult times. This exhibition includes short films, poems, music, and meditations.
With the rise of anti-Asian hate crimes during the coronavirus pandemic, Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month is an especially important time for both celebration and raising awareness. It’s an opportunity to show love and support across the many cultures within the AAPI community as well as solidarity with non-Asian communities as well—turning grief and injustice into activism and joy. From May 1 to May 31, the nation is reminded that Asian Americans should neither be lumped together into a single East Asian monolith, nor boxed into the stereotype of a model minority to be pitted against other BIPOC communities.
A good website for more information is https://www.rd.com/article/