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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Calendar of Events

"During Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, we honor the perseverance of those who courageously reached for their hopes and dreams in a new land, and we celebrate the important impact the AAPI community has made on our Nation's progress." (President Barack Obama).

While Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is celebrated nationally during the month of May, CMU celebrates March 15 to April 15, during the spring semester.

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month | 2022 Calendar of Events

(Click here for a printable 2022 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Calendar)

Wednesday, March 16, 2022 MAC Scholar Approved Logo

Asian Celebration with the Organization of Asian Leaders

To kick off Asian Pacific American Heritage month with a bang, students of a diverse variety of Asian countries will be showcasing their cultures in ways unique to them. Come join us as we celebrate with fun activities, beautiful displays, and a delicious assortment of Asian food to taste-test!

Time and location:
4 - 7pm | Bovee UC Terrace Rooms

Friday, March 18, 2022 MAC Scholar Approved Logo

Karaoke with the Organization of Asian Leaders

Tonight is all about entertainment and celebration. Warm up your vocal cords and join us for a night of singing. What’s your go to song?

Time and location:
6:30pm | Pearce 128

Monday, March 21, 2022 MAC Scholar Approved Logo

Movie: Shang Chi with Program Board

Come out and watch the Marvel film Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.  There will also be discussion around Asian culture in the media of the past several decades.

Time and location: 7pm | Pearce 127

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 MAC Scholar Approved Logo

Documentary: Essential Arrival with Dr. Arifa Javed

Documentary film maker, Dr. Arifa Javed will be here to view and discuss her documentary, Essentail Arrival.  This film provides an in-depth look at the new featured player on America’s immigration stage, Indian immigrants.

Time and location:
6:30pm | Bovee UC Auditorium, 302

Thursday, March 24, 2022 MAC Scholar Approved Logo

Henna

The art of henna has been practiced for at least 5000 years.  Tonight we will learn about some of the customs and traditions surrounding henna as well as demonstrations and a chance to try it yourself!

Time and location:
6 - 7:30pm | Bovee UC Terrace Rooms

Tuesday, March 29, 2022 MAC Scholar Approved Logo

Mixed, International, Adopted Panel with the Organization of Asian Leaders

Come learn the experience mixed, international, and adopted students face growing up in an “untraditional” upbringing.

Time and location:
7pm | Opperman Auditorium

Thursday, March 31, 2022 MAC Scholar Approved Logo

Movie: Delano Manongs with Sigma Lambda Beta

The purpose of the program is to raise awareness about the efforts made by Filipino Americans in the establishment of the United Farm Workers Union. Join us as we remember social activist, Larry Itliong, and the Filipino Americans that contributed immensely to the creation of the United Farm Workers Union in the journey towards gaining workers' rights and dignity. Historically, Chicanos have respectfully been the face of the Farm Workers Movement.

Time and location:
1pm | Bovee UC Auditorium, 302

Friday, April 1, 2022

Basketball Tournament with the Organization of Asian Leaders

Get your team together and join the Organization for Asian Leaders as they host this tournament at Morey Courts.

Time and location:
7 - 10pm | Morey Courts

Friday, April 8, 2022 MAC Scholar Approved Logo

Origami with the Asian Cultural Exchange Organization

Asian Cultural Exchange Organization will host this night to learn about the differing forms of origami from various Asian countries, as well as allow participants an opportunity to practice the art.

Time and location:
4 - 5:30pm | Kulhavi 141 & 142

Monday, April 11, 2022 MAC Scholar Approved Logo

Japanese Characters with the Organization of Asian Leaders & Asian Cultural Exchange Organization

Shodo is one of the oldest and most profound traditional art forms in Japan, developed and appreciated since the 5th century. Learn more about this calligraphy art form and get a chance to practice your skills.

Time and location:
5 - 6:30pm & 7 - 8:30pm | Bovee UC CSID, 108