April 29 E&I Corner

Posted by Abby Rotwein on 4/29/2022

Equity & Inclusion Corner

Holidays and Celebrations 

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. See below for ways to learn about and celebrate this month.
May is Jewish American Heritage Month, which honors the achievements and contributions of Jewish Americans. Learn more at the official website.
May 1st is May Day, which commemorates the labor movement's fight for rights. It is also known as the International Workers’ Day.  
Happy Eid Al-Fitr to our Muslim community, we hope you enjoy the end of your fast.
Happy Cinco de Mayo to our Mexican American community and all who celebrate.
We wish a lovely Mother’s Day to all mothers and mother figures. We recognize that this can be a special day for many and a hard day for others.   

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Here are some resources and events where you can celebrate and learn about Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage and history:
Asian American Books is a compilation of books organized by age group, from early childhood to adult. It includes additional book lists specific to South Asian Americans, Chinese Americans, and Japanese Americans.
The AARP of Oregon is hosting a number of special events this month, including: 
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Slideshow is a resource I developed for teachers and students. It has been shared in K-8 classrooms at Riverdale Grade School.
If you have not yet visited the brand new Japanese American Museum of Oregon, it is currently open on Fridays - Sundays from 11AM to 3PM.
Check out the Venture Portland website for their great list of local Asian American and Pacific Islander restaurants, stores, and businesses.
- Abby Rotwein (she/her), Director of Equity & Inclusion