Asian American / Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Richland Two is proud to celebrate the heritage and culture of our Asian, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander families during May 2020. These are very broad designations that cover many peoples. We recognize that each ethnicity is different and that the heritage and culture of each is unique and worthy of honor and recognition.
For our recognition, an Asian person has origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent, including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam. A Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander person has origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
The United States first formally recognized Asian, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander contributions with a week-long celebration in 1978. In 1990, the celebration was expanded to a full month. May was selected because it commemorates the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants to the United States.
Each week we will celebrate different Asian, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander cultures.
Week 1: China, Thailand and Malaysia
Week 2: India, Cambodia, Korea
Week 3: Japan, Pakistan, Phillipine Islands
Week 4: Native Hawaiian, Other Pacific Islander, Vietnam