2017 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

History of APA Heritage Month

Asian Pacific American (APA) Heritage Month celebrates the contributions of Asian/Asian Pacific Americans to American history. In 1978, Congress passed a Congressional Resolution for APA Heritage to be celebrated during the first week in May. It was the anniversary of the wave of Japanese immigrants and the end of the transcontinental railroad, which many Chinese Americans helped build. In 1992, the celebration was extended through the entire month of May. The beauty and diversity of the Asian culture are shared through a month of culture-filled events held by APA organizations in the George Mason University community. Click here to view this calendar in PDF form


Friday, April 28

Success in the Academy: What Matters? 5:00 p.m. @ Planetary Hall, Room 131

Sponsored by Department of Multilingual Multicultural Education and Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education


Sunday, April 30

Asian Pacific American Coalition Banquet 6:30 p.m. @ Johnson Center, George’s

Sponsored by Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Center for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Confucius Institute and University Life Programming Committee


Monday, May 1

Mental Health Awareness Workshop 7:30 p.m. @ Johnson Center, Room A

Sponsored by Vietnamese Student Association


Wednesday, May 3

George Mason University’s Cultural Celebration of APA Heritage Month 7:30 p.m. @ Center for the Performing Arts, Concert Hall

Sponsored by College of Visual and Performing Arts, Center for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, Confucius Institute, University Life Programming Committee, and Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education


Updated on Friday, April 27th, 2017