June 2021 Newsletter

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• Editor's Message • Events • Summer Trips for 2021 • We’ll Miss You Rosalyn Koo • Featured Books

Editor's Message

Hello AACP Newsletter Readers,

Happy LGBTQ+ Pride Month and Happy Independence Day! I hope this gets to you in June, but as of this writing, I’m left with very little time left in June.

In researching travel destinations for our Summer Trips for 2021 article, I spent a lot of time on very interesting websites. The article won’t show all this research, but, needless to say, I love museums. I was just thinking about the memorable visits I’ve made over the years to museums. Seems like even my vacations were usually spent in museums and historical sites.

The difference now is that you can learn a lot just by looking at museum websites from your home. This is particularly great for when you’re stuck at home. However, now that things are starting to open up, it’s time that we try to patronize these places in person so that they can stay in business. I hope you get a chance to do that and to at least check out their websites.

If you happen to visit some of these places, feel free to post images to our Instagram page.


For our June book selection, I’ve included a number of books for LGBTQ+ pride month and some summer time things to try, such as learning a new language and trying out some new cookbooks.


If you’re looking for other things to do, check out Nichi Bei Weekly's annual Obon festival guide.


Goodbye Roz Koo.

Bye Everyone. Take care as always!

Leonard Chan

Executive Editor


Sunday, July 11: San Jose Obon is virtual again this year. Click here for more information.

You can find a list of Obon festivals in the latest June 24, 2021 issue of the Nichi Bei Weekly.


If you have an event that you would like us to mention and or to participate in, please feel free to let us know.

Summer Trips for 2021

By Leonard Chan (except where noted)

Summer is here and places are beginning to open up and resume normal operations. So how about Asian and Pacific Islander American museums and places of interest?

This article marks the return of our summer travel series. Each June, prior to our hiatus (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 - apologies, there are a lot of broken link in these articles; we hope to fix them in the near future), our newsletter would feature travel destination with a connection to Asian and Pacific Islander Americans. Last year, on the return of our newsletter, we didn’t have a travel article because of the COVID-19 pandemic closures. Now that pandemic restrictions are being lifted, we’ll give you a quick guide to places that may be opening up soon.

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We’ll Miss You Rosalyn Koo

By Florence Hongo

Philanthropist and community organizer Rosalyn Koo had a wide circle of friends and relationships, and AACP was grateful to be one of them.

I met her as a fellow committee member...

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Featured Books

View full descriptions of all these featured books at Bookshop.org where you'll also have the opportunity to purchase them.

Children's Books

Special LGBTQ+ Month Selection