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Heritage & Health Series Program

Asian & Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2023

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Wednesday, May 10

APIHM Opening Ceremony

Noon–1 p.m.
Library Quad

Please join us for Taiko Drumming Tanaka, special guests, free food, and API resources.

Thursday, May 18

Nagasaki Experience

Noon–1 p.m.
Japanese Cultural Center (6601)

Please join us for a presentation by Peter Chow, Foothill Admission and Records Specialist, as he shares his experience living in Japan from 2019-2022. He arrived right when COVID pandemic hit and was able to have a raw experience living in Japan without tourist's interference. Peter will share what he did in Japan, including work, local travel, and reach. He will also introduce multiple tourists' spots for people interested in traveling to Nagasaki.

Tuesday, May 23

Tiko BulaBula Tuesday: Xtreme HipHop with Rock

Noon-1 p.m.
Campus Center

Xtreme Hip Hop is a new, energetic version of step aerobics set to hip-hop music for a fun cardio fitness experience. Come join Rock, a certified Pacific Islander instructor, with basic step movies to Polynesian Hip-Hop music. 


Thursday, May 25

Talanoa Thursday: Last Chance U & Panel Discussion

11:30–1 p.m.
Appreciation Hall 1501

Join us for Last Chance U – a Netflix docuseries that follows college football teams that aren’t major programs and don’t get much national attention. Season 5 takes place in Oakland, California at Laney College alongside football head coach John Beam. Episode 6 – follows the story of Samoan Football Player Nu’u Taugavau. 

Afterwards, hear the experiences of your very own Foothill College Pacific Islanders alum on the transitions throughout their own academic experience. Led by Foothill College People of the Pacific Lead, Adi Sereima Tuidelaibatiki. 


Tuesday, May 30

Tokoni Tuesday: Cultural Competency & Mental Health

11:30–1 p.m.
Hearthside Lounge (2313)

The Pacific Islander Wellness Initiative brings you a two-part workshop! Part one will be on Cultural Competency, learn how to balance Pacific Islander Culture and focusing on your educational goals. The second part will be on Social Anxiety, learning tools to use that can decrease the bully that is Anxiety. 

Wednesday, May 31

Luau Pasefika: Closing Ceremony Performances & PI Communities

Noon–1 p.m.
Library Quad  

Join the People of the Pacific as we wrap up AAPI month with this highlighted event from the island of Hawaii, a Luau. Come prepared to learn about the different Pacific Islands, culture, dance, and enjoy great food. 

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.
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