Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2014
Dear Colleagues, Students, and Community,
I am proud to announce Columbia College Chicago’s 2014 observance of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! We have an outstanding lineup of programs that honor our community’s vibrance and invaluable contributions to the arts and media.
For us, “Asian Pacific American” includes a vast spectrum of ethnic heritages: Southeast Asian, West Asian (Arab or Middle Eastern), South Asian, East Asian, Pacific Islander, Central Asian, Hapa and those who identify as multiracial. We want everyone to understand that Asia and the Pacific Islands stretch from the Philippines to Palestine, and Mongolia to Hawa’ii.
This month we embrace the stories that go UNSEEN and UNHEARD. We aim to amplify the voices that get marginalized within our own communities, and celebrate the varied experiences that make up Asian Pacific America. For we are just as diverse as we are united—in our traditions, our history, and our experiences in this country.
This is going to be an amazing month! I hope you will join us for the many exciting events we have planned.
Coordinator of Asian American Cultural Affairs
Advisor, Asian Student Organization, Muslim Student Association, and One Tribe