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Collections in Celebration of AAPI Heritage Month 2023

April 1, 2023April 30, 2023 EDT

Bird Library, 1st Floor

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Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month originated from the House Joint Resolution 540, in 1977, which proclaimed the first ten days of May as Pacific/Asian American Week. It was not until 1992 when Congress passed Public Law 101-283 which altered the week to extend to a full month. While nationally celebrated during the month of May, Syracuse University hosts a series of events to commemorate and educate the campus community through the month of April.

AAPI Heritage Month is an intersectional celebration of identity that honors the power of AAPI people in America and how it transcends in the future. AAPI people have a rich history filled with determination and bonds of love that follows through multiple generations. This curation of books explores the different themes of the AAPI stories including mental health, identity, immigration, invisibility and the Asian American experience.

Visit Bird Library Learning Commons New Books area on the first floor to explore books from the Libraries’ collections and visit the online guide for book lists and more.

The display and online guide curated by undergraduate student Leah Kim ‘26 (B.S. Candidate in Public Relations & International Relations) and Michelle Mitchell (Reference and Instruction Librarian). Leah is a student in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and Michelle works in the Department of Learning and Academic Engagement in Bird Library.

This event was published on March 27, 2023.

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