Celebrating APID heritage all month long

Recognized nationally in 1992, Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month is celebrated in the U.S. during the month of May to provide educational and entertainment-based programs relevant to Asian, Pacific Islander and Desi cultures. During the academic calendar, University of the Pacific celebrates Asian, Pacific Islander and Desi American Heritage Month during the month of April.

Holi Festival
Signature Event
Holi: Festival of Colors Celebration

April 8, 2023, 3-6 p.m. at the DUC Lawn

Holi is an annual Hindu festival intended to celebrate the start of spring and for people to rid themselves of conflict, to forgive and forget.

Participants will enjoy free packets of biodegradable and hypoallergenic colored powder, water games, performances, art activities, and more!

Signature Event
An Evening with Kristy Drutman

April 17, 2023, 5 p.m. at the DUC

Pacific's Asian, Pacific Islander and Desi (APID) Heritage Month and Sustainability Month keynote will be delivered by Kristy Drutman, otherwise known as "Browngirl Green." She is a speaker, consultant, media producer and environmental educator passionate about working at the intersections of media, diversity and environmentalism. Kristy is also the Co-Founder of the Green Jobs Board, a climate tech start-up bridging the equity and inclusion gap within the green economy through conversations, resources and pathways to bring more diverse talent into the environmental field.

Kristy Drutman
Chai Chats with Mayor Gary Singh
Signature Event
Chai Chats with Mayor Gary Singh

April 19, 2023, 4:30-6 p.m. at the Presidents Room

Join us for an engaging conversation between a Pacific alumnus and a current Pacific student, both committed to making positive impacts in our local communities!

Doors open and refreshments available at 4:30 p.m.

Chai Chats program begins at 5 p.m.

See the full list of events