May 22, 2024

May Celebrates AANHPI Month

Written By: Clackamas Workforce Partnership

 

May marks the celebration of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage (AANHPI) Month, a time to honor the cultural heritage, contributions, and achievements of AANHPI in the United States. AANHPI, encompassing diverse ethnicities such as Native Hawaiians, Samoans, and many others, have long played important roles in shaping the culture of America. From their ancestral traditions to modern achievements, AANHPI communities contribute significantly to the nation’s social, economic, and cultural make-up.

In Oregon the observance of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month holds profound importance. It serves as an opportunity to recognize and appreciate the unique heritage and contributions of Pacific Islander residents, fostering a sense of belonging and inclusion within the community.

AANHPI communities, like many minority groups, often face disparities in access to education and employment opportunities. Through targeted workforce development initiatives, these disparities can be addressed, promoting equity and social justice within Clackamas County.

As we celebrate Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage (AANHPI) Month, let us not only honor the past achievements and contributions of AANHPI communities but also reaffirm our commitment to their future success and empowerment through robust workforce development efforts. Together, we can build a more inclusive, equitable, and prosperous Clackamas County where all residents can thrive.

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