Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Week coming to campus

During the week of April 9-13, the Asian Student Alliance, Office of Multicultural Engagement, and Mosaic House will be celebrating Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Week with a five-days full of activities such as bubble tea sales, a performance by poet and activist Jason Chu, karaoke night and much more. For those who don’t know, Asian American & Pacific Islander Month or APA is actually the month of May. On October 5, 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed a joint resolution which designated the first ten days of May for APA celebrations. In 1990, President George H.W. Bush extended this celebration to be a month long when he signed it into law. The month of May is chosen to commemorate the first arrivals of the Japanese into the US on May 7, 1843 and the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869, which was built by a majority of Chinese immigrants.

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