There are so many different opportunities to recognize and honor the Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month for you and your families both at IU, in the Bloomington community, and beyond! We compiled some fun and creative ways to get engaged with Asian cultures and traditions, and collected an array of informative literature, podcasts, and films for learning. We hope these suggestions inspire you to participate in any programs near you, spark honest and deep conversations about the history and contributions of AAPIs, and serve as an advocate for the important concerns and issues affecting the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.
Learn, Engage, & Act
Advocate on Behalf of AAPI's
- Report anti-Asian incidents
- Denounce racial violence, racial injustice, and inequity
- Investigate policies and practices that harm the well-being of Asian American and Pacific Islanders
- Debunk stereotypes such as the “model minority.”
- Include AAPIs in conversations about race.
- Attend AAPIHM events
- Enroll in or audit an Asian American Studies course
- Support and join Asian American and Pacific Islander organizations at IU
- Host a conversation about an essay, article, or book review of fiction and nonfiction literature at the ACC
- Learn traditional Asian crafts including making origami, Hawaiian Ribbon Lei, and more.
- Try cooking new Asian inspired cuisine and learn the stories behind the dish and spices. Would love to have you conduct a cooking demo at the ACC.
Interested in volunteering at the ACC to conduct one of these activities? If yes, please complete this form.
Explore & Learn
- Check out the AAPI Pop Culture, Arts, and History page on the ACC website!
- Locate and learn about cultural and historical landmarks in IU Bloomington such as the Japanese Ban Plaque outside of the Wells Library; McNutt Quad with the names of the Philippine wings. Bocobo founded the University of the Philippines; DeJoya was on the Supreme Court; and Delgado was the diplomat.
- Virtually explore or take a tour of museums around the nation highlighting Asian American and Pacific Islander American history and culture such as the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, The Museum of Chinese in America, The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, or the Japanese American National Museum.
Check out Relevant AAPI Books and Media Resources
For a list of relevant AAPI Books and Media Resources including books, movies/documentaries, and podcasts, please check out the link below!
Appreciate Your Community
Support and get to know the people who manage your favorite local Asian-owned businesses and listen to their stories.
Connect with Us
- Join the Asian Culture Center “listserv” to receive updates about AAPIHM events and activities. Send an email to email@example.com with "Add me to the listserv" in the subject line.
- Find the ACC on Facebook or Twitter or Inst
- Make donation to support the ACC
- Visit the Asian Culture Center and meet the people who work there!