Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Events | Arizona State University
While the first film to feature a majority Asian and Asian American cast in a quarter of a century stole the show with its record-breaking performance at the box office, this past year saw AAPI achievement extend far beyond the silver screen: Priyanka Chopra became the first Indian woman to grace the cover of U. Vogue magazine ; Chloe Kim became the youngest woman to take home an Olympic snowboarding medal claiming the gold in PyeongChang; and for the second time in a row, Americans elected a record number of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to Congress. What began as a seven-day period of observance designated by Congress in has evolved into a full-month celebration of pride and remembrance for the Asian and Pacific American community. Untold America video stories about underrepresented, forgotten, and misunderstood communities in America. Smithsonian Institute Teaching Resources lesson plans for all ages.
Lan Su hosts cultural performances every Saturday and Sunday in May from local cultural organizations and dance troupes. All events, unless otherwise noted, are included free with garden admission or membership ; no registration is required. Learn about the different traditions and cultures from participating program partners and watch amazing cultural performances from the Pacific Islands to the powerful drums of Japanese Taiko!
This celebration honors the people rooted in the diverse cultures of the Pacific Rim and the vast Asian continent. Read on for highlights of the numerous festivals, performances, film screenings, and cultural activities taking place throughout the city. Born out of the cultural ashes of World War II, these distinctive toys became both a means for Japanese Americans to reconnect with their culture and an apt metaphor for postwar relations between the United States and Japan.