Today marks the start of Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month! More than 30 years ago, Congress designated this national time to honor and celebrate the AAPI community and their many contributions to American history, society, and culture. May is the chosen month as it honors the arrival of the first Japanese to the U.S. on May 7, 1843, and the completion of the first transcontinental railroad, largely built by Chinese immigrants, on May 10, 1869.

This year’s AAPI theme is “Advancing Leaders Through Collaboration.”

Consistent with our inclusive culture, we offer the following resources as opportunities to learn more about AAPI heritage and communities: