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How to Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month in Philadelphia

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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month is a commemoration of leaders and everyday changemakers, and the people and communities that are represented throughout Philly’s neighborhoods.

This year’s recognition comes at a crucial time. Violence and hate crimes against members of AAPI communities are on the rise, and citizens, businesses, institutions, and lawmakers begin grappling with the country’s anti-Asian history, anti-Asian racism in the present, and how to improve things going forward. is. (check this “cards” site For more information and national resources.)

Happily, Philadelphia is full of ways you can uplift people of AAPI ancestry and get involved in celebrating the diverse cultures of the diaspora across the city.

Find details and RSVP links to multiple events, events, projects and fundraisers below.

Honor the Sixth Anniversary of Citizen Engagement Nonprofit

vietlied It was established in 2015 to serve the Vietnamese and Southeast Asian communities of the region. The organization aims to meet the needs of suffering populations coming from war-torn countries through civic engagement, farming and food security, health and welfare programming. group so far. raised about $30k in respect of the $50k goal Its 6 year anniversary.

When: Now until May 31
Where: Donorbox
Cost: Your donation

Discuss Media Framing of Anti-Asian Hate

Hosts the Philadelphia Chapter of the Association of Asian American Journalists A virtual panel discussion on how the media can improve Its coverage and framing of anti-Asian hate. The panel includes national journalists and local experts, including Jawed Kalim of the Los Angeles Times and Tsiwen Law of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania. register here.

When: Wednesday, May 5 from 8 to 9 p.m.
Where: Zoom
cost free

Help with grant grants to local AAPI organizations

The Asian Mosaic Fund has distributed over $200,000 to local, mostly AAPI-led community organizations since its launch. Last year, the group successfully crowdsourced funds To help organizers offset the economic impact of COVID. this year’s target is raise enough money to give five grants Worth $5,000 each.

When: Now until May 31
Where: WeDidIt
Cost: Your donation

Celebrate all types of moms with art

It is also hosted by the Asian Arts Initiative. annual spring benefits this thursday. This year’s theme celebrates mothers and mother-figures. Since the profit will be virtual, the ticket purchase comes with a Benefit Box curated by Asian Arts Initiative That includes care items, an “Asian Love” T-shirt, and a signed copy of Michelle Zuner’s memoir, “Crying in H Mart.”

When: Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 pm. May 6
where: youtube
Cost: $60 to $155

Highlight Philly-Specific Challenges with Mayor Kenny

Asian Pacific hosts the Mayor’s Commission on American Affairs Virtual Town Hall The next night, on Thursday, May 6. Hosted by MSNBC and NBC anchor Richard Louis, the event will focus on “the current circumstances and challenges facing the Philadelphia Asian American community today”, a Facebook event page explains. The mayor and other city officials will also be in attendance, and the event will offer Mandarin, Vietnamese, Korean, Khmer and Indonesian translations. register here.

When: Thursday, May 6 at 6 p.m.
Where: Zoom
cost free

win prizes on scavenger hunts

Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation Hosts a neighborhood-wide scavenger hunt in association with Franklin Square. Participants will scour the streets for clues and earn points to win prizes. To join in the fun, which runs until July 3, register at the Franklin Square ticket window near the carousel.

When: May 10 to July 3
Where: Franklin Square ticket window, 200 N. 6th st.
cost free

Uplifting Artists of South and West Asia

Twelve Gate Arts is an Old City non-profit dedicated to highlighting artists from the South and West Asian diaspora. a British artist’s new exhibition And writer Qasim Riza Shaheen opens on May 7.

When: 5 p.m. Friday, May 7 to 6 p.m. Saturday, August 14
Where: Twelve Gates Arts, 106 N. 2 st.
cost free, donations encouraged

Order Fresh Wontons Delivered to Your Doorstep

Restaurateur Ellen Yin and the team from Fork and High Street wonton project Delivery pop-up. Part of #doughsomething, a national campaign to help promote a fair and equitable society, the pop-up features fresh-twisted wontons delivered nightly. All income gains this month asian american united and Asian Americans Advancing Justice.

When: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesdays though Sundays
Where: Across Central Philadelphia
Cost: Pay as you go

Rally against Asian Hate and Gun Violence

Councilman David Oh leading a cross-cultural and multi-organization Rally against gun violence and anti-Asian hate crimes Other groups involved on Wednesday, May 12 include the Asian American Chamber of Commerce, Africom and El Sol, according to the flyer.

When: Wednesday, May 12 at 4 p.m.
Where: Chinatown Friendship Gate, 10th and Arch Street
Cost: Your time and attention

Health Day dedicated to AAPI Women

PCDC operates a Chinese Immigrant Family Welfare Initiative, which is hosting a special event in collaboration with Studio 34 Yoga Studio called Asian Women’s Welfare Day. The day is free, features yoga for kids, acupuncture, live music, and more. There will also be Asian-woman-owned business vending, health and wellness workshops and an interactive, live community art piece. response is not required, but is strongly encouraged.

When: Saturday, May 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Crane Community Center, 1001 Vine St.
cost free

Eat Food Truck Dishes from Immigrant Cooks

SEAMAAC’s SoPhiE Food Truck offers opportunities for immigrant chefs, with AAPI chefs topping twice this month. There is Sri Lankan food on 16th May and Korean food on 20th May.

When: 12 noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 16
Where: Sunflower Philly, 1725 N. 5th St.
Cost: Pay as you go

When: Thursday, May 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Philadelphia Navy Yard, 4747 S. Broad St.
Cost: Pay as you go

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