Alterity ADR is proud to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. This month, we honor the contributions and achievements of the #AAPI community that have enriched the history and culture of the United States.
The month of May was chosen to commemorate AAPI heritage for two reasons: On May 7, 1843, the first Japanese immigrants arrived in the United States, and on May 10, 1869, nearly three decades later, the first transcontinental railroad in the United States was completed, which had significant contributions from Chinese immigrants. Although the construction of the railroad played an integral role in the development of the United States, it narrowly demonstrates the many influences and contributions the AAPI community continues to have on the country.
Alterity ADR proudly stands in solidarity with the Asian American and Pacific Islander community–not just this month, but every month.