Asian American Heritage Month

The College of Arts and Sciences, in collaboration other units across our campus, acknowledges the month of May as Asian American History Month. To commemorate AAHM, the College is offering student-centered events, programming and resources that honor the diverse histories and achievements of Asian peoples both nationally and internationally. This year we offer programming and resources that directly confront the racist violence, hate crimes, and discrimination directed at people of Asian heritage in this country.

UB's Asian Studies Program, which began in 1997, has a unique role to play in educating the campus community about the rich histories and diverse cultures of Asia. We recognize that supporting the study of Asia at UB as a way of combating ignorance and bigotry is critical. With roughly thirty-five percent of the student body across all campuses comprised of students of Asian heritage, it is incumbent upon us to consistently demonstrate the importance of Asia and to celebrate the contributions of Asian Americans year round.

Event Dates:

2021 Asian American Heritage Month Schedule

Wednesday, April 28

Health Disparities Related to Asian American Communities

Dr. Wooksoo Kim, PhD, MSW

7 p.m.

A conversation with Dr. Wooksoo Kim on the Asian American experience with healthcare. This conversation is part of a Health Disparities Workshop series organized by and for UB students to foster discussion and education on issues that are only now being highlighted in the field of healthcare. Meant to bridge critical gaps in knowledge, with the intent of educating students entering the medical field, organizers Lovina John and Maurice Jolly have organized this educational series to benefit all of those interested in working the the field of healthcare.

Friday, April 30

A Public Forum: Confronting Discrimination against Asian Americans

Professor Fred Lee (U Conn) and Sonia Lee (Asian American Student Union) Carmen Huang (Sigma Psi Zeta) 

12:30 p.m.