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Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month : ASIAN PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE 2017

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 2018 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

2018 Asian Pacific Islander CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Monday - Thursday, April 9-12    
Week of Welcome (WOW)   The Wow! booths feature Asian Pacific Islander-style complimentary snacks, campus maps and other campus resource information.
Locations/Time :
Foothill College Dining Room and Sunnyvale Campus Cafe Corridor, (8 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 5-6  p.m.)      

Monday, April 9
Taiko Drumming: 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!).
Location/Time: Campus Center Dinning Room 2201 (12 noon-1 p.m.)

Tuesday, April 10
Taste of India:
This event celebrates Indian culture, which includes dozens of distinct and unique languages, dances, music, architecture, food and religions. Complimentary refreshments served. Part of Week of Welcome (WOW!).

Cesar Chavez Plaza

Wednesday, April 11
College Hour: Luau 
Join Foothill College President Thuy Thi Nguyen for this special College Hour event! A luau is a traditional Polynesian feast and celebration which illustrates the uniqueness of each island and culture in the South Pacific. Complimentary refreshments will be provided. Part of Week of Welcome (WOW!).
Location/Time: Library Quad (1:30-3 p.m.)

Thursday, April 12
Crane Creation:  
Cranes represent hope and healing during challenging times. Lark Cratty, Director of International Student Programs, will lead a crane creation workshop, and all cranes will be donated to an API community organization. Part of Week of Welcome (WOW!).
Location/Time: International Office, 1933 (12 noon-1 p.m.)

Tuesday, April 17
Lecture Series I: Dickson Lam
Join us in celebrating the release of Dickson Lam's debut memoir, Paper Sons, winner of the 2017 Autumn House Nonfiction Contest.
Location: Hearthside Lounge, 2313 (12 noon – 1:30 p.m.)

Wednesday & Thursday, April 18 & 19
College Hour: Club Day: 
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.
Location/Time: Library Quad. (12 noon – 1 p.m.)

Thursday, April 19
Lecture Series II: Ruby Walia,   Founder and President to Touch a Soul, Ruby emphasizes the importance of finding healthy ways to cope with stressful situations and using stress as a tool to enhance emotional wellness. Complimentary refreshments will be provided.
Location:  Hearthside Lounge Room 2313 (12 noon – 1 p.m.)

Thursday, April 26
College Hour: APAN Scholarship Raffle   The Foothill College employee organization Asian Pacific American Network (APAN) is selling raffle tickets to raise money for scholarships.
Location: Foothill College Employee Lunch Lounge, Room 1931 (12 noon – 1 p.m.)

Thursday, April 26

Lecture Series III: Andrew Lam  
Andrew Lam is an award-winning essayist and short story author. His book East Eats West won a coveted PEN Award in 2006. He is a regularly-featured commentator on NPR, and featured author for The Huffington Post. 
Location: Hearthside Lounge, 2313 (12 noon – 2 pm.)