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Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Library Guide

May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month and this guide celebrates the richness and diversity, the history and cultures of the more than 22.6 million Asian/Pacific Americans.

Films On Demand

Films On Demand

Films On DemandFilms On Demand gives students instant access to documentaries, educational films, independent films, and instructional videos in a variety of subject areas and topics.  

Click here to visit Films On Demand (Login is CSID and password) 


How to Locate Videos for Your Research Topic:

  • Scroll down on the homepage to browse by subject

  • Click on Menu and select Browse Videos to go to a list of subject areas for videos or Browse Producer to see a list of video producers. 

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  • Search with keywords using the Basic Search located on the top of the page:basic search box
  • Click on the Advanced Search link located under the Basic Search box and use the advanced search features.  These features will allow you to search for videos by subject, title, keyword, producers, formats, and a variety of filters.  You can even limit your search to only videos with closed captioning and interactive transcripts.Advanced Search

Speak Out

Speak Out

Speak Out - The Institute for Democratic Education and Culture is a national non-profit organization that educates, inspires and empowers young people to become activists for social justice.

Committed to social, political, cultural, environmental, and economic justice, Speak Out encourages critical and imaginative thinking about domestic and international issues through artistic and educational forums nationwide.

SpeakOut Ed Talks


Asian Americans: Facing Hate, Fighting for Justice, and Shaping the American Story

Renee Tajima-Pena and Helen Zia headshots

Two outspoken, activist Asian American women speak their minds about anti-Asian racism and misogyny in the current climate of hate—and how they seek to build multiracial, multicultural unity to address white supremacy and sexism.

Renee Tajima-Peña is an award-winning filmmaker whose work focuses on immigrant communities, race, gender and social justice. Helen Zia is a noted author and activist on social justice issues ranging from civil rights and gender equality to countering homophobia and hate violence.

Renee and Helen first met in 1984 in Detroit when Renee was producing her Academy-Award-nominated documentary “Who Killed Vincent Chin?” and Helen was a lead activist in that landmark campaign for justice.


To Be Brown and Gay in the USA

Dr. Anthony Ocampo

Immigration, race, and LGBTQ+ rights have been headline issues, yet the experiences of those whose identities include all three are often invisible. In this SpeakOut virtual event, scholar and author Dr. Anthony Ocampo discusses the struggles of LGBTQ+ people of color to be seen, not just by the public, but also by their immigrant families, ethnic communities, and the mainstream gay community.

Dr. Ocampo zeros in on Latinx and Asian gay men and looks at how schools in particular are racialized, gendered, and heteronormative and the implications intersectional identities hold for understanding educational inequalities.

Open Access Videos