AAPI Heritage Month: Planning the seeds of inclusion

To honor Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month 2023, we asked AAPI members of the UC Berkeley School of Public Health community what the month means to them. We will be posting the responses throughout the month, which ends May 31, 2023.

Today, we feature Business Operations Manager and Finance Manager Yanni Zhang.

For Yanni Zhang, a first-generation immigrant and Asian American woman, Asian American and Pacific Island Heritage Month means “planning the seeds of inclusion, resilience, and reflection.”

“It’s a time to celebrate AAPI cultures and contributions while acknowledging the challenges we face in public health and society,” she said. “ Ultimately, AAPI Heritage Month promotes awareness, understanding, and unity among all communities and encourages us to work together toward a more equitable and just society.”

Read Zhang’s full response here.