Monday, March 23, 2009

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

In 1992, the U.S. government passed a law that the month of May is to be designated as Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month. It's a time where we celebrate Asian-American culture and history, and recognize the accomplishments and contributions of Asian-Americans to our country.
So, at the University of Michigan, we make a big deal about it. But, because our regular semester ends earlier than most schools and a lot of students are gone in May, we celebrate it in April on our campus. Yay!
Starting March 29th, UMAD is working with UAAMSA and AAPHA on a collaborative art and diversity project. We will be making 1000 origami cranes to raise money for C.S. Mott Children's Hospital. Be on the lookout for details and updates on how to participate!

Annual APA Health and Culture Fair at Med Sci II!

On February 2nd, we had the opportunity to host a booth and present a workshop at UAAMSA's annual health and culture fair. We love UAAMSA! T'was a fun time to serve the community, educate the public about oral health, and of course eat some yummy Asian food.