Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2022
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebrates Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. May marks the observance as it commemorates the immigration of the first Japanese people to the United States on May 7, 1843, and marks the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869, which was completed by a majority of Chinese immigrants.
The first national celebration of Asian/ Pacific American Heritage was in 1978 when Congress established Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week to coincide with the previously mentioned dates. In 1992, Congress changed the weeklong observance into a monthlong celebration. This Heritage Month celebrates the unique journey of all Asian American and Pacific Islander immigrants and citizens in the United States and their unique life experiences, traditions, and cultures.
Campus and Local Groups:
- Association of Chinese Professors at FSU (ACP-FSU)
- Contact: Dr. Ming Ye
- South Asians Noles Association (SANA)
- Contact: Annie Grier
- FSU Asian American Alumni (FSU AAA)
- Asian Coalition of Tallahassee
- Asian American Student Union
- Asian Pacific American Law Student Association
Virtual Events 2022:
- 5/2: Memory, Experience & Imagination in Works of Lao & Hmong American Authors
- 5/4: Homegrown: Herb Ohta Jr.
- 5/4: Patsy Takemoto Mink, First Woman of Color in Congress