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Celebrate APIDA Heritage Month!

A reading list celebrating Asian, Pacific Islander, Desi American Heritage Month (May).


Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi American (APIDA) banner

May is Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi American (APIDA) Heritage Month, a month-long celebration and uplifting of APIDA identities, experiences, histories and cultures. CCC Library has curated a collection of print books in the library, and for those of you online, a selection of eBooks and streaming videos celebrating APIDA Heritage month.

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2024 APIDA events at CCC

May  1 - 31 | The Asian American Experience database 

  • In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month this May, enjoy full and open access to The Asian American Experience database, including more than 2,000 primary and secondary sources, historical inquiry activities, infographics, maps, timelines, and more.

2024 APIDA events in the community

  • May 02, OREGON CITY | Lecture: Oregon's Early Chinese American History
    • Thursday, May 02, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
    • Museum of the Oregon Territory
      211 Tumwater Drive, Oregon City, OR 97045 (map)
    • $10 for non-members 
  • May 04, Portland | Oregon Rises Above Hate
    • Saturday, May 04, 10:00am - 6:00pm
    • Lan Su Chinese Garden
      239 Northwest Everett Street, Portland, OR 97209 (map)
    • FREE, see website for more information
  • May 04 - 05, Portland | AANHPI Heritage Weekend
    • Sat., May 04, 10:00am - 4:00pm
      Sun,. May 05, 11:00am - 4:00pm
    • Japanese American Museum of Oregon
      411 NW Flanders St., Portland (map)
    • FREE, see website for more information

Land Acknowledgment

We acknowledge that the Clackamas Community College campuses reside on the traditional homelands of the Clackamas, Cascades, and Tumwater bands of Chinooks, as well as the Tualatin and Pudding River bands of Kalapuya and the Northern Molalla people. It is important that we acknowledge the ancestors of this place and to recognize that we are here because of the sacrifices they endure. Without them, we would not have access to this gathering and to this dialogue. Please join us in taking this opportunity to thank and honor the original caretakers of this land, their lives, and their descendants still caring for the land today.

Labor Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that our nation has benefited and profited from the free enslaved labor of Black people. We honor the legacy of the African diaspora and Black life, and the knowledge, skills, and human spirit that persevere in spite of violence and White supremacy.

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