May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Month
Updated: May 7, 2021
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI). As award-winning Asian American educator Elizabeth Kleinroc stated in an article she wrote for the website Learning for Justice:
"I encourage educators to remember that racial justice and anti-bias work exist beyond a Black and white binary. The Asian, Indigenous and Latinx communities must be a part of any work labeled “diverse,” “culturally responsive” and “anti-racist.”
We couldn't agree more, so for the next few weeks we’ll be sharing information and resources here on the Museum’s blog.
Some resources that Kleinroc lists for people who want to learn more:
A video series from the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center
A PBS series exploring “the history of identity, contributions, and challenges experienced by Asian Americans.” Streaming online.
The Asian American Racial Justice Toolkit
A collection of resources from grassroots organizations hosted by Asian American Pacific Islanders for Civic Empowerment.
Stay tuned for more!