This month we are honoring the contributions and achievements of people of Asian and Pacific Islander heritage in the United States. Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is celebrated in May to commemorate the first Japanese immigrants to the United States on May 7, 1843, as well as 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.
On April 13, 2021, the Marin County Board of Supervisors passed a Resolution, condemning and combating racism, xenophobia, and intolerance against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. For ways to support the Asian American Community, please visit:
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Featured Films for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month on Kanopy
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