Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month takes place in May. It celebrates the culture, traditions, and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. At UMass Amherst, the Yuri Kochiyama Cultural Center will be celebrating this momentous occasion with a semi-formal dinner!
This year, they have invited Prof. Caroline Yang, an assistant professor of English at UMass, to speak about the history of Asian American activism and advocacy. The event will also feature the ANGRY ASIAN GIRLS, who will be hosting a workshop about the importance of community building and organizing. The AAG is a group of activists and artists, poets and politicians, community builders and change makers whose fervent desire is to change the way Asian and Pacific Islander Americans (APIA) perceive and understand the world through representation.
Added perks of the occasion: raffling off of giveaways, other prizes, and an Amazon Echo Dot; plus, an authentic Asian dinner!