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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 2024

AAPI Heritage Month Keynote Address featuring Monyee Chau
5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25
ISUB Clearwater-Whitewater Room

Monyee Chau, an interdisciplinary, queer, Taiwanese/Chinese American artist based in Seattle, will deliver this year’s keynote address. Monyee’s work explores diasporic experiences, decolonization and healing, with the ultimate goal of building and advocating for communities of color.

Monyee Chau standing in front of a wall full of cultural art
Monyee Chau

AAPI Heritage Month Art Contest
Submissions open through April 19 at 11:59 p.m.

The Asian American Pacific Islander Association (AAPIA) invites artists of all backgrounds to celebrate and honor Asian art and culture through art submissions. Winners will receive a Visa gift card. For more information or to submit an art piece, please visit here.

AAPIA Studio Ghibli Night: Princess Mononoke Screening
6 p.m. Thursday, April 11
TLC 029

Join the Asian American Pacific Islander Association for a free screening of Princess Mononoke. A beautifully realized tale of civilization versus nature, Princess Mononoke is a true epic by Japan’s master animator Hayao Miyazaki.’

Boba and Vietnamese Coffee Social
4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17
IRIC Atrium

Enjoy Boba, Vietnamese Coffee and games with the Asian American Pacific Islander Association and the International Programs Office!

“Learning from the South: The Black Experience and Reform in Republican China”
3:30 p.m. Monday, April 22
ISUB Clearwater Room

Dr. Melvin Barnes from Ohio State University will present as part of the Asia on the Palouse Speaker Series by the Habib Institute for Asian Studies.

AAPI Heritage Month Friday Crafternoon
12:30-2:30 p.m. Friday, April 26
Women’s Center (Memorial Gym 109)

Join AAPIA and the Women’s Center to make a craft in honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month! Supplies and a light lunch provided.

Other Faces, Other Lives: Asian Americans in Idaho Film Screening
7 p.m. Friday, April 26
Pitman Center Borah Theater

Join AAPIA and the Women’s Center to 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.

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OMA provides campus with programs that celebrate multicultural communities. We work closely with student clubs and other partners to initiate cultural exchanges and education through events.

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