Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Celebrate Asian & Pacific Islander Heritage with us in May, 2022! Check back for more updates.

Upcoming APA Heritage Month Live Events:

  • June 2: High Art of Ramen – Resilience Through COVID / Brandon Ting

    June 2: High Art of Ramen - Resilience Through COVID / Brandon Ting

    THURSDAY, JUNE 2 03:00 PM Pacific Time Zoom Meeting ID: 840 8940 1283, Passcode:BLC2022 https://bellevuecollege.zoom.us/j/84089401283?pwd=YvN2uO9FTXUYJjq81UNOEkJVfVDbNh.1 When Brandon Ting first arrived at Bellevue College, he was placed into English Level 2 for non-English speakers. The subject had been his worst in Taiwan. “They felt sorry for me,” said Ting. “When I arrived, I couldn’t even spell, ‘student,’ ...more about June 2: High Art of Ramen – Resilience Through COVID / Brandon Ting

  • May 17: Asian American Women in Power Panel

    May 17: Asian American Women in Power Panel

    Date: May 17, 2022 Time: 2 PM Description: APA/API Month celebrates and honors the culture, achievements, and figures of the Asian Pacific American community. Discrimination and hate against members of the API community in the United States have existed for centuries and their struggles have been ignored. For the Asian American Women in Power Panel, ...more about May 17: Asian American Women in Power Panel

  • May 13: Cultural Dance Workshop

    May 13: Cultural Dance Workshop

    In person AND online! Party like a Bollywood star -- dance with us to the music of India! Presented by the Asian Pacific Islander Students Affinity Coordinator. Day and Time: Friday, May 13, 4 - 6 PM Location: R014 and Microsoft Teams Register for one of the 20 spots to join in person: visit http://tinyurl.com/Dance-Spot ...more about May 13: Cultural Dance Workshop

  • May 12: Working Against Hate and Towards Solidarity

    May 12: Working Against Hate and Towards Solidarity

    Date: May 12, 2022 Time: 2:30 PM Description: Leaders from OCA-Asian Pacific American Advocates, Advancing Justice-AAJC, and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) discuss what top-line Asian American issues they are working on, and how they navigate cultural barriers in order to strengthen advocacy efforts and build community. Speaker information to come.  Thu Nguyen (she/her) serves as Executive Director of ...more about May 12: Working Against Hate and Towards Solidarity

Recordings of Live Events:

Asian American Women in Power: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4X-XI7S-9TE

Washington State Representative My-Linh Thai, Washington State Senator Manka Dhingra, and Washington State Representative Vandana Slatter reflect on their stories and the strengths that women and women of color bring to society.

Working Against Hate and Towards Solidarity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JbGJ6L-f-A

Thu Nguyen, Executive Director OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates, moderates a panel including Gisela Perez Kusakawa, Assistant Director of Anti-Racial Profiling Project at Asian Americans Advancing Justice and Kendall Kosai, Director of Policy at the Anti-Defamation League, Western Division.

If you are interested in getting involved, our APA/API student organizations would love to meet you! Contact the Asian Pacific Islander Students Affinity Coordinator, Sunny, at apistudents-ac@bellevuecollege.edu or check out our student organizations:

APA/API Student Organizations

Japanese Culture Exchange Club

Asian and Pacific Islander Student Organization

Bellevue Indonesians

Last Updated May 25, 2022