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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month


Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month

The official website for AAPI Heritage Month can be found here:

Breaking Ground

Asian Americans, Season 1, Episode 1

This series traces the story of Asian Americans, spanning 150 years of immigration, racial politics, and cultural innovation. It is a timely look at the role that Asian Americans have played in defining who we are as a nation. In an era of U.S. expansion, new immigrants arrive from China, India, Japan, the Philippines and beyond. Eventually barred by anti-Asian laws, they become America’s first “undocumented immigrants.”

Home from the Eastern Sea

The Story of Asian Immigration to America

This is the story of the immigration of Chinese, Japanese, and Filipinos to America. The documentary explores the history of each nationality through the personal stories of representative families.


Queer Asian-Americans Share Their Stories

Gaysians is an exploration of family, immigration and language through the voices of five queer and trans Asian-Americans from New York City. The subjects share stories about their families, and in doing so, shed light on the complicated histories that have shaped these intimate and personal relationships. This moving short is an illuminating patchwork documentary exploring family and culture through the personal stories of a diverse panoply of LGBTQ individuals.

An Asian-American Story

Derald Wing Sue is the most cited authority on multicultural counseling and therapy. In this session, you'll learn about his near poverty origins in Oregon and how school experiences with discrimination led him to multicultural awareness and pride. You'll discover that oppression did not end with a Ph.D., but that he encounters many continuations of his discrimination as a child even today.