Category: News

Title: Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage

Georgetown University joins the nation in celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month and our AAPI community this May.

This month in particular, we celebrate the many contributions of Georgetown’s AAPI community and highlight the teaching, scholarship, advocacy and cultural enrichment efforts of our university community related to AAPI heritage.

We invite community members to explore the “Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Cultures and Heritage at Georgetown” landing page and to join for university and D.C.-area events.

A range of academic programs and interdisciplinary efforts advance teaching and scholarship on AAPI heritage and culture, including the School of Foreign Service Asian Studies Program, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and others. The Georgetown University Library has created an Asian American and Pacific Islander Toolkit with books, resources and links to help fight racism in regard to Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.

Students celebrate AAPI heritage and culture through a range of student organizations, including the Asian Pacific Islander Leadership Forum, Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, Asian American Student Association, Chinese Student Alliance, Club Filipino, Hawai’i Club, Japan Network, South Asian Society, Vietnamese Student Association and others.

The Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAAPI) Employee Resource Group (ERG) celebrates AAAPI staff and faculty and their distinct experiences, contributing to an inclusive, equitable and just workplace environment. The ERG seeks to foster an environment in which AAAPI voices are amplified through civic engagement, leadership cultivation and advocacy. AAAPI employees and allies are invited to a celebration event for AAAPI Heritage Month on Thursday, May 4 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Thank you for joining us in this important month of AAPI recognition and celebration.