Lines for Life Honors API Heritage Month

May 1, 2023 | 
Asian & Pacific Islander Heritage Month | Equity

Lines for Life Honors API Heritage Month

This May, Lines for Life celebrates the diverse cultures and rich histories of the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community by honoring API Heritage Month.

Why May? May holds special significance for API heritage in America, as it commemorates the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants in the United States in 1843 and the completion of the First Transcontinental Railroad in 1869 – made possible by the labor of Chinese immigrants.

We are excited to honor the countless contributions, accomplishments, and experiences of the many distinct API cultures, spanning over 50 ethnic groups and speaking more than 100 languages.

By participating in local events, learning about API cultures and histories, and supporting API-owned businesses, we can improve our understanding, dismantle stereotypes, and work to better support these communities.

Follow along as we celebrate API Heritage Month and highlight the critical work our staff and partners do to support us in promoting mental health in our region!

Learn More About API Cultures & Experiences with Mental Health

Attend the Oregon Rises Above Hate Event in Portland

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Saturday, May 6, 10am-4pm
NW Flanders and NW 4th Ave, Portland

Our partners at Oregon Rises Above Hate celebrate API Heritage Month and honor community resilience at their upcoming event with community leaders, resources, food carts, and cultural performances. The event will be held in-person with a livestream available online.

Stop by our table during the event and visit our Equity Team – we can’t wait to say hello! Learn more here.

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