Aloha! May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, and it is a time to celebrate and appreciate the rich cultural contributions of AAPI communities in the United States. Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have made immense contributions to America's economy, politics, arts, and sciences. From trailblazers like Patsy Mink, who was the first woman of color elected to Congress, to groundbreaking scientists like Michio Kaku, AAPIs have impacted and enriched our nation's history and culture. AAPI Heritage Month is also an opportunity to reflect on the struggles and challenges faced by AAPI communities, and to raise awareness about issues such as xenophobia, racism, and discrimination that continue to affect them today. By taking the time to appreciate and learn about AAPI cultures, we can deepen our understanding and respect for diversity and foster a more inclusive community.