Asian and Asian Amerian Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian and Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, typically celebrated in May, commemorates the achievements and contributions of people of Asian Pacific Islander descent in the United States. The entire month of May was officially designated as Asian American Pacific Heritage Month in 1992. Mount Holyoke College has chosen to celebrate in April while students are still on campus.

The Asian Center for Empowerment collaborates with individuals and departments across the Mount Holyoke Community to celebrate AAPI cultural diversity. This year’s theme, “Breaking Down Barriers” is focused on breaking down barriers informed by stereotypes and building bridges across divisions both within the Asian diaspora and beyond.

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