Natick Soccer Club Celebrates AAPI Heritage Month

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Month, also referred to as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM).  It is a commemoration of the culture, traditions and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.  The month of May was chosen specifically to commemorate two important anniversaries: the arrival of the first Japanese immigrant in the U.S. on May 7, 1843, and the completion, on May 10, 1869, of the first transcontinental railroad, which could not have been built without the labor of thousands of Chinese workers.

While many Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have risen to the top of their fields, the recent attacks in Atlanta and around the globe remind us of the existing disparities, inequality and hate. As a unified group, the Natick Soccer Club would like to take this opportunity to ask you to join us in rising up against racism, intolerance, inequality and violence toward our AAPI community who reside in Natick and beyond. By taking the time to learn more about our fellow Americans, we believe it will lead to an understanding and respect of others who are different from ourselves. We pledge to continue to lead and engage our children through positivity with the promise that ALL are welcome, respected and included.  

For more resources to help all of us continue to learn more about and support our AAPI community click here.