Each May, during Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we celebrate the history and achievements of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPIs) across our Nation. This year has been particularly difficult for the AAPI community with many businesses and families dealing with the economic and health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as increases in anti-Asian hate crimes and incidents across the nation.
Throughout our history, AAPI communities who have been integral in building our nation – from building the Transcontinental Railroad to starting local businesses, to serving on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic as health care providers, first responders, teachers, and other essential workers.
Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders have also endured a long history of injustice — including the Page Act of 1875, the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, the incarceration of Japanese American citizens during World War II, the murder of Vincent Chin, the mass shooting of Southeast Asian refugee children in 1989, and the targeting of South Asian Americans, especially those who are Muslim, Hindu, or Sikh, after the national tragedy of 9/11. It is clear more must be done to defeat hatred, foster inclusion, advance equity, and root out racial injustices. (Read the Official Proclamation from the White House here).
This month throughout Central Florida there will be activities and events to promote and bring awareness to the Asian American Pacific Islander community as well as benefiting non-profit organizations to advance equality and justice. See below for details on all that is going on in the community this May:
Orlando Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebrations 2021
Orlando AAPI #FeedingPositivity Campaign
In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Asian-owned local businesses have teamed up to reach a goal of $10,000 to donate to Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC). Join the movement and help us raise awareness, amplify our voices, #StopAsianHate, and give back by #feedingpositivity within our community?.
In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Asian-owned local businesses have teamed up to reach a goal of $10,000 to donate to Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC).
Join the movement and help us raise awareness, amplify our voices, #StopAsianHate, and give back by #feedingpositivity within our community?.
Here’s How You Can Help
Be on the lookout for our #FeedingPositivity video and share it on your social media to help spread the word.
Attend our Facebook Event Page and stay up-to-date on promotions and more!
TIP: Download and fill out the #FeedingPositivity Checklist and share it on social media. Make sure to tag the businesses you’ve supported.
Help us reach our goal of $10,000 to AAJC by supporting the participating businesses below?.
Aventis Law Firm | Jacksonville, FL
May 16: Hosting a charity indoor cycling event from 9:15 am – 12:30 pm.
Axecelsior Axe Throwing | Orlando, FL
May 3 – 7 & May 10 – 14: Donating $1 for every thrower from select organizations.
BENTO Asian Kitchen + Sushi | All locations
May 1 – 15: Donating $1 for every online order with coupon code “FeedingPositivity” OR matching proceeds for every fundraiser hosted.
Dochi Japanese Donuts | Orlando, FL
May 7 – 9: Donating $1 for every half dozen & $2 for every dozen donuts purchased.
Donna Hung Law Group | Orlando, FL
May 1 – 15: Donating 50% of proceeds from all initial consultation fees.
Doshibox Korean Kitchen | Orlando, FL
May 1 – 15: Donating $1 for every order.
Epic Axe Throwing | Orlando, FL
May 5 – 6: Donating 15% of sales.
Get Out! Custom Travels | Orlando, FL
May 1 – 15: Donating $10 for every $1,000 booked. *Must be traveled by December 31, 2021, and excludes flight-only bookings.
Hawkers Asian Street Fare | All locations
May 1 – 15: Donating a portion of Curry Laksa Ramen sales (as an homage to one of their oldest family recipes).
Jade Sushi & New Asian | Orlando, FL
May 1 – 15: Donating $1 for every Cherry Blossom roll with the mention of #FeedingPositivity.
JuicyPot | Orlando, FL
May 1 – 15: Donating 100% of the proceeds from the Special Dessert item.
Kai Street Fare | Orlando, FL
May 3 – 6 & May 10 – 13: Donating $1 for every noodle dish.
Le Ky Patisserie | Orlando, FL
May 6 & May 13: Donating 10% of the sales.
Love at First Sip | Orlando, FL
May 6 & May 13: Donating 10% of all drink orders.
LV Artistry | Orlando, FL
May 1 – 15: Donating $5 for every booking.
Mamak Asian Street Food | Orlando, FL
May 1 – 15: Donating $1 for every Char Kway Teow order.
Möge Tee | Orlando, FL – Sand Lake location only
May 3 – 6 & May 10 – 13: Donating 5% of net sales.
