Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month
Reclaiming Our Narratives
Model Minority. Yellow Peril. Orientalism. These narratives have homogenized the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American community—painting us as the perpetual “other.” This Spring, we are Reclaiming Our Narratives. APIDA Heritage Month 2020 will dispel these myths, showcase the diversity and complexity within our community, and honor the stories of those who came before us–showing that our presence is foundational to global history, American society, and Badger culture. This a celebration for us, by us; practice solidarity with us.
Due to the current situation surrounding Covid-19 and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) federal guidelines for practicing social distancing due to health and wellness concerns we will be shifting our focus to social media starting April 15th through May 15th in advocating, supporting and sharing the lived experiences of the APIDA community. Our theme aims to empower and show the narratives of our community, while exploring and addressing social justice issues of past, present and during this time of the pandemic.
For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow us on Social Media @uwapidasc. #apidahm #apidahm2020 #studentlife