As we kick off May, we’d like to take a moment to recognize that it’s Asian Pacific Islander (API) Heritage Month! This month-long celebration honors the contributions and achievements of Asian Pacific Americans and highlights the diversity and cultural richness of the API community.
One of our core values at VERVE Studios is BE INCLUSIVE. We believe in fostering an inclusive and welcoming environment for all team members and clients, regardless of their race, ethnicity, or background. This includes celebrating and honoring the various cultures and traditions that make up our diverse team and community.
As we observe API Heritage Month, let’s take the time to learn more about the history, culture, and achievements of the API community. This can be through reading, attending events, or engaging in conversations with friends.
In the spirit of this month, we’d like to highlight the San Diego API Coalition. The San Diego Asian Pacific Islander (API) Coalition acts as a hub for several API organizations to collaborate and build a more inclusive and equitable San Diego. You can check out their community events page for API events happening in your community.
Later this month, we’ll also be hosting a giveback ride this month in support of their fiscal partner, Pacific Arts Movement organization. Pacific Arts Movement presents Asian and Asian American Pacific Islander media arts to San Diego residents and visitors in order to inspire, entertain, and support a more compassionate society. We’ll be raising funds for their REEL Voices program – a scholarship opportunity for young students in the arts. Stay tuned for more info on this event.
Let us also take this opportunity to reflect on our own biases and behaviors, and how we can be more inclusive and supportive of our API team members and community. When we foster an environment of respect and understanding, we can build a stronger, more united team.
We want to show our love, appreciation and gratitude to all of our API team members and riders for being part of our VERVE family. We see you and we love you! Your voices and perspectives are valued and appreciated, and we are committed to supporting you and promoting diversity and inclusion in all aspects of our VERVE Studios community.
Let’s celebrate and honor API Heritage Month together, VERVE fam! Happy May!