Image Description: (Top) CPWD IDEA Committee Logo (Bottom) Asian Pacific American Heritage Month written over cherry blossom tree branches. Source 
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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

A brief history... "Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month is a period for the duration of the month of May for recognizing the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States."  (Source). In celebration, we're proud to highlight Alice Wong for her amazing advocacy with the disability community. Her strength and multidimensional thinking have made her an icon. She is the author of the book, Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century.
Image Description: Photo of Alice Wong, an Asian American woman in a power chair with a ventilator mask and tube. Photo Credit: Eddie Hernandez Photography
Disability rights activist, media maker and consultant, Alice Wong "... is the Founder and Director of the Disability Visibility Project, a community partnership with StoryCorps and an online community dedicated to creating, sharing and amplifying disability media and culture created in 2014. Alice is also a co-partner in four projects:, a resource to help editors connect with disabled writers and journalists, #CripLit, a series of Twitter chats for disabled writers with novelist Nicola Griffith#CripTheVote, a nonpartisan online movement encouraging the political participation of disabled people with co-partners Andrew Pulrang and Gregg Beratan, and Access Is Love with co-partners Mia Mingus and Sandy Ho, a campaign that aims to help build a world where accessibility is understood as an act of love instead of a burden or an afterthought." (Source)
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Below are resources focused on Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. We encourage you to explore and learn more about these topics:

Asian Pacific Development Center

Disability Visibility by Alice Wong

Resources + Safety Tips 

Reading With APANO: Book Recommendations for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

5 Disability Justice Activists to Know This Asian Pacific American Heritage Month


30 Revolutionary Asians and Pacific Islanders To Celebrate For AAPI Heritage Month
NEH-supported projects on the Asian-American and Pacific Islander experience
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