Wisconsin AAPI Coalition

Wisconsin AAPI Coalition

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month



ASIA AND PACIFIC ISLANDS AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH NOW JOINS US JESSICA BOLING WHO IS CO-CHAIR OF THE ASIAN-AMERICAN PACIFIC ISLANDS COALITION OF WISCONSIN. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US THIS MORNING, JESSICA. HI, THANK YOU FOR LEAVING US IF YOU CAN EXPLAIN A LITTLE ABOUT AAPI ANDHY W HERITAGE MONTH IT IS SO IMPORTANT TO THE ASIAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY IN WISCONSIN. YEAH, SO THE PACIFIC ISLAND ASIAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTHS STARTED IN MAY MOSTLY BECAUSE OF TWO EVENTS IN OUR HISTORY NOTING WHEN THE FIRST ARRIVAL OF JAPANESE CAME TO THE US AND ALSO ENWH THE CHINESE RAILWAY HAS BEEN COMPLETED. I FEEL API HERITAGE MONTH IS SO IMPORTANT TO WISCONSIN BECAUSE THE API COMMUNITY HERE IS QUITE INVISIBLE. THIS ALLOWS US TO HAVE MORE VISIBILITY AND TO CELEBRATE CELEBRATE OUR HERITAGE AND OUR CULTURE WHO OFTEN N SOTEEN AND HOW ARE YOU? IN MAY. I KNOW THERE ARE WAYS FOR PEOPLE TO CELEBRATE AND JOIN. YEAH, SO WE HAVE ORGANIZED A FEW EVENTS WITH OUR PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS DURING THE MONTH. WE HAD ASIAN AMERICAN RESTAURANT WEEK LAST WEEK AND WEAD HA SOME SOCIAL EVENTS BUT WE ALSO HAVE AN EVENT COMING ON WEDNESDAY NEXT WEDNESDAY WHICH WILL SET UP GOVERNOR TONY EVE,RS AND WE WILL HAVE A CELEBRATION WE WILL TALK ABOUT THE STATE OF AN API AND CELEBRATE SOME OF OUR GREAT VICTORIES THEN ALSO HAVE A TIME FOR THE COMMUNITY TO ASK GOVERNOR EVERS A FEW QUESTIONS AS WELL. THIS IS FANTASTIC AND I KNOW MAY IS SUCH AN IMPORTANT MONTH OF COURSE TBU I AM SURE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR YOU DO A LOT WITH THE COALITION AND I AM SURE THERE ARE WAYS THAT PEOPLE CAN GET INVOLVED AT ANY TIME OF THE YEAR. YEAH SURE WE ARE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS ALL THE TIME, AND WE ALSO POST UPDATES TO THE API COMMUNITY, BUT I ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO TAKE THE TIME TO READ AND ALSO OUTSIDE YOUR COMFORT ZONE MAYBE VISIT A RESTAURANT OR TAKE A FRIEND AND TRY SOMETHING NEW AND IT’S AMAZING. AND HOW IS THE COALITION WORKING TO IMPLEMENT IT AND WORK IN THE REGION? YEAH, SO WHEN WE STARTED IN 2020, I WAS IN RESPONSE TO ANTI-ASIAN HATE RIGHTS AND WE THOUGHT YOU KNOW TO APPLY. ADDRESSINGHE T EDUCATION PIECE WOULD BE REALLY HYELP SO WE CONTINUED WE WORKED TO GET AN API HISTORY AND CULRETU IN WISCONSIN SCHOOLS LAST EARLIER THIS YEAR. WE HAVE ENABLED AT THE STETA SCHOOL BOARD ASSOCIATION LEVEL TO IMPLEMENT OR DEVELOP A CURRICULUM WITH API HISTORY. AND SO NOW WE ARE WORKING. TO HELP IMPLEMENT THIS AND CREATE A GROUP AND SO WE HAVE A TTHA EDUCATION GROUP WE WILL WORK THROUGHOUT THE YEAR TO MOVE THIS AHEAD AND WORK WITH TEACHERS TO BRING THE CURRICULUM AND DO MORE ADVOCACY TO THE STATE LEVEL. I THINK ”WONDERFUL AND SUPER FANTASTIC. I LOVE THE WORK YOU DO ESPECIALLY WORNGKI WITH SCHOOLS AND SOMETHING. BUT I WANT TO MENTION ONCE AGAIN WHERE PEOPLE CAN GO TO GET MORE INFORMATION ON DIFFERENT EVENTS. YOU HOST AND ESPECIALLY THE ONE WHO ARRIVES ON WEDNESDAY. YEAH SO YOU CAN VISIT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE WHERE UNDER THE WISCONSINR API COALITION WHERE YOU CAN FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM TOO. OK, WONDERFUL. WELL, THANK YOU JESSICA. WANT TO KNOW YOU AGAIN, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR JOINING US EARLY THIS MORNING, AND WE VERY APPRECIATE IT.

Wisconsin AAPI Coalition

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. On May 25, the AAPI Coalition of Wisconsin is hosting a virtual celebration of heritage with Governor Evers, Rep. Francesca Hong, and documentarian Neng Now. Co-Chair of the AAPI Coalition of Wisconsin, Jessica Boling, spoke with Gabriella Garza of 12 News about the importance of AAPI Heritage Month and the coalition’s efforts to invoke positive change in the community. Learn more about the Wisconsin AAPI Coalition and Heritage Celebration here.

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

On May 25, the AAPI Coalition of Wisconsin is hosting a virtual heritage celebration with Governor Evers, Rep. Francesca Hong, and documentary filmmaker Neng Now.

Wisconsin AAPI Coalition Co-Chair Jessica Boling spoke with 12 News’ Gabriella Garza about the importance of AAPI Heritage Month and the coalition’s efforts to invoke positive change in the community.

Learn more about AAPI Coalition of Wisconsin and the Heritage Celebration here.

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