Dear Friends of the ACC:
We hope you and your loved ones are safe and comfortable. While the COVID-19 pandemic has been a part of our daily lives for over a year, we are continuing to do our best to prevent the virus from interrupting our mission – to inform, educate, and advocate for you and the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. As part of IU’s tradition of honoring the history, culture, and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) as well as recognizing the issues affecting the AAPI community and in the diaspora, we would like to invite you to join us virtually by participating in our 2021 Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month programs.
Thank you and we look forward to connecting with you.
Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPIHM) is a month-long celebration which recognizes the contributions of Asian American and Pacific Islanders. In 1977, congressional lawmakers proposed bills for the creation of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. After passing a law for a 7-day commemoration in 1978, Congress passed Public Law 102-450 in 1992 which annually designated May as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. While celebrated in May in our nation, AAPIHM is celebrated in April at Indiana University to allow the entire campus and community to take part in the activities before the semester ends.
“The Asian Culture Center is the heartbeat of the Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander Community here at IUB. Partnering with the ACC on various events and activities has energized Asian American Studies by drawing new audiences and extending our impact throughout the campus into Bloomington and beyond. We are so grateful for the synergy and dynamism of the ACC!”
Ellen Wu: Associate Professor, Department of History Director