Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month with AARP Oregon

Posted on 04/19/21

May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month! Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have helped shape our country throughout the decades. This May, during AAPI Heritage Month, AARP honors the AAPI legacy in the United States.

Join us for a series of four events this month to learn about an explore AAPI heritage, culture, and critical issues facing Asian Americans and Pacific Islander communities in Oregon. Register for each event separately and get a reminder and event link.

Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month: Thursday Conversation with AARP
Thursday, May 6 @ 10am
Join us for our May 6th Thursday Conversation with AARP Facebook LIVE conversation as we kick off Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Learn about the history, significance and relevance of AAPI heritage month and AARP's work in AAPI community. Hear from Oregon AAPI leaders about the issues impacting AAPI Oregonians. Guests include:
- Rawle Andrews, Jr. Esq., Regional Vice President, AARP
- Sophorn Cheang, Director, Business Oregon
- Daphne Kwok, Vice President, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, AARP
- Albert Lee, Executive Director, Oregon Advocacy Commission
Watch online here.
Learn more about our guests Celebrating AAPI Heritage Month Bios.pdf

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Cultural Symbols of Chinese Gardens
Tues, May 18 @ 2pm
Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with AARP Oregon and Lan Su Chinese Garden! Blending natural elements with architecture, art and design, Chinese gardens offer a unique window into Chinese culture, history, and way of thinking. Join AARP Oregon and Lan Su Garden on Tuesday, May 18th at 2pm for a virtual event exploring the cultural symbols of Chinese gardens. Our special guest speaker will be Lan Su Chinese Garden’s Director of Communications & Education Venus Sun.
Register today: http://aarp.cvent.com/gardenlove

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Tibetan Cuisine & Heritage
Thurs, May 20 @ 4:30pm
Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with In the Kitchen with AARP! Join AARP Oregon and Tibetan-American food blogger KyiKyi for an evening of foods, family, and culture. Learn how to make the famous Tibetan momo and a special summer pickle. The event will take place over Zoom and will include a live demo as well as Q&A discussion with KyiKyi.
Register today: http://aarp.cvent.com/momolove

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Thriving During Difficult Times: A Focus on AAPI Older Adults
Tues, May 25 @ 11am
Join AARP and Oregon Gerontological Association for this event. Representatives of three Portland-area organizations focused on services and advocacy for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) will give an overview of their important work, discuss the challenges the organizations have been facing over the past year, and reflect on adaptations made to their respective programs to keep older adults safe, healthy, and connected during challenging times.
Confirmed speakers:
- Manumalo S. Ala’ilima, Executive Director & Founder, Utopia PDX
- Surya Joshi, MA, Coordinator, Portland EOP/ HCNW/ TechRise, Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization
- Holden Leung, Chief Executive Officer, Asian Health & Services Center

Register today: bit.ly/OGA-AARP_AAPI
(Please note that this link takes you to the OGA website. Registration information you provide will be governed by the organization's policies.)

This story is provided by AARP Oregon. Visit the AARP Oregon page for more news, events, and programs affecting retirement, health care, and more.

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