UTSA Celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month | UTSA today | UTSA
APRIL 12, 2022 – UTSA recognizes and celebrates Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month with events in April and May. Created by the United States Congress in 1977, AAPI Heritage Month is celebrated nationally in May. UTSA begins honoring AAPI Month in April, allowing the campus community to participate in a month of celebrations before the end of the spring semester.
The Multicultural Student Center for Equity and Justice (MSCEJ) joins other departments in leading programming throughout the month. The events will encourage learning more about the vast AAPI community, and celebrate and recognize the impact of the AAPI community around the world and on our campus.
Throughout April, origami crafting stations will be available in the Multicultural Student Lounge.
UTSA’s Racial Justice Book Club will celebrate the month by reading Parachute by Kelly Yang.
Here’s a look at other AAPI Heritage Month events happening at UTSA:
Wednesday April 20
Asian marching band
1pm, Paseo Principal (near the Student Office)
This event features student organizations from UTSA that focus on AAPI identities and feature cultural dances, songs, and other performances.
Saturday April 23
Annual Alpha Sigma Rho Ride and Performance Competition
6 p.m., Main Building Auditorium (MB 0.104)
Brotherhood | Sorority Life organizations compete in a round of walk and performance. The event also includes special guest performances.
Tuesday, May 3
The resilience of the Asian immigrant population
12:30 p.m., Virtual
The Dreamers Resource Center will continue this series which highlights the resilience of the immigrant population. This event will include a panel discussion on how family and/or community inspires the Asian immigrant population, as well as the challenges panelists faced in college and the resources they used to overcome them.