AAPI Heritage Month 2021

Happy AAPI Heritage Month!

Celebrate the history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States with local events in Philly throughout the month of May. Scroll below for PCDC’s quick guide to celebrating AAPI heritage and engaging in current discussions about Asian American issues such as #StopAAPIHate and anti-Asian racism. 



What is AAPI Heritage Month?

AAPI Heritage Month in May celebrates past, present, and future Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. “AAPI” itself is a broad term encompassing all Asian countries (48 to be exact!) and the Pacific Islands of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. *

US national recognition of AAPI Heritage Month began “in 1977 when Reps. Frank Horton of New York introduced House Joint Resolution 540 to proclaim the first ten days in May as Pacific/Asian American Heritage Week. Then in 1992, Congress passed Public Law 102-450 which annually designated May as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month.” *

* Source (https://asianpacificheritage.gov/about/)



美國對於亞裔美國人和太平洋島民遺產月的認定開始於“1977年,紐約州的國會代表Frank Horton引進了眾議院聯合決議540來宣布五月的前十天為亞裔美國人和太平洋島民遺產週。之後在1992年,國會通過了公共法案102-450將每年的五月指定為亞裔美國人和太平洋島民遺產月”。

來源 (https://asianpacificheritage.gov/about/)

Calendar of Events 活动日曆

May 1, 2021 : #CelebratingChinatown

Discover Chinatown’s 150 years of heritage, cultural resilience, and growth with #CelebratingChinatown, a social media campaign #CelebratingChinatown highlighting the tied histories of PCDC and Chinatown.

For the month of May, we’ll be sharing rare photos from PCDC’s archives and highlights from our history of community advocacy, equitable development, and preservation of Chinatown. Make sure to follow #CelebratingChinatown on PCDC’s social media for all future posts!

When: Throughout AAPI Heritage Month

Where: Instagram (@chinatownpcdc)

Facebook (@phillychinatown)

Twitter (@PCDC_Events)

WeChat (ID: chinatown-pcdc)

5月1日 #慶祝華埠



社交媒體:Instagram (@chinatownpcdc)

Facebook (@phillychinatown)

Twitter (@PCDC_Events)

微信 (帳號: chinatown-pcdc)

May 5, 2021: AAJA Philly Panel discussion

Join the Philly chapter of Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) for a panel discussion about the ongoing media coverage and framing of “anti-Asian hate.” 

AAJA Philly Panel Discussion “Covering Anti-Asian Hate: How Can We Do It Better?”

We will discuss how journalists might cover race/gender-motivated attacks in ways that encourage meaningful solutions rather than merely repeating police talking points or exacerbating public fear.

When: 8:00PM EST

Where: Register on Zoom Here

5月5日 費城AAJA座談小組討論




請在這裡註冊 : Webinar Registration – Zoom

May 6, 2021: AAPIs Talk: A Town Hall for AAPIs in Philadelphia

Please join the Mayor’s Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs for a Virtual Town Hall Meeting which will cover anti-Asian hate, the economic impact of COIVD-19 on small businesses, and vaccine equity. Moderated by MSNBC/NBC News Anchor and Journalist Richard Lui.

Interpretation available in: Chinese (Mandarin), Vietnamese, Korean, Khmer and Indonesian.

When: 6:00PM EST

Facebook Event: Here

Register for Zoom Link: Here

5月6日 亞裔美國人和太平洋島民討論會:在費城的亞裔美國人和太平洋島民的市民大會

請加入市長的亞裔美國人和太平洋島民事務組的網上市民大會。會議將討論反亞裔仇恨、新冠病毒流行對小型企業的經濟影響和疫苗公平。會議將由MSNBC/NBC新聞的Anchor和記者Richard Lui組織。



請在這裡註冊 : Here

臉書事件連結: https://www.facebook.com/events/194586318922585

May 10, 2021: Chinatown Scavenger Hunt, Summer Edition!

The Chinatown Scavenger Hunt with PCDC and Franklin Square Park is back for a Summer Edition with new locations to discover historic Chinatown, search for clues, gather points, and earn prizes! 

How to participate: Participants must register at Franklin Square’s Ticket Window during business hours to start the Chinatown Scavenger Hunt.

Starts: May 10, 2021

Ends: July 3, 2021

Time: During Franklin Square Ticket Window business hours

5月10日 華埠尋寶活動 – 夏日特輯






May 12, 2021: Real Philly, Real Love Rally for Community Unity

Join PCDC, AARP, and Philly Solidarity for “Real Philly, Real Love” rally for Community Unity!

When: 6:30PM – 8:00PM

Where: Chinatown Friendship Gate (10th and Arch St.)

Facebook Event: Here

*Please wear a mask and maintain social distancing.

5月12日 集會:“社區團結: 真實的費城,真實的愛 “

Philly Solidarity、費城華埠發展會和AARP向您展示: 真實的費城,真實的愛

時間: 下去6:30到8點


活動詳情: https://fb.me/e/1luhVqwUK


May 15, 2021: Asian Women’s Wellness Day亞裔婦女健康日

Join PCDC’s CIFWI and Studio 34 for “Asian Women’s Wellness Day” celebrating AAPI Heritage Month with FREE, family-friendly fun including kid yoga, card reading, acupuncture, fitness circuit, drumming, dance, and live music!

Asian Women’s Wellness Day presented by PCDC and Studio 34

The event also highlights local Asian-women-owned vendors, service providers and health professionals, who will host workshops and share wellness-related resources. The event centers on a community art piece in which all attendees can participate and co-create.

The event is family friendly and FREE to the public. The event centers on AAPI women, but all are welcome. COVID-19 restrictions are being enforced (reduced capacity, no indoor food/drink, mask required).

RSVP is not required, but strongly encouraged, as it will help us maintain capacity and social distancing.

When: 10AM – 2PM EST

Where: Crane Community Center, (1001 Vine St. Philadelphia, PA 19107)

RSVP: Here

Facebook Event: Here



加入PCDC和Studio 34的亞裔婦女健康日,通過免費、適合全家參加的活動來慶祝亞裔美國人和太平洋島民遺產月,包括兒童瑜伽、卡片閱讀、針灸、健身、打鼓、跳舞和現場音樂!





提前註冊 : https://conta.cc/3ePnwfE

Facebook活動信息: (18) Asian Women’s Wellness Day 亞裔婦女健康日 | Facebook

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