Celebrated annually during the month of April while the community is still on campus together, Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month is coordinated by the AAPI Heritage Month planning committee, with efforts led by Multicultural Affairs in collaboration with campus departments and student organizations.
Celebrated nationally in May, AAPI Heritage Month honors Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America’s history and are instrumental in its future success.
This year’s theme is “Regrounding: Celebrating Our Identity,” focusing on opportunities to share and celebrate the pride, strength and joy of the AAPI community, especially after a challenging two years in light of the pandemic and the rise in anti-Asian hate and bias.
Campus community members are invited to participate in the following programs and events being held to celebrate, honor and educate the Syracuse University community about the histories, identities, cultural diversity and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
- April 1 – AAPI Heritage Month: Kick-Off
- April 2 – Holi
- April 5 – AAPI Heritage Month: Book Club Discussion: “Crying in H Mart: A Memoir” by Michelle Zauner
- April 6 – Dumplings Around the World
- April 7 – AAPI Heritage Month Commemorative Lecture with Michelle Zauner
- April 8 – Mr. ASIA 2022
- April 8 – OAD: Grocery Bingo (AAPI Heritage Month Edition)
- April 15 – K-Night
- April 19 – Community Voices: Overcoming Anti-Asian Bias
- April 20 – Queer & Asian
- April 22 – AAPI Heritage Month: Paving the Way Alumni Panel Discussion
- April 30 – AAPI Heritage Month: Badminton Tournament (Registration April 1-22)
This event was first published on March 22, 2022 and last updated on March 28, 2022.