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From The Asian Reporter, V31, #5 (May 3, 2021), page 10.
Celebrating Asian Heritage
The Asian Reporter celebrates Asian Heritage Month amid complicated times due to the continuing worldwide coronavirus pandemic. We hope everyone is staying healthy and helping to take care of family, friends, and all members of our community.
With the release this year of three efficacious COVID-19 vaccines in the U.S., a glimpse of normalcy is within sight, as everyone who is at least 16 years old in the United States is eligible to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine. We hope those who are eligible are able to schedule an appointment or locate a drop-in clinic. In addition, with the prevalence of many coronavirus variants spreading quickly across the country, we hope everyone remains vigilant and continues to follow safety protocols — wearing a face covering while around others, continuing to social distance, keeping gatherings small and outdoors, being mindful of the people within your "bubble," washing your hands well and often, and more — so reaching herd immunity is attainable.
In this special edition, we mark heritage month with a look at the new Japanese American Museum of Oregon, which is scheduled to open this month in Portland’s Old Town Loft building. The issue then highlights The Fearless Flights of Hazel Ying Lee, a book about the first Chinese-American woman to fly for the U.S. military. The section continues with many mostly virtual events scheduled to take place this month.
While we celebrate our heritage, we also take a stand — stand up for and beside our fellow Asian Americans nationwide who have been the targets of racial attacks and hate crimes.
Please stay vigilant, stay safe, and look out for one another.
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