Asian & Pacific Islander Heritage

WXXI is proud to pay tribute to the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America’s history and are instrumental in its future success.

Asian & Pacific Islander Heritage

Asian Pacific Americans are the fastest-growing racial/ethnic group in the United States. WXXI in partnership with the Asian Pacific Islander American Association of Greater Rochester is featuring stories from local members of the community that provide examples of culture, heritage, history and contributions to our region and nation.
The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 excluded Chinese immigrants to the U.S. for 60 years. Chinese immigrants already here could not become citizens. Watch On-Demand & Access the Teacher Guide to the documentary. 
PBS LearningMedia has a wide range of learning resources for students in grades 7-12th grade, focused on Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage and PBS's Asian American series including the full Asian Americans series
Sesame Workshop continues its major commitment to racial justice with new resources and content called "Coming Together" to help families talk to young children about race and identity. 
With attacks on Asian and Asian Americans increasing across the country, the Levine Center to End Hate was proud to partner with Monroe Community College’s Department of Global Education & International Services to present a three-part series exploring the Asian and Asian American communities of Greater Rochester, the history of racism and xenophobia aimed at Asian and Asian Americans in our country, and ways we can work together to support our Asian and Asian American neighbors. 
Watch On-Demand: PBS KIDS Talk About: Race and Racism is a special co-viewing program for families with young children to watch and discuss together. 
A collection of films by and about individuals regarding race across the country and around the globe. Watch on-air, stream online and share the voices, the stories on WORLD and from our partners in public media.
A collection of films by and about individuals amplifying and affirming Asian American Pacific Islander voices across the country and around the globe. Watch on-air, stream online and share the voices, the stories on WORLD and from our partners in public media.
A 3 episode digital series on Asian America history produced in partnership by the Center for Asian American Media and PBS Digital Studios. A People’s History of Asian America tells the history of Asian Americans through the microaggressions and stereotypes this community faces. 

Recently Aired

Monday, May 31, 2021 - 8:00pm
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris address the Asian American and Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander communities in a virtual greeting.
Monday, May 24, 2021 - 10:00pm
Hear the incredible American Dream story of refugee and Christy's Doughnuts founder Ted Ngoy.
Saturday, May 15, 2021 - 7:00pm
This film follows the theater club of PS 124 in New York City's Chinatown as they prepare for a big musical production of "Frozen Kids."
Saturday, May 15, 2021 - 2:00pm
This film traces the artistic development of this remarkable young musician, from an early ability to play piano by ear, to his gold medal triumph in the 2009 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, to his debut at Carnegie Hall.
Saturday, May 8, 2021 - 10:00pm
Don't miss part two of this five-part series that explores the impact of Asian Americans, the fastest-growing racial/ethnic group in the United States.
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Asian & Pacific Islander Heritage

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