May is Asian American & Pacific Islander Month (AAPI)
In 1992, the month of May was designated by President George H. W. Bush as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month as a way of paying tribute to the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America’s history and are instrumental in its future success.
Asian Pacific American Heritage month is important because Asian Americans are an integral part of the nation, our businesses, and communities. At WellLife Network, many staff have this heritage, and contribute to the agency in a significant way. Asian Pacific Americans are sometimes viewed as one block of people, when their experiences can vary vastly amongst all the different nations and groups that are often categorized under this banner. It is always important to recognize the unique contributions of each person for the talents they bring to the world.
In the last few years, racial prejudice against Asian Pacific Americans has escalated. Scapegoating is wrong against any human. The DEI Committee recognizes and supports the Asian Pacific Americans at WellLife Network and across the nation. Thank you for all the contributions you have made to make the world a better place.