Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Asian American & Pacific Islander Month Events
May is dedicated to Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage, a time to celebrate and honor the rich and unique culture and legacy of this community through a month-long series of discussions, workshops, and other learning opportunities. Our colleges will be hosting virtual events throughout the month exploring the histories, themes, and issues of significance to the Asian American and Pacific Islander experience. We hope you will join us for the celebration!
Alternative Facts Film Screening
Wednesday, May 4, 4 p.m. | Register for Event
A virtual screening of the one-hour documentary film Alternative Facts: The Lies of Executive Order 9066. Drawing parallels to current-day targeting of underrepresented groups and similar attempts to abuse the powers of government, the film examines how false information and political influences led to the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II. The screening will be followed by a Q&A discussion session with film director Jon Osaki.
Rio Salado Community College
Webinar: Understanding the Emotional Well-being of Asian Youth in College
Wednesday, May 25, 12-1 p.m. | Learn More
A webinar celebration honoring the art, culture, and history of Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in addition to a discussion about the emotional well-being of college-going Asian youth today.
Scottsdale Community College
Asian Americans & Environmental Justice Workshop
Tuesday, May 3, 12 - 1:30 p.m. | Join the Zoom Presentation
This workshop, led by Cyatharine Alias, President of Chicago Asian Americans for Environmental Justice, will explore environmental inequity through the lens of the Asian American experience. Historically white, the environmental movement may seem unrelated to Asian American struggles; however, environmental issues, particularly climate change, are of great consequence to Asians, Pacific Islanders, and Asian Americans. Asia is projected to be more impacted by climate change than other areas of the planet, and people of color living in the United States are often most affected by sea-level rise and other environmental changes. American Sign Language (ASL) and closed-captioning will be available. For general questions or inquiries about accommodations, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 480-423-6590.