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East Meets West: Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

General guide for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

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Origins of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

 At City College of San Francisco, we celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month during the month of April to May each year.

Origins of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Nationally, May is recognized as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, a celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islanders in the United States. A rather broad term, Asian/Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru and the Federated States of Micronesia) and Polynesia (New Zealand, Hawaiian Islands, Rotuma, Midway Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, French Polynesia and Easter Island).

The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of the workers who laid the tracks were Chinese immigrants.
--From https://asianpacificheritage.gov/about/

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Website

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.

 

Common Needs

Remote Access Assistance

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