May is Asian/Pacific American
May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month — a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Click HERE to learn more about the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America's history, see exhibits and collections from the National Archives, and experience fascinating audio and video recordings.
You can also visit the YMCA Minneapolis website to read about 20 incredible Asian American and Pacific Islander women that you should know! For instance, learn about activist Yuri Kochiyama, who was one of the thousands of Japanese Americans forced to relocate to internment camps after the events at Pearl Harbor. She was an advocate for reparations for the internment through the Civil Liberties Act and dedicated her life to advocacy for civil rights for marginalized communities.