In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May 2021, RAMS will launch the project: Where We Come From: 31-Days of API Heritage. For every day of May, RAMS will release a 2-minute video with messages of unity and celebration of API culture.
This year, in light of the surge in anti-Asian racism and violence, we celebrate the cultural contributions of API communities, including the rich tapestry of stories and memories in the Bay Area. Through storytelling from both API and non-API individuals, RAMS will show how beautifully diverse our communities are, and how truly universal our experiences can be.
RAMS is proud to be a part of the greater San Francisco community where so many people have been eager to send messages of unity with the API community. Public officials, community partners, RAMS staff, and many others have volunteered their time and voices in celebration of the many peoples who comprise San Francisco’s API community. Below is a list of just a few of our speakers and storytellers:
- San Francisco Mayor, London Breed
- SF District 1 Supervisor, Connie Chan
- SF District 2 Supervisor, Catherine Stefani
- SF District 4 Supervisor, Gordon Mar
- SF District 6 Supervisor, Matt Haney
- SF District 10 Supervisor, Shamann Walton
- SF District 11 Supervisor, Ahsha Safaí
- Chief of Police, William Scott
- Executive Director of the Japantown Task Force, Steve Nakajo
- Marin County’s Director of Behavioral Health and Recovery Services, Jei Africa
- SF Small Business Commissioner, William Ortiz -Cartagena
Please view the daily videos on the following RAMS social media platforms (below) and share them with your vast networks. Please share these videos and our social media pages as the San Francisco community spreads messages of unity with the API community.