AAPI Heritage Month Solidarity Resources

Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month

Read, listen, and learn more about transformative solidarity practices within and across Asian American and Pacific Islander communities with this round-up of Solidarity Stories and Solidarity Is This podcast episodes. Find each story/podcast episode below, along with reflection questions and resources to dig deeper. You can also listen to the podcast episodes on this playlist

Interrogating the Asian American Pacific Islander Umbrella Identity

This Solidarity Story, featuring Tavae Samuelu (Empowering Pacific Islander Communities), shares why Pacific Islanders interrogate the idea of an Asian American and Pacific Islander identity

Honoring Ancestral Histories and Traditions

This Solidarity Story, featuring Presley Ke’alaanuhea Ah Mook Sang, focuses on the efforts by Native Hawaiians to oppose the construction of a telescope on Mauna Kea, a sacred site with cultural and spiritual relevance.

Uniting to Fight for Collective Rights

This Solidarity Story, featuring Gayle Romasanta, focuses on how Filipino and Mexican workers found common ground to fight for worker rights.

Crises Bring Possibilities to Build Together

This Solidarity Story focuses on how Korean communities built with Black communities during and after the LA Uprising.

Centering and Uplifting Asian American Communities (May 2021)

Bo Thao-Urabe (Coalition of Asian American Leaders) joins Deepa Iyer to discuss how Asian American communities are experiencing racism and building their solidarity muscle in Minnesota, one year after the murder of George Floyd.

Disability Solidarity (May 2018)

Deepa talks with Alice Wong, founder of the Disability Visibility Project, about acknowledging & dismantling ableism in social justice movements.

In The Time of an Epidemic (March 2020)

A conversation with community healer, Kevin Fong, about what we can learn from the pandemic and how we respond with compassion and solidarity.

Never Again Is Now (July 2018)

A conversation with Satsuki Ina, a trauma therapist born in a prison camp, and Brandon Shimoda, a poet writing about the afterlife of Japanese American incarceration.

Solidarity: 20 Years Later, We Look Back and Chart A Path Forward (September 2021)

On the 20th anniversary of 9/11, Deepa Iyer and guests Kalia Abiade, Anirvan Chatterjee and Sahar Pirzada share reflections and provide insights for where we go from here.