Could is Asian/Pacific Islander American Heritage Month, and NPR is celebrating via particular protection initiatives, cultural aggregations, and distinctive viewers engagement alternatives. We now have compiled these sources which embrace a Spotify playlist, a studying record, an image present, a knowledge visualization piece, Tiny Desk compilation and a possibility for dialogue, all with a spotlight lens on Asian/Pacific Islander heritages.
As an organization, we wish to honor, uplift and rejoice the Asian/Pacific Islander neighborhood and ensure they’re represented in our tales. We encourage you all to coach your self on these matters, be a part of our discussions and proceed to be an energetic participant. For extra info on the way to obtain this, you should definitely be a part of our Twitter Areas dialog!
Have interaction In Dialog
Twitter Areas Engagement: Thursday, Could 27th
Be a part of NPR on Twitter Thursday, Could 27th for a dialog about what Asian and Pacific Islander journalists and producers take into consideration once they’re protecting their very own communities in information and podcasts. Hear how they strategy constructing a respectful narrative and share with them what Asian and Pacific Islander tales you wish to hear from NPR! Keep on prime of the newest option to have interaction with us by following the NPR and NPR Extra Twitters.
Particular Reporting Tasks:
Prior to now 12 months, and all through historical past, narratives surrounding Asian People and Pacific Islanders have been rife with violence, hardship and grief. But they’re a lot greater than their experiences of struggling — past tales of warfare and isolation, there may be pleasure, confusion, anger and reduction. NPR has compiled a studying record of works from Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander writers. By a variety of fiction, poetry, graphic novels and nonfiction, they discover all the pieces from motherhood and displacement to sexuality.
The Image Present’s Photographers Reflect On What It Means To Be Asian American
NPR’s Visible staff invited a gaggle of AAPI photographers to share their reflections on latest anti-Asian violence and on what Asian neighborhood, tradition and life actually appears to be like like. Their ideas embrace worries and issues about their households, wishes to finish perceptions of Asians as eternally international, dedication to preserving tradition, and love as a type of survival. Study extra via this photograph venture that turns the lens again on the photographers themselves, and demonstrates the complexity of embodying one’s id throughout a demanding time.
UPCOMING: Asian People As “The Mannequin Minority” — Dismantling The Fantasy
This NPR knowledge visualization venture seeks to debunk misconceptions round a pernicious stereotype: the Mannequin Minority. Because the finish of World Battle II, this fable about Asian People and their perceived collective success has been used as a racial wedge — to reduce the function racism performs within the struggles of different minority teams, similar to Black People. Characterizing Asian People as a “mannequin minority” flattens the various experiences of the Asian American right into a singular, slim narrative. And it paints a deceptive image concerning the neighborhood that does not align with present statistics. Study extra concerning the inaccurate myths that underpin this idea and all the info disproving them.
Accumulating Tales, Experiences, and Tradition:
Have fun with podcasts from NPR that includes the folks, tales and points on the coronary heart of the Asian American neighborhood. This record of sixteen podcast episodes spanning over ten hours simply scratches the surfaces of the completely different and plentiful narratives that encompass the Asian American expertise.
Consistent with their sequence “Tiny Desk Playlists,” NPR Music asks musicians, creators and folk they admire to decide on the concert events and performances they’ve come to like. For the 2 editions printed in Could, the Music staff requested comic, podcaster and actress Margaret Cho and author, director and writer Eddie Huang to choose their favorites.
UPCOMING: NPR AZNs’ Tiny Desk Picks
For the celebration of Asian/Pacific Islander American Heritage Month, NPR Music invited NPR workers members from the neighborhood to curate a playlist of their favourite Tiny Desk concert events that includes artists who hint their ancestry throughout the Asian continent and the Pacific Islands. Be looking out for which Tiny Desk artists resonated with NPR’s API workers on this various compilation.