• Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage

  • AAPI History Month MAY



    Learning For Justice encourages you to celebrate and teach the diversity of AANHPI identities and incorporate AANHPI voices into your curricula all year long. Begin and continue with these resources.



    Federal Asian Pacific American Council LogoThough Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month is observed annually in May to celebrate the contributions that generations of AAPIs have made to American history, society, and culture, the Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) has curated information and resources to educate the public about AAPIs and celebrate AAPI Heritage all year long.  The theme for the observance of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage in 2022 is Advancing Leaders Through Collaboration.



    In honor of Asian/Pacific American Heritage, 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.  Open the site's Care Package, the Asian Pacific American Center's online exhibition curated with love in difficult times. This exhibition includes short films, poems, music, and meditations for times like this.



    "Asian American Resources at the Smithsonian," Office of Public Affairs, 1996.The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center’s Learning Together page launched in 2019 to connect the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center’s programs, curatorial expertise, and community anniversaries with K12 educators across the country. Visit for an online venue of educational content featuring interviews with Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community members, links to community-created educational resources, book recommendations, discussion ideas, and more.

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    "I Am... " Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment

    Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) role models have shattered barriers, transformed our cultural landscape, and paved the way for our community of creatives and executives.

    In 2014, the Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE) launched the #IAM Campaign to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPIHM) and to share these inspiring stories. The #IAM Campaign includes powerful stories of some of your favorite AAPI role models, including Sandra Oh, Constance Wu, George Takei, Daniel Dae Kim, Ki Hong Lee, Cassey Ho, Danny Pudi, Kelly Hu, D-trix, Wong Fu Productions, Michelle Phan, Lisa Ling, Ming-Na Wen, and many more!


    The Office of Public Art (OPA) works at the convergence of public art and civic design in the Pittsburgh region. Launching Spring 2022, JADED is a public programming series celebrating the art and culture of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. Organized by a collective of AAPI artists and organizers, also named JADED, the programming series builds interethnic coalitions to create more safe spaces of kinship and addresses racial trauma while celebrating cultural heritage. Programming and intimate events aim to reanimate local histories, preserve cherished family recipes and practices, and nurture intergenerational dialogue.


    Happy Asian American FamilyA global leader in exposing extremism, delivering anti-bias education and fighting hate online, the ultimate goal of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is a world in which no group or individual suffers from bias, discrimination or hate. In schools and classrooms, Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month is an excellent time to explore the rich history and culture of people who are AAPI as well as analyzing the bias and discrimination faced by them. It is important not to isolate exploration of AAPI history and culture, Asian American Pacific Islander history is American history and should be integrated into the curriculum throughout the school year. Explore a list of K-12 curriculum and other resources to bring Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month to your classrooms.


    Book covers representing Asian American & Pacific Islander stories.


    Diversify your reading routine to learn a little more about – and introduce your kids to – the AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islanders) mores, traditions and cultures. From biographies to cultural traditions to eliminating stereotypes, Chicago Parent website and magazine lists and describes 30 AAPI books to stock your shelves or check with your local library for these great books for kids of all ages.