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Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month : ASIAN PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE 2019

In celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders, this guide lists campus events, books, articles and websites on Asian Pacific Islanders.

Asian Pacific Islanders Heritage Month

Foothill College celebrates:
Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month during the month of April. 

In 2019 Foothill faculty, staff and students along with community leaders have planned an exciting month of cultural activities to commemorate Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Events include cultural celebrations, a lecture series with guest speakers and a Wellness Workshop. View the full calendar of events in the right column.

Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month is sponsored by the Associated Students of Foothill College (ASFC).
Admission is free. Complimentary refreshments are available while supplies last.

For additional information:
Call (650) 949-7060
Come In: Campus Center (Room 2008)  

Click on the tabs above to find resources on Asian Pacific Islanders available through Foothill Library.


Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2018

2019 Asian Pacific Islander CALENDAR OF EVENTS


Art Exhibit

All Month Long

Time: Mon-Thurs 7:45 a.m - 7 p.m. Fri 7:45 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location: Library Wall

Sponsored by the Foothill Art Club

Week of Welcome! (WOW!) Booths

Monday – Thursday, April 8 – 11
Time: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: Foothill College Dining Room, Admissions & Records and Dining Hall

The WOW booths feature Asian Pacific Islander-style complimentary snacks, campus maps and other campus resource information.

College Hour: Taiko Drumming

Wednesday, April 10
 Noon - 1 p.m.
Location: Library Quad

 Taiko is the ancient art of Japanese drumming used to notify villages in emergency and battle. Heiwa ("peace" in Japanese) Taiko is based at Southern Alameda County Buddhist Church in Union City, California. This group loves to  spread the beauty of their art. Complimentary refreshments will be provided. Part of Week of Welcome (WOW!).

Taste of Indonesia

Monday, April 15
Time: Noon - 1 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Dining Hall (Room 2201)

This event celebrates Indonesian culture, which includes dozens of distinct and unique languages, dances, music, architecture, food and religions. Complimentary food & refreshments served. Sponsored by Indonesian club.

College Hour: Club Days

Wednesday & Thursday, April 17 & 18
Time:  Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: Library Quad

Join, start or restart a club! Visit our Asian Pacific Islander-focused clubs and more than 70 other club booths. Complimentary refreshments will be provided.

Asian Pacific Islander Professional Panel: How did they get there?


Thursday, April 18
 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Toyon (Room 2020)

Meet a panel of Asian Pacific Islander professionals and find out about their educational and career journey.

College Hour: Luau

Wednesday, April 24
12 - 1 p.m.
Location: Library Quad

 A luau is a traditional Polynesian feast and celebration which illustrates the uniqueness of each island and culture in the South Pacific. Complimentary food & refreshments will be provided.

Lecture Series: Ruby Walia, Founder and President of Touch A Soul 

Thursday, April 25
10 - 11:15 a.m.
Location: Toyon  (Room 2020)

Stress can cause people to experience emotional and even physical pain, and stress can multiply if not managed properly. As a practitioner of mind and body wellness, Ruby emphasizes the importance of finding healthy ways to cope with stressful situations and using stress as a tool to enhance emotional wellness. Complimentary food & refreshments will be provided.