APIDA Heritage Month
Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month
Pacific Islander Desi Americans through Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Heritage Month. A record 23 million Asian Americans trace their roots to more than 20 countries in East and Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent, each with unique histories, cultures, languages and other characteristics. Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month originated with Congress, as a way to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese individual to the United States on May 7, 1843, as well as to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of the workers who laid the tracks were Chinese immigrants. We encourage all Miamians to engage in dialogue and allyship with our campus community organizations such as AAA-FSA, AAA, KASA, ISA, BSA, SSA.
For a full list of upcoming events, please visit our University Events calendar page.
University Libraries Resources
Ways to Connect
- Asian Asian American-Faculty Staff Association (Faculty and Staff)
- Asian American Association (Students)
- Korean American Student Association (Students)
- Indian Students Association (Students)
- Bangladesh Student Association(Students)
- Sikh Student Association (Students)
- Vietnamese Student Association (Students)
- Lib Guide
- Student Counseling Service
- Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion
- Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (Regionals)
- PBS: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders: A Philadelphia Story
- Smithsonian: Asian Pacific American Center
- StoryCorps: Celebrating AANHPI Voices
- Podcast: Southern Fried Asian
- Podcast: Modern Minorities
- National APIDA Heritage Month- Online Exhibits and Collections
- Google Arts & Culture: Asian Pacific American Cultures
Cultural Celebration Series Social
Tuesday, April 4, Noon to 2:00 p.m.
Please join the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion to learn more about Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month, Arab American Heritage Month, Jewish American Heritage Month, and connect on-campus resources. The Cultural Celebration Series is an event series designed to celebrate cultural heritage months.
Rain location: Armstrong Student Center Atrium