APIDA Celebration: Honoring Diversity and Heritage

Mission's Asian, Pacific Islander & Desi American Heritage Month logo
Mission College is ready to embrace and commemorate Asian, Pacific Islander & Desi American Heritage Month for the entirety of May.


SANTA CLARA, CA -- Mission College will celebrate Asian, Pacific Islander & Desi American Heritage Month throughout May. From cultural showcases to insightful discussions, the campus will host activities that honor the rich heritage, histories, and identities of these communities. 

Highlights include "SINCE 95: Second Generation Vietnamese American Experiences as Model Minorities," on April 30, featuring narratives that delve into the second-generation Vietnamese American experiences, challenging the notion of model minorities.
The APIDA End of the Year Celebration on May 14 promises to be a memorable event, where the community comes together to honor both their achievements and the graduating Class of 2024. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to embark on enriching experiences like the Angel Island and San Francisco Chinatown Field Trip, deepening their understanding of the region's cultural significance. 
Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Heritage Month is celebrated in May to honor the cultures, experiences, histories, and identities of the APIDA community. The month was chosen to commemorate the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants to the United States on May 7, 1843, and the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869, which was built by many Chinese immigrants.
Mission College's celebration of APIDA Heritage Month is a testament to its commitment to fostering inclusivity and appreciation for diverse cultures on campus.
Flyer for APIDA celebration
Benjamin Demers
Director of Marketing and Public Relations
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