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APIDA Heritage Month

A reading list celebrating Asian, Pacific Islander, Desi American Heritage Month (May).


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May is Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi American (APIDA) Heritage Month, a month-long celebration and uplifting of APIDA identities, experiences, histories and cultures. CCC Library has curated a list of eBooks and streaming videos celebrating APIDA Heritage month. Select the tabs eBooks and Streaming videos to access these resources.

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Get involved!

CCC's Multicultural Center is planning virtual live events throughout 2021's APIDA Heritage Month including games, crafts, current events (#stopasianhate) and short films. More information about APIDA events will be added here. 

Other ways to participate include:

  • APIDA Gift Boxes (Register by April 26th)
    We are mailing free APIDA-themed gift boxes to anyone that registers at the following link: Gift boxes will include lots of snacks and candies from our local Asian markets, desi chai from a local Indian-owned cafe, coloring book, immigrant stories, custom Spotify playlist, book recommendations, stickers, and more! 


  • Geoguessr Game: Thursday, May 6th, from 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
    Join us for our weekly game night! The first game night of May will involve a game of Geoguessr featuring APIDA-based countries around the world. No prior Geoguessr experience is necessary! Zoom Link
  • Origami Workshop: Friday, May 14th, from 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
    Join us for an origami workshop on Zoom! No prior experience necessary. This event will be student led and will include visual step-by-step instructions. Origami paper will be provided for folks that register for APIDA Gift Boxes. Zoom Link
  • Current Events: #StopAsianHate, Friday, May 21st, from 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
    In the past year, anti-Asian hate and discrimination has skyrocketed, including here in Oregon. The Multicultural Center team participated in Hollaback!'s anti-Asian bystander intervention training earlier this year and would like to share what we learned with our college community. Any staff/faculty planning to attend should register in advance (this will help us capture FTE). Zoom Link
  • Film Screening: Kapaemahu, Thursday, May 27th, from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
    "Kapaemahu reveals the healing power of four mysterious stones on Waikiki Beach - and the legendary dual male and female spirits within them." Kapaemahu is an animated short film created by Native Hawaiian Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu. Hinaleimoana is also mahu and wants young people to understand that the ability to embrace both the male and female aspects of their spirit is not a weakness but a strength, as reason to rejoice not to fear. Zoom Link

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