You are here
Commemorating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Dear Members of the CUNY SPS Community:
Every May since 1990, our nation has celebrated Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month to recognize the many contributions this diverse group has made to our country’s history and culture.
At CUNY SPS, we believe that knowledge gives us the power to increase understanding, empathy, and solidarity. For this reason, the School’s Committee on Institutional Equity and Diversity (CIED) has once again compiled a list of informative resources and events that highlight the proud traditions of the AAPI community and honor their important role in building our city and nation.
- AsianPacificHeritageMonth.gov: collaborative content provided by the National Archives, National Gallery of Art, Smithsonian, Library of Congress, National Parks, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the National Endowment for the Humanities
- Asian American Studies: Cornell University’s anti-racism resource list for the AAPI community
- Anti-Asian Violence Resources: more anti-racism resources
- Mental Health America: information and support for the AAPI community
Around New York City
- New York City Parks: tours and activities around the city.
- New York Public Library: multi-generational reading lists focusing on Asian American and Pacific Islander experiences
- The New York Times: feature story about the tragic effects of anti-Asian American violence
- Subway Cinema: (Official site of NYAFF) Asian cinema website
- Cultural Institutions: Asia Society and Museum, the Rubin Museum of Art, and Japan Society
- CUNY's Asian American/Asian Research Institute (AAARI): offers programs, publications, announcement, and registration links for lecture series, plus information on awards and scholarships
- Self Evident: Asian American stories
As you will see, some of these events will be available online; others will take place in person across the five boroughs. It is my sincere hope that students, alumni, faculty, and staff will find time to participate in one or more of these activities. I hope to do the same.
All the best,
Jorge P. Silva-Puras, J.D., M.B.A.
CUNY School of Professional Studies