MASS office announces events for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Ten events throughout March and April include movies, a panel and other activities


The Office of Multicultural Academic Student Services announced several events in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM). This year’s theme, “Advancing Leaders Through Collaboration” is a continuation of the theme series that began in 2021.

Ten events, sponsored by various campus offices and organizations, will be held during March and April to celebrate Asian culture, practices and tradition.

The documentary “Essential Arrival” will be shown at 6:30 p.m. on March 22 in the Bovee University Center Auditorium 302.

The creator, Dr. Arifa Javed will be in attendance as well. Javed’s movie, made with Merajur Rahman, focuses on Michigan’s Indian immigrant population according to University of Michigan-Dearborn News. The duo interviewed experts in law, public policy, sociology and government along with Indian immigrants living in Michigan. 

A panel with mixed international adoptees will be held at 7 p.m. on March 29 in the Opperman Auditorium.

Other events include origami making at 4 p.m. on April 8 in Kulhavi 141 and 142 and japanese characters at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. on April 11 in the Bovee University Center 108, Center for Inclusion and Diversity.