AAPI Month 2021



Happy API Heritage Month!  Here are some community resources I’ve compiled, just in case you are interested.

Organizations:
Ithaca Asian American Association (IAAA)
• Email listserv run by Amy Kuo
• Thursday virtual bi-weekly gatherings and community building conversation
Society for Asian American Graduate Affiars (SAAGA) at Cornell University
• SAAGA, open to Cornell grad and professional students, opened to the wider AAPI community for a processing space.
• SAAGA is now on hiatus for summer, with activities resuming in August.

Events:
API Community Self Defense Seminar #2
• See posters below for info! Hosted by @infinitymma, @ballesteroskali, @tsrkali and @alisonyl
• May 21 (Friday) 8:00pm-9:30pm ET
➤Bystander Intervention to Stop Anti-Asian/American Harassment and Xenophobia
• See poster below for more info. Hosted by IAAA. Details at ithacaasian.org.
• May 20 (Thursday) 5:00pm + May 24 (Monday) 4:00pm
‘Spilled (Soy) Milk’ Film Discussion with Director
• Hosted by IAAA at Tompkins County Public Library.
• May 25 (Tuesday) 12:00pm-1:00pm
Stop Asian Hate Discussion
• Hosted by IAAA at Tompkins County Public Library.
• May 27 (Thursday) 7:00pm-8:00pm
➤Perspectives 360 Film Festival
• See posters below for more info. Hosted by IAAA. Details at ithacaasian.org.
• June 11 (Friday) 7:00pm. Submission deadline May 31.

Resources, events, and discussion with children and teens:
➤Here are some websites shared by Hollaback and the Ithaca Asian American Association on how to talk about racism and identities as APIA.
How to Talk Honestly with Children about Racism?
Talking to your kids about racism
How to have better conversation with your parents
➤For more events/discussion with children and teens, join the IAAA listserv and see other AAPI Heritage Month events at Tompkins County Public Library

Shop API!
In tomorrow’s post I will feature aKimi of @kimcraftery, whose soy wax candles are inspired by her Chinese heritage and customs. Not to be missed!

Read API:
Here’s what’s on my list (thanks to Krista and Ryan).
➤Rolling the R’s, R. Zamora Linmark
➤Big Little Man: In Search of My Asian Self, Alex Tizon
➤Minor Feelings, Cathy Park Hong



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