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Asian American / Pacific Island Heritage Month 2021

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We want to take the time to celebrate and highlight the achievements from those in our community who identify as Asian American/Pacific Islander. Their contributions to the entertainment industry are far reaching and numerous, and often overlooked. Here are some recent movies and highlighted films, events, podcast and webinars that showcase and broadcast their achievements. 

Watch Films & Shows

Minari

A Korean American family moves to an Arkansas farm in search of its own American dream. Amidst the challenges of this new life in the strange and rugged Ozarks, they discover the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home.

The Farewell

Billi’s family returns to China under the guise of a fake wedding to stealthily say goodbye to their beloved matriarch — the only person that doesn’t know she only has a few weeks to live.

Crazy Rich Asians 

Rachel Chu is happy to accompany her longtime boyfriend, Nick, to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. She’s also surprised to learn that Nick’s family is extremely wealthy and he’s considered one of the country’s most eligible bachelors. Thrust into the spotlight, Rachel must now contend with jealous socialites, quirky relatives and something far, far worse — Nick’s disapproving mother.

Tigertail

Written, Directed and Produced by Alan Yang, Tigertail tells the story of how years of monotonous work and a loveless marriage turns a once vibrant man into a shell of his former self.

Events and More!

Standing Against Racism in the Time of COVID: A Conversation on Activism

Thursday: May 6th 

Listen to asian Enough

By the Los Angeles Times

Sixth Year of Bank of America Women’s Leadership Series Opens with Stirring Discussion on Black and Asian Solidarity

Watch this Webinar: Filipinx Artists

What can people and organizations do to combat escalating acts of racism and xenophobia against Asian Americans? Join the Asia Society Texas Center and Asia Society Southern California to learn what immediate and long-term changes are possible.  joined by Stop AAPI Hate co-founder Dr. Russell Jeung, Georgia State Rep. Bee Nguyen, Compassion in Oakland co-founder Katrina Ramos, and CNN anchor Amara Walker.

From the Los Angeles Times, “Asian Enough” is a podcast about being Asian American — the joys, the complications and everything in between. In each episode, hosts Jen Yamato, Johana Bhuiyan, Tracy Brown and Suhauna Hussain of the Times invite special guests to share personal stories and unpack identity on their own terms. They explore the vast diaspora across cultures, backgrounds and generations, and try to expand the ways in which being Asian American is defined.

 On October 8th, 2020, three inspirational women leaders came together to explore the depth of Black and Asian American Pacific Islander experiences and how, as a community, we can overcome racial and prejudicial conflict to create a just, bright and equitable future together.

Watch this Webinar with three Filipinx artists from across the United States. New York-based artist Jeanne F. Jalandoni, Houston-based artist and community organizer Matt Manalo, and San Francisco-based artist Charlene Tan take this time to look at their practices and what has changed their perspectives during lockdown in a conversation with Bridget Bray

Resources

We have experienced an unprecedented amount of violence directed towards the AAIP Community. Below is a link to resources ranging from no profits, to legal help and community outreach for those in need.

Southern California AAIP Resources
Florida AAIP Resources
Asian and Asian American Resources

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