Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Each 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
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.
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
Dr. Julie Reid
Dr. Gallayanee Yaoyuneyoug
Dr. Joanne Cao
Dr. Jae-Hwa Shin