APIHM is Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Please share these events and activities. All are free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!
Virtual Library Display
The MiraCosta College Library has created captivating Online Displays featuring items from their collections of each of the History and Heritage Months. Make sure to check out the online display for books and ebooks, biographies of famous people, and online films and documentaries.
Share your voice and story in MiraCosta’s Journal of Written and Visual Storytelling: Tidepools. This year’s theme is quarantine and we want to see your stories in a variety of genres: short and flash fiction, creative nonfiction/essays, poetry and spoken word, comic strips, painting, photography, mixed media, and graphic design. Submit through miracosta.edu/tidepools by Friday, December 4th. Send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
May 1 - May 31
A.S.I.A.N. in America
An anti-hate social media campaign addressing anti-Asian & Pacific Islander racism, hate, and discrimination in the United States during the Coronavirus global pandemic. New posts released daily on www.ncheasd.com, @ncheasd on Instagram and Facebook
Our goal for this campaign is to raise awareness about:
- Current acts of Anti-Asian racism, discrimination, and hate happening in San Diego County.
- Locally owned Asian and Pacific Islander businesses, organizations and groups that service our communities.
- Stereotypes and misrepresentation of Asians in the media.
- Strategies for being allies to our Asian Pacific Islander friends, family and community organizations.
How to Participate
- Submit a short written or video response on an issue or topic that is related to AAPI experiences or alliances. Responses should be between 300 - 800 words or 1-3 minutes in length in order to accommodate blog and vlog spaces on our featured platforms.
- Submit images you would like featured with caption descriptions that help to explain what the image is about and/or who is in the image. You must own the rights to these images and have permission of all individuals featured.
- Complete our survey and share information about your business, who you are and how you serve the San Diego community as an Asian Pacific Islander or ally.
- Recommend books, artists, writers, musicians, performers, entertainers, athletes, community leaders, activist organizations, events and/or any other relevant resources that we can highlight in our campaign.
Tuesday, April 20th @ 3:30-5:00 PM
Art & Activism in the Pacific: Campus Talk
Craig Santos-Perez, Chamorro poet, will give a campus-wide talk about poetry and activism for climate change in the Pacific.
Wednesday, April 21th @ 11:00 AM -12:30 PM
Art & Activism in the Pacific: Workshop
Craig Santos-Perez, Chamorro poet, will give a smaller talk and workshop for students about Pacific Islander poetry.
Thursday, April 22nd @ 2-3PM
Fighting High Tides: A Talk by the President of Kiribati
Sit down with the former president of Kiribati, Anote Tong, as he discusses the growing crisis climate change has on the Pacific Islands.
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 4:00pm- 5:00pm PST
Yoga for All Bodies with Diana Victa
Zoom link: https://tinyurl.com/pdyoga
Join us as movement instructor Diana Victa guides us through a yoga session! Those who attend will be entered into a drawing to win a yoga mat.
Tuesday, May 4th @ 3:30-5 PM
Zoom link: https://tinyurl.com/MCCAPI21
On our mission to #StopAAPIHate, join us to celebrate the creativity and activism of changemaking AAPIs who are not your model minority. They are badass!
Michelle Hanabusa--designer, entrepreneur, activist behind #HateIsAVirus
Jason Casem--publisher, writer, and professor at LBCC
Fumi Abe & Mic Nguyen--creators of the AsianNotAsian podcast
Wednesday, May 5th @ 1-2PM PST
No Need to Fix Being Mixed: An Affirming Space for Multi-Ethnic API Identities
Sometimes being mixed, multiracial, or multi-ethnic within the Asian and Pacific Islander communities can make us feel as if we don’t belong, invisible, or isolated. In this roundtable, we can be ourselves while exploring our varied histories and sharing our thoughts and experiences with each other.
Friday, May 7th @ 5:30PM - 6:30PM
Painting and Self Care with the MANA Club
Zoom Link: https://tinyurl.com/SelfCareMANA
Discover yourself through painting techniques. Come and have fun in a safe environment where two MANA students will facilitate the painting event.
Wednesday, May 12th @ 11AM-12PM
Join Kuikeokalani Kamakea-Ohelo from Hawai’i as he presents on food sovereignty and your future.
Wednesday, May 12th @ 2-3:30 PM
UndocuHustle Through Art and Advocacy
Meet Boomyarit “Bo Thai” Daraphant: entrepreneur, artist, and advocate for the undocumented community. He’s the founder and owner of his own clothing brand, which blends art and advocacy. Come learn about how he’s thrived while living as an undocumented artist and activist.
Learn more about Bo here: https://immigrantsrising.org/fellows/bo-daraphant/
Tuesday, May 18th @ 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Hula History with Helen!
Learn two Hawaiian dances and the history behind them with the Vice President of the Mana Club and MiraCosta student Nani Highland.
Wednesday, May 19th @ 4-5:30PM
Mana Fa’au’uga Graduation 4pm-5:30pm
Join us as we honor our MANA graduates of 2021 and celebrate our Pacific Islander students.
For more information on these services and programs contact:
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Student Services Coordinator
History and Heritage Months are a service of the Department of Student Equity. For general inquiries about all Student Equity programs and services, please contact us at email@example.com or call our main office at 760.757.2121 x6900.