Special Announcement

This is our Special Announcement Corner

Cultural Society Received grant from the University of Connecticut Asian/Asian American Studies Institute (AAASI) to address short comings in Rhode Island's AAPI History Curriculum

See the complete announcement of this grant or download the press release here

January 2024   The grant from the University of Connecticut Asian and Asian American Studies Institute  (AAASI) is used to establish the AAPI History Education Center of Rhode Island to support educators teaching Asian American and Pacific Islander history in Rhode Island. We have posted resources, such as training videos on our website for teachers to use immediately. There is an upcoming workshop on March 13, 2024 at 4:30 p.m. titled A Brief Overview of Asian American History virtually. Please sign up for this FREE workshop here.  You can also sign up here to get an update on future workshops, resources and fellowship opportunities here. PLUs are offered.

Cultural Society is a recipient of the Expansion Art Program

June 2023  We are very proud to let you know that the Cultural Society (CSEBRI) is one of the recipients of the Art Culture Expansion grant from the Rhode Island Foundation, Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, and Rhode Island State Council for the Arts for the next three years. This grant will give us $10,000 of unrestricted funds for the next three years to strengthen our administration and expand our Arts and Culture programs.

Cultural Society Received grant for our AAPI history museum

March 2023  Rhode Island Council for the Humanities has awarded the Cultural Society a major grant to do the preliminary research for a museum of AAPI history and culture.  Two talented individuals have been chosen to do this important work and it will begin this summer. 

The Unveiling of the public art, "Uniting AAPI Community for Change" is scheduled for May 6th, 2023 at 12:30 p.m.

May 2023  The making of this public art has been in the making for months.  We are finally going to present it to the public for the first time on May 6th.  Please come see the Opening Ceremony and be part of our celebration for the AAPI Heritage Month!  Register here

Asian Pacific American Alliance of Rhode Island (APAARI) is here!

We are very pleased to let you know that the AAPI Advisory Council has been formed. [Our new name is Asian Pacific American Alliance of Rhode Island or APAARI.]  We will give you more information on different types of membership where you can join and be part of us.  We have begun to work on issues affecting our lives.  Please stay tuned and  to hear about our work.  APAARI is on hold until further notice as of 1/31/24.

Please feel free to email Jeannie Salomon at [email protected] for any content in this special announcement