AAPI Heritage Month at New City

May 7th, 6:30 - 8:30 pm - Movie Night at the Tuns: We will view the 2020 PBS documentary film Asian Americans, with a discussion following. Heavy AAPI pupus (snacks) will be provided. Please register below (seating limited).
May 21st, 10am: Model Minority Myth: “Lessons Learned on Being Asian in America” - a discussion panel during Sunday School hour.
  • Moderator: Dr. Roy Y. Chan
  • Panelists: Dr. Elissa Yukiko Weichbrodt, Dr. Kathy Tun, and Jon Tun

An Asian American History (timeline)

1587 – 1907: Filipinos, Chinese, Japanese migrate to America
1890: Chinese Exclusion Act is passed, the first ever immigration law created in the United States excluding one specific ethnic group from entering the country.
1910: Angel Island opens as a major immigration station, detaining and interrogating predominantly Chinese and Japanese immigrants arriving to the US from 1910-1940.
1913: California bans Japanese immigrants (“Issei”) from purchasing land. Land begins to get purchased in the names of U.S. born children (“Nissei”).
1923: U.S. v. Bhagat Singh Thind declares Indians ineligible for naturalized citizenship.
1924: Immigration Act of 1924 (Oriental Exclusion Act) passes and bans most immigration from Asia. The quota for most Asian countries is zero.
1928: Filipino farm workers are driven out of Yakima Valley, Washington.
1933: Filipinos are ruled ineligible for citizenship barring immigration and could no longer marry White people.
1942: President Roosevelt signs Executive Order 9066, uprooting 100,000 Japanese people to be sent to Incarceration “internment” camps.
1968: Historian Yuji Ichioka coins the term Asian American to replace “Orientals” and frame a new “inter-ethnic-pan-Asian American self-defining political group,” and co-founds the Asian American Political Alliance with Emma Gee at UC Berkeley.
1968: Third World Liberation Front, a coalition of student groups, forms to go on strike in demand of a more diverse and less Eurocentric curricula. Asian American studies is created and taught for the first time at San Francisco State University, UC Berkeley, and UCLA.
1975: More than 130,000 refugees enter the U.S. from Vietnam, Kampuchea, and Laos as Communist governments are established there following the end of the Indochina War.


  • Centering is the Asian American Christian Podcast: a dive into the reality and beauty of living out Asian American Christian faith. Centering is a production of the Center for Asian American Theology and Ministry at Fuller Theological Seminary.
  • Making the Multi-Ethnic Dream a Reality - Redeeming Babel. From Brigham Young football to ministry in a multi-ethnic church, Dr. Derwin Grey talks about his testimony in his book How to Heal the Racial Divide.