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Asian American and Pacific Islander Month Resources and Events

May. 4, 2022
 
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

DPS Asian Education Advisory Council

Accordingly, the annual Asian Education Advisory Council (AEAC) Awards were developed with the following goals: To empower Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students by promoting and modeling a strong, positive AAPI identity, To facilitate the active, healthy engagement of AAPI students with their schools and communities, To strengthen the relationships among students, families, schools, and communities. The council consists of diverse Asian ethnic representatives and includes DPS teachers and administrators, community professionals and parents.

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Asian American Pacific Islander Commission

The Denver Asian American Pacific Islander Commission (DAAPIC) serves as a support liaison and facilitator between the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community in Denver, the Agency for Human Rights and Community Partnerships and the office of the Mayor of Denver.

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Native American Culture and Education

Native Hawaiian students are part of the indigenous community in the United States. The Native American Culture and Education (NACE) team is reaching out to find our Native Hawaiian students who may be interested in accessing programs and support — for example, NACE can help advocate for students, navigate the DPS system to help students access resources such as tutoring and food and clothes assistance. Students can also access more scholarship funding if they are part of the Native Hawaiian Registry program. If you are a Native Hawaiian student or family interested in the NACE program, please contact Rose McGuire at Rose_McGuire@dpsk12.org.

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Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center

A museum without walls, the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center presents innovative, community-centered museum experiences throughout the United States and beyond.

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Asian American and Pacific Islander+ Festival at the Denver Zoo

In celebration of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month, the Denver Zoo is partnering with the Filipino-American Community of Colorado to host the first-ever Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI+) Festival at the Zoo. The event celebrates the diversity of Colorado’s Asian community through multicultural dance, music, art, workshop and community engagement as well as the Zoo’s unique connection to Asian cultures and countries through our animals and conservation programs. Guests are welcome to dress up in the traditional culture they identify with.

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