Asian American Pacific Islander Month 2022
Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month is observed annually in May to celebrate the contributions that generations of AAPIs have made to American history, society, and culture in the United States. Asian/Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. South Orange Village and our community partners are offering a line-up of activities, projects and events that highlight the AAPI heritage in our community.
Check back periodically as new events are being added throughout the month of May.
AAPI Signature Event: Rise: A Pop History Of Asian America from the NIneties to Now
Author Event: Jeff Yang and Phil Yu discuss their best seller.
When: Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 4:30pm
Where: SOPAC LOFT, 1 SOPAC Way, South Orange, NJ
Register Here: Rise: A Pop History of Asian America from the Nineties to Now
Event Sponsors :
South Orange Village, Maplewood Township, Susie Adamson, Adamson Ramsey Homes, Asian Pacific Islander Desi Americans of South Orange and Maplewood, SOMA Action Racial Justice, SOMA Justice, Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, Community Coalition on Race, Jung Lee Masters Design, Words Maplewood.
South Orange Library Events
Friday, May 6th at 1pm
Special Conversation with Helen Wan, author of "The Partner Track"
Friday, May 20th at 1pm
Special Conversation with Amy Wan, Associate Professor of English and Co-Director of First Year Writing at CUNY Queens College. Topic: Institutional Change: From Mass Higher Education in the 1950s to Today's Global University
Thursday May 12th at 3:30pm
Henna Designs for Teens
Teens can learn about the art of henna and leave with a simple design. Space is limited to 10 teens, registration is required. Teens can register here: https://forms.gle/QZTMqDc3PhnvpDmX6
Thursday May 19th at 6pm
We're bringing Poetry and AAPI Months together
"Evensong: A Reading of Poetry and Prose"
with Theresa Burns, June Hae Chae, and Robin Rosen Chang
Saturday May 21st at 2pm
A bilingual celebration in Mandarin and English by local artist and teacher, Manman Huang
SOMA Cross Cultural Events (Dates and details TBA)
Saturday, May 21 10am to 1pm
HAPI Fest NJ (Heritage of Asian Pacific Islander), The Woodland Maplewood
Pua Aliʻi ʻIlima o Nūioka with live music from PAʻI Trio will be performing to celebrate the AAPI Heritage Month in May to spread some aloha!
Learn more about the mele and this hula tradition.
Sunday, May 22 1 to 3pm
HOLI - Festival of Colors on May 22nd in Memorial Park, Maplewood
Details and tickets here
Storytime for Toddlers - Date TBA
At Seton Hall University
Seton Hall Anti-Asian Racism Training Workshop
Friday, May 13 at 10:30 a.m. – noon via Teams
Join members from the Seton Hall Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee for an interactive workshop on Anti-Asian racism and exploring race, bias, and identity.
Develop strategies and learn more about campus resources that can help you become an upstander and ally.
Learn more here: https://www.shu.edu/diversity-equity-inclusion/resources-and-training.cfm
Registration/Attendance information: https://events.shu.edu/view/event/date/20220513/event_id/16948
Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel
Join the Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel Social Justice Task Force for An Evening of Conversation with Lisa Gross, Founder of League of Kitchens, and an Indonesian Cooking Demonstration by Instructor Shandra Woworuntu
Wednesday, May 25, 7pm – 8pm EDT, Virtually via Zoom
This event is open to the public.
As the daughter of a Korean immigrant and a Jewish New Yorker, Lisa was raised on one grandmother's denjang-guk and the other's matzoh ball soup.Shandra was born in Manado, the capital city of the Indonesian province of North Sulawesi. She grew up in Banyumangi, a city in East Java, where her family owned several food related businesses including a food production company, peanut factory, bakery, and restaurant. She learned how to cook by spending time with her family in the kitchen.
The League of Kitchens is a culinary dream-team of women from around the world who will welcome you into their homes, teach you their family recipes, and inspire you with their personal stories.
After the session, attendees will receive a video replay and a $10 credit towards a future League of Kitchens cooking class. Click here to register then check your inbox for a confirmation and meeting info. For more information, email Alison Oxman, firstname.lastname@example.org.