Library Resources for Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2021

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. 

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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.


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


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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Library Resources for Earth Day 2021

Earth Day 2021

~ Things To Do for Earth Day, April 22, 2021 ~

Students can learn about the environment & conservation and celebrate Earth Week 2021 with these resources and educational opportunities. The theme of this year’s Earth Day is “Restore our Earth,” and it’s all about reducing our environmental footprint and fixing the damage we’ve already done.

Watch Films & Shows

Inside the garbage of the world

This informative, hard-hitting film reveals the truth about plastic pollution and how it is harming the oceans and threatening human safety. We are on the edge of a tremendous disaster – can humankind act before it is too late?


In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.

Determining Decade Summit

A revolutionary group of activists, scientists, farmers, and politicians band together in a global movement of “Regenerative Agriculture” that could balance our climate, replenish our vast water supplies, and feed the world.

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The Biggest Little Farm

Documentarian John Chester and his wife Molly work to develop a sustainable farm on 200 acres outside of Los Angeles.

Attend a Virtual Event

We Shall Breathe Event

Tuesday April 20

Determining Decade Summit

Wednesday April 21

Teach for the Planet Summit

Wednesday April 21

Earth Day Live event

Thursday April 22

LAFS Theatre Rewind: The Biggest Little Farm Panel
Thursday April 23

The global youth climate summit will be followed by “We Shall Breathe,” a virtual event in the evening that will examine climate and environmental justice, connecting the climate crisis, pollution, poverty, police brutality, and the pandemic, within a racial justice framework.

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The Nature Conservancy will host a virtual Summit with conservation leaders, scientists, policymakers, and advocates to help show the way forward.

Join to learn about Jane Goodall, Alexandra Cousteau, & Dolores Huerta’s work in the fight against climate change, and what you can do to make a difference in the “Determining Decade.”

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Education International presents “Teach for the Planet: Global Education Summit,” a multilingual virtual summit focused on the role educators play in combating climate change and the need for transformative climate education.

More info here: 

On Earth Day, will produce the second Earth Day Live Digital Event, a multi-hour, multi-channel livestream with workshops, panel discussions, and special performances. has also partnered with Global Environment Media, a TV and educational platform, to carry Earth Day Live on their cable, satellite, and IPTV platforms. 

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Relive our “Biggest Little Farm” Panel, where we discuss the film in great detail with a host of professional filmmakers.

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Ways to Celebrate at Home

      1. Turn off the lights when you leave the room.
      2. Unplug rechargeable devices such as cell phone chargers, digital cameras, etc., even though these devices are in standby mode.
      3. Plug TVs, DVD players, electronics, and computer equipment into power strips and turn off at night or when you leave to avoid the phantom/vampire power that is constantly lost. Also, screen savers fo NOT reduce energy use by monitors – switching to sleep mode or manually turning off monitors is always the better energy-saving strategy.
      4. Switch out incandescent light bulbs with energy-saving compact fluorescent (CFLs) which us 75% less energy or light emitting diodes (LEDs) which use 90% less energy.
      5. Open the windows for some fresh air when the weather is pleasant instead of running the mechanical heating or cooling system – better for your health too.
      6. Turn off the energy-hogging heated dry cycle on your dishwasher.
      7. Walk or bike to where you need to go. Or just to enjoy the outdoors. Pick up trash while you are at it.
      8. Do you really need to print that document? If so use back side of scratch paper or double side you printing.
      9. Bring that reusable coffee mug and water bottle instead of throwing away one each time.
      10. Celebrate green reads via a display of books or online web site of resources and sustainable information.

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