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Heritage & Health Series Program

Asian & Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2022

Advocacy, Art, Empowerment & Education

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Wednesday, May 4

API Opening Ceremony

12:30-1:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Plaza

Join us for Asian & Pacific Islander Heritage Month Opening Ceremony on Wednesday, May 4th from 12:30-1:30 PM in the Cesar Chavez Plaza. Come celebrate with us with our keynote speaker and ASFC President Fatai Heimuli, music & food! 

Tuesday, May 10

Vintage Vinyl from Asia

7-10 p.m.
Hosted by Cynthia Lombard

In celebration of celebration of Foothill College's Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, "Too Cool for School" features a rebroadcast of a Freak Week special from April 12, 2011 (see playlist) in which Cynthia Lombard showcases vintage vinyl records from Asia. Selections include the 1960s pop of the Silverstones to a number of 1960s and 1970s albums from Singapore and Japan, including some mystery releases.Tune in at 89.7 FM, at KFJC.org, or listen in the KFJC Broadcast Archives for two weeks following the show.

Monday, May 16

Artist Talk, Binh Danh: Process and Memory

4-5 p.m.
Join by Zoom

FH Photography Professor Ron Herman hosts an artist talk with Vietnamese-American photographer Binh Danh. Best known for embedding images in leaves through the action of photosynthesis, a photographic technique which he dubbed chlorophyll printing process, Danh’s work has explored the history of the war in Vietnam, his home country. His work asks the viewer to consider the tragedy of war and being lost. Danh’s current work explores photography’s continued relationship to memory and landscape with subject matter ranging from the American Civil War to the National Parks.

For Zoom access, please RSVP with your first and last name, event name, and CWID to Venicia Massey at masseyvenicia@fhda.edu

ZOOM RECORDING

Monday, May 23

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Yvonne Kwan

12-1 p.m.
Join by Zoom

Hear from Dr. Yvonne Kwan, the Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor of the Asian American Studies Department of Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences and Ethnic Studies Collaborative at San Jose State! Join Professor Che Meneses as he hosts a discussion about recognizing the contributions and untold stories of Asian Americans, course curriculums, and surfacing and unpacking mental health / mental awareness concerns for Asian American.

For Zoom access, please RSVP with your first and last name, event name, and CWID to Venicia Massey at masseyvenicia@fhda.edu

Artist History, Cynthia Brannvall: How Asian labor built the infrastructure for American Industrialization 

3-4 p.m.
Join by Zoom

Join Art History Professor Cynthia Brannvall on a presentation about, "How Asian labor built the infrastructure for American Industrialization".

For Zoom access, please RSVP with your first and last name, event name, and CWID to Venicia Massey at masseyvenicia@fhda.edu

Tuesday, May 24

Artist Talk, Renee Billingslea: Ten Japanese-American Concentration Camps

12-1 p.m.
Join by Zoom

FH Photography Professor Ron Herman hosts an artist talk with photographer and mixed-media artist Renee Billingslea. The artist will discuss her project, “Ten Japanese-Concentration Camps,” which explores the impact of Executive Order 9066 on Japanese Americans during World War II and beyond. By interlacing old photos with current images, Billingslea enables the viewer to examine this chapter in our “ shared history” that shaped us as individuals and as a country.

For Zoom access, please RSVP with your first and last name, event name, and CWID to Venicia Massey at masseyvenicia@fhda.edu

Wednesday, May 25

People of the Pacific (POP) & AP&I Talent Club Event

12-1 p.m.
Library Quad

The Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Talent Showcase is a place to share your culture's music, dance, poetry and more! These include anything that is significant to you culturally or to your experiences with your ethnic identity. This purpose of this event is to highlight Asian and Pacific Islander culture.

Showcase registration

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Friday, May 27

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Jazz

10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Hosted by Cousin Mary

In honor of Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Cousin Mary spends four hours discovering and revisiting the influence and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in jazz. Tune in at 89.7 FM, at KFJC.org or in the KFJC broadcast archives for two weeks following the show.

Tuesday, May 31

A&PI Keynote Speaker: Irene Kao

4-4:30 p.m.
Join by Zoom

Join us for a leadership speaker event with Irene Kao, the Executive Director of Courage California! Irene joined Courage California, in 2020, as the first woman of color to lead the organization. She brings more than twenty years of experience working with and advocating for low-income communities of color, including in immigrant and refugee support services, public housing, early childhood education, media, philanthropy and politics.

ZOOM REGISTRATION

API Library Resources

Visit our Asian Pacific Islander Library page for a list of books, videos, websites and other great resources. 

Learn more about the contributions generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders have made to American history, society and culture.

 

Did You Know?

Our Foothill campus includes a Japanese Culture Center and Bambo Garden.  Learn about the center here.

Watch the 19-minute video—narrated by Dr. Michiko Hiramatsu, founder of Foothill's Japanese language program. She provides a look into an authentic Japanese Tea Ceremony held at the Foothill College Japanese Cultural Center during an autumn day in 1987.
Campus Center Building

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