Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have a rich heritage thousands of years old and have both shaped the history of the United States and had their lives dramatically influenced by moments in its history. Every May during Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and throughout the year, national organizations and local partners share those histories and the continuing culture thriving in communities today.

How did APIHM come to be? "A joint resolution authorizing the President to proclaim annually a week during the first 10 days in May as Pacific/Asian American Heritage Week" was passed through both the House and the Senate and ultimately signed by President Jimmy Carter on October 5, 1978, to become Public Law 95-419.

In 1990, George H.W. Bush signed a bill passed by Congress to extend Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week to a month; May was officially designated as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month two years later and was renamed to Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in 2009.

The theme for 2022 is "Advancing Leaders Through Collaboration."


IVC Events

Screening: Lucky Grandma
Tuesday, May 10   |   2 - 3 pm   |  BSTIC 101   |   Register »
Refreshments will be provided.

Screening: Vincent Who?
Thursday, May 12  |  2 - 3:30 pm   |  BSTIC 101  |  REGISTER »
Refreshments will be provided.

 

WoCC && IVC EMCEES Collab Event!
WoCC && IVC EMCEES Collab Event!
Happenin' Hour with WoCC and EMCEES (In-Person)

Wednesday, May 18  |  3:30 - 5 pm  |  SSC 260K  |  RSVP »
Join our women and men of color collectives for food, friends, and great conversation as we finish out the school year together!



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AAPI-Related IVC Courses

  • ANTH 3 – Culture and Language
  • COMM 9 – Intercultural Communications
  • ETHN 10 – Introduction to Ethnic Studies
  • ETHN 20 – Introduction to Asian American Studies
  • HIST 30 – History of Ethnicity and Culture in the US
  • HIST 40 -  The History of East Asia Before 1800
  • HUM 10 - Intro to Cultural Studies
  • LIT 46 – Ethnicity in Literature of the US
  • SOC 20 – Race and Ethnic Group Relations
  • SOC 20H – Race and Ethnic Group Relations Honors



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