Hi! I'm Sally Lee, a Personal Assistant and the Chair of UCP's Diversity Committee.
Did you know that May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month?
As an Asian American, this month has personal meaning for me.
Asian hate crimes have increased over 100% during the COVID-19 pandemic. Like many folks, I've personally encountered more racism, especially while commuting to work.
But when I think about racism, I also think about the resilience of the AAPI community--and our sense of alliance.
I also think about those in the AAPI community who experience both racism and ableism in their everyday lives.
As a community, may we celebrate and acknowledge ALL!
PS: You can learn more about the intersection of disabilities and Asian heritage here.