Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

What is APAHM?

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) is a celebration of the culture and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Although APAHM is officially celebrated in the month of May, we celebrate APAHM here on Vanderbilt’s campus in the fall semester from October to early November.

Last year's theme: Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope represented the different and equally valuable identities and experiences that come together to form a beautiful product: you. Kaleidoscope was also meant to represent the unique perspectives that every individual brings to the Vanderbilt community. This upcoming year, we will have a new theme that uniquely celebrates the individuals in AASA and Vanderbilt. Come to the first APAHM GBM for the reveal! Date: TBA


Events Calendar

Take a look at some of our past events!

Join AASA in kicking off APAHM 2017 with our first event: Crossroads! We're all from different places and we're all going different places, but right now we're meeting at a crossroads during our time at Vanderbilt. Stop by Rand Wall from 11am-2pm from October 3-5 to share the story of where you're from and where you're going.
Join AASA and SACE for our annual homecoming tailgate! We will be serving breakfast foods, including sausage biscuits, bagels, fruit, and more! Come celebrate the SAASA love! Vegetarian options will be available.
Asian American representation in western media is quite lackluster. It is rare for us to see Asian Americans in Hollywood films, and when they are in films, they oftentimes only play stereotypical Asian caricatures. We will be examining Asian masculinity in Hollywood through a screening of the crime-drama film Better Luck Tomorrow, produced by and starring Asian Americans.
Join us for a sharing of stories from fellow students at Vanderbilt. Celebrate the diversity of interests and passions by listening to speakers share stories integral to their identity, of topics such as Asian representation in film.
Come listen to a diverse panel of students speak on issues relating to minority relations, from racism within our respective minority groups, to apathy towards the struggles of minority groups outside of the ones we identify with. We will link these issues to current-day and historical contexts, such as DACA, to better understand the significance of the topics discussed.
They say the way to the heart is through the stomach, so let AASA work its way to your heart through Taste of Asia, our annual celebration of food. Bond with the AASA family and meet new people while learning about and eating a buffet of traditional Asian dishes from over a dozen countries. Then, witness the unveiling of our collaborative photo campaign with Hidden Dores!