May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPIHM). During this month, society recognizes our communities for the achievements we’ve made in this nation, which simultaneously recognizes that API’s have played an integral role to the development of the United States. When we live in a society that often refuses to portray API’s as anything but perpetual foreigners, AAPIHM is essential. Its evolution is also important in understanding how we celebrate this month within our communities.

This year, we’re celebrating it by teaming up with 18 Million Rising to bring you content every. single. day! Blog posts and articles will cover a wide range of issues in and about the APIA community, from solidarity and intersectionality to women and trans leadership.

Read the stories here:

What Does AAPI Heritage Month Mean to Our Communities?
What Stories Do We Tell?
A History of Exclusion in Oregon
APA Compass: Capturing Diverse API Experiences Through Media
Finding Community
Love Letter from an Immigrant Mama: Decolonize or else!
Minoru Yasui: The Power of Collaboration
On Becoming Filipin@
Higher Education in Oregon: Where are the Pacific Islanders?
Supporting Pacific Islander Students Outside of the Classroom
Solidarity: Will You Share Yours?
On Breaking the Model Minority Myth
Carrying on a Legacy: Minoru Yasui’s Power of Collaboration
Breaking the Model Minority Myth: Redefining Activism
The Secret to Fighting Racism
Anny Hsiao on API Women in Leadership
Yee Won Chong on Chosen Families and Economic Security
Poetry is a Political Act
On Finding API Queer Role Models