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Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month

Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month is celebrated nationally during the month of May to commemorate the first immigrants who came from Japan on May 7, 1843. It is a time to celebration and uplift Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) identities, experiences, and cultures. Asian Pacific Islander Desi American is an inclusive term to describe the Asian American community that’s comprised of individuals of East Asian, South Asian, Southeast Asian, West Asian, Central Asian and Pacific Island backgrounds who represent over forty countries and hundreds of languages. The Office of Academic Success and Intercultural Services aims to celebrate the accomplishments, stories and experiences of those from Asian, Pacific Islander and Desi decent.

With the rise in hate crimes against Asians and Asian-Americans, we encourage you take time to review the resources provided to support the APIDA community.

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