Saturday, May 21, 2022 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, which recognizes and honors the achievements and influences of Asian American and Pacific Islander Americans (AAPI) who have helped shape the culture and history of the United States. On Saturday, May 21st, join us for a special day of programming that highlights the contributions of some of the amazing Philadelphia organizations that help celebrate, educate, and nourish our AAPI community.
Block Printing with the Asian Arts Initiative
Asian Arts Initiative is a community-based arts center in Philadelphia that engages artists and everyday people to create art that explores the diverse experiences of Asian Americans, addresses our social context, and effects positive community change. Through exhibitions, performances, and community projects, we provide an inclusive gathering place for conversation and exchange of ideas. Our community-based arts initiatives seek out and cultivate innovative models for artists to engage with local communities, with a particular emphasis on working in partnership with our immediate neighborhood.
Cancer prevention and management with the Center for Asian Health, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University
The Center for Asian Health (CAH) is part of Temple University's Lewis Katz School of Medicine. Established in 2000, the Center is one of the first in the nation dedicated to reducing cancer and health disparities among diverse underserved Asian Americans and other racial/ethnic minority populations. The Center's mission is to reduce health disparities and improve health equity among underserved and underrepresented diverse populations including African, Asian, and Hispanic groups through research, education/training/mentorship, community outreach, dissemination, and clinical support for enhancing culturally and linguistically appropriate services in health care.
Your Brain: Behind the Scenes with Jayatri Das, Ph.D.
From growing up in the Philadelphia-area South Asian community to becoming Chief Bioscientist at The Franklin Institute, Jayatri Das has been curious about our world and ourselves. How do our brains work? How will new technologies change our future? As an awesome science communicator, she brings us all into the conversation! Join her to see real brain specimens, learn how to keep your brain sharp, and hear some inside stories of the Your Brain exhibit.
Performance by Modero
Founded in 2011 by Sinta Penyami Storms, Modero is a community-based dance company whose mission is to preserve the Indonesian culture through traditional dances and raise awareness of the Indonesian community’s contributions to the city of Philadelphia. Modero has been recognized to be the Indonesian culture torchbearer in the city of brotherly love and has performed at the World Festival of Families during the Papal Visit in September 2015, the Philadelphia Phillies games in 2015 and 2016, and other prestigious events.
Engineering challenge with Merck Asian Pacific Association (PA Chapter)
Merck Asian Pacific Association (APA) is 1 of the 10 Employee Business Resource Groups at Merck that fosters a welcoming environment that encourages employees to grow, learn, lead, and give back by engaging in supportive communities. Currently, with over 11 chapters globally, APA’s mission is to develop future leaders, build a social community and be a valued business partner by effectively promoting and leveraging Asian diversity and providing business insights to drive our company's competitive advantage in the marketplace.