Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2023
We invite you to take time to reflect on the impact of the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage in our everyday lives. We invite you to explore the rich heritage and legacy of the Asian cultures. While the national observance is celebrated in May, our department focuses on the campus celebration in April with classes in session to unify our communities. The 2023 theme is Advancing Leaders Through Opportunity.
Join us for these events and continue to check the calendar for event updates.
Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Timeline
When: April 3 - April 28th, 2023
Where: Lupton Hall 119 - Multicultural Center
Description: Enjoy a visual timeline of contributions and accomplishments inside the Multicultural Center. Learn more about the origins of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage with UTC Library
When: April 3rd - April 28th, 2023 (Entire month of May)
Where: Click below to see electronic collections.
Sponsor: UTC (University of Tennessee at Chattanooga) Library
Description: An engaging array of themed electronic resources to allow you to explore at your own pace.
Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Kickoff
When: Monday, April 3, 2023
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: UTC Lupton Hall 1st floor
Sponsor: Office of Multicultural Affairs and Student and Family Engagement
Description: Enjoy music, photo & selfie station, a visual timeline about Asian American Pacific Islander Month and highlight Asian interest organizations and departments, snacks and more.
Asian American Pacific Islander Month Celebration - MOCS Dining (Chef’s Spotlight)
When: Wednesday, April 3 , 2023
Times: Lunch 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Crossroads Dining Hall
Description: Featured cultural dishes available at the Home Zone Station created by our resident Chef Andrew Milsap
Advancing Opportunity Book Club- Lifelines: A Doctor's Journey in the Fight for Public Health
Date: Tuesday April 11 and 18, 2023
When: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Where: UTC Lupton Hall 119, Multicultural Center
Participate in Book Club (sign up here)
Sponsors: Office of Multicultural Affairs
Description: Weekly book club to follow the impact of public health and a career journey. From medical expert Leana Wen, MD, Lifelines is an insider's account of public health and its crucial role―from opioid addiction to global pandemic―and an inspiring story of her journey from struggling immigrant to being one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People.
Asian American / Pacific Islander Communities and Mental Health
Date: Wednesday April 12, 2023
When: 12:00 pm to1:00 p.m.
Where: UTC Lupton Hall 119, Multicultural Center
Sponsors: Office of Multicultural Affairs and UTC Counseling Center
Description: It is essential to recognize that the term “AAPI” (Asian American / Pacific Islander) includes a wide range of countries, ethnicities, nationalities, and identities. Each community faces different struggles and mental health is not always openly talked about. So, join us as we discuss mental health within the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities and what issues individuals from these communities may face.
Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2023
When: 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Lupton Hall 1st floor
Sponsors: Center for Global Education and Office of Multicultural Affairs
Description: The Center for Global Education hosts International Teatime. Students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to enjoy several types of tea while learning and celebrating various aspects of Asian American and Pacific Islander culture.
UTC Asian Interest Organizations
Asian Student Association
Delta Phi Lambda Sorority, Incorporated
K-Pop Culture Club
Virtual Resources and Exhibits
Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month Resource Center (Learn More)
National Collaboration (Learn More) The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America's history and are instrumental in its future success.
National Park Service - Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (Learn More)
Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center (Learn More)
CARE PACKAGE (Explore Now) Poems, meditations, films, and other cultural nutrients for times like this. Curated with love by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center
- Care Package is a collection of creative offerings by artists, writers, and scholars who we have collaborated with in recent years. Here, you will find a range of approaches to addressing uncertainty, anxiety, and grief through vision, reflection, and healing. Most have been exhibited in past programs but have never been made widely accessible until now.