From JOLT News, by Mary Beth Harrington, CVA (Certified Volunteer Administrator):
May is not yet over, so there’s still time to recognize that May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
In 2009 the name of this observance officially changed from Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. The purpose is to recognize the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. #AAPIHeritageMonth #AANHPIHeritageMonth
Despite the AAPI communities’ remarkable success and vital contributions across social, economic, and political realms, progress towards greater national acceptance and belonging continues to be threatened by unchecked cycles of xenophobia and race-based violence.
Here are four nonprofits that support and celebrate this vibrant community as well as some great films that you may want to check out.