Welcome to Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month! This national celebration honors the historical and cultural contributions of the AANHPI people to America. The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the U.S. on May 7, 1843, and the completion of the first transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869 – as the majority of the workers who laid the tracks were Chinese immigrants.
This year’s AANHPI Heritage Month theme is “Advancing Leaders Through Opportunity.” We look forward to sharing insights through some employee profiles. In the meantime, below are several resources to learn more:
- Boys & Girls Clubs of America: Celebrate this Month by sharing cultural and learning opportunities with the young person in your life.
- Penguin Random House: Books that provide insight into the experiences of AANHPI people.
- United States Census Bureau: These facts include separate sections on the AANHPI populations.