May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have a rich heritage thousands of years old and have both shaped the history of the United States and had their lives dramatically influenced by moments in its history.
This annual celebration came about in 1978 when President Jimmy Carter signed into law a Joint Resolution of the Congress of the United States designating the month of May for the celebration of Asian and Pacific Islanders culture and heritage. In 2005, a new community tradition was born in San Francisco, CA when Mayor Gavin Newsom embraced the proposal by former OCA National President Claudine Cheng to launch an annual official celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Click here for more information.
Every May during Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and throughout the year, the National Park Service share those histories and the continuing culture thriving in parks and communities today. Click here for more information.
The NOCCCD Board of Trustees passed and adopted Resolution No. 20/21-23, Condemning the Recent Surge in Hate Crimes Targeting Asian Americans at the May 25, 2021 Board of Trustees meeting.
|May 4, 2021
|"Tet (New Year)" Film Screening and Q&A with Filmmaker Peterson Pham||Register|
|May 6, 2021
|MSJC AAPI Cultural Heritage Celebration||Register|
|May 11, 2021
|Celebrating the Asian Diaspora: Virtual Open Mic||Register|
The Fullerton College Library offers access to Films on Demand. Films on Demand offers a variety of titles to celebrate and support Asian American Pacific Heritage Month, including:
This content is co-sponsored by the Asian Pacific Islander Faculty and Staff Association (APIA) and Fullerton College Cadena Cultural Center. For more information, visit: https://nocccd.edu/faculty-and-staff-associations/3890/asian-american-pacific-islander-faculty-and-staff-association and https://cadena.fullcoll.edu/.