It is finally May - and you know what that means - it’s time for another Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! This year 18MillionRising.org is trying something new and we have a month jam-packed full of digital content and programming!
We hope you will stay tuned on all our 18MR social media and follow along. Here is what we have up our sleeves:
Every day for May, we will be featuring images of untold stories and hidden radical histories of Asian Pacific Americana. We will be sharing narratives of community leaders, moments in history and highlighting radical spaces and projects.
Yuri Kochiyama Postage Petition -
On May 2nd, 18MR will be relaunching our petition to get activist leader Yuri Kochiyama on a United States postage stamp! It would be a great way to commemorate her in honor of her birthday this month.
WeCrossedOceans Twitter Town Hall -
On May 6th at 3pm PST we will be hosting a twitter conversation talking about Asian immigration to the U.S. and highlight the narratives around deportation of SE Asians, featuring the Bangladeshi Feminist Collective, Southeast Asia Resource Action Center and more.
18MR x Tumblr -
On May 19th, 18MillionRising.org will have a sponsored day for #APAHM over at Tumblr where we will continue to push out content on Asian Pacific Americana!
Love Letters to Movement Leaders -
To follow all of our #APAHM content, please follow 18MillionRising.org on the internets - our content will be distributed across multiple platforms:
About 18MillionRising.org (18MR.org): 18MR.org is an unprecedented Asian American Pacific Islander online organizing and civic engagement organization that leverages the power of technology and social media to advocate for justice for our communities and allies. 18MR is comprised of a network of a AAPI activists, artists, organizations, and digital media influencers, ranging from community based organizations and print magazines to Asian American blogs and YouTube channels. By harnessing cutting edge online tools and tried-and-true organizing methods, 18MR.org creates opportunities for popular education and wins campaigns to shift policy, culture, and corporate behavior to help build a more just, equitable society for and with the diverse communities comprising over 18 million Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders nationwide.