Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPI Heritage Month) is an annual celebration that recognizes the historical and cultural contributions of individuals and groups of Asian and Pacific Islander descent to the United States. The AAPI umbrella term includes cultures from the entire Asian continent—including East, Southeast, and South Asia—and the Pacific Islands of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. As of 2019, there were about 22.9 million people of Asian or Pacific Islander descent in the United States. According to the Pew Research Center, AAPI people are a diverse and growing population that makes up about 7 percent of the total U.S. population. AAPI Heritage Month 2022 will take place from Sunday, May 1 to Tuesday, May 31.
To Learn Asian American/Pacific Islander History…click on these links:
Asian Pacific Heritage Month
Tacoma Chinese Reconciliation Park
Nisei Veterans Hall
Hawaiians coming into Fort Vancouver (Vancouver, WA)
SOUTH SOUND DAY OF REMEMBRANCE:
LANGUAGES OF MEMORY (Tuesday, May 17, 6:00-8:30 PM)
Wing Luke Museum
For video interviews with Radiant members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community and their experiences please keep scrolling.