This month – and every month – we commit to uplifting and supporting our Asian American and Pacific Islander communities!
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month – a time where we recognize and honor the role of the AAPI community in our country’s history and culture.
To our Asian American and Pacific Islander community – we celebrate with you and thank you for your contributions to Portland, Oregon, and the U.S. This month – and every month – we commit to uplifting and supporting you.
Today, there are over 23 million Asian Americans and over 1.4 million Pacific Islander Americans living in the U.S.
Take a moment to learn about the history of AAPI communities in the U.S.
Asian Pacific Heritage Month
A ‘History of Exclusion, of Erasure, of Invisibility.’ Why the Asian-American Story is Missing from Many U.S. Classrooms
A Different Asian American Timeline
There are so many ways to celebrate the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities! Here are some of our favorite resources, including local businesses and restaurants; Asian movies, books, and videos; as well as Asian advocates to learn from and support.
We have some amazing AAPI businesses here in Portland!
AAPI Businesses to Support in Portland, Oregon
Check out a movie!
Moana, Minari, Crazy Rich Asians, Jackpot, The Paper Tigers, Monsoonand Burning
Here are some of our favorite books by Asian authors.
The Bone Shard Daughter, Unaccustomed Earth, When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities, Little Fires Everywhere, The White Tiger, Crying in H Mart, In the Country and Convenience Store Woman
We love this new music video for “Us” by Jessica Sanchez.
And finally, we appreciate the work of these Asian advocates: Grace Lee Boggs and Manjusha Kulkarni And you should also check out and support the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO)
Do you have favorite Asian books, movies, music, activists, and/or local businesses and organizations that we should add to this resource list? You can let us know here!
It is because of you – our community –
that Outside In is able to save the lives of thousands of people each year.
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We are grateful for your support!