For Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Month, the staff at The Fortune Society collaborated to create a community guide for celebrating and honoring Black history. The guide is filled with events, policy actions, resources, book recommendations and an AAPI Month Spotify playlist.
Recognizing that Asian American and Pacific Islander history is American history—and American history is year-round—we will continuously update this list throughout the year.
Read the Presidential Proclamation on Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
Listen to The Fortune Society’s AAPI Month Spotify playlist, with songs selected by staff members. Artists include Mitski, Hayley Kiyoko, Jhene Aiko, Eric Nam and BTS.
Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
The Incendiaries by R. O. Kwon
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls by T Kira Madden
The Girl in the Moon Circle by Sia Figiel
Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
My Year Abroad by Chang-Rae Lee
Know My Name by Chanel Miller
Days of Distraction by Alexandra Chang
A Burning by Megha Majumdar
The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo
Obasan by Joy Kogawa
If You See Me, Don’t Say Hi by Neel Patel
The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
Cerues Blooms at Night by Shani Mootoo
Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien
Black Ice Matter by Gina Cole
Jasmine by Bharati Mukherjee
Mad Honey Symposium by Sally Wen Mao
Translating Mo’um by Cathy Park Hong
Floating Brilliant Gone by Franny Choi
The Same Different by Hannah Sanghee Park
When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka
All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka
The Asian Pacific American Heritage Festival
The 2021 Asian Pacific American Heritage Festival is a unique event that is held every year in New York City. The communities of Asian and Pacific Islanders celebrate a colorful festival that expresses the tradition and culture of each of the immigrant communities. The event that is hosted by the Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans in New York City takes place in open air. It is known as the largest outdoors celebrations of its kind in US.
National Leadership Training
The Federal Asiand Pacific American Council (FAPAC) is proud to present its 36th National Leadership Training Program (NLTP) virtually. The NLTP is a premier training destination for Federal employees, including DC government, and military. The NLTP is designed to provide training in leadership, diversity, inclusion, career advancement, and management.
Read about the history of tension between Black and Asian communities
Against the backdrop of anti-racism protests last summer, racist violence was surging in Chinatowns and Asian American communities across the country. Read more on Vox’s website.
The Future of Asian Food in America
What makes Southeast Asian cooking and eating truly unique goes beyond the pungent flavors, colorful ingredients, and history of immigration often associated with the businesses built on these lesser-known culinary treasures. How will these cultural hubs keep their doors open during a global pandemic against doubly stacked odds, with anti-Asian racism at an all-time high? Register to attend on May 19th.
Shoplifters directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda
The Farewell directed by Lulu Wang
Minari directed by Lee Isaac Chung
The Half of It directed by Alice Wu
Parasite directed by Bong Joon Ho
My Neighbor Totoro directed by Hayao Miyazaki
Kim’s Convenience written by Ins Choi
Train to Busan directed by Yeon Sang-ho
Burning directed by Lee Chang-dong
Hard Knock Wife performed by Ali Wong
Crazy Rich Asians directed by John M. Chu
Always Be My Maybe directed by Nahnatchka Khan
Fresh off the Boat created by Nahnatchka Khan
Never Have I Ever created by Mindy Kaling