Today marks the final day of Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, and whereas we initially deliberate to share this earlier, following the tragedies from final week, it didn’t fairly really feel proper. However, our AAPI group far and extensive is deserving our help and celebration, not simply in May however all year long. 

We rejoice AAPI Month and pay tributes to the contributions and affect of the AAPI group on the historical past, arts, tradition and achievements of the U.S. This is particularly necessary given the rise of racism we’ve seen all through our nation and world. Let’s all put within the work and help our AAPI neighbors! Here’s what you are able to do…

Shop independently-owned Asian-American companies and makers. Here’s an excellent working listing from Boston.com and one other from Thrillist. What’s your favourite?

Familiarize your self with and native and nationwide AAPI organizations and sources, and donate in the event you can. Here’s an excellent listing from the City of Boston together with a robust message from Mayor Wu’s Office of Arts and Culture.

And help AAPI arts by studying, watching and visiting displays. Our native libraries have nice lists of films and books, and we additionally suggest testing the schedule of occasions from the Asian American Theatre Artists of Boston (AATAB) and Pao Arts Center, which promotes cultural fairness in Greater Boston for the API group.