Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

AAPI Heritage Month

Via the Harvard Chan School Office of Diversity and Inclusion:

The month of May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the many contributions and history of our Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander communities.

As we have seen recent national events of anti-Asian hate and Anti-Asian rhetoric, it is important that we recognize the longstanding realities of such bias and discrimination against AAPI communities, while also amplifying the voices of these communities when we can. The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health stands in solidarity with the AAPI members of our community on these critical issues of equity and justice.

While AAPI Heritage Month is nationally recognized during the month of May, we have held recent events in the month of April that focused on experiences related to the model minority myth in Asian diaspora, caste systems and their impact on social issues, and coalition-building across racial and ethnic groups during an era of a racial justice movement. The video recording of these events will be made available soon.

New events open to the Harvard Chan community will be communicated shortly via the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. We encourage everyone to continue to connect with their office for updates.

In addition, visit the university web page with AAPI Community Resources.