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!