May is Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month!

And while it may be the end of the month, we know that the celebration of AAPI doesn’t have to end just because May is ending.

To celebrate and pay tribute to this month IDignity wants to share some facts and fun about APPI month!

  • “Asian/Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru and the Federated States of Micronesia) and Polynesia (New Zealand, Hawaiian Islands, Rotuma, Midway Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, French Polynesia and Easter Island).” —
  • AAPI have become more visible in the film industry. For example, in 2021 Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings was released, debuting Marvel’s first Asian superhero. —
  • Check out these 4 Must Try Orlando Restaurants for AAPI Heritage Month 2023!
  • has great recommendations for media you can consume to learn more about the AAPI who are instrumental to America’s history and beyond.

While this barely scratches the surface of what there is to celebrate during AAPI Heritage Month, it is a great place to start. To help celebrate (whether it’s in May or not) be sure to share the stories of AAPI and challenge yourself to learn more!

Happy Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month!

Olivia Ebersole

Communications Coordinator, IDignity