2014AAPIHeritageMonth

Please join the Student Diversity and Inclusion Services office in celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Events will take place the end of April through beginning of May. 

The View and T’s will feature a special lunch menu to honor Asian American and Pacific Islander culture.  T’s will offer lunch from 11-2 p.m. April 28-May 2.  Some of the menu items include Chinese Buffet, Curried Chicken with Rice, and Beef Steam Rolls.  The View will offer lunch from 11-2 p.m. April 22-26.  We hope you will enjoy these special menus crafted by the talented chefs here at University of St. Thomas.

A “Culture Stew” will take place on April 23rd at 5 p.m. in ASC Hearth Room.  It will be facilitated by Dr. Dina Gavrilos and Dr. Patti Kameya.  The focus of the discussion is on the historical representation of Asian-Americans. We are so excited to partner with them for this event.

On Monday and Thursday from 3-4:30 p.m. all month long we will have Purple Bench time in the office. Each day will have a special theme, and we will work on crafts to celebrate the top 5 Asian ethnic groups in Minnesota according to the 2010 census: Chinese, Hmong, Korean, Asian Indian, and Vietnamese. We would love for your students to come learn about Asian American and Pacific Islander culture.

Our big celebration takes place on Friday, May 2nd from 4:30-7:30 p.m. in ASC Dance. On the final day of Livin’ in Color Week, Student Diversity and Inclusion Services and Hana will celebrate with ASIAfest. Performers from CAAM Chinese Dance Theatre, University of Minnesota’s Mohabbat, and HUSA are featured. Traditional food from the top 5 Asian ethnic groups in Minnesota according to the 2010 census will be provided at the event. Encourage students to join us in this celebration!

Finally, on Saturday, May 3rd, we will take a group of students to the Festival of Nations at the River Centre.  Transportation and tickets are provided, but students are responsible for cost of food at the event.  Please have all interested students contact the Student Diversity and Inclusion Services office at studentdiversity@stthomas.edu for more information.