Celebrating Asian Americans in Sonoma County

Submitted by edawson on April 23, 2021 - 5:19pm
  • Celebrating Asian Americans in Sonoma County image

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. To celebrate the AAPI community during the month of May and beyond, we’ve put together free virtual programming and activities; as well as a resource guide that recognizes AAPI achievements and contributions and addresses anti-Asian hate. We hope that the following programming and resources will celebrate the contributions of Asian Americans, provide historical context, and offer an avenue for reporting crimes and opening discussions about racism.

A Celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage

Patrons can visit the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco with free passes through Discover & Go. 10 passes per month, free admission for 2 adults and all children under 12.

This month’s Documentary Film Discussion event on May 27 will focus on the film "Aoki, an Asian American Black Panther" (event is full).

Library Materials

Resource Guide

A report on the history of discrimination against Chinese Americans in Sonoma County.

An article discusses the origins of the term “Asian American” and how it came about from the struggles of the Black Power Movement, anti-war movement, and American Indian Movements.

Within Asian American Studies and Gender Studies, there has been discussion around the hyper-sexualization of Asian women as an example of racialized gender.

California community resources collected by the Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus.

If you encounter a hate incident you can report it here.

A collection of anti-Asian violence resources.

A free online picture book about anti-Asian racism and COVID-19. It was written with Asian American children in mind, but can be read by children and parents of any background.

Information from the Asian Mental Health Collective.

An Asian American K-12 resource: Confronting Xenophobia and Supporting Asian and Asian/Pacific American Communities during COVID-19.

You may also choose to use the hashtag #StopAsianHate when sharing resources on your personal social media.

The Sonoma County Library opposes the recent acts of violence against people of Asian descent and the ongoing discrimination and hate crimes that are a result of a legacy of systemic racism. The library is on record opposing bigotry and intolerance, and supporting equity diversity and inclusion. See our statement on racism and social equity here.


Share this on: 
Share page with AddThis