The Asian Pacific Islander Organization (APIO) invites you to explore Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (AANHPI) identity. This MS Teams Live event will be occurring on Tuesday, May 25th from 2:00PM to 3:00PM CDT and is open to ALL USDA Employees.
Asia is comprised of 48 countries with a population of more than 4.3 billion people and speaking nearly 2,300 different languages, so you can assume that the continent also has a wide variety of cultures and identities. Many have also immigrated to other continents and assimilated to different nations, thus broadening AANHPI identity even further. These statistics are important to know because many put the AANHPI community in a narrow category when we are actually far more varied than many people think, yet somehow we're captured in a single category usually labeled "Asian American/Pacific Islander."
Identity is "who a person is, or the qualities of a person or group that make them different from others" and we in APIO will be putting on this event to explore the varying identities of our community here in the United States. We hope that you hear our voices and listen to our narratives; opening your perspective to who we are and dispelling misconceptions and stereotypes.
Please join us as we celebrate the diverse identities of our community during AANHPI Heritage Month and we look forward to your participation!