Day: May 31, 2022

As AAPI Heritage Month draws to a close, we wanted to share some reflections with you. Every May, we proudly celebrate Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (APAHM) and reflect on our communities’ histories in this country. At AAPI Equity Alliance, we celebrate our members who work tirelessly every day to advocate for AAPI issues and amplify our communities’ voices. This APAHM was bittersweet, as we mourned the passing of Secretary Norman Y. Mineta, who first introduced the resolution to proclaim the first 10 days of May as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week in 1977. We remember Secretary Mineta, reflect on his lifetime of service and leadership and express our gratitude. His life’s commitment to preserving democracy and addressing inequality wherever it exists, has left a tremendous impact on this country. In honor of his life and legacy, I invite you to learn more about his story through the Mineta Legacy Project.