2023 AAPI Heritage Month Celebration – Third Weekend

Credit to N.J. Yuchu for the beautiful artwork above!

The programming is from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm and each event occurs after one another. Please stay for the whole afternoon if you don’t want to miss any of the events.

For the first part of the celebration, the sharing of the adoptive mom’s adoption journey will take place inside the library. (Address: 1316 Broad Street, Providence, RI). The Tai Chi lesson/demonstration with relaxation techniques may be on the outside patio of the library, depending on the weather. 

FREE Food and Drinks will also be served on this last weekend.  Please register to let us know how much food and drinks to prepare. We appreciate your cooperation!

Third Saturday - 5/20/23

On this last Saturday of the AAPI Heritage Month celebration, we will feature adoptees from Asia who became Americans through adoption.

We are featuring an adoptive mother who will share her story of adopting a girl from China, the cultural transition her daughter went through, which includes a “cultural transformation” she went through herself plus the many bittersweet turns and twists in their journey to be together as mother and daughter. 
Come to hear the poignant journey of this mother and how their unbreakable bond of a mother’s love and the child’s fate destined them to be together, including how they conquered many challenges of prejudice, biases, and cultural change at different levels.
Our adoptive mother is also an artist and illustrator. She has documented her adoption journey with art and portraits. The journey of her adopted daughter has been illustrated with vivid art and scenery, which is an exhibit to be displayed this weekend.

In the latter part of the afternoon, we will hold a Tai Chi Lesson/Demonstration with Relaxation Techniques. Illustrated by Serena Honeycutt.

This session will give you an activity to engage in to help you find spaciousness, reflection, and mental alignment to keep you in balance before leaving this event.  Please register for this event here and get a FREE book, The Asian American ABCs

The Red Thread:
A Chinese belief
that rings true

A remembered
happy moment!

The Agenda for this Weekend is follows:

1:00 p.m. –  (All times here are approximate.)Opening of the third weekend.  Announcement. And passing out lunches and drinks to patrons and everyone in the audience.  Please register so we will know how much food to prepare. 

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Art exhibit of Ruth Flanigan’s Illustrations and Sharing of her Adoption Journey. 

Short Break –  Q & A about art exhibit or Adoption Sharing

2:45 – 3:45 p.m. –  Tai Chi demonstration and lesson for patrons, parent/child pair or separately adults and children. 

Short break – Q & A for Ruth or Tai Chi instructor, Serena Honeycutt. 

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Chinese calligraphy techniques/demonstration/lesson

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Giving out FREE book to those patrons who pre-registered for this event and adjourn.

Thank you to our Sponsors and Partners! The month-long celebration of the AAPI Heritage Month would not have been possible without the generous grant and their support. We would like to express our heart-felt appreciation for their dedication.