This article was written by Allie Blocksom Precht who is a member of TNSM’s Diversity + Community Engagement Committee (D+CE) and expresses her views. At TNSM, we are grateful to have this D+CE forum that allows opportunities for members of our community to share their own beliefs, always with the goal of expanding our understanding of each other’s experiences and points of view.
The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843 and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of the workers who laid the tracks were Chinese immigrants. (from https://www.aacac-oh.org/programs-events/aapi-heritage-month)
The New School has celebrated AAPI Heritage Month in the past and this year, the Asian American Cultural Association of Cincinnati wanted to officially invite TNSM community to all the festivities happening in May. This year there will be 25+ events and counting!
Here are a few ways to join the festivities:
- Check out this list of events!
- Follow along on social media: Instagram: @aapiheritagecincy; Facebook: AAPI Heritage Cincy