Tag: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Simply Good: Year In Review

What. A. Year.

Of course, I don’t have to tell you that. We’ve all walked through a global pandemic, social unrest, economic crisis, and a highly-charged and divisive presidential election. When 2020 makes it into our history books, it will no doubt be a lengthy chapter.

However, we get to choose what posture we’ll take moving forward. We can dwell in the muck and the mire of an unprecedented year, or we can reflect on the goodness, tenacity, and revolutionary changes that have resulted from, or in spite of, these unfathomable circumstances. 

We at Rework Work are choosing the latter, which is why we’ve collected Simply Good’s top 10 articles of 2020. These stories are great reminders that trials can produce perseverance based on how we handle them, and with perseverance we can do powerful things.

 

Simply Good: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Edition

May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, which gives us the opportunity to pay tribute to generations of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who have helped shape our nation’s history. The theme for this year’s celebration is “Unite our Nation by Empowering Equality,” a somewhat timely message, as the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has made ‘unity’ the mantra of our time.

The theme struck me. How do we empower equality? Empowered equality goes beyond equal treatment — which often disregards backgrounds and life experiences — to acknowledge and embrace differences that make our society ‘whole.’

The stories I’m sending you this month are evidence of this idea — that our unity is stronger when it’s made up of diverse parts. We hope you enjoy these stories in honor of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, whose rich history and culture have dramatically influenced our own.