WESTPORT — AAPI Westport, a group focusing on awareness of the Asian American Pacific Islander community, plans a series of AAPI Heritage Months events in May to highlight its mission.

The events, posted in detail on the AAPI Westport website, include:

Monday, May 2, 4:30-6 p.m.: Kickoff of AAPI Heritage Month at Saugatuck Sweets, 575 Riverside Ave. First Selectwoman Jennifer Tooker will issue a proclamation recognizing the month-long observance.

Wednesday, May 4, 6-8 p.m.: A panel discussion on “#StopAsianHate: One Year Later” will take place at the Westport Library.

The panel discussion, led by NBC News correspondent Vicky Nguyen, will include state Attorney General William Tong, Organization of Chinese Americans of Fairfield County President Miriam Yeung, #IAmNotAVirus founder Mike Keo and AAPI Westport co-founder Patra Kanchanagom. The film, “We Need to Talk About Anti-Asian Hate,” also will be shown.

Register for the free program by clicking here.

Saturday, May 7, 2-4 p.m.: An AAPI Festival, featuring performances and food, will take place at the Westport-Weston Family Y, 14 Allen Raymond Lane.

Japanese food by Mecha-Uma will also be on sale.

Register for the free event by clicking here.

Tuesday, May 10, 5-7 p.m.: A cocktail reception for “AAPI & Allies” will take place at MoCA Westport, 19 Newtown Turnpike. There will be a cash bar at the gathering.

Saturday, May 14, 4-6 p.m.: An interactive workshop for middle and high school students, “Fighting Anti-Asian Hate,” with the Immigrant History Initiative, will take place at Toquet Hall, 58 Post Road East.

Pizza will be provided for dinner.

Register for the free program here.

Thursday, May 19, 8 p.m.: The movie, “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” will be screened at the Remarkable Drive-In, 50 Imperial Ave.

A short film about the founding of AAPI Westport will be shown before the movie is screened.

To purchase tickets, click here.