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Travel From Here: Celebrating the past, present, and future Asian American and Pacific Islander experience in the US

22:30  06 may  2021
22:30  06 may  2021 Source:   insider.com

7 Ways to Celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month With Kids

  7 Ways to Celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month With Kids May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, a time to honor and pay homage to the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders that have contributed to the history and culture of the United States. It’s important for everyone to celebrate this month and educate children about this immigrant group and its rich history of culture and heritage. And as a Filipino-American mother of a bi-racial toddler daughter (expecting my second child in July), it’s really important for me to teach my kids about their roots.

It's a question that dances in small talk and coffee chats, breakout rooms and first dates. A question marked with centuries of othering and ostracizing, a quip meant to demean roots planted in these United States. We're from here - children born from lineages of immigrants and tribes, a community whose diversity reflects the geography we span. We're growing here - grappling with an intersection of othering and belonging, reclaiming a history long-erased in the American education system, and redefining what it means to be an Asian American. We're not leaving here, we're staying. Boldly, loudly, and proudly.

7 Ways to Celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month With Kids

  7 Ways to Celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month With Kids Chef Stephanie Izard created the cheese cracker-infused treat with a whole box of Cheez-Its in every cake.

a close up of text on a green leaf: May is Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage month. Samantha Lee/Insider © Samantha Lee/Insider May is Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage month. Samantha Lee/Insider
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Violence perpetrated against members of the APIA (Asian Pacific Islander American) community is nothing new. However, the rise in divisive political rhetoric against the APIA community during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the sharp rise in violence, has thrown the systemic violence against the Asian community into renewed light. The more recent attacks on the community, including the murders of six Asian women in Atlanta have heightened the conversation, resulting in members of the APIA community speaking candidly about their painful experiences of racism and xenophobia.

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