Nonotuck Resource Associates is proud to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month this May. Nonotuck’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee has highlighted the following ways our community can celebrate and learn about Americans of Asian and Pacific Island heritage.
We will be updating this list as the month goes on, so please check back in!
This documentary presents an in-depth conversation about the complex, often untold story of the Asian American community, the unique struggles it faces, and how you can help #StopAsianHate. Nonotuck will be creating space later this month to reflect on and discuss this issue as a community, and this documentary is a great place to start.
It’s not too late to catch these films, now streaming on WORLD Channel and PBS! And catch the new podcast everyone is talking about, “Self Evident: Asian America’s Stories,” on any podcast platform.
Several new films and shows featuring AAPI stories will premiere this month on your local stations. PBS is also happy to present many more titles that you can stream, including several memorable films.
Kicking off Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the Massachusetts House Asian Caucus is putting forward a social media challenge encouraging people to shop at Asian American and Pacific Islander-owned businesses. #ShopAAPIMonth
Take a virtual visit to the Smithsonian to view their online celebration of Asian Art and Culture
To celebrate the diversity and cultural richness of his works, Menlowe Ballet is sharing excerpts from several of Artistic Director Michael Lowe’s ballets. According to the company: “We know that dance has the power to move us, connecting us to our humanity and to each other. Through connection we can understand and empathize with what others may be experiencing. This has never felt more important than now.”
Learn how Nonotuck developed a love-based ideology of care. We started our shared living program as an alternative to group homes for people with disabilities. Instead, Shared Living creates genuine life transformation for people with disabilities, as well as families and communities. The true power of caregiving is found through hospitality, authenticity, and love.