Asian Heritage Week


April 29 through May 3

Asian/Pacific Heritage Week is a week-long program presented by the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center to start off Asian Awareness Month of May as we celebrate and respect the Asian and Pacific-Islander culture and traditions.  On April 29th to May 2nd, we will be bringing you various events to experience different Asian/Pacific-Islander cultural traditions.  It is a great opportunity for students, staff, and faculty to immerse themselves in a better understanding of the Asian and Pacific-Islander community.  Join us for this wonderful celebration.

Asian/Pacific Organization Fair
Date: Monday, April 29
Time: 11am-1pm
Location: Trinity Commons
Description: This event is the start-off for Asian/Pacific Heritage Week. It is an opportunity for everyone to learn about the organizations we have here on campus that highlight Asian/Pacific culture. There will be music and performances to enjoy as well as information on how to get involved. Take some time to explore this amazing culture.

Cultural Arts Day
Date: Tuesday, April 30
Time: 11am-1pm
Location: MLIB 172 (CCLC)
Description: Cultural Arts Day is a chance for students to explore various forms of Asian/Pacific art. All are welcome, no matter if you are an experienced artist or would simply like the opportunity to experience a different type of art. It is a great way to immerse yourself into the traditions of Sumi-e (Japanese watercoloring) and calligraphy. There will be other cultural crafts as well. Food and snacks will be provided.

Diversity 411: False Perceptions of Asian Today
Date: WWednesday, May 1
Time: 12-1pm
Location: MLIB 172 (CCLC)
Description: Bring your brown-bag lunch and join the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center as we look closely at how we view and understand Asian culture today and how values and traditions may be redefined.

Lantern Festival
Date: Wednesday, May 1
Time: 7-8:30pm
Location: Trinity Commons
Description: The Lantern Festival will be one of our greatest celebrations as we show the cultural significance of this festival within Asian/Pacific culture and learn about its importance. Most of Asian/Pacific culture revolves around a lantern festival celebration full of happiness and joy. This night will be the night to share the commonality of all the Asian cultures with music, dance and food.

Artist Reception: Hiroshi Yakabi
Date: Thursday, May 2
Time: 6-8pm
Location: BMU 211
Description: Hiroshi Yakabi, a visiting artist from Japan will be having a reception to provide live art demonstration and provide a fundraising art sale. This is an amazing experience for everyone to see. Come support this event and his journey as he shares his story of living with Autism and how it has influenced his art.

This event is coordinated by the Art Education Organization. The Cross-Cultural Leadership Center is proud to co-sponsor this event with the Art Education Organization.

For additional information about any of these programs, please contact the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center at 530-898-4101 or email Larly Lee at