Asian-American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month
In 1990, President George W. Bush designated May as Asian American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month. The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese immigrants to the U.S. in 1843. Many colleges and universities celebrate this heritage month in April while students are still on campus.
Cultural Events 2023
AAPI Heritage Month Keynote Address featuring Dr. Ian Shin
5 p.m. Tuesday, April 4
ISUB Clearwater-Whitewater Room
Dr. Ian Shin, professor of history at the University of Michigan, will share his keynote address titled, “Learning To Be 'AAPI': Envisioning Journeys To History and Activism.” Co-sponsored by the Idaho Asia Institute.
Everything Everywhere All At Once Film Screening
5 p.m. Friday, April 7
Join us to for a free screening of the winner of the 2023 Academy Award for Best Picture. Everything Everywhere All at Once follows Evelyn Wang, a Chinese-American immigrant, who must connect with parallel universe versions of herself to prevent a powerful being from destroying the multiverse.
Chinese Calligraphy Workshop
6 p.m. Monday, April 24
Join the Idaho Asia Institute to learn the fundaments of Chinese Calligraphy! All supplies provided, but space is limited. Register to save your spot.
U of I Asian Film Series: Chungking Express
7 p.m. Tuesday, April 25
Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre
Chungking Express perfectly captures the ambiguity and in-betweenness that was 1990s Hong Kong, as it follows the stories of two cops in search of connection in the global, yet somehow transient city. Free admission.
Noon to 2 p.m. Friday, April 28
Women's Center (Mem Gym 109)
Join the Women’s Center and make a craft in honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month! Supplies and a light lunch provided.
Events sponsored by the University of Idaho Office of Multicultural Affairs and AAPI Heritage Month Committee.