Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month was signed into public law on October 23, 1992. While the statute recognizes the earliest immigration of Japanese American settlers and the contributions of Chinese "pioneers" who helped to complete the transcontinental railroad, it is also to recognize the "history, concerns, contributions, and achievements of Asian American and Pacific Islanders".


At a time when our VOICES need to be HEARD and our STORIES need to be SHARED, the Arise Program is collaborating with the Mt. SAC Communication Department to host an inaurgual Storytelling Speech Contest. All enrolled Mt. SAC students are welcomed to submit a short speech answering an APAHM prompt. The top six (6) finalists will then perfom their speeches to be judged live at the APAHM 2024 Celebration on Thursday, May 16, 2024.

Speech Contest Flyer

For more information, please email: Communication Professors, Thuy Pham: & Jedi Curva: 




APAHM Calendar of Events


In addition to celebrating APAHM, May is also Mental Health Awareness Month. We have invited                     community partners to provide on-site resources for behavioural health as we                             Cultivate Tools of Wellness with Carol Chung. 

Carol Chung Flyer


Please RSVP to the APAHM Celebration here so we know to expect you. If unable to attend, click the flyer below to view the LIVESTREAM 



The Streaming Critical Conciousness Series takes a look at films that show the multi-faceted and often intersecting layers of identity that represents Asian American Pacific Islanders.    

Click each flyer to view the movie/documentary trailer.  Both films are FREE to stream for Mt. SAC students & staff through the Mt. SAC Library via Swank (Blue Bayou) & Kanopy (Liquor Store Dreams). If unable to attend the full film screening(s), we recommend you view on your own in advance & join us for the post film discussion.  

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