Heritage Month

Originating in 1978, the first ten days of May celebrated “Asian-Pacific Heritage Week.” Since 1992, the week-long celebration has officially become a month-long celebration. Due to our academic calendar, April marks the beginning of Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Heritage Month at California State University Fullerton. This month celebrates the cultures, traditions, and rich history of Asian Pacific Islander Desi Americans in the United States.

The Asian Pacific American Resource Center, in collaboration with various departments, off-campus partners, and student organizations, invites you, your students, and colleagues to participate in this year’s APIDA Heritage Month programs. Aligned with the theme: Resist: Visible & United”,  this year’s includes events that highlight lived-experiences of the diverse APIDA communities.

For more information and other inquiries, please contact the Asian Pacific American Resource Center at 657-278-3742 or via email at APARC@Fullerton.edu.

Heritage Month 2018 

List of Events

    • APRIL 3

      5:30 - 7:30pm

      President's Reception

      Fullerton Arboretum
    • April 5

      6 - 8pm

      APIDA Networking Mixer

      PLN 130


    • April 9th

      6 -7pm

      Kit Yan: Queer Heartache

      TSU Pub
    • APRIL 12

      11:30am - 12:45pm

      Being Never Enough: Costs of Tiger Parenting by erin Khuê Ninh

      PLN 130
    • April 16

      12 - 12:50pm

      Being as a Model Minority by Dr. Emily Lee

      PLN 360
    • April 16

      3 - 4pm

      Dream Riders USA (Film Screening)

      Titan Theater 
    • April 17

      11am - 12:30pm

      I'm Here I'm Queer but not at Home

      UH 210B (APARC)
    • April 18

      5 - 8pm

      Titan Night Market

      Central Quad 
    • April 20

      11am - 4pm

      Volunteer @ OCAPICA!

      Garden Grove
    • April 23

      10 - 11:15am

      Lifting Together: Poetry by Victoria Chang

      PLN 130
    • April 23

      4 - 5pm

      What Pacific Islanders Want You to Know! by Lilivao Tautolo

      UH 211B (APARC)
    • April 30

      11:30am - 12:45pm

      Chinese Exclusion Act (Screening +Panel)

      Titan Theater
    • April 30


      Chinese Exclusion Act (Screening Only)

      Titan Theater
    • MAY 5

      1 - 3pm

      16th Annual APIDA Grad Ceremony

      TSU Pavilions 


    • MAY 11  

      6 - 8pm

      19th Annual P-Grad Ceremony 

      TSU Pavilions