APIDA Heritage Month

The Asian Pacific American Resource Center provides extensive educational programming, social events, and celebrations for the Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi American communities at California State University, Fullerton during APIDA Heritage Month. We aim to engage the campus community in dialogue and reflection that highlights the excellence, allyship, and advocacy that caters to our community during the month of April.

 APIDA Heritage Month Calendar

Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month 2020

All APIDA heritage Month events will be held via Zoom

Zoom Link: https://fullerton.zoom.us/my/apidaheritage

APIDA/SWANA Heritage Social Media Campaign
Throughout the month of April, share your APIDA/SWANA experiences by tagging @csufaparc and using #CSUFAPIDAVOICES on social media platforms.
Each week, we will focus on a different aspect of the APIDA/SWANA experience.

April 5 - 11  --------  SWANA Identity
April 12 - 18  ------- Mental Health
April 19 - 25  ------- Representation
April 26 - May 2 --- Literature and Poetry


SWANA Open Mic Night
Wednesday, April 8th  | 5:00p - 6:00p 
Sponsor: SWANA


APIDA Counts - Why Census Matters
Thursday, April 9th 2020  | 2:00p - 3:00p 
Sponsor:  U.S. Census Bureau, APARC


Shadows of the Screen: Identities in Anime and Fandom
Thursday, April 16th 2020  | 2:00p - 3:30p
Sponsor: APARC


Hot Pot & Hot Talks: 1.5 Generation Experiences
Tuesday, April 21st 2020  | 2:00p - 3:30p
Sponsor: APARC


Vietnamese Immigration Narratives
Wednesday, April 29th 2020  | 12:00p - 1:00p
Sponsor: APARC


Beyond the Korean Taco
Thursday, April 30th 2020  |11:00a - 12:00p
Sponsors: APARC, CRC

Origins of APIDA Heritage Month at csuf

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: Healing and Empowering,”  this year’s APIDA Heritage Month 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.