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April/May 2023

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Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage May was permanently designated as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in 1992 to mark the arrival of the first known Japanese immigrant to the U.S. on May 7, 1843, and to honor comple- tion of the transcontinental railroad — built by as many as 20,000 Chinese workers — on May 10, 1869. Today, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) are a diverse population of 23 million Americans, including roughly 50 ethnic groups with roots in more than 40 countries. Educators can use the month to celebrate AAPI histories and cultures, build empathy and understanding, and fight xenophobia and discrimination. "During Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, California pays tribute to the irreplaceable legacy of our AAPI communities, and their many contributions to strengthen our state today and into the future," Gov. Gavin Newsom said in last year 's proclamation of the observance. "Since our state's founding, AAPIs have been instrumental in writing the California story and building our state as we know it." The Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) announced that the 2023 theme for the observance is "Advancing Leaders Through Opportunity." Primary sources from the Library of Congress, the National Archives, the Smithsonian and other resources are available at Mural in LA Chinatown by Lauren Youngsmith 25 A P R I L / M AY 2 0 2 3 THE CTA ® CUSTOMIZED CASH REWARDS VISA SIGNATURE ® CREDIT CARD Gas • Online Shopping • Dining • Travel • Drug Stores Home Improvement & Furnishings 3 % in the category of your choice CUSTOMIZED CASH BACK Earn 2% and 3% cash back on the fi rst $2,500 in combined grocery store/ wholesale club/ choice category purchases each quarter, then earn unlimited 1% thereafter. $ 200 Gift Card Bonus after you make at least $500 in purchases within the first 90 days of account opening (students not eligible) This offer is unique to this solicitation. Our credit card offers may vary and this offer may not be available elsewhere, such as, if you visit ctamemberbene You can take advantage of this offer when you apply now. For more information about the rates, fees, other costs and bene ts associated with the use of the credit card, call the toll-free number above or visit and refer to the disclosures accompanying the application. Residents of the US and its territories only. See full disclosure for details. Federal law prohibits students from receiving a premium. Restrictions apply, see This credit card program is issued and administered by Bank of America, N.A. Visa and Visa Signature are registered trademarks of Visa International Service Association, and are used by the issuer pursuant to license from Visa U.S.A., Inc. Bank of America and the Bank of America logo are registered trademarks of Bank of America Corporation. The Contactless Symbol and Contactless Indicator are trademarks owned by and used with permission of EMVCo, LLC. ©2023 Bank of America Corporation CC050523 5523718 MB0523-AD-CAEDU TO APPLY TODAY: call 888.758.7946 or visit Mention Priority Code BAAFRH PLUS, A MAXIMIZE YOUR REWARDS

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