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 list of eBooks and streaming videos celebrating APIDA Heritage month. Select the tabs eBooksand Streaming videos to access these resources.
18 Million Rising (18MR) brings Asian American communities together online and offline to reimagine Asian American identity with nuance, specificity, and power. We are using this Asian American identity as the foundation to build a more just and creative world where our experiences are affirmed, our leadership is valued, and all of us have the opportunity to thrive.
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have a rich heritage thousands of years old and have both shaped the history of the United States and had their lives dramatically influenced by moments in its history. Every May during Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and throughout the year, the National Park Service and our partners share those histories and the continuing culture thriving in parks and communities today.
Rooted in the dreams of immigrants and inspired by the promise of opportunity, Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC) advocates for an America in which all Americans can benefit equally from, and contribute to, the American dream.
The Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon is a statewide, grassroots organization, uniting Asians and Pacific Islanders to achieve social justice. We use our collective strengths to advance equity through empowering, organizing and advocating with our communities.
JASO (ja-zo), based in Oregon and Southwest Washington, was established in 1907, and is the 3rd oldest Japan America Society in the US. JASO's mission is to develop business and community by strengthening the US-Japan relationship. If you are an organization or an individual, and you are passionate about the importance of the US-Japan relationship, we invite you to join us and get involved today!
Kalakendra is an organization formed in 1987 to introduce, promote and enhance awareness of the various performing arts of the Indian subcontinent through presenting concerts, classical dances, recitals and lectures. Kalakendra is based in the Portland-metro area with artists traveling from the communities of Corvallis, Eugene, Vancouver, and coastal cities of the Northwest.
NAPAWF's mission is to build collective power with AAPI women and girls to gain full agency over our lives, our families, and our communities. Using a reproductive justice framework, NAPAWF elevates AAPI women and girls to impact policy and drive systemic change in the United States.
PACCO is a welcoming and inclusive community organized to promote economic empowerment and resiliency to historically underserved communities through information sharing and distribution of crucial decisions affecting the historically marginalized, economically disadvantaged, and those underserved and under-resourced communities.
The Portland Chinatown Museum (PCM) is Oregon’s first museum about Chinese American history, art, and culture. Our mission is to collect, preserve and share the stories, oral histories and artifacts of Portland’s Chinatown as a catalyst for exploring and interpreting the history of past, present and future immigrant experiences.
In response to the alarming escalation in xenophobia and bigotry resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Asian Pacific Planning and Policy Council (A3PCON), Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA), and the Asian American Studies Department of San Francisco State University launched the Stop AAPI Hate reporting center on March 19, 2020. The center tracks and responds to incidents of hate, violence, harassment, discrimination, shunning, and child bullying against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.
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.
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.