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.

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Anti-Defamation LeagueAsian Pacific American History
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders can trace their histories to a region that spans more than half the globe. They have played key roles in shaping America's past, leaving an enduring impact in areas such as work, politics, culture, and law. They have done so as immigrants, sojourners, settlers, refugees, citizens, aliens, U.S. nationals, and members of overthrown sovereign kingdoms. Join us in exploring the rich and complex histories of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders through NMAH's collections, exhibitions, archives, and scholarly research.
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 Learning Media: Asian Americans
Asian Americans is a five-hour film series that delivers a bold, fresh perspective on a history that matters today, more than ever. As America becomes more diverse, and more divided while facing unimaginable challenges, how do we move forward together? Told through intimate personal stories, the series will cast a new lens on U.S. history and the ongoing role that Asian Americans have played.
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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UEN-TV Highlights 2024 May Programming

Before They Take Us Away
"Before They Take Us Away" documents the untold stories of Japanese American "self-evacuees" who fled the West Coast before being forcibly incarcerated during WWII. It explores their struggles as refugees in their own country, facing poverty, isolation, hostility and violence while trying to rebuild their lives outside the camps.

View on UETN-TV Wednesday, May 15 at 9:00 pm

A Long March
Three Filipino-American veterans trace their paths from war to erasure by the U.S. Government, marching from an obscured history to the Federal courts, right up to the steps of Congress in search of promises denied.

View on UETN-TV Wednesday, May 18 at 9:00 pm

80 Years Later
The film explores the racial inheritance of Japanese American family incarceration during World War II through multigenerational conversations with survivors and their descendants. In the 80th anniversary of Executive Order 9066 that imprisoned 120,000 Japanese Americans in World War II, families.

View on UETN-TV Wednesday, May 22 at 8:00 pm

The Race Epidemic
THE RACE EPIDEMIC" explores the surge in racism and hate incidents against Asian Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic, fueled by rhetoric like "Chinese Virus." Interviews with authors, leaders, and consultants examine the impact of the lack of AAPI representation across business, entertainment, media, and politic

View on UETN-TV Thursday, May 23 at 9:00 pm

Armed with Language
The story of how a little-known military intelligence school in Minnesota played a pivotal role in ending World War II. The institution trained more than 6,000 Japanese Americans, or Nisei, to be translators, interrogators and Japanese military specialists. After decades of being classified, the story of their courage, sacrifice, and valor is finally being told.

View on UETN-TV Saturday, May 25 at 8:00 pm

Unearthing Ogawa
The life of a dead Japanese soldier is honored by an American who finds him with his diary in a battlefield cave and seeks to return the chronicle to the man's family. Decades later, the American's son retraces the footsteps and meets the Ogawa clan today.

View on UETN-TV Saturday, May 25 at 9:00 pm


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