UNCG Asian & Pacific Islander Caucus Celebrates AAPI Heritage Month with Inaugural In-Person Gathering

The Asian & Pacific Islander Caucus (APIC) of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) hosted a vibrant celebration, marking their first in-person gathering for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. This landmark event, held on May 6, 2024, saw the university community come together to honor and celebrate the rich heritage and contributions of the AAPI community.

Funded by the newly established Affinity Group Council (AGC) and extensively supported by the Provost’s Office, this celebration was the first AGC-funded social event. It aimed to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) on campus, highlighting UNCG’s commitment to these essential values.

The celebration was marked by an array of cultural expressions, prominently featuring an assortment of delicious traditional foods that provided attendees with a taste of Asia and the Pacific Islands. The event served not only as a culinary tour but also as a powerful reminder of the diversity within the AAPI community.

The event attracted a large crowd, including students, faculty, and staff from various departments, all eager to partake in the festivities and learn more about the cultural wealth of the AAPI communities. The celebration was also a space for meaningful dialogue, where participants discussed the contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to society and the challenges they face.

This successful gathering not only commemorated the AAPI Heritage Month but also set a precedent for future cultural celebrations at UNCG, promising to be a cornerstone event for years to come.