May is Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month, also known as AAPI Heritage Month.
Since long before America gained independence, people of Asian and Pacific Island heritage have enriched the nation’s culture and worked to build its economic and intellectual strengths. Yet there is also a long throughline of traumatic history surrounding Asian and Pacific Americans, and a resurgence of racist behaviors since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic has illuminated this history.
Dialogues about these issues have and will continue to be relevant to the development of effective and inclusive professional spaces and communities. Celebrating AAPI Heritage Month in the workplace is an excellent way to build psychological safety and employee engagement. Ready to get started planning your organization’s AAPI Heritage Month programming? Download the Guide