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CULTURAL CONNECTIONS – ASIAN AMERICAN & PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE MONTH

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month!
AAPI Heritage Month began in 1977 as a ten-day celebration of Asian Pacific American contributions to this country. In 1992, President George H.W. Bush signed a law expanding the celebration to the entire month of May. The observance commemorates two events: the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants to the United States on May 7, 1843, and the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad, largely built by Chinese immigrants, on May 10, 1869.

But what does that mean for kids? Decades of research show that representation matters: when children see themselves reflected in books, movies, and other media, it empowers them to imagine more possibilities for their future. And for all kids, learning about other cultures nurtures empathy and a broader view of the world.

Below are some fun activity options to teach kids about AAPI culture and history:
https://www.joann.com/projects-learning/projects-videos/seasonal-projects/asian-american-pacific-islander-heritage-month-projects/
https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/books-to-celebrate-asian-american-and-pacific-islander-heritage-month

To find out more about how Denver is celebrating and resources on how to support the AAPI community and locally owned businesses, please click here https://www.coloradoparent.com/asian-american-and-pacific-islander-heritage-month-denver/

Share your celebrations of AAPI Heritage Month by emailing culturalconnectionscot@gmail.com and keep sharing your photos to our community photo album here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/Q1xDgqy5wCPrJYEL7

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