Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May 3, 2021 SacRT in Community

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month and SacRT is recognizing our Asian American and Pacific Islander team members, who help keep the Sacramento region moving every day, 365 days a year.

The Sacramento region was cited by TIME magazine as America’s Most Diverse City in 2002, and today we still rank in the top three. SacRT’s workforce is an excellent representation of our highly diverse region. Our team of close to 1,300 employees, of whom 70% are persons of color, work collaboratively together for one common mission … moving people where they want to go, when they want to go.

Celebrating and embracing each other’s customs and traditions is not only a valuable part of the human experience, it fosters a culture of inclusion. SacRT is committed to not only bringing accessible services to the region, but elevating the diverse voices and perspectives that we have in an inclusive Sacramento.

“As a Chinese American, recognizing our employees, customers and community members for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month is especially significant this year, given the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes throughout the country,” said SacRT General Manager/CEO Henry Li. “ SacRT cultivates a workplace culture that promotes equality, respect and justice for all, and cherishes the insights it brings to our agency and the diverse communities we serve.”

We all must continue to look for ways to drive change. It will take people of all races and backgrounds to stand in support of those that are chronically shortchanged by injustice and racism.