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

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.
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. 
Finding Your Roots: The Seedlings is a curriculum, video series, and at-home activity collection that explores family history and DNA ancestry with youth, appropriate for educational settings.
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. 
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. 
The PBS Asian Americans 5 episode series shows the impact and contributions of Asian Americans, the fastest-growing racial/ethnic group in the United States. Watch the full series on PBS LearningMedia.
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.
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.

Recently Aired

Friday, November 5, 2021 - 12:00pm
Watch the archive weekly series of virtual events to accompany the airing of the PBS Future of Work Series. Conversations include discussion of topics involving the future of work addressing quality career paths, addressing issues of race and equity, the impact of technology, lessons from young workers, continuing to work longer, women's roles in the workplace and supporting mental health. 
Monday, September 26, 2022 - 4:00pm
Blind from birth, this pianist’s handicap never affected his ability to play the piano. 
Monday, July 18, 2022 - 10:00pm
This film exposes the legacy of colonization, racism, and environmental injustice in the Payahuunadü region (California’s Owens Valley).
Monday, June 20, 2022 - 10:00pm
In commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Vincent Chin’s death, WXXI presents a special encore presentation of the Academy Award® nominated film.
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 8:00pm
In anticipation of the encore presentation of Who Killed Vincent Chin, airing June 20 on WXXI-TV, PBS Books host a conversation with the filmmakers. 

 

Asian & Pacific Islander Heritage

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