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Wed, May 01

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All Day

Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, an annual observance first conceived by U.S. congressional staffer Jeannie Jew, then formalized by Representatives Frank Horton and Norman Y. Mineta in 1977.

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May 01, 2024, 12:00 AM

All Day

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Yet there is also a long throughline of traumatic history surrounding Asian and Pacific Americans,  and a resurgence of racist behaviors since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic has illuminated  this history. According to the most recent hate-crime statistics from the FBI, 746 attacks on  people of Asian heritage were reported in 2021, triple the number in 2020 and the most in 30  years. Flames of anti-Asian sentiment have been fanned by misinformation about COVID-19,  and racist political rhetoric brought into the open many long-festering stereotypes surrounding  immigrant identity, ‘model minority’ myths, and ethnocentrism. To learn more click HERE 

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