Qreate Coffee + Studio | Orlando, FL
May 1 – 15: Donating $1 for every Purple Pearl order.
Rockstar Axe Throwing | Orlando, FL
May 7: Donating 15% of proceeds.
Sago Tea Bar ATBP | Orlando, FL
Seito Sushi | Orlando, FL
Soupa Saiyan | Orlando, FL
May 4: Donating 10% of proceeds.
Sticky Rice Lao Street Food | Orlando, FL
May 6: Donating 10% of proceeds.
Sus Hi Eatstation | Orlando, FL
May 1 – 15: Donating $1 for every krab rangoons order.
Susuru | Orlando, FL
May 1 – 15: Donating $1 for every Mentaiko fries ordered with the mention of #FeedingPositivity.
The Greenery Creamery | Orlando, FL
May 1 – 15: Donating $1 for every Ube Dream Shake order.
Uncle Sung Chicken + Rice | Orlando, FL
May 1 – 15: Donating $1 for every order.
V.L.C. Vegan Eatery | Orlando, FL
May 4 – 8: Donating $1 for every roll order.
Viet-Nomz | Orlando, FL
Wave Asian Bistro & Sushi | Orlando, FL
May 1 – 15: Donating $1 for every signature item (Sushi Hotdogs, Sushi Burgers, Sushi Pizza, Sushi Tacos, Sushi Crunch Wrap, Sushi Burritos, Sushi Donuts).
Z Asian Vietnamese Kitchen | Orlando, FL
May 1 – 15: Donating $1 for every Pho Noodle Soup, Chef Specialty, Rice/Egg Noodle Soup, Vermicelli Noodle Salad Bowl, Rice Plate, Red/Green Curry, and Vegan Entree.
Special Thank You To Our Sponsors:
Eastside Asian Market | Orlando, FL
DHN Attorneys | Orlando, FL
Tasty Chomps | Orlando, FL
The Baker’s Son USA | Jacksonville, FL
Get Asian Take Out / Dine In Orlando
May – All Month Long
In celebration of Asia Pacific American Heritage Month and while observing the social distancing guidelines to inspire the local community to “Get Asian Take Out” all May long month.
“Share where ya went, what you ate & tag #getasiantakeout. Tell us where your favorite places are and your go-to menu items. Support ANY Asian cuisine restaurant, food truck, grocery store: Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Laos, Malaysian, Mongolian, Thai, Vietnamese, and more!”
To recognize and celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Visit Orlando will highlight the contributions of the local Asian Pacific American community to Orlando’s diverse food scene by partnering with local food blogger Ricky Ly to develop a content series that will be promoted across Visit Orlando’s social channels and blog. Starting the second week of May, the series will run throughout the month.
FusionFest MYgration Films Watch Party
Tuesday, May 11 at 7:00 p.m. – Virtual via Facebook Live
“Puxiao Cen” – Story of Puxiao Cen, MD by filmmaker Thuyvi Gates
“Aloha Orlando” – Story of Teurehei Buchin by filmmaker LaMont Chaney II
MYgration Films is presented by
OUC – The Reliable One, in partnership with Global Peace Film Festival.
Contact Thali Sugisawa at email@example.com for more details
Orange County’s 9th Annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration
Presented by Orange County Asian Committee and Orange TV
Friday, May 21, 2021, 7pm – 8pm – https://www.facebook.com/ocacfl
Mayor’s APAHM Proclamation and welcoming remarks
Asian American Cultural Performances
Distinguished Asian American Award and Outstanding Community Service Award Presentation
Art Contest Awards Presentation
Watch the program via Orange TV, Orange County Government Facebook and Orange County Asian Committee Facebook.
Contact Shally Wong at 407-836-7042 for more details.
Asian Cultural Festival Virtual Celebration 2021
Organized by Asian American Heritage Council
Saturday, May 22, 2021 – 10am – 12pm
Via zoom at http://www.aahc-cf.org/
Sponsorship opportunity available http://www.aahc-cf.org/sponsorship.html – the sponsorship will benefit the Annual Asian American Student Achievers Scholastic Awards in November 2021
Contact: Visit www.aahc-cf.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.