EWU exhibit amplifies unseen stories during Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

SPOKANE, Wash. – May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. 

It’s a time to celebrate these cultures and a new local exhibit is doing so through photographs. 

Throughout the entire month, Eastern Washington University’s Women’s and Gender Studies Education Center is hosting the exhibit to amplify Asian American stories. 

The pandemic brought on many challenges, especially in the Asian American community. The exhibit EWU is intended to encourage reflection and healing. 

The “Hidden in Plain Sight” exhibit includes more than a dozen photographs that not only tackle Asian discrimination but also examine the unseen stories. 

“[The goal] is to be able to take an ownership for Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders to tell their stories and to find themselves in terms of how we want to identify ourselves and also the multiple identities that we may want to identify ourselves with,” said Dr. Pui-Yan Lam, Professor of Sociology and Justice Studies. 

The exhibit will run through May 27, along with a documentary screening on the subject. 

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