CoDEI: Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
By Kristin Hocker
Friday, May 21, 2021 12:03 PM
In the May issue of our CoDEI newsletter we celebrate Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, a celebration initiated by Congress in 1979 as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week that was expanded to the full month of May in 1992. This year we recognize the significance in uplifting the voices, experiences, challenges as well as celebrations of our colleagues, friends, neighbors and community members who are of Asian and Pacific Islander descent, as we stand in solidarity against the rash of anti-Asian hate crimes that have been fueled by ignorance, fear and dangerous social and political rhetoric.