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.

Dear JR
Kilusan Pilipino Presents:
Dear JR: 25th Annual Pilipino Cultural Night

April 2, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the DUC Ballroom

An amazing showcase representing Filipino culture and traditions. The show includes an original film directed and produced by Pacific students and alumni, sprinkled with live singing and both contemporary and traditional dances.

Pre-sale tickets are $8 and are available until April 1 at 11:59 p.m. After April 1, tickets will then be $10 at the door.

SIGNATURE EVENT
An Evening with ALOK

April 5, 6 - 7 p.m. at the Janet Leigh Theatre

ALOK (they/them) is an internationally acclaimed gender non-conforming writer, performer, and public speaker. Author of Femme in Public (2017) and Beyond the Gender Binary (2020). They are the creator of #DeGenderFashion: a movement to degender fashion and beauty industries.

This event is only available to the Pacific community. Pacific ID card is required for entry (no recording allowed).

ALOK
DANakaDAN
ASUOP DEI x APIS Presents:
A Conversation with Korean Adoptee and Indie Rap Artist DANakaDAN

April 17, 5-8 p.m. at the DUC Ballroom

DANakaDAN is an indie rap artist based in Los Angeles, CA. He produces music / lyrics that chronicle his experience with self-identity, addiction, life, and love. This has included two albums, “Stuntman” & "Escape from LA" with a new set of works due Summer/Fall 2021. Dan is a Korean Adoptee and has also produced two documentary series detailing his very personal journey meeting his biological family, including an identical twin brother he never knew about (who also raps). He’s been featured on Huffington Post, NPR, the BBC, DramaFever, and Hulu.

This event is free and open to the Pacific community and general public. It will take place in the DeRosa University Center Ballroom.

See the full list of events