Asian, Pacific Islander, & Desi American Heritage Month: A Virtual Library Exhibit

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May is Asian, Pacific American, & Desi American Heritage Month, a time to honor and celebrate the rich diversity of Americans with heritage linking them to Asia and the Pacific islands.[1] This broad category encompasses individuals from across the Asian continent and the islands of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. Several terms are commonly used to represent these diverse communities, including Asian Pacific American (APA) and Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI). Throughout this display, we will use the acronym APIDA, which stands for Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi American. "Desi" refers to people and communities originating from the South Asian countries of Afghanistan, Bhutan, Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka...

In this digital display, we highlight significant individuals and provide eBooks on APIDA health issues. There is also a list of online resources that provide more information, data, and statistics on APIDA health topics.


This display is part of the Leatherby Libraries' Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives in alignment with the Chapman University Strategic Plan for Diversity & Inclusion, fostering a diverse and inclusive campus climate.