The Milwaukee County Diversity Committee is always welcoming new members
MAY IS ASIAN-PACIFIC HERITAGE MONTH
In 1978, a joint congressional resolution established Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week. The first 10 days of May were chosen to coincide with two important milestones in Asian/Pacific American history: the arrival in the United States of the first Japanese immigrants (May 7, 1843) and contributions of Chinese workers to the building of the transcontinental railroad, completed May 10, 1869.
In 1992, Congress expanded the observance to a month-long celebration that is now known as Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Per a 1997 U.S. Office of Management and Budget directive, the Asian or Pacific Islander racial category was separated into two categories: one being Asian and the other Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander. Thus, this Facts for Features contains a section for each.
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Timeline and Facts & Figures
Fun facts about Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month
The Top 10 Facts About Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
The Milwaukee County Diversity Committee strives to honor inclusiveness, advocating for education, awareness, acceptance, and outreach in the workplace and community.
Effectively communicate the works of the Diversity Committee to all stakeholders.
Promote initiatives that enhance the quality of life through inclusion and engagement.
Provide leadership; promote equality and acceptance for all differences through education and outreach.
The full Diversity Committee is made up of department committees with members from the following Milwaukee County Departments:
Aging, Child Support Services, Office of the Comptroller, Corporation Counsel, County Clerk, County Treasurer, Court Services, District Attorney, Facilities, Family Care, Fleet Management, Human Resources, Medical Examiner, Parks and Recreation, Personnel Review Board, Sheriff, and Zoo.
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Contact Ted Fancher, Human Resources, for more information.