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What to see, taste and listen to during AAPI Heritage Month

ElevAsian / Milwaukee Rep / Milwaukee Film

May marks Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, a time to honor and celebrate the many contributions made by individuals of Asian and Pacific Islander descent. As part of our commitment to promoting diversity and inclusivity in Milwaukee, we’re joining the celebration by showcasing the stories and experiences of the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities as a way to amplify their voices and perspectives.

On ourUniquely Milwaukeepodcast, we’re dedicating two upcoming episodes to personal stories and monologues from Milwaukee Rep’s production of The Heart Sellers, written by Lloyd Suh and directed by Jennifer Chang. This play gives voice to the Asian immigrant experience in the 1970s, when the landmark Hart-Celler Act granted thousands of professional workers a new path to citizenship. Watch for those episodes in your Uniquely Milwaukee feed and here on the website.

We also built a Spotify playlist by reaching out to the entire Radio Milwaukee team, asking them to share songs from their favorite artists of Asian or Pacific Islander descent. The staff was very quick to reply, and you can find (and listen to) their responses below.

What else can we all do during this month-long recognition? There are plenty of events happening around Milwaukee, and we collected just a few here to get you started.

Audio Storyteller / 88Nine On-Air Talent | Radio Milwaukee