May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, which celebrates the achievements and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in the United States. Missouri is paying tribute to generations of Asian/Pacific Americans in this state who have enriched our history and are instrumental in our future success.
On May 1, 2020, Governor Mike Parson officially proclaimed May as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month for the first time in Missouri history.
Missouri’s monthlong celebration pays tribute to generations of Asian/Pacific Americans (APA) who have enriched the state’s history and are instrumental in its future success. Their contributions in Missouri include economic opportunity through business and entrepreneurship, innovations in science, advancements in technology and medicine, leadership in government and the legal community, academic excellence in education, and industry growth and development.
This project was a collaborative partnership between:
Visitors to the virtual celebration are encouraged to share on social media, using #MO2020APAHM and #AAPIHeritageMonth
This publication is not an endorsement by the State of Missouri and is intended for educational purposes only.