N(our)ishing Community Spotlight: an AAPI Heritage Month Series


Each and every one of us requires nourishment in order to survive. Nourishment can come in many different forms; from the food that we consume, from the support we receive from our friends and family, from the gratification of our accomplishments, and so on.

Likewise, to nourish our communities is to promote the growth of our communities, to furnish our communities with the resources necessary for change and empowerment through various different outlets. Thus, nourishment of our communities come in many different platforms. From providing in-language resources to ethnic communities to creating art pieces that break the silence on issues often overlooked, we all have different capacities and facilities that can nourish our communities in unique ways.

In celebration of the struggle and movement of Asian Americans, we will spotlight a few organizations and individuals who have nourished their respective communities in profound ways, who have built the foundations of change, who have sparked the fires of empowerment.

While the number of organizations and individuals we are able to spotlight for the rest of this month is minuscule compared to the countless number of people who sustain our communities on a day to day basis, we hope that, through our spotlighting articles, we will be able to recognize those who nourish our communities and which communities require nourishment.

On behalf of the Asian Pacific Coalition, we wish you all a happy Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month!