Asian-American and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month

A student speaking at the 2019 pride parade.

Published March 31, 2021

Throughout April, the IDC will celebrate Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) Heritage Month to recognize the contributions and influence of AAPI Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States.

Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month

Asian-Americans and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, normally held in May, will be celebrated at UB in April.  May was specifically chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869.  The majority of the workers who laid the tracks were Chinese immigrants.

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