AANHPI Heritage Month 2024

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In this particularly challenging year, celebrating our differences encourages unity and discourages racism. AANHPI Heritage Month is especially for Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Americans. In addition, we can celebrate Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging for all Americans. We are individuals. Each of us are unique and it’s important to recognize our diverse cultures, backgrounds, and traditions. We all have something to learn from each other to create a place of inclusion and belonging.

At WPCCU, we proudly celebrate and recognize the Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities. From sponsorships like the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s ASPIRE—an LADWP resource group that stands for AANHPIs supporting progress, inclusion and respect, and empowerment—together we raise awareness through our outreach and workplaces. 

For more than 88 years, the credit union has been trusted with strong engagement and loyalty from our stakeholders and community. We are a purpose-driven organization paving the path to attract the best minds and talent so that we can make effective decisions toward diversity, equity and inclusion.

Recognize and celebrate history

Asian American, Native Islander and Pacific Islander Heritage Month is annual celebration that recognizes the historical and cultural contributions that these special groups of descent made to the United States. 

Join us in recognizing the talents, cultures and contributions of these special groups during the month of May and visit asianpacificheritage.gov to learn more. At the credit union our DEIB Committee and team members will be celebrating in various exciting ways to embrace the culture with weekly announcements of historical figures, ordering in lunch from surrounding small business owners, and honoring our AANHPI Supervisory Committee leadership within our branch locations.

The theme of AANHPI Heritage Month this year is “Advancing Leaders Through Innovation” where “homage is paid to the visionaries and trailblazers of Asian, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander descent that have made contributions to our nation’s economic prosperity, technological advancements and social/political change through their ingenuity and creativity while navigating significant cultural and systemic barriers.”  - Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC)

Learn about Southern California fun events for your consideration throughout the month at culturela.org.

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