As a part of our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice, we recognize observances and holidays that center the voices and experiences of historically excluded peoples in the United States. As an educational organization, we want to lift up the words of others who share our commitment to learning, and amplify AAPI voices.
Learn about the history of AAPI Heritage Month: May marks Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, which celebrates the histories of Americans hailing from across the Asian continent and from the Pacific islands of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. Learn why we celebrate AAPI heritage this month in an article from NPR.
Recognize AAPI Heritage Month in your school and community: The Very Asian Foundation shines a light on Asian experiences and stories through advocacy and celebration. Inspired by a group of St. Louis students who asked for more AAPI books, The May Book Project brings curated book lists to expand representation and celebration of the AAPI experience in classrooms.
Listen to AAPI Voices: As a part of Education Week’s Voices from the Field project, three AAPI Academic Leaders at independent schools reflect on the intersections of their work, and their identity. Hear from a department chair, a middle school director, and a class dean.
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