Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month - During Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, communities commemorate the achievements and contributions of people who are Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) with community festivals, government-sponsored activities and educational activities for students.

UEN-TV Programing | Resources | Events & Videos

UEN-TV Highlights 2021 May Programming

Bang the Drum
Follow the sound of the bronze drum to discover the sacred heritage of the Yao people in today’s China.

View on UEN 9.1 Wednesday, May 4 at 8 p.m. and Wednesday, May 12 at 1 a.m.

Pacific Heartbeat
Come to the Pacific Islands for an anthology of enlightening documentaries, musical showcases and more in this series.

View on UEN 9.1 Wednesdays at 9 p.m. and 2 a.m.

Meet Vietnamese-American chef Tu David Phu and discover the culinary aesthetic and career path that grew through a refugee family’s unspoken history of war.

View on UEN 9.1 Tuesday, May 11 at 8:30 p.m. and May 17 at 5:30 a.m.

Play like a Lion: The Legacy of Maestro Ali Akbar Khan
Travel across India to explore the legacy of musician Ali Akbar Khan, whose artistry influenced Carlos Santana, Mickey Hart and many more.

View on UEN 9.1 Sunday, May 16 at 8 p.m. and May 23 at 2:00 a.m.

Yamba’s Roadshow
Promote healthy living for young children with this playful series with Yamba the Honeyant and Jacinta, stars of a popular Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander program.

View on FNX 9.3 Sundays at 9:30 a.m. and Thursdays at 10 a.m.

Toa Hunter Gatherer Journey through New Zealand’s stunning wilds to unearth historical approaches to living off the land.

View on FNX 9.3 Sundays at 8:30 p.m.

Namatjira Project
Discover the ongoing work to reclaim the legacy of contemporary painter Albert Namatjira, a pioneer for Aboriginal rights in Australia.

View on FNX 9.3 Tuesday, May 11 at 10 p.m.

Finding Our Talk
Celebrate success stories in the fight against the extinction of languages from around the world.

View on FNX 9.3 Daily at 12:30 p.m.

Asia Insight
Experience the dynamic stories behind the world’s largest continent as it faces political, economic, cultural and technological change.

View on NKH 9.4 Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. and Fridays at 7:30 p.m.

Journeys in Japan
Visit Japan to explore the culture, meet local people, visit historic sites and learn travel hints rarely found in guidebooks.

View on NKH 9.4 Mondays at 6:30 p.m.

Dining with the Chef
Join Japanese master chefs to discover the techniques, ingredients and harmonies of Japanese cuisine.

View on NKH 9.4 Fridays at 5:30 p.m.


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Anti-Defamation LeagueAsian/Pacific American Heritage Month
The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America's history and are instrumental in its future success.
Anti-Defamation LeagueAsian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month Resources
A list of K-12 curriculum and other resources from the Anti-Defamation League to bring Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month to your classrooms.
Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE) Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE)
In 2014, CAPE launched the #IAM Campaign to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPIHM) and to share these inspiring stories.
Department of Defense Education ActivityDepartment of Defense Education Activity
The observance of Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month is an occasion to remember the patriotism of AAPIs who have served, or are currently serving, in the Department of Defense (DOD), our nation and, specifically, here at the DoD Education Activity (DoDEA).
Learning for JusticeLearning for Justice
Free resources to educators, administrators, counselors and other practitioners who work with children from kindergarten through high school.
National Park ServiceNational Park Service
Every May during Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and throughout the year, the National Park Service and our partners share those histories and the continuing culture thriving in parks and communities today.
Pacific Islanders in CommunicationsPacific Islanders in Communication
Bring Pacific Islander culture into the classroom are with these teaching aids. Lesson plans are designed for a range of ages and grade levels.
PBS CollectionPBS Collection
Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month this May and every day with a special PBS collection of stories that explores the history, traditions and culture of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States.
PBS Collection22 Stellar Reads for Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month
These titles, which include YA and middle grade fiction, picture books, and nonfiction, are perfect to recommend to readers both this month and year-round.


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