Heritage Month

Please consider supporting AAPI Heritage Month by hosting an educational program that promotes dialogue about the theme and the rich cultural traditions of Asian Americans and immigrants in the United States.

Potential activities could include a panel and/or group discussion, photo or art exhibit, film screening, storytelling, lectures, and/or cultural performances from your organization or from student groups you work with. You may submit your event at any time. 

We look forward to including your event in the 2023 Asian and Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

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. Nationally celebrated in May, 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, History Department