APID/A Heritage Month

APIDA Heritage Month 2022
APIDA Heritage Month 2022

We celebrate APID/A Heritage Month

These events are brought to you by a wide variety of co-sponsors and co-planners including the Asian American Studies program in the Sociology Department; the APID/A Task Force; the Mosaic Cross Cultural Center; Counseling and Psychological Services; Student Affairs, Campus Life; Student Union; and many more.

Event OnApr1

Festival of Lanterns Exhibit

Location:The “Festival of Lanterns' exhibit presents Chinese brush painting of colorful lanterns created by the members of the Chan Lim Family of Artists. The family has been actively engaged in the arts for more than half a century to date. This unique lantern exhibit celebrates Asian arts and culture. The hand-crafted creations take the concept of the lanterns to another level by fusing Eastern and Western art techniques. Organized by Professor Bobbi Makani. Located at the 5th floor of the MLK Library.
Event On,Apr7

Open Mic

Event starts at:,6 p.m. - 8 p.m.Event is located at:,Sponsored by the Mosaic Cross Cultural Center, the APIDA Task Force, and the Student Union. This is the monthly open mic event from Mosaic. Located in the Student Union Courtyard and live-streamed on the Mosaic YouTube page.
Event OnApr12

APIDA Task Force and the CCCAC presents: AAPI Activism Through History

Time:1 p.m. - 2 p.m.Location:Asian and Pacific Islander American activism has a long and rich history that deserves to be honored. Join us to learn more about the historical context, actions, and bravery of Asian and Pacific Islander American activists of the past and how we can apply them to our activism today in our activity based, interactive workshop! Located in the Student Union Meeting Room 2A
Event OnApr12

Reckoning Our Past, Engaging the Present, Facing Our Future: Recognizing San Jose State's role in Anti-Asian racism and the Internment of Japanese Americans

Time:5 p.m. - 8 p.m.Location:Reckoning Our Past, Engaging the Present, Facing Our Future: Recognizing San Jose State's role in Anti-Asian racism and the internment of Japanese Americans is an exhibit brought to your by Associated Students, Asian American Studies Department, and the SJSU Library. Join our kickoff on April 12, 2022 from 5-8 PM to visit this exhibit, processing, and discussion space. This exhibit will be open to the community to visit from April 12-29, 2022. Located in the MLK Library
Event On,Apr13

Spartan Speaker Series: An Evening with Eugene Lee Yang

Event starts at:,6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.Event is located at:,Eugene Lee Yang is a producer, actor, director, writer, and one of today's most recognizable queer Asian-American performers. His digital work over the past seven years as a viral video producer has been viewed billions of times and he has been distinguished as one of the world's most culturally influential YouTube creators. In early 2018 he and the comedy quartet The Try Guys launched their own independent production company, amassing millions of followers with projects such as a New York Times bestselling book, an international live tour, and an upcoming Food Network series. Yang’s official coming out video, “I’m Gay,” in June 2019 went viral and raised $150,000 for The Trevor Project. Yang recently released his full-length documentary, “We Need To Talk About Anti-Asian Hate”which raised over $600K to GoFundMe’s Stop Asian Hate campaign. Yang is currently in development for his own television, film, and writing projects.
Event OnApr15

Asian American Activism throughout Santa Clara County

Time:1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.Location:Former Congressmember Mike Honda, former CA Assemblymember Paul Fong, and local activist- educator LaDonna Yumori-Kaku will provide a timeline, history, and context about Asian American Activism in Santa Clara County. The panel is moderated by Alice Kawazoe, long-time educator and educational consultant and activist in the region. This will serve as the kickoff event for the Santa Clara County funded AAPI Activist Oral History Project. Located in the Student Union Ballroom
Event On,Apr19

Cultivating Asian Joy: Emotional Wellness Workshop

Event starts at:,11 a.m. - 12 p.m.Event is located at:,In recognition of APIDA Heritage Month, this workshop will focus on emotional wellness in APIDA culture and how it can be practiced in daily life. We will discuss our understanding and experiences of emotions while challenging the myths about mood. We will also review building a toolkit to better manage emotions. All students are welcome. Registration link on CAPS Linktree
Event On,Apr20

The Couch video

Event is located at:,Check out our new episode of The Couch video series where we chat with the new APIDA Center director, Jinni Pradhan, and several members of our APIDA community.
Event On,Apr21

CAPS: Working with Your Perfektionism: A Workshop for AAPI Students

Event starts at:,3 p.m. - 4 p.m.Event is located at:,Ever feel like you have certain standards that you try to meet but you have a hard time being satisfied? Ever find yourself being critical of yourself when you don't accomplish things the way that you want to? If so, you may be struggling with perfectionism that may also be impacted by your AAPI identity and background. This workshop will help you learn about what perfectionism is, how your AAPI identity and background may impact you to develop perfectionism, and how to develop self-compassion to help you be an overall more successful and healthy SJSU student. With Dr. Minji Yang.
Event OnApr21


Time:4 p.m. - 5 p.m.Location:A panel of students, faculty, staff, maybe community members from different generations talking about different struggles and highlights of what’s happened in the Bay Area community.
Event OnApr29

Let's Talk About Mental Health: A Workshop for South Asian Students

Time:2 p.m. - 3 p.m.Location:This workshop is for South Asian identified students. It aims to decrease stigma while providing students with general information about mental health, what to do when someone needs support, and tools for maintaining good mental health.

Zoom Background

Download our APIDA Heritage Month Zoom background created by the graphic designer at Mosaic: Yeab Kebede!