This guide, and the accompanying physical display in Bird Library, was curated by undergraduate student Leah Kim '26 (B.S. Candidate in Public Relations & International Relations) and Michelle Mitchell (Reference and Instruction Librarian). Michelle works in the Department of Learning and Academic Engagement in Bird Library and Leah is a student in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.
Special thanks to adjunct instructor R. J. Santander Malabanan in the Asian American Studies department for consulting on this guide and assisting in the development of the guide's themes.
Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month is an annual celebration held in May. Syracuse University is celebrating AAPI Heritage Month throughout April. AAPI Heritage Month centers and acknowledges the rich contributions that the AAPI community has made to America’s history and culture. Originally begun in 1977 by Congress as “the first ten days in May,” AAPI Heritage Month has now expanded to the entirety of May in order commemorate the first Japanese arrival in the U.S. on May 7th, 1843, as well as the transcontinental railroad which was completed on May 10, 1869 and built mostly by Chinese immigrants. More information can be found on AsianPacificHeritage.gov.
This curation highlights the heritage and history of Asian American and Pacific Islanders, including Asian American experiences, mental health advocacy, feelings of invisibility, immigration, and identity.
When: March 31 - April 30, 2023
When: March 31, 2023 at 4:00-6:30PM
Where: Schine Student Center, First Floor Atrium
When: April 1, 2023 at 9:00PM-Midnight
Where: Schine Student Center, Underground
When: April 2, 2023 at 2:00-6:00PM
Where: Schine Student Center, Goldstein Auditorium
When: April 5, 2023 at 12:15-1:00PM
Where: Syracuse University Art Museum
When: April 7, 2023 at 5:00-7:00PM
Where: Hall of Languages, 202
When: April 8, 2023 at 1:00-5:00PM
Where: Women's Building
When: April 13, 2023 at 8:00-10:00PM
Where: Huntington Beard Crouse Hall (HBC), Gifford Auditorium
When: April 14, 2023 at 5:00-7:30PM
Where: Shaffer Art Building, Art Museum
When: April 15, 2023 at 9:00-11:00PM
Where: Schine Student Center, 304ABC
When: April 21, 2023 at 7:00-10:00PM
Where: The Underground
When: April 22, 2023 at 1:00-5:00PM
Where: Barnes Center at The Arch, Second Floor
When: April 26, 2023 at 8:00-9:30PM
Where: Schine Student Center, 204AB