APRIL 12, 2022 — UTSA is recognizing and celebrating Asian, Asian-American, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month with events in April and May. Originated by the U.S. Congress in 1977, AAPI Heritage Month is celebrated nationally in May. UTSA begins honoring AAPI month in April, allowing the campus community an opportunity to participate in a month’s worth of celebrations prior to the end of the spring semester.
The Multicultural Student Center for Equity and Justice (MSCEJ) is joining with other departments to lead programming throughout the month. Events will encourage learning more about the vast AAPI community, and celebrate and recognize the impact of the AAPI community globally and on the UTSA campus.
Throughout April, origami crafting stations will be available in the Multicultural Student Lounge.
The Racial Justice Book Club at UTSA will celebrate the month by reading Parachutes by Kelly Yang.
Here's a look at more AAPI Heritage Month events happening at UTSA:
Wednesday, April 20
1 p.m., Paseo Principal (near Student Union)
This event features UTSA student organizations that focus on AAPI identities and showcases cultural dances, songs and other performances.
Saturday, April 23
Alpha Sigma Rho Annual Stroll and Performance Competition
6 p.m., Main Building Auditorium (MB 0.104)
Fraternity | Sorority Life organizations compete in a stroll and performance round. The event also includes performances from special guests.
Tuesday, May 3
The Resiliency of the Asian Immigrant Population
12:30 p.m., Virtual
The Dreamers Resource Center will continue this series that highlights the resiliency of the immigrant population. This event will include a panel discussion on how the family and/or the community inspires the Asian immigrant population, as well as the challenges panelists have encountered while in college and the resources they utilized to overcome them.
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The Texas Coalition for Heritage Spanish (TeCHS) seeks to provide a cooperative platform to support the success of Spanish heritage language speakers and their communities in Texas, assisting and promoting bicultural and bilingual development in the state.River Walk Room (DBB 1.124,) Durango Building, Downtown Campus
Dr. Michael Doyle has had an immense impact on the field of catalysis and organic chemistry. Join in a one-day symposium. In order to honor Dr. Doyle’s colossal career accomplishments with his upcoming retirement, we are holding a one day symposium eventRiklin Auditorium (FS 1.406,) Frio Street Building, Downtown Campus
The San Antonio Military Health and Universities Research Forum (SURF) attracts presenters from around the nation to showcase the work of students, trainees, faculty and staff. The mission of the SURF conference is to “advance research collaborations among academic, military, and industry partners to improve health outcomes and readiness.”TBD
The NHERI Summer Institute is a free event for early-career faculty, NHERI Graduate Student Council, K-12 educators from the San Antonio area, engineers, and researchers to learn more about the Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) community.La Villita Room (DBB 1.116,) Durango Building, Main Campus
Connect with peer mentors and fellow first-gen and transfer students, and learn how you can join UTSA's First-Gen programs for the Fall 2023 semester.Mentoring Hub (MS 2.02.02,) Multidisciplinary Studies Building, Main Campus
Building the Dual Language Leader Symposium will provide a safe space for current and aspiring leaders to learn best practices, theories, policies, and systems that support a dual language bilingual education.UTSA Southwest Campus, 300 Augusta St.
Streaming of Spray the Word that will conclude with a discussion with San Antonio's Poet Laureate, Andrea "Vocab" Sanderson.Aula Canaria (BVB 1.328,) Buena Vista Street Building, Downtown Campus
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