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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month and this guide celebrates the richness and diversity, the history and cultures of the more than 22.6 million Asian/Pacific Americans.


asian-american, pacific islander heritage month

Seattle Central Library pays tribute to the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America's history and are instrumental in its future success.

The theme for the observance of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May 2021: Advancing Leaders Through Purpose-Driven Service

Events in Seattle Area

Learn at Seattle Colleges

Dear Seattle Colleges Community,

The Seattle Colleges invites students, staff, and faculty from across the district to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander (AA+PI) Heritage Month! We have three district-wide events planned during the month of May to raise awareness about AA+PI heritage and struggle and build intersectional solidarity across our campuses:  

1.  A Conversation with the Filmmakers of Far East Deep South, a documentary that explores the racially complex history of Chinese immigrants in the segregated South

Monday, May 10th, 12:00 - 1:00 pm 

Zoom:  https://zoom.us/j/92012290518

2.  Situating Asian Americans in Our National Racial Reckoning: An AA+PI Faculty and Staff Fishbowl.
Join AAPI faculty from across the district as they discuss a chapter of Cathy Park Hong's book, "Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning" and make sense of the Asian American experience within the larger racial landscape of 2021.

Thursday, May 20th, 12:00 - 1:00 pm  

Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/97365850929

3.  Asian Americans in the Struggle for Racial Justice: An Intergenerational Panel on AA+PI Activism and Intersectional Resistance. 
Seattle Colleges welcomes student and veteran AAPI activists to discuss how communities are organizing against the rise of anti-AAPI hate and violence and building intersectional resistance movements to dismantle systems of oppression.

Thursday, May 27th, 12:00 - 1:00 pm 

Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/95489472465

 We look forward to connecting with you at these events! Please contact jacob.chin@seattlecolleges.edu for more information. 

Betsy Hasegawa, Ed.D.
Associate Vice President for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
South Seattle College
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