Diversity and Inclusion



Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month commemorates the achievements and contributions of people of Asian and Pacific Islander descent in the United States. In 1992, President George H. W. Bush and Congress designated May as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.  This extended the previously recognized Asian American Heritage Week, which occurred during the first 10 days of May. 

Below are state and national proclamations and events in recognition of AAPI Heritage Month.

Governor Proclaims Asian American - Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2021 

The White House's Proclamation on Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month, 2021



AAPI-Smithsonian.PNG View the collections and resources at the Smithsonian's Asian Pacific American Center.

The International Documentary Association compiled documentaries to watch.




Asian Americans is a five-hour film series that delivers a bold, fresh perspective on a history that matters today, more than ever. As America becomes more diverse, and more divided while facing unimaginable challenges, how do we move forward together? Told through intimate personal stories, the series will cast a new lens on U.S. history and the ongoing role that Asian Americans have played.

AAPI-Detroit-Institute-of-Art.PNG Join the Detroit Institute of Arts online celebratory programs, including a variety of music, dance, film and art talks.