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Diversity Events

Diversity Events

Missouri Human Rights Conference

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month/Older Americans Month

Join Missourians in celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month at the following events:

Kansas City

  • Join the Heart of America Japan-America Society, whose mission is to further understanding between the peoples of Japan and the Greater Kansas City area by promoting social, cultural, and educational exchanges. Learn about the local culture and find metropolitan census data by visiting the site.
  • Explore the Kansas City Public Library’s youth reading list honoring Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
  • Visit The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak Street, to view its renowned Chinese, Japanese, and South and Southeast Asian art collections. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday each week, and admission is free. For more information, call 816-751-1278.

St. Louis

Springfield

Visit these resources to learn more about the history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States:

For resources on the contributions of older adults in Missouri, visit one of our regional agencies on aging:

Useful information for older Missourians and their families may be found by visiting the following:

  • The Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services provides information on independent living, employment, elder abuse, and much more.
  • The Missouri Association of Area Agencies on Aging provides older residents with details on a variety of subjects, including home-delivered meals, transportation, and care coordination.
  • Eldercare Locator connects those in need with services for older adults and their families. You can search by location or topic, including financial and legal assistance, housing options, health insurance, and volunteerism. You can also utilize this service by calling 800-677-1116.
  • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration on Aging has a wealth of information and resources for older adults and their families. To learn more about the history of Older Americans Month, or to obtain materials and gather ideas to help your organization celebrate this observance, visit the website.