Vanderbiltâ€™s October celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, or APAHM, will focus on the theme â€œExtraordinary,â€� a celebration of the perspectives and moments that feel both ordinary and extraordinary.
The month kicked off with a night market on Sunday, Sept. 29, hosted by the Asian American Student Association in partnership with several other cultural organizations. Community members participated in cultural games on The Ingram Commons South Patio Lawn and tried foods from different countries in Asia.
Events in which the community can participate this year include educational programming, celebrations and more, including:
The month honoring the history, cultural diversity and unique contributions of Asian American and Pacific Islanders is celebrated nationally during the month of May, but Vanderbilt celebrates the month from October to early November.
The Student Center for Social Justice and Identity website includes a current calendar of programs and events. To learn more about APAHM and ways to engage during the month, contact Melody Pabon, program coordinator at the Student Center for Social Justice and Identity.
APAHM Calendar of Events