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.

APAHM 2019: ExtraOrdinary

For this year’s APAHM, we'd like to identify moments in which we feel both ordinary and extraordinary, redefining our perspectives on them. What is the proper balance between these antonymic yet necessary parts of our lives? How can we treasure these moments and not take them for granted? By the end of this journey, we hope that you feel able to celebrate with us, the power of both the ordinary and the extraordinary.


APAHM 2018: Snapshot

When recollecting experiences, we oftentimes look back on our photos, the snapshots of who we were and what we were doing in the past. Extending this idea to our theme for APAHM, we wanted AASA members to reflect on who they are and think about their identities and values in the now, not merely as things of the past.


APAHM 2017: Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope represents the different and equally valuable identities and experiences that come together to form a beautiful product : you. Kaleidoscope also represents the unique perspectives that every individual brings to the Vanderbilt community, and we hope to celebrate all these individuals during APAHM 2017.


Events Calendar

Thank you for participating in APAHM 2019!