May is AAPI Heritage Month

AAPI Heritage Celebration at The Fresno Center

May 2, 2024

Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) individuals and communities are irrefutable sources of our cities’ strength. The richness of our city’s multicultural democracy is strengthened by the diversity of AAPI communities and the many cultures and languages of AAPI.

On May 2,2024 the City of Fresno acknowledged AAPI Heritage Month to honor and appreciate the diverse heritage, achievements, and resilience of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in shaping culture and history with a proclamation to The Fresno Center.

Following the Council meeting was a celebratory reception at the Fresno Center’s Holistic Healing Garden.

The Fresno Center recognizes our presenting sponsor, Education Employees Credit Union, along with CVRC, and Councilmember Nelson Esparza and the City of Fresno’s Office of Community Affairs for all the support.

Video from ABC30

AAPI Heritage Celebration

Fresno, CA

‘‘As Mayor of Fresno, I proudly recognize Asian American Heritage Month. It’s a time to celebrate the rich cultural traditions, unparalleled work ethic, and the invaluable impact of the Asian American community, which comprises over 100,000 residents in our area and shapes our City’s vibrant historic tapestry of diversity and resilience.”

“During Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, I am proud to celebrate and recognize the invaluable contributions made by our Asian American community right here in the City of Fresno,” said Fresno City Councilmember Nelson Esparza. “This Annual Celebration gives our city the opportunity to reflect on the impact made by Asian American leaders in our community and embrace the next generation of leaders who have already begun to influence how our city will grow with increased diversity and ideas.”

“Our history is filled with incredible stories of resilience and journey. Joining our event are community leaders who have given their time to advance the next generation,” says Pao Yang, President & CEO, The Fresno Center.