Asian American Pacific Islander Month

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Month: Celebrate with your students!



Click on the images for the interactive Choice Board:

Looking for ways to participate in PAT AAPI Month? Check out the PAT AAPI Choice Board for great ideas.

    • A stack of free PAT AAPI Month stickers will be delivered to your building. Enjoy!
  •  Check out this list of local, AAPI-owned businesses offering discounts to all PAT educators participating in this heritage month.
  • If you complete “3 in a row” on the Choice Board, you can enter your name in the raffle for a chance to get an amazing prize. Prizes include things like:
  • If you complete the whole Choice Board, you can enter your name AGAIN in the raffle.

You are invited to this weekly PAT AAPI Affinity Group
When: Every Friday at 3:30 pm during the month of May
Hosted by PAT Members Sarah Lee (3rd [email protected]) and Tiffany Koyama Lane (3rd Grade @ Sunnyside Environmental School)
Register here!

Beyoung Yu, from Rosa Parks PK-5, reads Bee-bim Bop!, by Linda Sue Park
Audrienne Manansala, from Arleta K-8, reads Cora Cooks Pancit, by Dorina K. Lazo Gilmore

Michael Solitaria, from Grout K-5, reads How To Solve A Problem, by Ashima Shiraishi

Sarah Lee, at Markham K-5, reads The Name Jar, by Yangsook Choi

Tiffany Koyama Lane, from Sunnyside Environmental K-8, reads The Bracelet, by Yoshiko Uchida


Karen Liao, from Grout K-5, reads Sky High: The True Story of Maggie Gee, by Marissa Moss



See the whole playlist on our PAT YouTube page.


Here are Lessons and Resources put together by the PAT AAPI Month Committee.

Check out the website to register for many workshops throughout the school year. In this series of virtual workshops, the Asian American Education Project will be showcasing their curriculum on the Asian American Pacific Islander (“AAPI”) experience.

Throughout the month of May: APANO- Liberation in Practice: Anti-racism workshops

Thursday, May 6th at 5 pm: Celebrate Something Grand, the opening of the Japanese American Museum of Oregon at Naito Center. Register here.

Saturday, May 15th at 1 pm-3 pm: Buddhist Solidarity Meditation. Register here

Saturday, May 15 and May 22- Virtual Heritage Month Performances — Lan Su Chinese Garden
Free livestream on instagram scheduled at 6:30pm. 5/15 performance features Ka Lei Hali’a O Ka Lokelani. 5/22 performance features the Portland Chinese Dance Troupe. Watch livestream.

Saturday, May 18 and Tuesday, May 25 — Pacific Heartbeat — Oregon Public Broadcasting
Pacific Heartbeat is presented by Pacific Islanders in Communications its new season Tuesday evenings on OPB.
“Stan” - May 18th
“Tokyo Hula” - May 25th
Past episodes include “The Australian Dream” and “For My Father’s Kingdom"
Thursday, May 20th at 4:30 pm:'We are not drowning! We are fighting!' Teaching about climate change, Island solidarity, and Indigenous rights.
Led by PAT member, Roosevelt teacher, and Rethinking Schools editor Moé Yonamine
Join here!
Through Friday, May 21— Signs, Symbols, Soothsaying — red e café
An exhibit of paintings by Filipina self-taught artist, Cereza Arcaya. Display is open from 8am -1pm daily.

Friday, May 21 at 6 pm: Indigenous Activism in Japan: Finding Justice. Join here

Saturday, May 22nd at 10:30 am-12:30 pm: Asian American Women Rising: NOT The Model Minority. Register Here

Saturday, May 22, at 6:30, HST. Live-streamed from the Hawaii Theatre. Register at or, or call (808) 528-0506

Monday, May 24 — The Donut King — documentary about Cambodian refugee starting a donut business on the west coast
Through Monday, May 31 — The Gates of Hope: Connecting Cultures — Portland Japanese Garden
Exhibition at the Portland Japanese Garden


Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon & APANO’s LinkTree

Mercatus Business Directory

Donate to Liberation in Practice (APANO)

Documentaries to watch

Action Items: Standing in Solidarity with AAPI

Free Bystander Training

PAT Statement Condemning Anti-Asian Violence