Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month: What to Watch on WORLD in May

The Asian American Pacific Islander community has found their own voice and power in the U.S. – from leading major labor movements to asserting their rights as citizens to crafting a unique voice that connects heritage with today’s pop culture, the resilience of the AAPI community is inspiring and impactful. This Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, watch films that honor the incredible struggles of AAPI, while recognizing their strengths and successes.

Asian American Stories of Resilience and Beyond: AAPI Filmmakers Explore Identity Through Family and Community

To commemorate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, an exclusive, digital-first series will turn the lens on AAPI filmmakers: Asian American Stories of Resilience and Beyond features seven short films by both emerging and established creators, all focusing on the theme of resilience.

Chinatowns: The Stories of Its History and Community

As Chinese migrants ventured to the United States in the mid-1800s to find work, they were met with pay inequity, dangerous work conditions and anti-Asian sentiment. As a way to find sanctuary amid segregation, and create a livelihood for themselves, they settled together in enclaves known as Chinatowns. Systemic social deterrents, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, threaten these ethnic neighborhoods today. This AAPI Heritage Month, WORLD Channel shines a light on Chinatowns across America, from Boston to Chicago and Honolulu, and honors the people who have built and sustain these beloved neighborhoods.

Stories of PRIDE & Visibility: What to Watch on WORLD in June

In June of 1969, members of the LGBTQIA+ community took to the streets of New York City for six days as a result of the police raid of Stonewall Inn, a gay club in Greenwich Village. The protests motivated political activism for LGBTQIA+ rights and led to the founding of organizations like the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and GLAAD. Today, June marks the celebration of PRIDE, a time to be proud of one’s truest self. WORLD Channel honors the month, and LGBTQIA+ trailblazers and progressives, with films and specials that recognize what it means to own your identity and find belonging in a community, with other features this month from Stories from the Stage, America ReFramed and POV exploring righting injustices and encouraging inclusiveness for all.

PRIDE Stories

As state governments pursue unjust law-making affecting the LGBTQIA+ community, social justice reform continues to be the subject of countless conversations throughout the nation. The LGBTQIA+ community continues to fight for visibility, making community solidarity and allyship more meaningful than ever. June marks the celebration of PRIDE, a time to honor LGBTQIA+ trailblazers that represent owning your truth. During PRIDE Month, WORLD Channel shares stories of community leaders, friends, families and creators who take pride in themselves.

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