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Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

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aapi2Each year during the month of May, the Office of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement pays tribute to the generation of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America’s history and are instrumental in its future success.

For this celebration, we refer “Asian/Pacific” to encompass all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru and the Federated States of Micronesia) and Polynesia (New Zealand, Hawaiian Islands, Rotuma, Midway Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, French Polynesia and Easter Island).

Asian American and Pacific Islander Diversity Talk

Thursday, April 20, 2023

Time: 11:00 -12:30 PM 

Location: TCC 216

diversity talk


AAPI History and Mini Library Tabling Event 

Friday, April 21, 2023

Time: 11:00 -2:00 PM 

Location: Union Lobby 

Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Month through engagement in our tabling events starting on Monday through Wednesday. Each day, participants will have the opportunity to participate in fan making and origami other activities that educate our USM Community about AAPI Heritage and Culture.  aapi1


AAPI Festival of Asian Heritage

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Time: 5:30 -7:30 PM 

Location: Baptist Student Union


The goal of Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month is to give students access to events and information to help them become more culturally aware and competent with regard to the Asian America & Pacific Islander community and prominent figures and moments in the history and culture. By providing events centered on educational, social, and cultural aspects related to AAPI Month, we hope to help those from other backgrounds learn more about and become advocates for the AAPI community. 

Jenna Dittman, Chair

Dr. Jessica Valles

Jaborius Ball

Michael Bunales

Allen Chen

Tuyetnhi Nguyen

Dr. Julie Reid 

Dr. Gallayanee Yaoyuneyoug

Dr. Joanne Cao

Dr. Jae-Hwa Shin